Hey, I've been browsing here for awhile and I'm amazed by the amount of info one can get from here. On to the topic, I'm 16, turning 17 in October. Hopefully before the year it out, or right after new year, I'll be purchasing my first truck. I'm looking into the half ton size class, like the Dodge 1500, Chevy/GMC 1500, etc. I'm a tree climber/arborist in training by trade(working with our company and going to college for an arboriculture degree after high school), so this truck will mostly be used for hauling my gear around, firewood delivery, and hauling a trailer. (most likely just a small flat bed type to help haul brush on side jobs, and hopefully, down the road a bit, an enclosed trailer for gear storage and hauling) Any truck I get must be a 4x4 and I would prefer a quad or crew cab. Here's what I'm considering: Dodge 1500 Chevy 1500 GMC 1500 I'm not a big Ford fan by any means, but on the above brand I'm not biased to any one truck. Also considering stepping it up a notch to a 2500 size truck, but in the diesel category. More power for hauling stuff, better sounding(too me at least) plus I could use Bio-Diesel if I wanted. So, for these choices it would be Dodge 2500 Chevy 2500 GMC 2500 Thanks for any help you guys can offer!!!