2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long Term Road Test

2010 Ford Raptor: Moving Day!

October 05, 2010

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I was moving this weekend and when there's a pickup truck around, that's the vehicle you want. But since it's the Raptor, I felt compelled to take a detour whilst moving to jump the gorge.

Actually, the Raptor was a life/time saver this weekend. Even though it's the extended cab with the short bed, I was still able to fit this ridiculous amount of boxes back there. With help from a gnarly dolly cart courtesy the Edmunds video team, I was able to single-handedly load all this up in four trips (and given the bed extender, I could've taken more). Had I had anything other than a pickup, this would've taken forever to load, unload and move. Or, I would've had to pay my moving crew for the time needed to move it.

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So even though the Raptor's raison d'etre is hardcore performance, jumping gorges and smashing cacti into salsa, it can still do what a pickup is intended to do.

Next week, towing my boat whilst jumping the gorge.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 6,966 miles

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