Last month I had a bit of a rant on how the new tow vehicle I want is not on the market right now.
After a bit of soul (and my own parking area) searching, I decided that I could make my 1-ton into something resembling a TV.
It is a 2003 Ford F-350 4x4 5.4L Triton 4-speed auto. With a stake bed dump body:
That's the most recent(May 2014) shot I could find. (Ignore the auction-win tractor).
And the bumper has since been fixed and (not visible) the damaged 7-pin connector was replaced and re-positioned.
It came from the factory with the tow kit and I've added a brake controller, so it'll pull my under 5,000lbs 19RD without issue. Bit of overkill, actually.
Now for the real problem: It is a basic equipment standard cab. Manual windows, rubber mats, vinyl seats and an AM/FM radio. The factory A/C works and I added a console/storage box between the seats (2 cup holders and a small tray on the front edge with about 2 cu-ft of storage).
I bought (but haven't installed yet) cruise control since I am a lead-foot.
The stake sides will be removed for long distance traveling. I have a set of 2"x8" sides to keep small things from sliding off.
What else do I need to add/modify to make this truck comfortable to be in for 4+ hours/day of traveling?