I have a 2003 shortbed crewcab DRW F-350, 6.0. I used to have a 1999 longbed supercab F-350 SRW, 7.3.
My 30' Sonic used to swing the SRW pretty bad sometimes. Just trying to make an adjustment in my lane while towing down the highway, the truck would sway back and forth in the lane pretty bad. Also you would definately know the boat was behind you.
With the DRW no swaying at all. The boat no longer contols the truck! Stopping is still tough though, without trailer brakes.
I use it as a daily driver and love it! The ride is just like my old SRW. Sometimes parking is tough, but I'm not one who has to park as close as possible anyway.
I get 14 mpg with 4:10 rears.
Insurance is $1400.00 yr in NJ!!