I do pull one of several trailers I own occasionally, but seldomneed the extra power of a diesel as my largest trailer is maxed out at 3200pounds and the small camper only occasionally gets pulled over the BlueridgeMountains. Mostly I was hoping for a significanteveryday gain in fuel mileage by switching over to diesel. However, if I can only expect to gain 3-5 MPGincrease from my current 13 MPG, it does not sound like as huge a savings as Ithought. I was hoping it would at leastdouble. I am not sentimental over theold truck, but here in NC it has the advantage of not having to go through emissionstesting anymore due to its age. I reallylike that. I just thought since I’llprobably have to rebuild or replace the engine in a few more years that withthe current gas prices, diesel would be an advantage to look into. I’ve rebuilt and/or swapped 4 engines beforeand have most of the tools I’d need to do another one. I just did some rough calculations taking inthe difference in price between diesel fuel and regular gas and came up withabout a $360 savings per 10,000 miles. Ithink I just talked myself out of a diesel engine change. I think it would be better to just get adiesel pickup or SUV some day when I get another vehicle. Thanks for all your info.