We have a 99 19' Bambi towing with a 2000 Toyota 'Tundra V/8. I only purchased the Bambi in October of 2003. We have towed about 1000 miles. Average mpg is about 12 pulling the loaded Bambi. The Tundra gets 19 mpg on the road without the Bambi and about 15 in the driving I do day to day.
I recommend you check out a Tundra. I had a Dodge prior to the Tundra. The Tundra drives and handles much better than the Dodge 1500
. Prior to the Dodge I had a Nissan pickup.
I think Toyota cars sell for a couple of thousand more than other comparable cars/trucks but you get the money back if you ever go to sell the vehicle.
Check out the new Tundra 4 door. What a sweet vehicle for pulling a Bambi.