Road trip coming up
I'll be taking the family vacation in a couple weeks driving from Phoenix to San Diego and can't decide which vehicle to take. I have a 2010 F150 SCREW 4x4 which of course has a ton of room for the kids in the back and plenty of room for everything we could ever want to take. The down side is we'll be staying in a condo by the beach and I doubt the truck will fit in the narrow single car garage at the condo and I'll have to park it a couple blocks away in public parking.
Choice 2 is my 2011 5.0 with the 6M, Airaid CAI, BAMA tune and Roush AB's. I'd love to open her up on the drive and give her some road time (garage queen). But then there's the issue of limited room in the rear for the kids, one 7 and one 10. Also need to use 91 octane fuel for the tune. I also wonder about loading the trunk with what we'll take. It's not lowered, yet, but wonder the weight of 4 passangers and everything we stuff in the trunk for the trip will have on the suspension.
Option 3 is the same as 2 except it's the wife's base Kona blue 2011 V6. 6A, No mods on it, it's a lease, so 87 octane fuel. Missing the upgrades of my 401a premium package. Same issues with suspension questions but much better fuel economy.
Either car would obviously be easier to get around in with all the beach traffic and would allow us to use the garage in the condo. But could be limited on what we bring with us. It's a a single car garage build under the condo. Two unit building. Alley way to access the garage looks about as wide as a single lane street. The truck would be a nice drive with extra room but the possibility of not being able to use the garage worries me. Although guess if it gets stolen in the public parking area that gives me an excuse to upgrade to a Raptor lol.
So who has made a 6 hour family trip in the stang and how was it? Anyone familiar with the traffic / parking issues in the mission beach area feel free to chime in.