5.4L Engine: How long will she last?
I've always been someone who swaps out his vehicles fairly frequently (around 100K miles), but the changing economic times have made me a changed man. I've got a 2007 5.4L Screw with 78K miles that I absolutely love. She's been my daily driver for 4 years and I use her to tow our 6200lb travel trailer between 3-5K miles a year. Haven't had a lick of trouble and have always maintained her at 5K service intervals.
There will come a time when I'll likely retire her to dedicated tow/weekend work, but apart from that I'm wondering how long (realistically) a V8 truck can get the job done? I would think that 150K miles shouldn't be any issue given the way she's performed thus far, and 200K isn't out of the question. I might need to sink some money into her down the road, but I see no need to upgrade to another truck. She tows our setup well, and that's all I can ask of her. Moving to a diesel truck would be fun, but I just can't wrap myself around shelling out $30K for a used diesel truck; particularly one that might end up sitting in the driveway waiting for our next trip. Diesel's don't like that too much.