im in the northeast looking to buy a new GM 4500 maybe 5500. just wanted to see if anyone has bought one resently and whats a good price. and what they think about the truck. I need it basically to tow a 12,000 lbs excavator and have a dumptruck. I'm working on getting my CDL, i know you need taht to two anything over 10,000 lbs., but i want a truck that is under CDL so my father and whoever else needs to can drive it. cab and chassis (4x4, plow prep, duramax/allison, 17,500 GVWR) 8' or 10' dump body the dealer says he can have the dump body purchased and put on for me with no extra cost. no mark up. family friend.