I have had and do have a old and new truck. Right now I have a 99' Chevy 3/4ton 4x4 Ex.cab short bed w/ the 366 or 6.0 liter engine that get 7 to 8 mpg loaded or empty, also have a 85' Chevy 3/4 ton 4x4 that gets 7-8 mpg all the time and doesn't have a $600.00 monthly payment. Tried a brand new Dodge 24 valve 2 wheel drive Quad cab short bed w/ 5-spd that got around 12-14 mpg loaded it was a 99' model trade it for the Chevy because I had 3 99' before. I pull a 20' bumper and 24' gooseneck trailer, only once I pulled both at the same time, the bumper trailer weighs around 5500 or so w/o grass clippings, and in the beds of the trucks I have 3 tool boxes which all together might be 1000lbs. Would like to know if you guys prefer a good old truck or a newer truck and the fuel mileage. Thinking of bidding on a 95-96 Ford F-350 sigle wheel 4x4 w/utility bed that is coming up at our Kay Electric Co-op (rural electric company) would change the bed to a flat bed, last year the sold one for $9600 w/bed, it does have around 120,000 miles on it. They get new trucks often it is getting replaced w/a SuperDuty Crew Cab w/utility bed, the have about a dozen of these trucks. Any comments help and thanks.