Well, can the F150 fit in a garage? This is the question we are going to be exploring in this article and by the time you finish reading this, you should be in a position to satisfactorily answer this question and solve any potential problems.
It has been the best-selling pickup truck in the US for decades and for good reason. The Ford F150 is an iconic American truck that has been somewhat of the standard-bearer in this space with everyone else trying to knock them off their perch.
The stock Ford F150 will fit comfortably in most garages with a few exceptions where the F150 super cab has failed to fit in some garages because of its length. This problem is most common in garages built in the 80s and 90s when truck sizes were significantly smaller in comparison to periods before and after that.
As the new models have been rolled out, the F150 has grown in length, width, and height. As this has happened, it has presented owners with a unique problem of their F150 not fitting in the garage. In the rest of this post, we are going to be looking at the things to look out for before buying an F150 or what to do after.
How long is a Ford F-150 in feet?
The length of your Ford F150 will depend on which one you have. If you have a stock F150, the length of your truck will range from 209 to 251 inches depending on your trim.
The width across the front will be 80 to 86 inches. If you factor in the mirrors, this will go up to 96.8 inches or 105.9 inches with aftermarket trailer tow mirrors.
Here are the lengths of the different lengths when stock:
- short bed 209.3 inches
- long bed 227.9 inches
- 8ft bed 250.5 inches
- 6.5ft bed 232.9 inches
- 5.5ft bed 220 inches
- 5.5ft bed 231.9 inches
- 6.5ft bed 243.7 inches
The above measurements will help you figure out whether or not your chosen F150 will fit in your garage if you are still in the process of figuring out whether to purchase one or not. When you factor in modifications like bull bars, tow bars, tow hitches, roof storage, or overhead spotlights and lifts, it becomes a lot tighter.
Can I fit an F150 with a Lift and Accessories in a Garage?
Installing a lift on your F150 may also cause problems when it comes to fitting your truck in the garage. Oftentimes you will not have an issue with a 4-inch lift in most garages but 6 inches or higher may result in your truck becoming too high. If you are considering getting a lift installed, have this issue in mind.
How can I make my F150 truck fit in my garage?
If you find yourself in a situation where your F150 will not fit inside your garage, what are some things that you can do in order to get it to fit? For starters, we need to look at just how much space is needed in your garage in the first place?
You need enough room to be able to open the doors on both sides of your truck without bumping the wall. You also need enough space to be able to open and close the tailgate comfortably in the event you want to load and unload things from the bed of your truck.
Your garage door has to be high enough to allow your truck in without it rubbing against the top. Storage cabinets at ground level and overhead have to be taken into account as well.
If you are struggling to get your car to fit length or width-wise, there are several things that you could consider. You can look into moving around some storage cabinets so they are not in the way of your truck if there is sufficient room.
You may also look into parking your truck closer to the wall on the passenger side so that there is space for the driver to get in and out.
In such a situation, passengers will have to embark and disembark the vehicle outside the garage. If length is the issue and you have accessories like a winch, tow bar, or tow hitch, you may consider removing them if they are not going to be used in the immediate future and install them only as needed.
If the height is an issue and you have roof racks or spotlights, you may consider removing them until they are needed.
Expanding Your Garage to Fit Your F150
Truck Contractors all over America are making business from garage expansion projects. A lot of homeowners that are facing this problem have engaged them to increase the floor space of their garages as well as garage doors.
As it looks like vehicles of the future are getting larger and larger, it would seem that this is an option worth considering.
If you are good at DIY, this is a project you can take on. Admittedly, it is the most expensive solution on offer but will most likely give the most satisfactory results.
A stock Ford F150 truck can definitely fit inside most garages save for a few. There are a lot of solutions available to you as highlighted in this article depending on your unique situation. We hope this post has helped you with a suitable option for you.