When you're in the market for a family hauler that can tow, narrowing down the shopping list is a challenge. SUVs are popular, but can a truck meet your lifestyle needs in addition to pulling beyond a typical SUVs towing 3,500 to 5,000 lbs? Of course, there are the SUVs that have a body-on-frame platform like the Ford Expedition, GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Suburban that can easily tow north of 8,000lbs, but what do you gain besides pulling capability?
As an Airstream owner, I certainly require a capable tow vehicle as my family hauler, but I also put a very high demand on luxury. Full disclosure - I own a Cadillac Escalade. However, I see a lot of “Airstreamers” using a pickup truck as their tow vehicle. So, I decided to put one of Ford’s finest to the test. . . A Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4WD Platinum with a 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel engine topping out with an MSRP of $78,115.
After having the chance to spend a week in the F-250, towing our Airstream along the coast of California, I now see the appeal of a Pick-Up Truck.