With the spring season just around the corner, we know many of you can’t wait to load up your ride and head out to your favourite Saskatchewan lake for a much-needed fishing trip. And having a capable vehicle to get you there is essential. Here at PineRidge Ford, we like to think of Ford trucks and SUVs as the ultimate road trip travel companions. From exceptional offroading features to lots of cargo space, not to mention powerful towing capabilities, there is no shortage of Ford vehicles designed to complement the laid-back fishing lifestyle. Here are our favourite Fords for fishing trips in Meadow Lake!
In order to get your trusty boat over to the lake, you’ll need a vehicle with enough towing power to make it happen. Meticulously engineered with powerful towing and payload capabilities, the 2023 Super Duty isn’t afraid to pull its own freight. When properly equipped, you can pull up to 8000 lbs. of payload or tow up to 40,000 lbs. worth of boat with ease. And to simplify the towing experience, available trailer-assist features like Pro-Trailer Assist, Enhanced Trailer Navigation, and On-Board Scales let you hit the road in no time. If that’s too much power, The Ford Ranger is cleared to tow up to 7,500 pounds, which is more than enough to haul a typical fishing boat with ease.
For storing everything from camping gear to coolers full of freshly caught trout, you’ll definitely need a vehicle equipped with sufficient cargo space. With enough seating for 8 passengers, the Ford Expedition offers 104.6 cubic ft. of cargo space behind the first row, 63.6 cu. ft. behind the second, and 20.9 cu. ft. behind the third. If that weren't enough, the Expedition MAX adds another 16.9 cu. ft., giving a total of 121.5 cu. ft. extra cargo room. Plus, the standard Cargo Management System helps whatever you're packing stay organized and secure. Similarly, the Ford Maverick’s 4.5” FLEXBED with 10 available Bed Tie-Downs, let you comfortably house all your fishing equipment.
For those who love a quiet off-the-grid getaway, far from the hustle and bustle of the city, you might require a vehicle that’s equipped to take you off the pavement. The Ford Ranger’s ultra-rugged FX4 off-roading package, plus Terrain Management System, helps the engine adapt to different types of terrain. Additionally, the new Ford Expedition Timberline is equipped with a host of off-roading and adventure-ready features like Trail Control, Trail Turn Assist, and a best-in-class ground clearance of 10.6 inches.
To better enhance your fishing trip expeditions, there are numerous other helpful Ford features that we think might come in handy. For instance, for days off the grid, both the Ford Maverick and the F-150 Lightning can offer a bit of juice and can be used as an outlet or backup generator. Not to mention, the Maverick’s Multi-Position Tailgate extends the load floor to 6 feet, in case you need a comfortable space for a bit of shut-eye. Plus, optional leather upholstery seats are a breeze to clean and won’t retain any fishy odours once you head home!
Ready to take some of these fishing-friendly Fords out for a test run? Contact us at PineRidge Ford today and our team will help you find the best road trip companion that works best for your lifestyle!