Let’s Get Your Ford Truck Ready For Summer

June 16th, 2017 by

It’s summer and that means it is time to get going and enjoy the warm weather. If you own a Ford truck, you’re probably inclined to enjoy the outdoors and have a good time. Your truck is your lifeline to towing recreational vehicles, campers, boats, and carrying jet skis, fishing gear, and suitcases.

For families that like to travel and vacation, the Ford F-150 truck is the vehicle for you. Here at DePaula Chevrolet, we have a large selection of pre-owned Ford F-150 trucks for your next summer outing. If you and your family are heading off to the Adirondack Mountains for camping, fishing, or boating, one of our pre-owned Ford F-150 trucks will accommodate you and your gear.


If you and your family can’t wait to drive into the Adirondack Mountains, your pre-owned Ford F-150 pick-up truck will easily haul all of your camping equipment, including a load of firewood, tents, games, chairs, and assorted camping gear. Perhaps you are a Boy Scout leader that often has to trailer your troop’s summer camping equipment? If so, a pick-up truck will be able to handle that job and provide you with comfort and capability.

Even if you’re an experienced camper with your F-150 pickup, there’s always something new to add or replace with summer upon us. Maybe you and your family want to get some better quality sleep after a long day on the road or you’ve decided to extend your vacation out in the North Country wilderness for leisure, hunting or hiking. There are firms, such as Auto Anything, that carry a full selection of Ford F-150 truck tent accessories. Inventory includes leading outdoor brands such as Napier, Camp Right and others, which provide you with reliable, proven technology that holds up under any conditions. These include specially made truck tents, truck bed air mattresses, awnings, and camper shells.

If you use your all-new Ford F-150 enough to cook and sleep, you’ll be happy to learn that you can configure it as a Ford-branded trailer or bed-mounted camper. Ford has partnered with Livin’ Lite to produce Ford’s first factory authorized campers for its enthusiastic camping owners. These campers and trailers are available in six configurations for both short- and long-bed trucks and are built with aluminum body panels and Blue Oval logos.

You’ll be able to purchase either a roomy travel trailer or toy hauler (a travel trailer with a separate cargo area in the rear) in 22- and 24-foot lengths. Ford F-150 owners should be impressed with its unique design, incorporating a front window and wheels inspired by the F-150, as well as stylish leather.


If you need a Ford truck to tow your boat to nearby Lake Champlain or Lake George, we’ve got a large inventory of pre-owned Ford F-150 models for you. If you purchase a pre-owned 2015 model and higher, you’ll be rewarded with a maximum tow rating at 12,200 pounds – a 900-pound increase from the maximum in the previous iteration and the highest in the half-ton pickup category.

Trailer boaters might also want to seek out a 5.0L TI-VCT V8 engine with 386 hp and 387 lb.-ft. of torque on a pre-owned Ford truck. It features an aluminum block and heads and four valves per cylinder. Its maximum tow rating with this V8 is 11,000 pounds.

Two years ago, Ford introduced an all-new Pro Trailer Backup Assist for its Ford F-150 trucks to make it easier for boaters to launch their boats. This unique system allows boaters to steer a trailer instinctively by turning a knob left or right to indicate direction. The Ford F-150 truck controls its steering and limits vehicle speed. To operate Pro Trailer Backup Assist, the boater rotates a knob to indicate how much the system should turn the trailer. The technology automatically steers the truck to turn the trailer the desired amount. The result is less time required to back up a trailer.

Vacation travel:

If you plan to take the entire family along with summer gear, check out our pre-owned 2016 Ford F-150. Its regular cab holds passengers and cargo better than ever. If you choose the SuperCab and SuperCrew four-doors, you’ll find that they have great space to match up with the usual 5-foot-6-inch-, 6-foot-6-inch-, and 8-foot beds.

You and your family will also appreciate the pre-owned 2016 Ford F-150 and its cargo-bed features. Its loading ramps lock into the bedsides to enable easy ATV loading; bright LED lighting in the cargo box to find items at night; and a deployable bed step. For those in your family that are loading and unloading your gear, the tailgate step easily slides out along with a picket-style handrail. When not in use, it folds in and out of the way inside the tailgate.

When you visit our showroom, please take a close look at the cargo space on our pre-owned Ford F-150 trucks. You’ll see that it is equipped with folding rear seats and a flat floor that provides greater storage space. Its 19.3-foot long structure is perfect to store your family’s gear and even bring along the family, too.


Whether you’re heading to your favorite lake or pond, our pre-owned Ford F-150 trucks are ready to accommodate your fishing rods and reels as well as coolers and bait. If you look forward to fishing in some of the local upstate streams, ponds, and rivers outside of Albany, you’ll be pleased to find that your Ford F-150 will easily carry all of your gear and your fishing buddies. No matter if you have a small canoe or a larger powerboat, your Ford truck will accommodate your trek to your favorite fishing site. It’s even been equipped to help you easily maneuver your boat or trailer to your truck. If you are by yourself, or it’s you and your young son or daughter, it can be difficult to hook the boat trailer to the ball of your truck or line up your truck with the hitch on the trailer. But the Ford F-150 is equipped with unique towing-related features and capabilities features. For example, the Ford F-150 has an available rear backup camera with a dotted line that projects in the center of the video screen in the instrument panel to show you exactly how to line up the ball of your truck with the hitch on the trailer.


Our line-up of pre-owned Ford F-150 trucks are praised as strong and well made to enable drivers to get to those special off-road tracks. Here in the Albany area, we have an abundance of back country roads where a reliable pick-up truck comes in handy. It’s the perfect Ford truck for any off-road adventures. We believe that you’ll see how strong and durable the 2015 pre-owned Ford F-150 built with aluminum body components is for all off-road aficionados. While it is lighter than previous models, it offers an increase in tow rating by 1,100 pounds and a payload rating to 3,300 pounds.

No matter where your summer vacation takes you, you can be sure that a pre-owned Ford F-150 truck will make your adventure much more fun. It’s no wonder that it’s the most popular vehicle sold in the U.S. Ford’s F-150 is the quintessential American truck to celebrate all of the summer holidays—from Memorial Day through the Fourth of July, till the end of summer on Labor Day

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