Yeah, you dont use your truck. The bass boat is like flicking a mosquito off of its fender.. it laughs at your "loads".
EDIT: $60K for a new truck in my opion is a joke. Have you ever looked at the emission systems on a 6.7? That thing is a monstrocity of tubes and hoses and accessory devices strapped onto a diesel. If I am ever in a position where I need a "new truck" to pull my 5th wheel on a frequent basis (I live in my 5th presently because I am a major f&ck up with my finances and career) I will buy a 7.3 era truck with under 100k miles that sat in someone's garage because he "meant" to pull his rv around but never got around to it for $25k. I would fly to go get it, they are all over the country right now. But I digress from my original post.
In your case I might just invest in some new body parts and a paint job.. knowing what you have is of utmost importance and you know what you have mechanically. $10k and your truck looks like new I bet with a cool custom paint job... maybe $15k. Id pay for a compression test before I did it. More than likely your cylinder walls still have the hone marks on them. And Id replace the oil cooler, radiator and all hoses. Done. $20k tops and you take it to the grave with you. Maybe ask to be buried in it. Oh you probably need new seat covers too.. $20k might cover that too if you find a reasonable upholstery shop.
I'm planning to keep my truck for the rest of my life. But then I'm fortunate enough to live in California where I don't have to deal with Michigan cancer.
2001 F350 XLT 4X4 crew cab, dual rear wheels, long bed, black, 7.3l turbo diesel, automatic transmission, 4.10, shift on the fly, running boards, sliding rear window, 38 gal fuel tank, Odyssey extreme 65-PC1750T batteries, Michelin LTX-MS2 rear tires, Sumitomo Encounter front tires, Shell Rotella Ultra elc, 11,500 gvwr, 20,000 gcwr, 7500 gvw, completely stock, 114,000 miles when purchased, now has 250,000 miles, repairs so far: two starters, batteries, cps, brakes, tires, alternator, ball joints, locking hub, wheel hub, AC compressor, serpentine belt, power steering pump, driver's side window, ignition switch, o-ring, Spectra premium radiator, water pump, fan clutch, fan blades, thermostat, thermostat housing, tensioner. Stolen twice so far, but recovered both times with major damage.
2005 Nomad Rampage toyhauler made by Skyline. 11,500lb gvwr.