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Bill Borne
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Re: New ride and new rider

Birddogman wrote:

I've always driven pick-up trucks, but when my wife got sick, I had to sell my truck and buy a coupe that was low and had long doors in order to get her in and out of the vehicle from her wheelchair (basically a dead-weight lift). The truck was too high and the crew-cab doors to narrow for that to work. I used the coupe for business and general transportation and the old Jeep to get up and down the mountain in bad weather, for hunting and to tow behind the motorhome. I missed the truck for heavy hauling and towing.

Now that I'm not dealing with wheelchairs any more, I am able to go back to driving a truck. Been looking around for a while and decided on a new "compact" Ford Ranger because modern pick-ups have become so huge. The Ranger is about the size my pick-ups used to be - perfect for me. It has every cool bell and whistle Ford offers, plus I had it built and equipped for serious off-road use. It will work fine for daily transportation, for towing behind the MH, for hunting; and I've already used it several times for heavy hauling. I like it so far and it's nice to replace two vehicles with just one (I still own way too many).

Along with the new truck has come a new rider in the form of little Bliss. Bliss enjoys riding just like all of my dogs - a necessary thing for a working bird dog to be, because we will cover many, many miles together. Joy and Bliss sleeping on the back seat of the truck after an outing:

Hope you and the dogs enjoy the new truck!

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