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The Purple Beast

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We bought a new truck on Friday. A big, purple, diesel monster. And we can’t drive it.

We’ve been looking around for a bigger, diesel truck to pull the 5th wheel we one day intend to buy. We’ve been looking a little more desperately since we sold our Tundra last week. Thank goodness Mogie and Big H lent us their car for a bit so I could get to work.

But, the guy we bought the truck from had a loan on it. We paid it off, but apparently it takes a week or so for the bank to clear the lien. Until then, we can’t register it and the State of Montana frowns on you driving around a truck without plates. So, it sits in front of our house, looking huge and purple, with no one to drive it.

Yes, I do look like a badass driving this.

We leave on Wed. for a two-week camping trip, but we won’t be leaving in our new truck. Still, we are oh so happy to be making progress on our dream to live and travel in a 5th wheel. Now, if only the house would sell….

If you want to know, it is a 2005 Dodge 2500. Diesel, manual (yay!), 8 foot bed and blah, blah, blah.

** We’ll be converting that bad boy to waste veggie oil, soon, so don’t be too worried about our carbon footprint.

2 thoughts on “The Purple Beast”

  1. It does get better mileage than the Tundra. Something like the low 20s versus about 17 mpg on the highway. I’m sure it will be a different story when we are pulling a 5h wheel.

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