It is nice to see other open minded people. I am by no means knocking the purists that want to keep things original, I just want my truck the way I want it. Yes, the 24V system works great, WHEN it works. When it doesn't, it is a pain in my _ _ _. I do not have a way to effectively jump start the truck when the batteries die so I did the conversion. I chose option #3 so I have 2 separate charging systems. I can play a radio, charge my cell phone, run a winch etc, without worrying about draining the starting batteries. I think I am going to be very happy with it.I did the same to my 1009. Haven't regretted it one bit.