Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Corvallis, OR
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Re: Parking deck clearance
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Anyone have experience in fitting their Superduty in to a parking deck? Anyone know what the minimum clearance (as displayed on the overhead bar when you enter the parking deck) would be required for the following truck:
2007 F-350 4x4 crew cab with 6.0, roof clearance lights, FX4, and snow plow package?
Online specs indicate this truck is approximately 6.8' tall. The deck I'm targeting has signage posted at 7' clearance.
Seems like it would be simple math to measure and figure if it will fit, but I know there are other considerations including angle of approach to the overhead beams, spring from bumps in the deck, and options on the truck. Also, I don't know if it's common to post the clearance on parking decks conservatively to leave some buffer for the guy that doesn't read the sign.
I guess the only way to tell is to test it out, but that could have embarassing results. Looking for some experience before I do.
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They are all going to be different. I have been in ones where my truck at stock height wouldn't fit and I have been in ones where my lifted truck has no problem fitting.
So I would get a good estimate on how tall your truck is and just pay close attention to the max height bars.
I do have a funny story related to these. I was driving a bunch of liquored up girls in my truck and we were going to park in the parking garage.... Well I started to pull in and the max height bar was real close... well it hit the top of the cab....then the girl in the passenger seat..rolls down here window and pushes up the bar..thinking that we could just pass underneath... It was funny!!! I ended up having to back out into the street. I will never forget that...it was funny!
Have a good one,
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