Are you plannning on towing as well as lodaing the bed? If not I would look at getting a detachable dovetail for it. similar to this. 2009 Isuzu NPR HD (4) Door -
another thought is on ramps that would be a good bit of weight behind the rear wheels. the isuzu's are pretty light up front. I know i have wheelied many trailers loading up the ramps. I would hate to be that high when the front end takes to the air.
I wonder though: How much is a used roll off wrecker?
Seems like that would be the answer in as is condition.
SG:Thanks for the info. Helpful as usual.
Here're the ramps I'm considering:
5,000lb Per Axle Truck Trailer Ramps From Discount Ramps.Com
There is a heavier-duty version also available from Discount Ramps.
100K miles on a good diesel ain't anything... at that point you know you are out of break in and lemon issues
I hear you.
Like most diesel powered vehicles, the engines hang around a lot longer than other (expensive) parts. My concern was the expense of keeping the rollback hydraulics working and the cost of liability insurance for a truck like a rollback in a higher weight class.
What is max GVW of that truck?
You wouldn't get much better mileage with 6.0L 4.10 geared truck. I had a 3/4 Ton suburban with 6.0L/4L80e 3.73 Gears and the best it ever got was 14.5 on the highway. Typically mileage was around 12.
I imagine the first trip up the ramps will be interesting, you can always add a winch if too much pucker factor.