I will be buying a truck (or maybe an SUV) sometime in the next 6 months… I will be using it mostly for towing a horse trailer. The current trailers I have access to are actually stock trailers. I’m estimating I need something that can happily tow 6000 lbs.
I am absolutely clueless about what to look for and whether or not I should choose diesel or gasoline. One friend says go for a half-ton… another says go for a three-quarter ton. Yet another says that trucks with tow packages usually have automatic transmission. But I was thinking that I would prefer manual… and diesel. But I’m told that the diesel only comes in the heavy-duty 3/5 ton option and there’s not much difference on the gas mileage… its so confusing!
Then - I see that some of the full-size SUVs might be an option (like a Ford Expedition or a Chevvie Suburban) - but these aren’t so convenient for moving hay!
I would appreciate any advice from those in the know. It will have to be an older truck/SUV because I only have $10k or thereabouts to spend.