This topic was brought up in another topic. How many of you truck owners really use their truck bed? For work I use mine on a bi-weekly basis to haul fencing material, (rock lately), and a few otehr thing, tools, shovels and the dog. I use the 4x4 weekly though. I could get by in 2wd but i would have some deep ruts to deal with later. I tow a trailer every once in while, but lately I have not towed a thing do to being broke and cant rent the equipment. I could get by with a compact pickup 4x4 but the gas mileage is about 16mpg for what ive read in the prices i can afford.Currently im getting 13mpg with a full size 3/4 ton. Please dont turn this topic off into an enviroment issue.