Saturday, January 24, 2015

Why I Own A Truck

We have a need for extra storage. A four drawer lateral filing cabinet with working locks from Habitat for Humanity, under $70 out the door. So many times having a truck available has saved me time and money.

Yes, professionals, that "Bed Web" isn't a professional tie down  but for the three miles on city streets I needed to haul the load, it met the need.

It will not hold files. Rather, assorted  "junk". I think the current term is "repurposing" instead of "poor people have poor ways".

In the background is an atrocity, a Dodge with a lift kit. We don't have much in the way of swamps in Colorado, and your axles and differentials are what get caught. How much more ground clearance do you get with bigger tires, 2"? Oh well. I'm not in charge of the world.

12 comments:

Matthew T. Saucedo said...

Every group of friends and family should have a truck. I keep up a 20 year old Ford Ranger for my group. Even small trucks like ours are useful.

Matthew T. Saucedo said...

Long time reader making his first comment!

Every group of friends and family should have a truck. Even small trucks like ours are useful! I keep up a 20 year old Ford Ranger for my group. It's so old and slow that it can't get out of its own way but it will pull, haul, and carry all day as long as I'm not in a hurry.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Thank you for reading my blog, and thank you for your comment.

Old Bumper Sticker

Yes, this is my truck.
No, I won't help you move.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

With the canopy on and prepackaged supplies in the back, it is also my bug out vehicle.

Old NFO said...

But he'll be doing multiple replacements of u-joints...

Well Seasoned Fool said...

That he will. That higher center of gravity will not be an asset on icy roads.

Scotty said...

Sometimes I miss my 87 Ranger. I bought it at our city's auction. It was a retired fire truck and the AC still worked. Paid 1300 dollars for it and drove it for over five years and only did lube and oil services the whole time.

A youngster saw it sitting in the driveway one day and rand the doorbell. Offered me 700 dollars for it and I took it. We're down to just the one car now.......have been for the past 5 years or so, now.

greggbc said...

I once sold my truck and 2 weeks later had to borrow a truck. Lesson learned is can't do without a truck. Current ride is my 1989 Toyota extended cab SR5. Bought it brand new in Nov 1988. 195k miles on it now.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

We are down to two vehicles so I am in the market for a car or station wagon. Maybe I'll get lucky and find a nice Tempo!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Like the older Toyotas, especially with the 22R. Newer ones not so much. Seems silly to pull an intake manifold to get to a starter.

Momma Fargo said...

I miss my truck. They are a necessity in the west. I believe they are necessary for my lifestyle. Sigh.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

A good alternative is a minivan with the seats removed.