Do you leave your towing apparatus in the receiver of your truck? Just a heads up as I have just picked up my 2009 f250 after 8 weeks in the body shop. I had my towing gear in my receiver and was rear ended by a car that was going 40mph. The effect was that the load of the vehicle hitting me was transferred through my hitch directly to the frame of the vehicle before the bumper had a chance to stop the offending car. I have a new frame under my truck now after waiting for two months and driving a sardine can rental. I am sure that having the frame replaced has severely damaged the value of my vehicle. If you have a desire for a new truck and you think that frame damage would total your vehicle, go ahead and keep your gear in the receiver and hope to be rear ended. If you have a newer truck, remove the towing gear because a frame replacement and other body work, 19k worth of work, won't necessarily total your vehicle and you might regret the hassle and devaluation that such a repair may have on you and the value of your vehicle. Oh yeah, they had 8 weeks to get the 4x4 & off road stickers, but apparently they forgot about them until I mentioned it when I saw the truck today. Oh well, the saga continues.. Cheers!