Thursday, October 8, 2009

One Step Closer


After over a month of searching I finally found a truck to pull the fifth wheel I have yet to buy. It was a tough search because I knew exactly what I wanted and there weren’t that many used trucks like that, in good condition, at a fair price.

I had mentioned in a previous post that I was looking for a Dodge Ram 2500 diesel pickup. More exact, I was looking for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel pickup. I wanted a 2006 model because that was the last year in which Dodge used the 5.9 liter diesel. Starting in 2007 Dodge used a 6.7 liter diesel and that engine has had a few problems and gets a lot less gas mileage than the older 5.9 liter. After searching the internet diligently for the past month I finally found one in a dealership in Ft. Collins, CO, about 75 miles north of where I live.

truck Yesterday morning I drove up to Ft. Collins with fairly low expectations. I had been disappointed several time in the last few weeks. This time however, everything was as advertised. The truck was clean, low miles for a diesel (54,000) and had everything except running boards…us short guys need help getting into something this high off the ground! Without all the gamesmanship normally attached to a vehicle purchase, a deal was struck and I drove the truck home the same afternoon.

Even though this is a short bed truck it’s still a whole lot of metal and it’s long. So long, that it will not fit in the garage with my other two vehicles so for the time being it will have to live out of doors.

The next step is to find a fifth wheel hitch and get The Bride to start looking at trailers. Saturday I plan to take her to a local RV place to see one of the models I have “prescreened”. Once again I know pretty much what I want and the supply of units for The Bride to look at is limited. The good news is that I will probably buy a new unit this time and I can get the manufacturer to make exactly what I want….I don’t like feeling like a motherless child and the quicker this get’s done, the better I will like it!

Thanks for visiting.


Judy said...

Congratulations! Nice truck! Looks very much like the one sitting in our driveway.

Marian Love Phillips said...

Nice looking truck his-self...we have a 2006 GMC Sierra and just turned over 51,000. We hope this will be the last vehicle for us. We love our truck - its also white. I know you and The Bride will enjoy it. Hope you find your 5th wheel real soon. Good Luck! :)


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