Man Step - 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long-Term Road Test
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2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long Term Road Test

2010 Ford Raptor: Man Step

February 14, 2011

I was sick of looking at nasty weeds and baked clay soil in a 25x1 foot strip on my side yard, so I decided to fill it with small rocks. Well, the little project actually turned out to be bigger than I planned. Thankfully I had the Raptor for my Home Depot run.

I loaded ten bags of rocks into the bed and drove home. Because they were unsecured, they shifted towards the cabin. I dug out 2" of surface from that strip and I was beat. Having the ability to step up to the bed to get the rocks by the cab was a welcome feature for out of shape guys like me.

Howie Long may have derided Ford for this feature in the Silverado series of t.v. ads, but I think it's pretty dang useful. I guess Howie is suggesting I'm not as manly by doing things the easy way? Oh well, I guess I don't care.

Scott Jacobs, Senior Photographer


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