Saturday, October 2, 2010

A New Direction

We have decided that a fifth wheel & truck combination would make more sense for our full-timing needs than any motorhome we could afford :) So... being a nice, sunny, beautiful day, we decided to take a ride. We dropped my Honda off to get 4 new sneakers, so it would be prepared for that ugly white stuff that seems to be the norm around here from December through March.

Then, since there are a few auto and truck dealers in the area, we decided to start looking at the right kind of truck for us to use to tow our home. Since we are not in a big RV area, it was hard to find any big trucks in inventory. We first started at the Ford dealership..nope. Then the local Chevy dealership..they just sold the one Chevy 3500HD dually truck that they had in inventory. Strike 2!

To find a dealer with a big truck inventory, we had to take a ride north to Tunkhannock. It's a beautiful ride that parallels the Susquehanna river, so we really didn't mind. The fall colors are just starting to come out, and they are looking nice.

Anyway..we went to Sherwood Chevrolet and they had one GMC SLT 3500HD, but it was sold, but that's ok. At least we saw one! They are very nice! The salesman priced a Chevy Silverado 3500HD for us....oh boy we were tempted to do it now. The payment would be as much as I pay on my mortgage :)

I think we'll wait a bit :)  He's going to keep an eye out for a 'used' one (oh yeah, they don't use that term's 'pre-owned') Geez..

Since we couldn't take a picture of the one we wanted, here it is from Chevy's website:

Just picture this Montana behind it...

The two years is going by fast...only 22 months now :)

After drooling over the truck, we needed some lunch. Tunkhannock is a great little town, and they were having a festival called 'Airing of the Quilts'. All along the main street of the town, there are quilts hanging over fences, porch railings, laundry lines, wherever they can. It's amazing! 

We stopped and ate at a cute little place called Twigs, and had a terrific meal - a Monte Cristo for me, and Rigatoni for George. No ice cream today!! :)

We came home and got the house ready for the colder weather. Took the screens out of the windows, and put the storm windows in. Brought some firewood into the house, put the hoses from outside away, and cleaned up the dead flowers from their pots on the porch. I dread winter coming :(


  1. Me too. I'm not looking forward to winter, even though it's not that bad in Sacramento. I still like mild weather all the time. Isn't that one of the reasons to RV full time. Good luck on your search. I hope that you find what you're looking for.

  2. happy shopping!..we are looking pre-owned also! least all the 'bugs will be worked out'!

  3. This year will be the first in ten that I'm not worried about the roof leaking! If the new roof leaks, I'll be on the phone instead of dragging out the drip pots! What a relief.

    I have four good snow tires, on wheels, sitting in the garage. We bought them for my van because we were skiers and it was better to have snows than put on four chains.

    Three years ago I fell one to many times and decided my ski days were over. Maybe I'll change my mind ...

  4. Ah yea, getting ready for winter in the Northeast. I remember it well.

    We were lucky last year. We left NJ only 3 days before the record snow fall hit.

    We will also be looking for a truck. Hubby is a Ford man. Our F250 super duty does the job but we decided we want something a little bigger. Probably a F450 dually.