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Hi everyone, I'm new here, and I don't like to text much so bear with me, please. I've had a small one-man pest control company for 10 yrs now and have had a reservation for a Ford lightning for a year now. I wanted a Pro but I guess that's not possible now, So I'm going to have to order an XLT or higher. I expect to get an invite to order soon. Here's my dilemma. I'm having a hard time justifying paying around $64,000. I love the Ford lightning but it is going to be a work truck. I don't need carpet or heated anything or any of that comfy stuff. Just 360 pilot and all that cool safety stuff and gas savings are needed badly. 2 years ago I hired an applicator to help with the load. She had a baby and the baby seat would not fit in the other truck. Used truck prices were ridiculous. So I recently got her a Maverick hybrid, I had to pay $7000 over MSRP but I had to get something. I'm now paying $50 dollars a fill-up instead of $90 and only once a week instead of twice a week. She covers a 50-mile radius in her route. The Maverick is getting about 38 MPG on average. I figure that is saving enough for the truck payment. I could get 2 Mavericks for the price of one Lightning. As far as the Lightning for me. I don't want to give up my reservation ( I love that frunk and all-electric ) but I could get 2 Mavericks for 1 Lightning. And I may not even be able to order an XLT, there is a better chance of my order going through faster if I get a Lariat. $80,000 is way out of my budget and so is $64,000. What to do ???
Since you are using the truck as a work truck, there are tax codes that can help you. I plan to use section 179. Hope that helps!
 

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"I figure that is saving enough for the truck payment. I could get 2 Mavericks for the price of one Lightning. As far as the Lightning for me. I don't want to give up my reservation ( I love that frunk and all-electric ) but I could get 2 Mavericks for 1 Lightning."
Is the Maverick doing the job and helping you expand your business? If so, just buy another Maverick and save the money, maybe you can expand again. Why go so deeply in dept in these economic uncertain times. I am talking business survival and success instead of trendy over priced pickup.
 

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Nice write-up. Having made multiple road trips in our Mustang Mach E, I can tell you it gets much easier the more you do it.
I concur with @StanT and use A Better Route Planner First to lay out the route. I then check the stations using Plug Share and sometimes the Electrify America App. It then use the Ford navigation when on the drive.

We’re planning to take the Lightning to the west coast and back pulling our travel trailer after the first of the year. That’s going to be quite the adventure!
If you come through Southern Oregon, stop in. We have acreage near the casino, and personal campsites with 14-50 outlets.
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