I looking at a few different options. Here's my dilemma, we have been pounded with snow this year, actually we're the second highest city for snow amounts. I have a dumpbed insert in my truck but it is carrying my liquid set up and I don't feel like removing it. I'm so tired of trying to rely on other people for dumps to haul the snow away. Not to mention thats money I could be putting in my pocket. So, I was looking at used dump trucks and found nothing but JUNK! for 5-6k. Then I was thinking about a dump trailer, I would be buying a 14k gvw so down the road I could also haul a skid steer. I also would use it for a huge leaf removal set up, delivery of mulch in excess of 5yrds, hauling stone, etc. The pros of a dump bed.....no mechanical break downs, many uses, low maintenance, in general a lower cost of ownership. Cons.....about the worst thing I can think of if backing it into places but I'm really good with trailer's so I really dont think its a con.