Hopefully the ford will be better than the Eco diesel dodge I have two friends that own Eco diesel each are nearing 100000 miles one have been great the other not so much on maintaining. The 5.0 ford is an overachiever in the 150 with 8000lb load. I don't care to about dyno numbers just been my real world experience. The 5.0 will edge the Eco when pulling 8000 lbs. Mpgs are at about 7.5 to 8 running 75mph. Christopher if towing local under 200 miles this is probably going to be a great rig and empty mpgs should be great. Long trips get old being pushed around by a trailer and lots of transmission shifting. The life of a small diesel is also going to be shortened when being used at 100 percent duty. Load your truck and trailer up and weigh them it will surprise you on what it weighs.