Shoot, find the vehicle you like and then tell them you wanna drive to the house and tow the boat around the block with it. If it performs and is comfortable, you'll buy. They'll go for it.
I have towed smaller boats, motorcycle trailers and other stuff with smaller vehicles like a Jeep wrangler and it was terrible. Not enough weight or power. We road the struggle bus. Then I had a GMC Sierra for a while and it did ok with boats, motorcycle trailers. About 3 years ago I bought my first F350 2002 with 250,000 miles and it was a great truck. Then I upgraded and bought a new F350 last year and I will never go back. I can tow anything I need and have no issues. I use it as a daily driver. I work 40 miles from home and because I like it more then my wife's Kia we usually take the truck everywhere. In 13 months I have 35,000 miles on my new F350. I know not everyone needs a diesel truck but for towing you can't beat it. Especially for longer drives. IMO diesel is the way to go. But what Kaneboats said... test drive something if it tows the boat fine then you got what you need. Good luck
Luckily I know some people with just as big a boat as mine that i trust their thoughts and keeping my fingers crossed it will tow well.
Mike, when looking to replace our 06 duramax i found one dealer in Columbus that said go hook it up and try it. I was surprised, I grabbed my dads 249 Glastron mid cabin that weights over 7,500 with trailer and non working breaks. I was surprised how will it did. Just can't get rid of the Duramax until it starts costing more than fuel, want 200k out of it. Only 10,500 more miles. Sorry about your F350, hope you enjoy the new F150
All seriousness, every truck i have bought up here, the sales guy goes on the test ride, he tells you where you can and can't drive. They won't let the trucks out of there sight.
I remember buying cars with my grandpa and he used to bring them home over night all the time while shopping. IDK if things have really changed that much or what. I just know up here so fare the dealers won't let you have the truck alone. IDK maybe its the way i look? LOL i don't walk in the dealer with a fist full of hundos like I do when I buy my boats.
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