Monday, April 16, 2012
New Truck Configuration
it getting close to the time when I can get a new truck.
La's Odyssey is almost paid off and I'll finally be able to get a gear hauler.
I have been wavering based on fuel costs, but considering what this next vehicle needs to be able to do (drag the boat, drive over dunes to get to surf and fishing, cross snow covered roads to hit the snowboarding slopes and hold all the LOGISTICS that La will pack), that is a cost that has to be borne.
To maximize space management efficiency, I have been contemplating a rack configuration. Longboards, sails and masts can go on top and shorter, more compact things stay in the bed.
I saw this truck (longbed four door Tacoma) near Diamondhead - I'm pretty sure this is the config I'll end up getting.
Eventually coupled with air shocks in the rear to handle the next boat and a hitch receiver in the front to hold a fishing/cooler rig, the truck will be awesome!!!
(Marlon - if you are reading this, when you get old enough to drive and are ready to go to college, this will be your truck - learn how to wax this summer)