There are lots of 4500 Topkick's out there in the 13-15K range, ex work truck, low mileage (around 100K), '03-'05, Duramax/Allison. Limitations I see is that they are all regular cabs, and all 2WD. Cab issues aside, why don't people put these to work as tow rigs? They are cheap compared to a 1T Dually of similar year and mileage. They are also all spring rear suspensions rather than air bags.
Does anyone tow with a 2WD MD? Any issues at the ramps? Would they be better/worse/same as a 2WD 1T?
Seems like a cool project to get one, fabricate or find a use bed, jazz up the interior a bit.....Maybe sub-$20K by the time you're done?
Am I missing something here? Thx, Randy