4000 lbs is nothing for even a half ton. Add another 2k lbs for trailer and gear and you are still in half ton territory. But, 3/4 ton will cover your arse well. Bigger brakes and all. Personally, I believe in buying at least 3-4 years old. Still great shape but costs a bunch less. My next truck will be a Ford XL… » 7/08/14 6:29pm 7/08/14 6:29pm

In a city like Seattle, you can't live on $7.50 an hour. When I was in the contracting business, we paid our locals we hired $8 hr. cash. (I think minimum wage was $4.25 then). It does not cost, it pays. You get dependable people and when you throw OT at them, they did not complain. » 7/07/14 3:36pm 7/07/14 3:36pm