Hi, C Johnson. I'm sorry if you feel like I was bashing you; I was not. As for looking at Ford pickups, I have been working at new car dealers since 1968
, mostly Ford, Lincoln, Mercury dealers. I still work at a Ford, Lincoln, Mercury dealer now as Shopforeman. And I have seen, and worked on, many of these vehicles. Yes the F-series pickups of yesterday were all the same truck with heavier suspensions and axles and drivetrains as the numbers went up. [F-250 F-350]
I'm just trying to help someone who has a simular tow vehicle who wants to tow a simular trailer. By my personal experience.