I am in the market for a newer truck to pull a mowing trailer. I am looking at getting a GM or Ford Gas burner. GAS ONLY I have nothing against diesel but that's not the best engine for the job. It will be used 95% of the time to pull a 6K lb trailer and have lots of stop and go driving. The engines I will consider are the 5.4 and the 6.0 as I don't think you can get the 5.3 in a 3/4 ton chassis. The biggest deciding factor is fuel consumption and making it to the 200,000 mile mark. Will look mainly at 2wd trucks. The only modification I may make is a flat bed dump or dump insert to haul mulch in. I'm not looking for a bashing thread but more or less a pros and cons thread.