New Wheels

It’s been four good years and 99,000 miles, traveling here, there, and everywhere in our 2005 Trailblazer dubbed “Sterling Silver” but the time has come to move on. We assessed the costs of the repairs that we would need to do in the immediate and near future compared to the current vehicle value then began to look at what options were out there that would meet our needs and wants. We wanted a tow vehicle that could handle the T@B without difficulty even on steep mountain roads. We need 4WD and passenger seating in the rear. We began the shopping process to get a feel for the market and soon we found the one! It’s a 2008 Ford F-150 Lariat with a 5.4L Triton engine. This cream puff comes with a story better than the little ol’ lady who only drove it to church on Sunday. This one was owned by a couple who drove it only to haul the trash and fetch the groceries once every two weeks. The rest of the time they tooled around town in their red Mustang! After his death his widow traded both vehicles in for a car that she would feel comfortable driving. She traded it in yesterday! This baby had not even hit the car lot. It was at the detailers when we started talking with Dustin at Andy Shaw Ford. So this afternoon we snagged a beautiful red pickup truck with only 10080 miles on the odometer! Look out world, here we come!

  1. Steve & Karen

    Yes, the truck has a name. Eric the Red. We expect to travel with Eric on many explorations not to mention the Scandinavian connection!

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