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What does your window sticker say? Train (Rail) or truck (Convoy)?

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What does your window sticker say? Mine says truck (Convoy) from Dearborn to Maryland. That should be much faster than train. How many folks are getting theirs by train (Rail)?
 

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I believe all of them I have seen say Convoy. Mine does - coming to Dallas, TX.

This will be interesting. Is this also a field that could change or be updated?
 

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I believe all of them I have seen say Convoy. Mine does - coming to Dallas, TX.

This will be interesting. Is this also a field that could change or be updated?
I believe you are correct. They all most likely say CONVOY. My dealer told me most will be transported via rail and then trucked from the rail yard to local dealers. I would think only those landing in the Midwest may leave the factory on a trailer. Most others will be taking the train.
I'm build week May 16, Blend Date May 21, Lariat ER, in Virginia. I'll be happy to see it by July 4, but won't be surprised if it's later.
But, the process, for me, has run smoothly, without any date changes. Almost makes me nervous. LOL
 

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I believe all of them I have seen say Convoy. Mine does - coming to Dallas, TX.

This will be interesting. Is this also a field that could change or be updated?
It could potentially change. Some folks have mentioned the trucks being loaded onto trains.
 

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US railways are a mess. Better chance of arrival with trucks
You've got that right. I know it's a total meltdown east and south of Chicago. Big Norfolk Southern derailment yesterday between Columbus and Cincinnati. Auto racks were involved. These are usually a mix of empties and loads heading for ramps and mixing centers in the Southeast. It's hard to tell what vehicles the loads are, but they will be scrapped on site.

 

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If there was some kind of transport damage/accident affecting a handful of trucks, would Ford remake those sometime in the 22 model year, or would those would be owners just be out of luck?
 

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If there was some kind of transport damage/accident affecting a handful of trucks, would Ford remake those sometime in the 22 model year, or would those would be owners just be out of luck?
The corporate answer would be ... "they will prioritize on rebuilding those trucks for the customers..."
We know they have the capacity but they are taking it slow on purpose to ensure the staff is up to speed not tank the initial quality surveys.
 

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when I saw the subject of the thread, my first reaction was "the Lightning is a truck - it can pull a train but it is not actually a train."

but then I opened it and I see now that the question was different.
 

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If there was some kind of transport damage/accident affecting a handful of trucks, would Ford remake those sometime in the 22 model year, or would those would be owners just be out of luck?
In the case of a railroad derailment, the vehicles are scrapped on-site in the presence of a manufacturer's representative. Nobody is going to put themselves in a tens of millions of dollars liability trap for a few hundred thousand dollars of vehicles to scrap. Naturally there are various degrees of severity of derailments. Don't quote me, but I think vehicles are scrapped anytime a derailed auto rack leans more than 30º from vertical (battery acid, etc.) There have been different iterations of auto racks over the years. Chevy Vegas were transported vertically at one time. It didn't catch on.


Eidt: I wrote an old-fashioned ICE answer. I'm sure the presence of HV battery packs will affect the way salvage claims and recovery will be done for EVs. I would never expect a damaged vehicle to be rebuilt, although there may be a higher threshhold to assume internal damage from derailments now. The old way of doing it was to smash Ford trucks with a track-hoe and load them in gondolas. Sometimes, in the good old days, the spare tires would leave while the factory rep looked the other way. Everybody drove Ford trucks, the assembly plant was right here. :cool:
 

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Sticker says convoy
Yup, if you're more than 100-200 miles from the Rouge, it's probably headed out on the train to a regional transfer point where it will meet it's CONVOY for the last many miles to your dealer.
 
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