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A red 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition is shown towing a boat out of a lake.

7 Cool Things You Can Do With Ford’s Pro Power Onboard

Many of us have grown accustomed to having access to a power outlet just about anywhere we go. Whether in an airport, on a bus, in a hotel room, or waiting in your hairdresser’s chair for your locks to dry, you usually have a power outlet close at hand. Traditionally, taking your car out to the middle of nowhere, like a campsite, work site, or lakeside, meant kissing access to electricity goodbye. However, the 2023 Ford F-150 fixes that issue by adding Pro Power Onboard.

Available in four different power levels––2.0kW, 2.4kW, 7.2kW, and 9.6kW––Pro Power Onboard allows you to transform your F-150 into your personal mobile generator, giving you the power to do any number of things, wherever you go. When your life takes you to off-the-grid locations, that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to conventional comforts and technology. Having an F-150 with you means you can plug in appliances, from cookware to power tools, wherever you go. Here are seven cool ways to use the outlets on your 2023 F-150.

#1 – Make Refreshing Smoothies

You can power a blender with these outlets. That means you can bring your favorite smoothie ingredients like frozen fruit and ice cream in a cooler to a campsite or work site, and blend up refreshing, icy beverages on the spot. It also comes in handy for making blended margaritas or daiquiris during a relaxing day by the lake. Pro tip: get the Bang & Olufsen sound system that is available in the 2023 F-150 and enjoy crisp and clear tunes while sipping on your beverages.

#2 – Enjoy Nourishing Food In Nature

If you’re going on an extended camping or hiking trip, nut butter is one of the best long-lasting and nutritious foods to have with you. But if you don’t want to pack jars of oily nut butter, just bring whole nuts and a blender. Use the outlets to power up your blender and make nut butter at your destination. PS: the spacious bed of the F-150 is perfect for propping up a truck bed tent, so you don’t have to camp on the ground.

When you’re ready for a more substantial meal and don’t feel like making hot dogs over a campfire, just hook up a hot plate or microwave. You can enjoy warm meals far from home without having to do any actual chopping or cooking.

Even the base Pro Power Onboard option can power a sandwich maker, which means that you can serve up paninis wherever you are. If you’re making lunch for your family on a camping trip, instead of pre-making all the sandwiches ahead of time and eating them cold, bring the sandwich materials and make paninis at the campsite.

The interior storage of a 2023 Ford F-150 is shown full of camping cargo.

#3 – Tailgate While Streaming

Did you know you can hook up a TV to your 2023 F-150? That means you can take tailgating to the next level. Use one outlet to power a TV to stream the big game. Use another to power a blender and get everyone beverages. And use yet another to power up a microwave and heat up all of those tasty tailgating appetizers. If you prefer to listen to the game, the F-150 has SiriusXM available for all of your live sports listening needs.

Keep all of those important tailgate beverages chilled by plugging in a mini fridge. Or, on hot days, plug in a mini freezer and enjoy popsicles while watching the big game. You can also stash ice cubes for your drinks in the mini freezer.

#4 – Enjoy the Water

If you’ve ever driven out to a lake only to realize you needed to blow up your inflatable innertubes yourself, you know how frustrating that can be. Spare your lungs, and instead, bring electric air pumps. Plug these directly into the outlets of the truck and inflate your innertubes, lounge beds, and more in minutes. Of course, the 2023 F-150 also has 14,000 lbs of towing capacity, so you can bring a large boat to enjoy your time at the lake.

#5 – Cut Down a Christmas Tree

With a 20A outlet available, the 2023 F-150 can power even the most serious electric chainsaw. If you’ve been dreaming of driving out to the woods and cutting down your own Christmas tree, now you can. Just plug in your saw, and when you’re done, toss your tree in the spacious bed of the F-150. The high-strength military-grade aluminum bed of the new F-150 can easily hold your tree and all your tools.

If you are handling some DIY woodworking, you can use the F-150’s outlets to power up a table saw or jigsaw. You can even use the chainsaw to chop down wood and then switch to other tools to work on your projects on the spot. If you’re a novice woodworker, use the truck’s Wi-Fi hotspot to download tutorials on woodworking and listen from the cabin.

#6 – Set Up the Ultimate Entertainment Center

Put the outlets to use double time and have a great outdoor movie night. You can use one to power a TV and another to hook up a microwave. Then all you have to do is pop some popcorn, put on your favorite movie, line the bed with some blankets and pillows, and enjoy a movie night under the stars.

You can even hook up a gaming console to the 2023 F-150! If your partner has been saying you need to spend less time gaming and more time outdoors, you can do both. Drive out to a serene spot in nature. Hook up your gaming console and TV and enjoy your favorite video games with a view of some greenery. Pro tip: you can also do this in your driveway when you’ve been accused of hogging the indoor TV for your games.

A man is shown stepping into the bed of a 2023 Ford F-150 STX at a campsite.

#7 – Be a Notary On-The-Go

If you’re a notary or have any job that requires you to print tons of documents on the go, you can hook up a laser printer to the outlet of the F-150. That means no more pulling over to stop at a FedEx or printing store. Plus, thanks to the available interior work surface, you’ll have a spacious and clean area to fill out those documents in the cabin of the pickup. You can access the work surface by stowing away the gear shifter, unlocking your center console, and flipping out the flat surface. The available Wi-Fi hotspot will also help you handle more work activities on the go, like responding to emails and sending invoices.

Turn Your 2023 F-150 Into…Anything You Want

The Ford F-150 might be a classic hardworking pickup, but it’s got more tricks up its sleeves than you might realize. With Pro Power Onboard, you can plug in a variety of appliances wherever you are. Pair that with the spacious work surface inside the cabin and the large bed, and the possibilities for what you do with your 2023 F-150 are nearly endless.

You can turn your F-150 into the life of the party with blended margaritas and the big game on a TV. You can turn it into a mobile office by plugging in a laser printer and using the available Wi-Fi. You can turn it into a workbench for heavy-duty projects or light DIY crafts by attaching various power tools. The 2023 Ford F-150 is your mobile generator, empowering you to do more wherever your work or adventurers take you. This is just one way Ford is expanding its customer base for the F-150. It’s not just for contractors anymore––the F-150 is for anyone who wants to do more with their vehicle.

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