Originally Posted by Preacher87
I have read the entire thread, and therefore know that you have decided (wisely I might add) to use the F350 as your TV.
In regards to towing, I have always been one to go hunting for deer with a howitzer so to speak, mostly due to the fact that I make my living by pushing the envelope of weight down the highway ...snip...
I agree, there is no kill, like overkill!
Converting my F-350 into a tow vehicle would best be described as an expedient.
I'm throwing about $5k at it and the Explorer to give me the vehicles I can use comfortably for the next 2-3 years.
Thanks for the info on the suspension mods, but the F-350 will be always be my chore truck. So it will retain the 1-ton suspension and all the issues associated with being prepared to carry that kind of load.
Yes, I am trying to connect with the online (my local place doesn't have weekend or evening hours) auto recycling community to find some nicer seats (30+ possible combinations!) 1999-2010 seats are bolt-in replacements. "Base", "Eddie Bower", "Lariat" and "King Ranch" are all trim lines that were available. I want to find something that will keep SWMBO's and my butts happy for a full tank of fuel!
Once things square up financially, I will be commissioning my Dream Truck which will be purpose-built for towing a 5K-6K# bumper-pull trailer, look nice enough for going out on Saturday night and comfy enough to not mind being stuck in traffic. Lofty goals, huh?