Welcome to the ROC looks like for your needs you got the correct vehicle.Purchased a 2009 Ridgie RTL this past Thursday. I was impressed with JD Power and Associate awards and Consumer Report accolades, not to mention top gas mileage among other competitors in its class (6 cyl, 4wd) and just simply a really cool design and finish.
I will primarily use this truck for commuting, but I feel it is very capable of handling nearly all weather, some light cargo hauling, rugby game tailgating and for deer hunting here in NE Indiana.
Since I purchased it used, it is not perfect and is missing some small things, most importantly floor mats, but I am sure I can find a suitable replacement until I can afford Weathertechs or Husky (can't afford either right now because...well, I just purchased this truck .
Sorry, went under someone else's thread. Can't figure out how to delete.