Then how will you learn what not to do? Life experiences man!!and the moral of the story is.........
not to bag on anyone, but if you don't know what you are doing you shouldn't risk tearing up a $20,000 + vehicle.......
My opinion, the OP needs to get his butt out there with another truck or two, get his butt dirty and quit whining about his truck being a goner!
Go do something about it!!