I need to start seriously start thinking about my next truck. I know its going to take time to find a good cab and chasis. I will be looking for a 33k gvw truck. I want to go with a hook lift system. I know some of you guys love your switch and go systems, i just do not want to take a chance with one of those. I know if i spend the money on a good hook lift that it will last almost forever (i hope). I am just trying to put together some preliminary numbers. I want 2002-2004 truck. I like the new style internationals like Tthomas has. I am hoping to find one with 125-150k miles for $ 22-25k. Is that resonable? I am not going to go with any tool box behind the cab like the other guys run. Personally, i do not see the point of having that box with no top. I may go with just a simple 24inch steel box. But nothing more than that. Is a 20,000lbs hook lift the right size you would put on a 33k gvw truck? Oh yea.. once i get the truck it might take me 6 months or so to finish it. I want to bank roll it myself. I do not want to be a sucker with payments anymore!!!! I figure if i want it ready to work next spring, i better start it around June this year. Anyone have any adivce from trucks to the hook lift unit?