Originally Posted by sourdough
Everytime I get worked up thinking I'm going to get me a new Ford with that 7.3 I am drawn back to reality with the above. I have no use for a truck with a bed, or bed rails, that high. What purpose they serve I don't have the foggiest but they aren't handy for towing an RV or for a shorter person trying to get in/out of the bed.
I think it's a 'my truck is bigger than your truck' thing. But yeah, just be prepared for it.
Mine might be on the taller side as another commenter with a crew cab just like mine was almost an inch shorter due to it's weight and lesser payload. Mine is a supercab mid optioned Lariat.