Getting stuck behind a ford in the mountains. J/K:rof Actually, I don't think you can buy a bad truck these days. Just buy a diesel truck for towing and not the mileage.....if you go for the mileage, you might be disappointed. Granted, you will get better than gas, but you will probably fall short of the claims. Buy the truck that you like the most.
Not my truck....I was following a ford towing about the same weight, possibly a little more. the only time my truck downshifted was because I had to slow down for the ford in front of me. He was losing 10-20 mph going up the hills between Eielson and Summit (Paxson) Alaska. I know you are just poking fun just like me. But this is real life seen in action....btw, my friend has a 7.3l.