Our 2016 Cougar weighs just shy of 10,000 lbs,,,loaded, 31'4" from nose to tail... Our 15 Silverado 2500 pulls (and stops it) like a dream... And yes I drive a truck for a living... The extra weight/drivetrain of the 2500 makes it a pleasure to drive... I'm getting older,,, I have enough stress at work.... The truck Controls the trailer,,, not the other way around.... Get the little bit (alot) more truck in the 2500/3/4 ton.... You'll be glad you did... (and NO we are not rich)
PS,,, I might add you don't need the extra cost of a deisel if you don't want to... Personally I Love it... But as jimnlin said,,, a properley set up gas motor in a 3/4 ton will do fine to a point....
Monkey, pilot of a Great Dane hauler,
2015 Silverado 2500 Duramax/Alison 4x4 CrewCab 2016 Cougar 28SGS