ok, well we've had our 98 c3500 dump since it was new. 4x2, L boxes, 8' dump with drop sides, 5.7L. currently has ~76,000 miles, Its been great to us, towing and hauling everything we've needed. we did some upgrades on this thing this year including: super duty air bags in rear 5000lb capacity timbrens in front extra heavy duty coils in front coil spring spacers in front 235/85/r16 BFG All Terrains in rear new alternator These upgrades (except the rear bags) were basically put in place to handle the Blizzard Power Plow 810 on it, i know the transmission is slowly going on it, the front end (tie rods, pitman arm, idle arm assembly, etc.) is starting to go and we are considering a medium duty 4500, 5500 class truck by 2010. I want to start looking around now so we i know exactly what we need. I dont want a chevy med. duty because the entire truck is too large for the area we operate in, especially costly to pull our lawn trailer around (gonna get an 8x20 enclosed) So it comes down to the dodge vs. ford. id only consider the ford if its a great price. Its gotta be 4x4 and diesel. Im thinking a landscape dump like this knapheide: so basically im asking your guy's input between the ford and dodges, i love the way the dodges look, so what do you guys think?