Since all of our businesses are different and we use our equipment in different ways - I know there is no easy answer to this question. But give me any ideas/suggestions you may have for our current challenge if you don't mind. We're buying a new truck to replace the current GMC 2500 for one of our maintenance crews - it pulls a trailer in the summer and plows in the winter. We do primarly residential work in a very limited geographic area (7,000 miles/year max) - snow plowing is more commercial. This crew from spring until leaf clean up runs 2 to 3 guys, pulls a 17' open trailer (may goto a enclosed trailer in one to two years). In the fall, we may send along a second truck to help with fall leaf clean ups. We're looking at the buying the following: '02 or '03 Chevy 2500 HD (9200 GVW) with 8.1L Vortec with Allison 5 Speed trans with snow plow prep package (thus 4 x 4) - extended cab. 4.10 rear axel with Locking Differential, trans cooler/temp gauge, auxiliary battery. Flat bed body, hitch plate, etc. Snow plowing in the winter - most likely a 9' 2" Boss V blade. What I'm looking for are ways to customize the truck and set it up for the specific maitnenance crew. We have been thinking about underbody tool boxes - but with a single axle - I don't know if there is enought room? Anyone do this? How about fuel storage? Toolboxes, etc. Suggestions and/or pictures would be really helpful. THings to watch out for would be nice as well. Since this is going to be our first gernation maintenance truck or "prototype" - like to avoid mistakes other have found through experience. Thanks for any ideas you may have.