I am a Ford girl, always have had Ford trucks pulling horse trailers and have NEVER let me down. My F150, which was totaled at 220,000 miles still was great and pulled strong. Have already been down to Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, with my F250..... Drove like a dream, highly recommend... Already has tow package including trailer breaking. I pull a goose neck and a straight trailer with NO problems.
I've been a Ford man since my first one 1953 Ford Convertible in 1958. Over the years I've wandered away from the brand - Chevy, Volvo, Dodge, VW, etc. But in the end I always went back to Ford. The reason? Most dependable, long lasting, and always a pleasure to own and drive.
I was looking for a Ford crew cab (4 door) with an 8 foot box with plenty of room for my ATV and gear. I also tow a boat in the summer and a large box trailer to summer camp for my sons Boy Scouts troop. There are NOT a lot of used trucks with a crew cab AND the 8' bed. They mainly are available in the F250 which is a little overkill for my needs but I was game. I found my F250 out of state on Carmax.com and had it delivered to my local dealer. I was hooked. My XLT model also has 4X4 so that was an added bonus. The 6.2L gas motor gets 12-14 MPG with 100% real gas, which is almost as good as the 5.4 Triton that was in my old F150. The 6 speed transmission also contributes to the better gas mileage. I personally chose gas over diesel just for the cheaper repair costs. I have already used the 4X4 to get my tractor unstuck in a mud hole. It has great torque! The ride is a little on the stiff side for just normal street driving but the interior is comfortable. The AC works great especially since we just had a HOT summer here in Oklahoma. It has a long wheelbase whch can be a bit tricky to park in a small lot but that is a minor inconvience. The F250 is not just a work truck, it makes a great private vehicle.