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No more getting stuck in the snow....

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Well after this years snowfall the wife decided I need a truck instead of the SUV. Found a good one and will be picking her up Friday. 01 with only 88K on it so it will last me many more years. Looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor.

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Nice Truck! Now I just need to find something to pull my boat with! I get sick of borrowing my brothers truck!

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Looks extremely well taken care of. Used to have toppers on all my pickups...you'll love that feature. Congrats!

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If you get stuck with that im not sure I'll be much help. Atleast you wont have to drag that trailer around now. Just have to find a way to get your massive fish house into that back of that thing without killing yourself.

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Nice one. I would like to find one like that in a 4 door. I would also like to have a topper too. Have fun.

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Matt I got a 99 Jimmy thats loaded you would look good in. Glad to finaly be back in a pick up, no more need for the PP towing service I hope. As for my shack thats not a problem I'm a carpenter I'll build me something to help load the castle up.

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I've seen guys use folding atv ramps for loading houses like yours and it seemed to work pretty well as long as you have enough room in the back to manuever yourself out once you pull it up there. Shouldn't be hard a fab up something like that you might even be able to find a used one for cheap.

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Looks like a great truck Shawn... You are going to enjoy that extended cab and topper. Good choice!

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Been along time since I had the EXT cab, first time for a topper but it has a cool feature, the front glass on the topper swings down to clean the glass on the cab and outside topper glass plus sliders on truck and topper for my 9' rods. She ran like a champ coming home 120 or so miles less than a 1/4 tank of gas pushing head wind. Might be better but my foots heavy and I had to see what it could do, 0-80 in no time grin

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Sounds like your topper has some nice features.. It is kind of a pain when you can not access things from the side and have to climb into the back of the pickup to get anything out of there... The gas mileage sounds pretty good for a truck like that too...

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