I know there are probably 100 threads on this, but going back quite a few pages did not see anything, and doing a search with numbers appears to be hopeless. (IE: f250 vs f350)
I have always owned 1/2 ton gassers, and looking to buy a 3/4 ton diesel... however looking at cost and payload ratings, what disadvantages are there to upgrading to a 1ton?
Is ride firmer? or with the setup of the spring packs is the unladen ride about the same for both trucks?
Seeing as how right now I d not have any toys or trailers, but plan to in the future (LQ horse trailer, possibly a slide in camper), should I save the (roughly) 1grand difference in price and just buy the 3/4 ton, or spend the extra and not be limited down the road.
Spending nearly 50g's for a truck, I don't want to have to trade it in a year down the road, already took a bath unloading a problem child 03 Chevy and know I am going to take a bath on my Charger... (luckily I have alot of equity in it), but don't want to deal with buying more then I need (in terms of ride/service) with daily driving, or if down the road a 3/4 ton is all I will need to do the job.
Any advise welcome.
Oh, and I got the Charger because I always wanted a fun RWD car, and living in AZ now, I was able to get it without dealing with winter driving, but I have always been a truck guy, and am used to off-roading, hunting, etc... things having a car have put a stop on. Plus I work construction, so the car has been an issue, for hobbies, way of life, and work.....