Ok guys, here's my dilema.
My current truck is an '02 F250 CCLB with 7.3 lifted with F350 springs lifted, 35s, bla, bla, bla. I own it outright. My '10 Raptor toyhauler 5th wheel weighs just under 13k dry with 2800# hitch weight. Obviously I wasn't paying attention to GCWR/GAWR/etc when I made the purchase... my bad
I know the truck ISN'T rated for it.... I KNOW!!!!! That's not what I'm here to talk about. I'll layout 3 scenarios for ya and I'd like some feedback to help make my decision. Anything will help.
#1 - (The wife) Spend 15-20k on an older tow rig like a Freightliner or International with bout 26k gross and let it sit in the driveway until I need to move the toyhauler
#2 - ???? Spend whatever it costs to convert the truck we own to a dually. I know this doesn't make the truck's vin# legal for the weight. Again, I know!!! But it will make it so the rear axle/tires are equipped to handle it.
#3 - (Me) Remove lots of the aftermarket parts from the current truck and sell them for extra cash. Sell the current truck that I love and have made all the mods on myself and have had for 8 years and am only the second owner of. Then buy an '08+ F450 with 6.4 and... hear me out. I'll take about 5k of the sale money from the old truck with extra money from parts sold and buy an intake, dpf delete, egr delete, tuner, and a Gear Vendors OD for mileage. WOW
that's alot of bs to deal with
OK, there it is. Maybe there's something I'm not thinking of? IDK what avenue to persue. Absolutely love my 7.3 but the 6.4 makes alot more power and I really need a dually to be legal. So lay it on me guys. WWYD?