We have been cruising Craigslist for about a month, getting to know what kinds of trucks are out there and how much they are going for. We knew we needed at least a 3/4 ton to successfully pull our 30ft RV (the dry weight is around 8,000 lbs). We pretty quickly narrowed our search to Ford F250 and F350 crewcabs with 7.3 liter PowerStroke Diesel engines.
Our maximum budget was $9,000, so we were pretty much looking at 2000 year models and older with around 200,000-300,000 miles on them. Most of the ones we were finding on Craigslist were less than ideal. Lots of them either had mechanical problems or rough looking interiors. But we didn’t want to compromise, knowing that we would need something reliable for our time on the road. We knew God would provide just the right truck for us.
While we were in Bandera working on the RV, Caleb was cruising Craigslist again and found our perfect truck. It is a 2001 Ford F250. Just what we wanted! It was located in north Austin so he drove there right away to look at it since the good ones go fast. He came back 6 hours later with our new set of wheels!
It feels weird to drive such a huge, loud truck. But I have to admit, I kinda like it. It’s very roomy and will do an excellent job towing our rig. I can hardly wait for our maiden voyage!