Thanks for your reply. We like the Ranger very much, but am not impressed when pulling the travel trailer. When it's loaded with gear, water, etc. it's likely at least 3500 lbs. plus the wife and 2 Westies.
I have a dealer up here in Canada trying to find a 2009 or 2010 F150 for us. Cost is very much an issue, as we are pretty much maxed-out payment wise with the Ranger.
I do a lot of driving. I took delivery of the Ranger on May 4th of this year and have 25000 kms. on the odometer. I have a Scanguage II meter on-board, so can see the instantaneous mpg and average mpg. It's a great asset and is teaching me a thing or two about increasing gas mileage. Watching the tranny fluid temp is also helpful.
I was in a F150 5.4 super crew yesterday on a 400 km round trip and was very impressed. Much quieter at highway speeds than the Ranger. Rides like a full-size car.
up here in Canada...