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Potential 1st powerstroke.
I am in the process of purchasing a new truck for towing everything from a tree style kayak trailer to a full size snow mobile trailer. After a fair amount of research, I have settled on a 99-2003 powerstroke. At this point in time I have sourced a 2002 F350 (126k) crew cab for 12,000. as well as a 2002 F250 Ext cab (105k) for 9,500.
It's worth noting that I will be traveling all over the northeast for work in this rig.
A couple of questions:
Do I really need a F350? I like the idea of having the extra room, but maybe there is a compromise as far as fuel economy?
Aside from the oil pan and general mechanics. Is there anything else I should pay attention to when checking these things out?
The F350 is well maintained but stock.
The F250 has the following:
Banks Stinger 2, Banks trans command, K&N cold air intake, Banks 4" exhaust. Recent brake job all around, rotors, pads, calipers. Recent front end job, upper and lower balljoints, tie rods, U-joints, inner and outer axle seals, auto hubs. Also full front and rear air bag 4" suspension lift from Air Bag It.
Any advice is welcome.