Well I have had the 03 F-450 for 2 months its time for it to go. The boom in the local economy has flopped I'am surprised how fast it dropped off. Its like somebody turned off the lights. The truck has had 5 jobs in the 2 months I have had it so its not paying for itself its a 9300lb daily driver. The contractors I know don't have any work and the two sawmills I haul for have no wood to haul. Even the landscape work is slow unless your into weed pulling and lawn mowin and thats not big paying jobs. I'am glad I didn't give up the gov't job which I'am fulltime now which is one of the reasons why I think I should get rid of the 450 and buy a 250-350 pickup truck. If I could find a regular cab 4x4 Ford "Superduty" body style. The 6.0 is becoming a problem child it might be time to get rid of it while its still running. I was looking through the truck trader ads all the other 03 6.0s I looked at are still forsale and have been for almost a year. Nobody is buying the trucks even the dealer lots I look at online they still have some 06 450s. I'am a little disgusted that the economy took a dump and it doesn't look like its going to pick up. The area has overpriced itself the people with money has run out and the property prices are too high for the average working man. On my gov't salary I can't afford to buy a house maybe a barelot but can't afford to put a house on it. The interest rates are rising so thats killing the house sales and could be foreclosures happening with people living way beyond their means. It doesn't look like there is any profit in continuing my 1 ton trucking business the work is even slower than it was 2001 before the boom started. I should have kept the 95 F-450 I had Not sure what to do ? Hold off and see if the economy picks up this summer or its done like dinner. I was hoping to make some extra money to help with my fulltime job but it looks like that isn't happening. Talked with one of the mills I haul for and he said its slow. The other mill guy I haul for hasn't even called me for any deliveries. I'am not couple hundred grand in the hole like some contractors are with new equipment. The repo man must be one step away right now for some of these guys. It doesn't look good it may turn into the 80s recession again.