Alright, heres the deal, all my lawns are within 1.5 miles of my house, (really tight route) I have a 6 x12 dual axle trailer that is real heavy duty, not your typical angle iron trailer, ill post pics when its done. I am guessing the trailer wieghts about 800-1000 lbs. plus a 52 wb mower. I need a truck/daily driver that does decent on gas and can still pull a trailer. Do you think it is feasible to tow a trailer, mower, etc with a v6 manual dakota? Will this tear up the clutch or not really? What about an auto tranny? Any advantages or disadvantages to either one? I realize they are not heavy duty trucks, but I wonder if it will get the job done, they are about the right size and it will still be affordable to drive. THe only concern I have is slowing down, I guess I just drive slow or actually hook up the trailer brakes. I would like to hear some insight on this topic, a ranger or s-10 would apply to this situation to. Who uses light duty trucks to get the job done? Does anyone know anything about the dakotas specifically? are they good or do they fall apart like the families '90 dodge minivan? Whatever you can contribute would be a help. thanks.