Okay...I've been doing alot of thinking over the last day and I think I will actually be going with a gas truck for my new one. But I just can't decide between a GM 1500 and a GM 2500. I will now be spending roughly $20k on the truck and going for a crew cab. I've been doing some searching on the internet and I've come to the conclusion that the GM gas engines in these trucks are pretty good through 200,000 miles (with proper maintenance and care). I can find trucks with 50,000-80,000 miles pretty easily within my price range, and they're 2007's and 2008's. But I'm not sure if I should go with a 1500 or 2500. My trailer doesn't have breaks on it, so having a 2500 would be nice for the larger brakes. It'd also be nice to have a 2500 for when I upgrade my trailer to an 18' open or enclosed. I'd like the truck to be able to do everything I need and then a little more. However, with the 2500 the down fall is the fuel mileage. I'd probably be looking at 14-15 highway and 10-13 city (depending on speed and driving habits). With a 1500, it will be able to tow what I have now fine...braking may take longer though. It will also provide me with a smoother ride and better fuel economy, upwards of 20mpg on the highway. A 1500 would also be a more "nimble" truck, so parking in "tight" spots would be slightly easier. However, a 1500 doesn't leave me with much room to grow when I get a larger trailer and another mower on the trailer. I want to make sure that I don't reach the GCWR or come too close to it, the closer I come to the GCWR the more wear that is put on the truck. My personal preferrence is a 2500, I like driving the bigger trucks...I think they have a better feel to them. I just really don't want to step down to a 1/2 ton truck from my 3/4 ton and regret the decision. Nor do I want to get the 2500 and wish I got the 1500. I need help!!!!