I'm in the market, have it narrowed down to a 6.0L F-series or a 5.9L Dodge (2000-06ish). I would prefer a manual, but don't HAVE to have it. My concern stems towards body configuration and how that affects towing. I would prefer to have a SRW regular cab long bed, but I am wondering if the lack of wheelbase will cause some adverse handling. I'll be towing either my '96 Tacoma or my 85 K30 on a 16' Hudson trailer. I don't feel like I'll have too many problems if I'm not being wild and fast with it. I don't have a wife or kids or anything, so the extra cab space is not big factor. I had planned on a camper shell for the bed to keep things out of the weather. Essentially, just trying to break into the ranks without going overboard, but still doing it safely. Every truck I've ever towed with was extended cab or larger, both SRW and DRW. This won't be a daily driver, either. I like rubber floors and simplicity. Just give me cruise control and A/C. Everything else can be manual. I'll add any creature comforts later on. What would you say is your stopping point is as far as the miles the truck has on it before it loses reliability? Most I've been looking at are in the 150-200K range. With that said, if you have any added knowledge or suggestions, I'm all ears.