Been lurking here for awhile doing research and finally have a question (or two).
A used car dealer down the street from me just got a pair of 2004 F350 6.0 PSD's on their lot. One has an 8' bed and other is a Lariat with a 6' bed.
The one I am interested in is the 6' Lariat.
Cars for Sale: 2004 Ford F350 Lariat in Annapolis, MD 21401: Truck Details - 286833748 - AutoTrader.com
The truck only has 59k miles on it, but there are several issues that concern me.
First of all is the 6.0 PSD, though the CarFax doesn't show any unusual repairs, so I'm hopeful... Friends tell me the 6.0 is the least desirable of the PSD's.
The history shows it as a private sale that was later sold and leased, then sold to an auction. Nothing truly disturbing there, and truck doesn't look beat. Just normal wear.
The bed liner does have a hole in the center of the bed which I am guessing was a frame mounted 5th wheel ball, since removed.
Another oddity is the fact that the Class 4 or 5 hitch that it came with has been removed.
I have not driven the truck yet, but plan to soon. Right now I'm just researching what this thing might be worth because what the dealer is asking is way high
My plans for this truck would be to move boats part-time as my retirement job. My own boat goes 8,000#'s without trailer, so I'd be using the truck to haul and launch mine in winter and spring. Winter storage would be on a trailer I don't even have yet. Need to make a few bucks first.
With a proper hitch (that I would have to supply), what should the tow rating be on this truck?
Opinions on this one, or should I keep looking?
Thanks in advance.