Travel

For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

Jan 4, 2018

Good Bye Big Blue Truck

This marks the "real" end. I can't tell you how many times I've thought, "At least I have the truck. If I get better I could get another trailer. I could take the dogs with me." But, alas, I have to let go of pipe dreams. I'm selling big blue.

It's been a great truck. I feel as though I'm losing a good friend. I thought my son was going to buy it so I just put two brand new batteries ($355) in it and new Bridgestone tires ($1200). As it turns out, he can't take it so it's goodbye. I don't have too much trouble getting in it (habit, I guess), but when my sister visited, she did, and some of my friends have trouble, as well. I'm planning to buy a Honda CRV. I guess I should be excited about a new car, but I'm not, really.

These are not the latest pictures, but it looks pretty much the same other than a few strands of Jack and Lizzie's hair woven into the bottom of the back seats. I bought it with 25K miles, and it will soon turn 120K (mostly highway miles). They say that's a baby for a 2004 Diesel Turbo 6 (whatever that means) 3500 Dodge Ram.

I have always had the oil changed at 3K miles instead of the recommended 7.5K and have the records. Just the last change was 6K because a mechanic said I'd been throwing my money away.

It has an added hitch in the front, a new backup camera, Tonneau hard bed cover (new struts), a bed liner, and Bully Dog. The radio works, but I think it needs a fuse because there's no light. The air conditioning has been completely replaced.

I'd take pictures, today, but it's so COLD out and I need to wash it and vacuum inside. I'd love to see it go to someone who wants to pull a trailer, safely, but imagine it will go (once I advertise it) to a business owner who needs a truck.

I thought I'd post it here before advertising...stalling, I guess. However, on the chance that anyone who reads is in the market or knows someone, I feel better putting it on the blog so someone who has read could have first dibs. 

$14,500 Firm (In case anyone knows someone in Atlanta who needs a good reliable truck)


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