Current equipment: Jayco 264 bhw (Roughly 5k lbs with all my gear, water, etc) 2013 Ford F-150 XLT with the 5L V8 Camping style: Check my signature.......lots of nights and very long hauls. My problems: The kids HAAAAATE the backseat. It really is terrible. The seat back is nearly vertical and there is no support. Front seat kind of sucks too. The engine is just adequate. On level ground at 65-70mph I'm turning just over 2k rpms in 5th (of 6) gear. Almost any kind of incline (even ones you can't detect with your eyes) will put me in 4th and a higher rpm and I spend a lot of time here. It is loud. Dangerous trailer sway is controlled. In all the miles I have traveled with this rig I've never been in a truly unsafe situation. Some wind gusts and turbulence from trucks have caught me by surprise but that is about it. What I can feel is all the stress and motion from the trailer. It isn't moving the truck but you can feel it trying to. It is uncomfortable. Gas mileage sucks. If I average 10.5mpg I'm super happy but that doesn't happen all the time. I have a 26 gallon tank which means I'm filling up every 220 to 240 miles. That is frustrating on a long drive. I used to get about 16 mpg with this truck when hauling my pup and I feel bad now thinking back to when I grumbled about it. One time we drove from Gallup, NM to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon with the pup but that would be dangerous with my current set up because I wouldn't have enough gas to do it and there are almost no gas stations along the route. I remember reaching Tuba City, AZ with a quarter tank left and that was the first opportunity to fuel up. Overall I feel this truck is more than enough truck for towing a trailer my size occasionally or for shorter hauls. But we don't do that so I'm thinking about my options. What I would like: Seats with more support, comfort. The ability to recline the rear seats to some extent. A drivetrain that can haul my trailer in its highest gear on a level surface. I'm not asking for 20+ mpg but something better than 10mpg would be nice. The ability to get 300-400+ miles out of a tank of gas via better gas mileage and/or a bigger tank. A diesel engine (?). I've become pretty skilled at getting around the unleaded pumps at most gas stations but having the option to pull in to the truck lanes at a Flying J or whatever is really appealing. Anyone have suggestions? I'm guessing my answer is a F-250, Ram 2500, etc. I think some models of the Ram have the reclining rear seat but I'm not sure if the Ford or any other make does. Toyota used to offer it but they discontinued it a few years ago. Do I have any hope of getting a better mpg with a more powerful engine or is this limitation driven mostly by the fact that the front of the trailer acts like a big sail and will stress any truck? I would think a truck that is designed to haul 15k safely wouldn't even register something that weighs 5k, but I don't know. Appreciate all suggestions.