It also has this great extender thingy so if we have something to transport that's longer than the truck bed we can flip this thing out onto the tailgate and away we go!
The one negative about driving a truck vs my little Cora Cobalt is of course the cost of GAS! That will be offset though by the fact that I'm not paying Kazi's insurance anymore ($687 per year as an occasional driver). She'll be paying for her own insurance now as a principal driver on the Cobalt. AND of course she'll be paying for her own gas instead of using mine so I think I will at least break even. Also I'm putting the remainder of the "truck budget", which is $5,000 into my EF so that I will have money on hand for maintenance and repairs. I'm pretty sure I've covered all the bases.
My sweet Michael spent a few hours yesterday cleaning the truck - it is SPIC AND SPAN!! And he bought me an adapter so I can charge my iPod and iPhone :)
For those of you who are wondering how on earth we could camp in the back of a pickup truck have a look at this blog site! What an awesome conversion! My brother who is a pretty good carpenter has offered to measure the bed of the truck and figure out a similar conversion for us:)
I just now wondered if Kazi would need to car tomorrow for school - then I realized I don't have to think about that anymore!! She's free....I'm free!! Wow, what a feeling!