Here's the deal --- Trade in mason dump on new diesel or keep mason dump and buy new V8 gasser??? Option 1 - Trade in dump truck on new '04 f250 diesel lariat, extended cab, 8' bed......will cost $30,200 + my mason dump. I will then need to put a plow on the truck and dump insert...about another $5500. (I tow an 18' enclosed trailer w/ two z's and walkbehind) Option 2 - Don't trade in dump and buy a new '04 f350 xlt v8 gasser, extended cab, 8' bed for $30,400 and still have the dump as well. I'm am leaning toward option 2. I would really like to have the diesel, but can not seem to justify the cost and losing my dump. If I did by the diesel, I lose my dump w/ plow and have to buy a new plow and dump insert for the pickup. (by the way....dump is paid for....it's a gasser and has received about $1000 - $1500 worth of repairs every year over the past two years) I would then be using this new truck for my daily cutting rig....w/ guys sweating in it and spilling sh#@ everywhere. Then plowing w/ the new truck and hitting manholes at my commercial places would kill me. The reason to go w/ option 1 would be to have the diesel and get rid of the dump that could or could not be on its last legs???? Input, comments, jabs........lets here them.