I am going round and round with myself, and frankly have for years, about what exactly would be the idea truck for my situation.
I have four kids. A few are old enough to drive themselves but ideally I would like to be able to transport the whole family if I needed to. We live in interior Alaska where temps regularly get to -20 in winter, can dip as low as -50 plus, and then hover in the high 80’s for the summer.
We live down a road that would make a mudbogger jealous, but would make anyone else stop drop-jawed and turn around. Really - it is so bad we generally walk ot for about one month in the spring (our melt is rapid and known here as breakup).
We also haul our drinking water. This is common here - in our case we have a 300 gallon tank that sits in the back of the truck. We also haul garbage, assorted stuff, and the occasional moose.
We don’t have a trailer but are open to having one.
Tell me car talking experts - what is the perfect vehicle for me? If it helps, I am thinking late-ish model, but not new.