Found this topic that kind of matches my concern. Seems like my steering wheel has gotten harder to turn over the last year or so. I am getting older, but still. Quite a bit harder in cold weather, but that doesn't surprise me that much. I had the Ford dealer look it over, but they thought it was OK. It's not like there isn't power steering at all, but still seems tougher than it should be. I read some things on a Ford forum that suggested putting oil on the steering column u joints. Might try that tomorrow. Any other thoughts. It's 2008 Quigley with 130,000 miles. Did ball joints around 70,000 miles I think.
2008 Ford E-350 Quigley 4x4 V10 - 164,000 miles
RB50, PH Top, Dual AGM Group 27 Deka, 2000 Tripplite Inv., No Propane or Water Systems
Van Weight 8,100 pounds, added one rear leaf spring, BFG AT KO LT265/70R17 E Tire press 50psi.