I've been seeing alot of people here in my city using small pickups like Chevy S10's, Ford Rangers, Nissans and Toyotas for their commercial lawn service work. They looked like they pulled just fine. One guy was pulling a fully loaded 13' single axle trailer w. a 4-cylinder Nissan 5-speed, and was able to go quite fast. I would only consider a manual transmission because I don't like the way automatics go into high rpm's all the time when towing. I don't drive hard, and only ease gently on the accelerator, so I would think there would not be a drastic fuel mileage decrease. Has anyone else done this? What fuel mileage have you gotten? Would it be fine to do if I had trailer brakes? Maybe there is a way to put larger brakes on? I pulled my 5x13 trailer home with a '94 Pontiac Trans Sport w. the 3800 V6, and it did just fine, and I had no trouble stopping.