Hey man, you agreed from the beginning that safety is main priority. I am surprised that the XD you talk about above only has 1600lbs. Mine has just shy of 2,200lbs. That makes 1,000lbs difference between your current and mine. That just shows the importance of looking at the sticker.Thank you. The F250 owners obviously said it would work, but there is alot of diesel guys, but Im not getting a diesel. The 7.3 with 4.30 will do just fine. So the wife and I talked about it last night, and we have made a decision. So after more research, I have found that the new F250 and F350 do not have a ride difference as I thought they would, and the 8ft bed gives you the 48 gallon tank. I also found out that according to Nissan the Titan has a 1600lb payload. I looked on my sticker and its 1106!! Thats like 500lb difference! So my fear is that since Nissan says the XD is rated for 2400lbs, it may really only be 1800/1900lbs, and thats not good enough for us. I also found out a F250 is a 3/4 and the F350 is a 1 Ton truck. So bottom line/conclusion? Im not willing to chance that the XD will have 2400lbs of payload, so we will be going with a 2023 F350 King Ranch SRW with the 7.3L with 4.30 gears and 8ft bed. That configuration gives us about 4200lbs of payload, and it might be over kill, but it will be nice to know we will probably never max it out. With the F350 only being about a $800 more, it just makes sense to gain about 1400lbs more over the F250. Even if the F350 loses 500lbs of payload, its still 3700lbs. I really do appreciate everyone's input and help, and I hate to see the Titan leave, but we gotta do what's best for our family. Thank you all very much.
I am glad you found something that will work for you! Best of luck.