My 2002 F350 with the 7.3L diesel was a heck of a truck, but it started showing its age. While I JUST bought a new trailer, and I figured it would pull it with ease, it was giving me some warning signs and I took it to the local diesel shop that specializes in Powerstroke engines. The news was shocking... all new injectors, all four ball joints, high pressure oil pump cover, exhaust up pipe cracked, steering box leaking. All in all, $6,500 in repairs. PLUS it was still on the factory transmission, at 173,000 miles. So, the financial review didn't warrant investing $6,500 in a vehicle that was 16 years old, and the transmission was a ticking time bomb. So, we got something else. I wanted another Super Duty truck, but I went to Ford, and we went over the numbers for about 45 minutes, and believe it or not, for conventional towing, the F150 with the max tow package gets me only 3,000 lbs LESS than a Super Duty for a LOT less money and a LOT less fuel for a daily driver. So, this is the new TV... We took the rig for a test tow today, and it did nicely. Not as "ho hum" as behind an F350, but I'm glad to be out from under my old truck knowing it needed some serious maintenance.