Last year when I purchased the Caribou Lite camper the plan was to get my own full-sized truck. The ‘full-sized truck purchase’ happened a few days ago –
This 2016 is almost the same as the 2007 Tundra I’ve been using for work related travels. The new rig has a better off-road system and a modern in-dash entertainment system (touch-screen, traffic, weather, HD radio, XM radio and syncs with my smart phone’s music library) and a LARGE fuel tank – 38 gallons! This will more than double the driving range I’ve experience in the ’07.
The truck also has ‘blind spot monitor & rear cross traffic alert’. These two features will be a nice addition when the camper is on the truck when making lane changes and backing out of parking space.
I also like that the truck came with rubber floor mats to keep mud & water off of the floor carpet.
After collecting the new truck from the dealer I enjoyed a full day of ‘driving the new rig’. First stop, after a loop around Denver, was at Outfitter Manufacturing; the builder of the Caribou Lite 6.5 camper.
As expected Lake Dillon is still frozen over.
After checking out the lake I stopped for a drink and fish & chips in Pug Ryan’s. During the summer Pug Ryan’s runs the Tiki Bar at the Lake Dillon Marina … my favorite watering hole after spending the day sailing.
After my late lunch I turned East and back home. A fun day of driving in the new rig!