So I am doing some window shopping looking at replacing my Ranger. Why? Transmission is acting up. Im getting a whopping 12 mpg towing a 3000 lb trailer full of lawn equipment around. Truck also needs a tailgate handle, power window motor and tires. I looked at a 2010 regular cab F150 today with a 4.6 V8. Only problem with it is it cant tow over 5500 lbs. The tractor I have access to, to do brush hogging or other work weighs 4000 lbs. Doesnt leave much for a trailer. It looks like the 3v 4.6 can tow more. But with my usual load of 3000 lbs can that motor do better then the 12 mpgs I am getting now? Then I looked at a 2011 F250 with the 6.7. Again, regular cab, auto, 4x2. Base trim level. But kinda apprehensive of the new motor. 2011 Dodge Ram 2500, 6.7l Cummins. Regular cab 4x2 long bed bla bla bla. Think any of these will give me what I want? I really want to have a auto transmission. Also all the trucks have 8' beds.