Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hurry up and Wait!

Well... the place we thought we knew about to park for our "Organizing Period" turned out to be just about the nastiest place I've seen... talk about the definition of trailer trash!... Proves that you can't always believe the pictures you see on a website!... Heidi figured they must have "photo shopped" their pictures. :o) so... for the place we need to set up till spring... we keep looking...

Looked at several trucks the day before yesterday... that can be kind of a depressing enterprise. Knowing what we had to sell last year... and what we got for it... compared to what Dealers are trying to foist off as "Good Trucks"... for the price they're asking... Those boys are nuts!

Both Heidi and I just felt uncomfortable with any of 'em... pit of the stomach kind of thing.

Then, yesterday, we climbed in an Ol' '99 3500 Cummins that was pretty much the same condition of a lot of what we looked at before... but 1/2 the price... Strong, tight, motor, clutch and transmission... tight solid steering, nice, straight, clean frame... a few minor mechanical chores to take care of ... mostly what I consider "consumable" and cosmetic things...

Like it needs tires! but paying for tires I'm gonna use isn't much of an issue... and I'll need to do some upholstery work on it... but the main structure of the Ol' Diesel is strong and the price is where we need it to be to allow us to comfortably make the improvements we want.

This time that lil' voice whispered to me; "I may have some dings and scars here an' there... but so do YOU!... and I'll get you where you need to go... I just need a lil' TLC."

Along with that, I've got this feeling I should put my money where my mouth is. A fella that talks the talk... oughta walk the walk! :o) ... so... It looks like we may have found the rig I'll work up to be our next; Frugal RV Boondocking Tow Vehicle...

The best thing, for me, is finding a rig this quick... I'd planned on taking a pretty good while... hmmm... seems like a lot of my "plans" get modified for me! :o) ... and finding one that allows a zero debt adoption!... 

I do believe I'm makin' progress in fighting that big Ol'; "Gotta have the biggest and best right now!" Monster.

Trying to work out the kinks in ever'bodies schedules to get the deal done... along with some maintenance work I need to get done on the Eagle...

At least that storm blew through quick last night and the sun is shining today! I'm late! Gotta hit the road again!

Take Good Care
Brian

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3 comments:

Fred and Wilma said...

Good for you Brian on finding your new to you tow vehicle. Can't wait to see some pictures of this beauty!

PJC said...

Brian, make sure the 99 does not have a #53 engine block. See http://stamey.info/Truck/Cummins53BlockFAQ.htm

Brian Gore said...

No leaks seen/found at this point... I gotta say... I'm one who just can't bring myself to worry 'bout all the things that can go wrong...

... makes sense to be careful... but I've lost too much time already, in the last 57 summers sweatin' over all the bad stuff in the world...

... My plan is to take care of the 'cracks' as they happen... in Trucks or Life in general... do what I can to prevent 'em... and not worry 'bout 'em otherwise, till then! :o)