Width of Truck

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by fordraptor101, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. fordraptor101

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    I've been looking into getting a new 2017 raptor, but the only thing holding me back is the width. I am afraid that the width of the truck will make it a pain to drive and park in everyday scenarios since this will be my daily driver. For people that have driven them, is it a problem or easy to get used to?
     
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    No problem

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    Was my concern as well and even more so when you see in person, but drives like a dream and Ford did an awesome job designing... Good luck
     
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    Mine is my DD. It's definitely wide and sometimes you just have to park farther away. Scenarios where you are trying to find parking in a downtown situation can suck (we generally take my wife's little car for such a scenario). But all in all I have no regrets. It's like parking any other full sized truck for the most part.

    There are seriously some parking spaces where you have a tire on each line.

    Also, some drive up ATMs are stupid tight. Like, I need a spotter kinda tight.
     
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    Watch out for running over curbs when turning to the right.

    If you're coming from a sedan or SUV, it'll take a bit to get used to the larger turning radius.

    Consider parking remote :)
     
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    I'm currently driving a Denali XL so I am lucky to be already used to that large turning radius, but even the raptor is a lot bigger than that car.

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    What about going through drive throughs?
     
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    #Starbucks mode and you'll be fine :biggrin:
     
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    Fine. Some are tight and take the perfect approach to not kiss the curb - but who really cares about a curb in a Raptor? I've never had a real issue in a drive through.

    Bank lanes, drive up pharmacies, or ATMs can be the tricky ones when you have pillars on each side. Never hit one though and never found one I couldn't go through. It's just tight at times (not all). I've had to fold in my mirrors plenty of times, but that would probably be the case with any truck. I came from a 3/4 Ram and there's not much of a difference.
     
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    Only thing I've ever had trouble with are some drive through car washes not willing to accept how wide the raptor is.

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