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SRW or DRW???
New to forum here and appreciate any/all input. I currently have '01 7.3l f350 crew longbed 4x4 with SRW, 675k mi., with significant rust/rot issues. Unfortunately injectors not working w/ cold weather, need replacing @ +/- $2k. With that in mind, I was considering a DRW that is for sale locally at a very reasonable price as a replacement. It is also an '01, 7.3l f350 crew longbed 4x4, with 250k mi, but extremely clean body and frame for age.
I have recently begun using my SRW with a 14K trailer for transporting my 8k lb skid steer to sites, harvesting hardwood logs, and taking down old barns to reclaim the lumber off-road in the mountains of WV. The SRW has performed great both on-road and off-road for these tasks even with muddy conditions back woods. I know the DRW would provide even better road hauling performance, but I am concerned how it would do in muddy off-road conditions??? I have never had DRW and could use all the informed opinions you can offer on this application. The last thing I want to do is go from the frying pan of my current engine issues to the fire of trying to use a DRW for the wrong application.
Sorry the post is long, but I wanted you to have whole picture. Also, if this is not the right place for this post, please tell which forum would be more applicable.
Thanks in advance for your advice, greatly appreciate it,