NO One, including Ford, builds a better Ford tranny than John Wood.
I travel all over too, with my Dodge diesel and when my tranny needed rebuilding, I went to the best, Mike Lovrich at Inglewood Transmissions. He’s THE Dodge guy. Jon Wood is THE Ford guy.
Yes, a tranny from him would be WAY more piece of mind than a even a factory new Ford tranny. And most dealerships won’t even sell you a new one. They sell remanufactured pieces of shit, with a warranty that you’ll likely need.