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Random Musings #5: Now I can FINALLY carry wood! Yippeeeeee!

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Blog entry by SSMDad posted 10-17-2011 01:48 AM 950 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Why Eyore? Part 5 of Random Musings series Part 6: A follow-up on the new truck...even more depressing than payment. »

The days of my Honda Accord are gone. While I loved it and was a great drive and good on gas mileage, I’ve traded it in for this beauty!

It’s a V6 Tacoma (not 4×4 because we don’t really need it here in the DC area that much and gets better gas mileage being a lighter truck).

Very happy with it. We took a long drive today and it felt terrific and now I can finally be able to carry wood in its entirety instead of having to saw it down where I buy it. I can also carry my chainsaw for those finds of downed trees along the road just waiting to become bowls on the lathe!

Wohoo!

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."



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A10GAC

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#1 posted 10-17-2011 02:47 AM

Congrats, my last two vehicles have been an extended cab Tacoma and a 4Runner…both were great vehicles but I miss the Tacoma most. The convienence of being able to just toss things in the bed rather than hooking up the utility trailer is great.

Have you checked out Rance’s Blog “Vitrual Designs In SketchUp#11: Sheet Sled for your truck”? He created a pretty slick folding sled for sheet goods. There’s also a link to David’s thread on transporting 4×8 sheets in his Tacoma; additional ideas are listed in the comments section there too.

-- Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 10-17-2011 04:15 AM

Nice fine….I traded my taco in March for a Tundra. Taco has 268,000 miles and never had a problem…..I think the longer you own it, the more you’ll love it!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#3 posted 10-17-2011 02:26 PM

Congrats!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 10-17-2011 04:31 PM

Thanks a bunch guys and I’ll definitely check out the sheet sled blog. Nice to know they get such a good vote of confidence. This is my first Toyota. :)

MOJOE: Did you ever have to do anything besides routing maintenance on yours?

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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