Hello Masters of all information, I know little to nothing about trucks, so I'm turning to you magnificent bastards to enlighten me. We want to get a tow vehicle for pulling a horse trailer-- most likely a goose-neck @ ~10,000 lb when loaded.
We're looking in the <$15k range, and so far we have only considered Fords ('03 F250) but I'm willing to broaden that to other brands based on what advice we're given, in particular if there are any brand & MY combination that are either especially good or especially bad. There are so many option packages and trim levels, all changing yearly, it gets pretty overwhelming finding the right setup.
Other details, it has to be a 4x4 and while a diesel would be nice, they seem to command a higher price. But, are they more reliable/durable? This is definitely something we hope to get many years of use out of, so longevity is desirable.
One final note, this vehicle will see daily driver usage too, so some degree of day-to-day livability also would be nice.
Looking forward to your responses, thanks.