Raptor lifestyle concerns

Discussion in 'Prospective Raptor Owners' started by Salty4Life, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. chi_weezy

    chi_weezy Full Access Member

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    Diesel
     
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    Ya, I hate to say it, but you need a 250 Diesel rig. Raptor will be hella comfortable on that road, but hauling all that weight is not going to be really good for a gas burner in my opinion.
     
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    How often are you pulling the bigger boat? If more than once a week I would go F250. If you are towing once a month or so may be okay with Raptor. But man you are going to hate pulling that heavy boat with any half ton after you have been pulling it with a 3500.
     
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  5. Salty4Life

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    Maybe not. Would be nice though, going down whoop-de-do road.
     
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    Bump stops for towing will triple your payload capacity and significantly increase towing capacity. I run a lot of whoops when towing my double stacker with my corvette on HREs and my autocross subaru and it's like it's not even there.
     
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    Raptor could work if you got some deavers and a weight distributing hitch maybe some extra wear on the drivetrain but i think the 6.2 and tranny is pretty solid
     
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    You forgot the airbags... :biggrin:
     
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    So I put the center console on the scale today. Had to borrow moms 2500. She weighs 7220. That is within the raptors 8k towing limit. Does everyone still think its a bad idea.

    FYI moms cummins got 8.5 mpg on an 83 mile round trip to the scale.
     
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