im having trouble making my mind up on which one to get i plan on doing some towing and the truck will be my daliy driver too so ill have to rely on it....
Have you driven a HD truck before with a manual? If not, you will want to make sure it's something that you will not mind. Test drive some of these manual trucks, if you can find some.
If the auto is not already been built, that is something to consider as it will most likely in the future need to be especially if you start adding power. Upgrading the trans in a diesel truck is just part of the name of the game. It is a several thousand dollar expense.
To put a stronger clutch in a manual is considerably less than rebuilding an auto.
Driving a manual, especially in a HD truck, takes the right person. It is not
for everybody, that is for sure. The manual is for a true vehicle enthusiast who appreciates having the involved experience of having as much control over your driving experience as possible. If this is you, then it may be up your alley. If you do not care so much about that sort of thing, then honestly, you probably will not like it at all.
You'll find the small majority of folks that drive a manual diehard enthusiasts that wouldn't have it any other way and the ones that don't claim they would never in a million years step close to a handshaker.
You'll know which side of the fence you fall on pretty quick once you drive one.