I have been kicking around the idea of getting my first pickup/tow rig. I have had various cars and SUVs over the years but no pickups, now I need a tow rig. I won't be towing or hauling all the time and need a good DD. I am looking at a 1500HD at the Chevy dealership, looks like a decent tow rig on paper: 6.0L Vortec 300HP, 360LBFT, 4L80E, 4X4 4.10 gears=9,900LB trailer rating 8,600LB GVWR, 16,000 GCWR Crew cab short bed so, plenty of comfy stretch out space (though about getting an extended cab but, I like the idea of more interior space). Towing tasks will be (when I get done building it) a K5 Jimmy on 1 ton axles, 37-39s, some tools, spares, etc on an appropriate trailer. Probably only towing about once a month but for a pretty good distance (short distance I'll just drive the trail rig). Do y'all think this enough truck for the task? I'd like to get a diesel but that's about $7,000 more, is it that necessary? Seems like a gas might make a more pleasant DD though, no? Thanks for your forthcoming opinions!