My New Raptor


steved57

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Okay so I've been driving Ford F250 / F350 Super Duty truck for 25 plus years as my work truck / daily driver and with the Lariat & FX4 package they are pretty dang nice trucks. A few weeks ago I decided I needed a new one and located a nice Silver one to match my GT and trailer. So I get to dealership and parked out front is a brand new Raptor so I had the guy work me up a price on both the F250 nd the Raptor.
I came home with the Raptor and damn what a fine truck it is - I think I'm really going to enjoy it.

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steved57

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Was thinking of making the same move, Steve. I've got a '12 dually that's barely broken in for tradein.

Pop me you cell number.

DM
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Mar 15, 2006
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Best truck in the world.
 

steved57

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Hey Steve,

You need to bring it over to my workshop so I can do a closer inspection!! Looks like a great truck. What's the towing capacity?

Gary
Hi Gary - I should be down your way in next couple weeks and I'll come see you

The manual states towing capacity of 5,000 lbs and with weight distributing hitch 8,000 lbs
 

CJ428

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nice.
 

Specracer

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My bad, I mis remembered, the correct rating is 8k, not the 9k I typed.

8k for screw..
 

Spaceman

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Well done Steve, I too have been driving a F350 and have been wondering if I could make the switch to a Raptor. I would like to get your take on how it compares when you have had a chance to get some seat time. I know they are different trucks but the Raptor may be the perfect blend of performance and a capable pickup?
 

Thugboat

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Jan 20, 2009
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Humble Texas
Getting the itch to trade in my 13 Raptor on a new one. BUT, at 70K miles I still love this truck. I have a very hard time thinking a new one would be 40K dollars better after trade in. And I have never before been logical. Old age is getting to me dang it. STOP BEING LOGICAL......
 

john gourley

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Love my Raptor. It will go anywhere you're bold enough to drive it. Add a winch for sure.
 

BIGFOOT

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Jan 18, 2012
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Hey Steve,

What's the towing capacity?

Gary
Great question. Are these set up (now) to tow a trailer with a race car?
Like 3000 lb car and 4000 lb trailer and 1000 lb of junk?
 

Specracer

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Fantastic, we still really enjoy our '14, so Im sure this one is Waaaay better. So clean with out any of the stickers.
 

Specracer

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The "old" one can haul 9000lbs. Ours has logged over 7k miles towing so far. I was under the impression that the 17+ was going to have similar capability.


Great question. Are these set up (now) to tow a trailer with a race car?
Like 3000 lb car and 4000 lb trailer and 1000 lb of junk?
 

CJ428

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Mine will haul about 4000lbs. but I have deliver springs witch give a soft ride but squat down easily.
 

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WildWest

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PLEASE convince my husband to trade our yukon in on one!
 

Apollo

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Fantastic, we still really enjoy our '14, so Im sure this one is Waaaay better. So clean with out any of the stickers.
i couldn't figure out why it looked so unique until you said no stickers.
 

steved57

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Okay - Will do Spaceman and yes one of the musts for me was "no stickers/graphics"
 

Triheart7

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I have 115,000 miles on my
"old" Raptor and still love it!
 

donnymac

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Was thinking of making the same move, Steve. I've got a '12 dually that's barely broken in for tradein.

Pop me you cell number.

DM
 

FGT899

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Thugboat - My '13 Raptor has 32K miles and I was more than willing to trade it asap and pay the $25-30k difference. Until a friend brought over a blue '17 a month ago. Everything about it was superior to our model aside from the sound of the V6 and of course the towing capacity. I got into the truck and drove it 10 miles and felt embarrassed at the "rental car" sound of the truck. I imagine you overlook it eventually but since that drive I haven't had the itch once for a '17.
 

Magic

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Hey Steve,

You need to bring it over to my workshop so I can do a closer inspection!! Looks like a great truck. What's the towing capacity?

Gary