As far as the truck - it has been a good one and I have had no issues with it. All the maintenance has been performed and I have changed the oil/filter every 5000 miles and the Gas Filter every 15,000 miles.
I run nothing but Michelin tires on my vehicles and the tires on the truck have 24151 miles on them and they (tires) were all 'made' the 6th week of 2016. From past experience I would say they have 'at least' another 20-30,000 miles before needing to be replaced.
A few words about the fact that this is a 2-WHEEL and not a 4-WHEEL Drive truck. If you are going to be driving 'off-road' you need a 4-wheel drive but if you are like me and many others, and you do not plan to drive off-road - then a 2-WHEEL truck is what you will want.
I have friends who have pulled 5th wheel trailers with 4-wheel drive trucks for MANY MANY years AND have NEVER used the 4-wheel.
So in effect, they paid $3500 extra for their truck, they added extra weight to the pin weight of the trailer, and their fuel mileage is 2-3 less than that of a 2-wheel.
Factors that affect Towing Capabilities
Factors that affect towing are mainly 2 wheel drive trucks can pull more than 4x4 trucks, axle ratios and diesel engines can pull larger capacities than gas trucks. Diesel trucks also tend to get better mileage than gas trucks when pulling an RV.
This truck is equipped with a B/W Companion Hitch which is one of the best hitches on the market. You can google this hitch and read all about it. They cost around $750.
I have installed a 'brush guard' on the front of truck also known as a Deer Guard. Mine is a "Ranch Hand" (see photo) and cost around $700.
I also have "air shocks" on the rear of the truck and they are a $300 add.
|Total Price Change:||-$5,050|
Excluding price changes of less than $100.