I bought this truck because I needed something to pull my 24' cargo trailer and classic car. It's the King Ranch edition, so it came with nearly every option. Don't be fooled: this is a work truck. Unloaded on the highway it can get loose on rough pavement due to the heavy-duty springs. The seats are comfortable, but you'll never forget what you're driving. The sound system is typical Ford- nothing to write home about- but Kenwood makes a bolt-in DVD/nav/satellite stereo for it. About $1250 for that and some decent speakers and you're ready to haul anything, anywhere. Unloaded the truck gets 19mpg highway, but with my loaded trailer it got 11. It never dropped below 65mph even in the mountains, so I'm not complaining. Loaded the truck smooths out quite a bit as the springs settle with the weight. It's a good looking truck, plenty of interior room for long trips, but there are no climate vents for back-seat passengers so some accommodating may be required in extreme heat or cold. I'm planning on getting a 30' trailer to haul the car and have living quarters and I have no doubt it will pull it just fine.
MY FORD F350 LARIAT DIESEL DUALLY IS A FANTASTIC TRUCK. THE DIESEL HAS MORE THAN ENOUGH POWER TO PULL MY 40ft 5TH WHEEL TRAILER AND GET DECENT FUEL MILAGE. WITHOUT THE TRAILER IT SEEMS TO BE GETTING 16+ MPG ON THE HIGHWAY. AROUND TOWN 10ish, BUT I BOUGHT IT OR THE HIGHWAY. THE TRUCK IS AS COMFORTABLE AS A TRUCK CAN BE. WITHOUT THE TRAILER IT IS A LITTLE BUMPY/STIFF, BUT AGAIN IT IS DESIGNED FOR TOWING. THIS IS A DUALLY, AND IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO USE A DRIVE UP WINDOW. SHE IS LOADED WITH NAV, BACKUP CAMERA, LEATHER SEATS, ETC, AND IS A PLEASURE TO DRIVE. IT IS BUILT TO DO A JOB, AND DOES IT VERY WELL. IF YOU HAVE A "NEED" FOR THIS TYPE OF TRUCK YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.
Bought this truck about 3 weeks ago. Also have an Expedition. Wow this truck is awsome to drive! Feels like a extra large luxury vehicle.....sort of. The interior is awsome, I like it better then the new 2010 models. There are two major bad things about it....GAS GUSSLER!.....Big time! about 9 city 16 hwy.....I knew that going into it, but I plan on trading in my expedition and getting some hybrid kind of car soon to help balance it out. The other negative thing is the turning radius. even pulling out of a drivway you have to cross into the other lane to make a right hand turn. Love the step up tail gate!! and the sound system is great! I dont want to use it for work because I dont want to get it dirty, but thats what I bought it for.