2010 Ford Raptor: Moving Day!
October 05, 2010
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.
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