Solid reasoning given your parameters. I’m highly leery of new diesels but I’m afraid I’ve painted myself into a corner. I’m planning on putting a Host Mammoth on a F550 chassis cab with a Sherptek bed and a Buckstop single wheel conversion (4.8 rear end turning 41” tires). No way will that 7.3 gasser haul that rig up some Colorado grade!
It’s good to be a n00b - so I can aspire to be just stoopid.