I am hoping that I can post my driving/work situation and the options I am thinking about on a Titan and get some feed back on whether or not the options I am considering will serve my purposes.
I live on 12 acres with several thousand feet of dirt/woodchip/gravel roads that I drive on regularly. There are some very steep hills that I frequently need to haul loads up. Although part of my property is on a creeks flood plain I have little mud trouble thanks to my trusty tractor. have a tractor with front loader that I sometimes have to pull. My 7 year old daughter is demanding a horse. We have chickens (pets & egg layers) large dogs. We train dogs profesionally for individuals Search and Rescue or other scent work and for Police departments. I prefer the dogs in the bed of my truck in kennels but sometimes...I have numerous construction projects going that require me to haul lumber and building materials. Lots of tools, air compressors... This vehicle will also serve as a family trip vehicle and child hauler on occasion.
I like the SE cloth seats but it seems some options require the leather seats LE. I want the side/top air bags to protect those kids in Atlanta traffic. I am thinking crew cab, big tow, utility package, 4X2, Sliding overhead Rack ( to carry lumber and my canoe), step rail, sliding bed divider. I am unsure if the off road package will help me? I like the fog lights but it appears that I have to get off raod to get them. Apparently adding fog lights after market requires adding wiring to the truck. My experience has been very bad just adding towing wiring to a truck in the past. After 6 years and a zillion times at the shop my current truck still has electrical troubel that they keep blaming on towing wiring that I have paid them multiple times to fix, grrr.
I am especially interested in: whether off road may help me, whether leather seats will hold up as well as cloth, whether or not adding fog lights or step rails after market is a safe bet.