Well, I think I have the Mrs's conviced of getting a truck next spring, and just had a few questions as I have not owned a truck before. Seems like a large population of the members here have trucks, so thought I would ask some fellow burners on their thoughts. Basically, I am looking at either the Ford F150 or Chevy 1500..probably model years 2004-2007 or so. (I have selected these models for pricing and service in my area) 1.) My inlaws have a trailer that they are letting us use to go camping. Its a 2008 21 ft unit, with a Towing weight of 3500 pounds empty. I am thinking the larger V8 (5.4L) vs the 4.6L would be my best bet considering the extra HP and torque. (Also, mpg's soesn't appear to be a huge difference) Any thoughts? (Travel distance to campgrounds would be appx 120-150 miles or so, with some hilly roads in the White Mountains, NH) 2.) Trailer has electric brakes, any idea on the cost of installing a brake controller? Also, how do these units work....do they automatically work when the trucks brakes are used. Thanks for your input.