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New Member - Old Truck

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by kayaker, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. kayaker

    kayaker New Member

    Hello All,

    I'm new to the group and just wanted to say hello from northern Colorado. This is truck country as you can guess with at least one or more pickups in most drives.

    I traded a 99 Ford F150 to a local stealership for an '03 Siverado Z71 Ex Cab with low miles. It is just great and I just came back from Montana pulling a 1500 lb travel trailer getting an average of 17 mpg. I was quite surprised.

    My truck is outfitted with a box mounted kayak rack from JC Whitney, Reese frame hiitch, Michelin rubber, Bose noise makers - good for Willie Nelson tunes, stock 5.3 V8, mud flaps, rear window gun rack with Winchester 30-30 (sometimes) and lots of coffee in the cup holders.

    It rides just fine with the stiff suspension I like and carries most of my toys such as a Honda XR400 dirt bike, 2 dogs, and the wife (ha ha!).

    The wife has her own Honda SUV to haul her toys around too!

    This is a fun gruop to read stories about.

    Happy trails (dirt) to all!!!!
  2. retired2001

    retired2001 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the site! Your truck sounds a lot like mine. It is surprising how good of mpg they get. Have fun!
  3. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    welcome to the site!
  4. Maximous

    Maximous Rockstar

    welcome to the site
  5. MWright936

    MWright936 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you've got a good rig there! I like the gun rack idea!! :glasses:
  6. mehoff400

    mehoff400 Rockstar 100 Posts

    welcome to the site
  7. Z71_usmc_rebel

    Z71_usmc_rebel Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    welcome to the site!!! sounds like ya got a good truck! lets see some pics!
  8. Davandy

    Davandy Moderator 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the site :sign0016:
  9. Aeropagus

    Aeropagus Rockstar Platinum Contributor 100 Posts

    Yeah, that's not an old truck, just getting broken in!
  10. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the site! :sign0016:

    I love Colorado/New Mexico, would like to visit there again soon!

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