After 18 years of reliable service we decided it was time to put our 1998 Toyota Sienna out to pasture. I knew that I wanted a Ram 3500 to be our tow vehicle when we eventually start travelling full time. I also knew that we won’t be able to live that lifestyle for another 7 to 10 years. There would be no point in having a Ram 3500 as my daily driver for the next 7 years. But I also knew the Sienna wasn’t going to last another 7 years. After discussing it with my wife she suggested I get an interim truck. After searching around a little I finally settled on a bare bones Ram 1500. This particular truck has storage compartments on either side of the bed, and basic instrumentation. I went basic so the truck wouldn’t be an attractive target for thieves.
It’s good to finally have a vehicle that doesn’t sound like it’s about to fall apart, will pass smog, and can tow heavier loads than the minivan could. I’m even starting to think about a small travel trailer so my wife and I can do some camping.