Looking to get a used pickup, for light hauling( to the dump) and possibly for a future boat or RV Trailer. I can take a chance on an older truck, since I won't be towing anything heavy right away. In time, I can see how well the truck performs before I commit to an RV. I've been looking in Auto Trader for trucks but it is hard to determine what the towing capacities might be with the limited info. Is there a way to tell from the VIN#, what the towing capacity was when new? Or is there some other way to determine the capacity. Even if the seller has that info, I don't know whether I should trust it. Looking to spend under 10K. That's not much, but I am hoping with the economy and fuel costs, there might be some bargains out there. Is there a part of the country that would be better to look in?