vulcan wrote:The dump trailer is a great way to go but if its to pricey ..8<...
To a point this is true. Personally, I started truck shopping with an F-250 in mind. Once I thought it through and ran the $ numbers, I went with the F-150 4.6 L @~ 7000 GVW because of the gas mileage and towing capacity. The price difference between the two models, the gas mileage (big factor: ~21 mpg highway) among other factors (yearly $s to registration and insurance) swung me to the "half ton". Most of the time the truck is used as transportation and the gas savings adds up quickly. I'm not dragging the bigger truck around sucking up gas $s and the "half ton" is more comfortable.
What I saved I put toward a future dump trailer purchase. You do need a place to store it and the space to maneuver it around. When I need the hauling capacity I hook up the trailer and I have more capacity than what I would have had for the same $s invested in the F-250. Not for everyone, just sharing my thoughts and decisions.
Edit: In light of Freddie's comment below, the truck-trailer combo keeps the load distributed within the weight capacities of each vehicle. You have to keep your tongue weight properly distributed with a WDH and keep the load in the truck bed in the equation. Both vehicles stay level and no sagging at all with all axles sharing the load within their design limits.