Originally Posted by Doering
This is not true. Check the specs for F-150's equipped with Max Tow and HD payload/suspension on the longer wheelbase. Give the set-up "E" rated tires and the handling improves. My payload is just under 2500lbs. Large trucks do not move me across my lane.
If your trailer is only hooked up to the truck 2-3 weeks of the year, there are also other considerations that affect your truck decision like fuel economy.
You chose to leave this part of my statement out:
"The money to purchase a well equipped (read max-tow, max payload) F-150 Ecoboost will be VERY close to the money you'll pay for the F-250."
Why buy an ecoboost F-150 when you can purchase an equivalent F-250 for essentially the same money? If your answer is 2 or 3 MPG, then get the ecoboost.
Like I said, I love the Ecoboost. GREAT engine, Great Truck.
In my case it was maxed out on the rear axel. I chose to invest in my peace of mind and well being.
I could have continued with my Ecoboost. I chose not to. Maybe in my advancing years I think of things like safety for myself and my passenger(s) and others on the roads more than I did in my youth.
In the end, I could have continued to walk on the edge but chose not to do that. I could have convinced myself I could always make it work safely. But then I know it only takes one fleeting moment to fall off the edge.
I sometimes have to remind myself:
Denial is not a river in Egypt.