Originally Posted by JJ77
What's your tow to daily driver ratio? My experience is that a v8 gas motor half ton is much more comfortable to drive when not towing. Suspension is softer and will drive more like a car.
But when it comes to towing, there's no replacement for a deisel. Not just pulling, but stopping or maintaining speed on a downhill slope. The exhaust brake is fantastic. Also less stopping for fuel on long trips.
Probably 90/10 right now for daily/towing ratio. I already live in Az so I don't have to migrate here every year. Summer time trips to the mountains are about 150 miles. My trailer is around 7200# loaded out. Load in the truck bed probably at 350# max. Just me the wife and dog in the cab.
My side job as a truck driver gives me all the diesel power thrill I need. Since I was a kid I have hauled hay, grain, cattle, dry freight, flat bed freight, sand/gravel, asphalt, ready mix and cotton modules. (never hauled chickens) Never got east of the Mississippi but all over the western states.