Friday Fives – car edition

1. What kind of vehicle do you currently drive?

a truck, of course.  I love trucks.  Now, its useful to have a truck since I have a ranch and horses and all that.  But, I have had trucks since college.  I can’t imagine not having a truck.

2. What are some of your favorite things about your vehicle?

the flexibility to know I can go almost anywhere, in almost any weather… with whatever crap I need.

3. What are some things you dislike about your vehicle or would change if you could?

I understand this is a ‘white person’ or ‘first world’ problem, but I don’t have heated seats.  My next truck, if all goes to plan (and lifely rarely does) will have heated seats.  Also, the turning radius on trucks sucks ass.  It takes a HUGE radius to turn around.  In most cities’ intersections, I can’t ‘flip a bitch’ at the light if I need to make a u-turn.   So, it would be nice if someone designed a truck that could actually turn.

4. What is your fondest memory involving your vehicle?

not counting teenage sexcapades, I would say camping in general.  I have a little pull behind Coleman pop up that is just awesome.  Here are some pics of mine, the Coleman Sun Valley from the early 80s.  I bought it on Craiglist for a grand!

5. What’s something you’ve never done with your vehicle that you’d like to?

not counting teenage sexcapades, I can’t think of anything.  It’s not a car to cross to earth with.  It’s not nearly as comfortable as the wifey’s sedan, and the mileage is shitty of course.  No, here is what I want to do… but it has nothing to do with my truck.  I would love to take a trip across the country in an RV.  Now that is living!  One person drives, and the others can nap or cook or play videos games or whatever.  Problem is, you can’t afford to rent an RV for that.  They have considerable mileage limitations.  Your total mileage allotment for all those companies is about a four hour drive away… max.   That doesn’t even get me out of the state.  So, why not buy one?  They are a money pit, and I would hardly ever use it.

When I think of getting an RV, I think of something comedian Louis CK said about being a boat owner.  He said “don’t buy a boat unless you can afford 12”.  I am betting it’s similar with an RV.  Now, the Coleman is perfect for camping and roadtrips.  It offers everything I need.  Except… you can’t hang out in it while you are driving.

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