I posted this in the general forum, but received no responses. I don't think as many people read that forum. Here is my question: I currently run crews that have trucks and trailers. So far all are full size 1500 model trucks with 14' to 16' trailers. The rigs are nice and appealing to the eye. They are professionally lettered/signed etc... The trucks are on average 3 to 4 years old. I have looked into buying landscape trucks. They look nice and professional. They give the image that you are a top notch company. However, here is the problem: The landscape rigs run about $25k to $35k fully outfitted. Whereas, the truck and open trailer rigs run about 1/2 the price or less. I have looked at the functionality of both rigs and cannot see a significant difference other than not having to maneuver a trailer and the ability to tow more stuff by putting your equipment on the bed of the landscape truck and towing a trailer of mulch. Yet, I rarely see that ever done. It seems to me that the true appeal of a landscape truck is image. Please tell me if I am wrong or what I may be missing. And, FYI, I am excluding from this discussion enclosed trailer rigs and box truck style rigs. They are a totally different issue to be discussed after this one. What do you all think?