2015 Ford F-150: Hauling the Bedroom Furniture
March 12, 2015
You know that guy driving the pickup truck packed full of his kid's bedroom furniture down the highway. He's got the tailgate down and the precarious load looks as if it's going to topple at any moment, spilling pink chairs and other assorted IKEA items all over the road.
Yeah, that was me. That was me in our long-term 2015 Ford F-150.
For the record I made the 65-mile drive without redecorating an L.A. freeway with my daughter's bed or dresser. And the Ford handled the piling with ease. I, of course, would have preferred to close the tailgate, but such is life with the shorter five-and-half-foot bed.
As you can see I used many straps to secure the load and was grateful for the F150's numerous well-placed in-bed tie-down hooks and cleats. I used the majority of them.
After unloading the pile at my sister-in-laws house it was off to IKEA for the replacement dresser and nightstand. The boxes fit with the tailgate closed so the ride home was far less stressful.
If you've been to IKEA you know that each of those boxes weighs exactly a ton. Unlike my back, the Ford didn't seem to care. I, of course, spent the next 36 hours assembling the contents of those boxes, which was a great way to spend my weekend.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 3,004 miles