I'm looking at getting a new truck. It's going to be my work truck as well as my daily driver. I'm going to go with a new '13 or '14 crew/ext. cab short box, gas engine, 4x4, auto trans. (limited slip/locking rear diff., tow & plow pkg.) I'm not sure if I should go with a 3/4 or 1 ton? Price wise they're about the same. With gas engines their towing capacities are about the same. Their payload capacities are higher in the 1 tons. I will be hauling stuff in the box, but I don't think I'd over load a 3/4 ton.....I don't think. I'm going to use the truck for plowing and towing trailers. My regular trailers won't weigh more then 4-6,000 lbs. so they're not really a lot. Although I'll most likely be towing daily in the warmer months, so I guess the stress of day to day towing can add up over time. I'm probably going to go with a Fisher or Western 8 1/2 ft. plow. I'll be doing a lot of residential plowing so I can't go to big. The last two winters here in Central New York have been real mild. Some years have some pretty bad winters here with some serious plowing. I want to make sure I get a truck can handle everything I'm going to use it for. Would it be worth getting a 1 ton just to have a heavier duty truck? Thanks, NYH1.