I think with out a doubt that the CTD is the best heavyduty pick up, i like the ford but there power stroke is a loud clanky engine it may be a little quicker than the CTD but i woould spend my money on the CTD any day of the week and twice on sunday.
Dodge for sure, Diesel if you can afford it. I have the Quadcab/dually with a Hemi and a standard tranny and 4,10 rearend. Factory order at $32,500 Can.
I pull a 32 ft fiver no sweat. I get 18.5 mpg on the highway and love the truck no regrets. Talked to a guy in town today with the diesel 3500 dually and he claimed $130 for fuel from Prince George, in central BC. But then he said his truck was $68,000! I will pay for the exrta gas a few times a year.
If looking at a 2500 get the standard tranny( the auto robs to much power) and the 4.10 gears and good luck.