It’s best to have a variety of ideas and expressions about those topics. We plan to curate interesting posts related to our mission. We also want to encourage others to participate. You would be welcome.
While I enjoy writing about our exploits in our truck and camper it is important that more than my own voice be heard. I have mentioned before that I want to include stories and videos that I have enjoyed that seem relevant to our subjects here on I&N.
To be honest, we have hesitated. But no more. We will make an effort to add curated articles going forward.
Just a few idle thoughts about trucks and their cost.
Buying a new truck can be a real challenge. New trucks are really pricy. It has been true for many years. Also, finding a good used truck with low mileage is difficult and has its pitfalls as well. Trucks by their natural are often heavily used and abused.
Recently I have been reading that dealerships are getting backed up with truck inventories. We also see that pricing incentives are becoming generous. It may be that the manufacturers have hit an inflection point and will need to start dumping vehicles to maintain their production. This may be a time to pay close attention if you’re interested in a new pickup.
On the other hand, the high valuations for existing older trucks is likely to start dropping, so if you have a truck that’s three to five years old, and you plan to upgrade, now might make the most sense. Sell high and buy low. Even then it’s a bunch of money to spend.
For me, I am keeping my 2014 F-150 for the long haul. Here in North Florida, on the Panhandle, folks drive trucks forever. I like that. I own my truck outright, and it has less than 40,000 miles on the odometer. It should last me a long time.
While running my construction business I used a WEATHER GUARD Truck Box to maintain small tools for my crews. Stuff like razor blade replacement blades, tape measures, trowels, sponges, and parts for tile cutters, in addition to having a set of tools that were my own.
That box was tough and watertight. It was lockable with a dependable mechanism. It’s aluminum diamond plate finish looked good on my black F250 XLT.
These are a premium box and cost more than those basic tool boxes you’ll find at the big box stores, but the quality makes them very worthwhile. These are sold at Home Depot and Amazon, Tractor Supply, not to mention many other locations. Recommended!