I hate when someone tells me "You don't know what you want" - I know you didn't ask about Dodges, but I am with Kelly, Jaybrown and Landfakers! I have three Dodges. The post 2007.5 trucks are all good to go - so much so that I am going to pick up a new 4500 next week. For what you are describing that you want to do with it - you aught to at least give them a look. When you get ready to buy - if you get down to the nuts and bolts with prices - hit me up - I will put you in contact with my dealer - best price ANYWHERE on the 4500!