My ‘New’ Truck

Shortly before Thanksgiving 2014 I sold the truck I had since High School.  It wasn’t much but was reliable and since it was a truck I could do all the truck like things you do in a truck:  Pull stuff, haul stuff, drive in mud, put deer in the back, move stuff for people without trucks etc.  I even wrote a post about my old truck.

When I sold this truck I was left with a 2003 Explorer  and our ‘new’ 2008 Expedition (We’re Ford people in case you couldn’t tell).  No truck meant no plywood or large loads of lumber with out pulling my trailer 40 miles to the nearest lumber yard.  Then I sold my trailer.  I debated buying a nicer trailer, but at the end of the day I would rather have a truck.

Our new baby meant that this new truck would need a back seat for a car seat.  This need is the main reason for selling my old truck.  I found an amazing deal on a F-250 Crew Cab that would have been an amazing “Do anything I ever would need to do” truck but the seller sold it out from under me before I could pick it up.  I’m still jaded about this.

While on visiting family over Christmas Vacation my wife and I spent some of our down time on Craigslist looking for trucks.  B found this truck in Hondo which is to the Southwest of San Antonio, and about an hour from where we were at.  We both figured it was worth a phone call.

2003 F150 12-31-2014

After speaking with the previous owner and asking loads of questions we set up a time to meet the next day.  I went to the bank (Luckily there was a local branch) and emptied my savings account.  If it was worth buying I wasn’t going to waste anyone’s time.

It looked pretty good over all and the owner had a print out from his oil change place.  So at least I had proof that the oil had been changed regularly.  And honestly as long as the oil is changed regularly and correctly most vehicles will last for a very long time.

It’s a 2003 Ford F-150 Super Crew with the 4.6 V8 and 135,000 miles.  I see no reason why I won’t put at least 200,000 on this truck.  I’m still mad about not getting my F250 though.  Maybe that will be my next truck.I

I also added a tool box.

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