I am currently driving a 1500 Silverado w/tow package 4wd, Z71. I pull a 16ft Heavy Duty Open trailer (not angle iron) w/Super Z, 48 Exmark WB and Push mower. This truck struggles. I want to purchase a 3/4 ton but want to make sure I choose the right one for me. I know that I will be purchasing a 16-18ft enclosed trailer in the near future. My concern is what powerplant to go with and the fuel economy as I will most likely be driving it personally not just work. I am currently looking into or considering NEW 05' 2500 HD Silverado 6.0 Gas Ext cab, SB, 4wd, 4.10gear, no power windows etc..$25543 NEW 06' F-250 XLT 5.4L, ext cab, SB, 4wd, 3.73gear, Tow command, power doors, windows, etc..~$32,482 on A-Plan USED 01' F-250 XLT 7.3l Turbo Diesel, 90,000mi, ext cab, SB, 4wd,....asking $17,500 I am somewhat concerned about the towing capabilities of the 5.4L in the Ford and the 6.0L in the Chevy. Should I consider the V10 in the Ford?