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leDragonfly - The Unit
leDragonfly - The Unit
Part 2
Part 2
   We had a great time in Billings, MT and StarDays 2009, save for an incident that we'll describe later.
   We did decide that although our Toyota 4 Runner handled the towing job perfectly, we should look to something a little beefier and roomy.
   I started doing research on Ford F-350 Diesel trucks. I finally came across one on a local Craig's List. It was a 2004 Ford F-350 Power Stroke Diesel, Crew Cab, 4X4, long bed with 118,000 miles on it. My own experience with diesels said that with proper maintanence a diesel engine will go forever (almost). The truck was listed at under $20,000. We went to the dealer in Portland and offered to trade our newly acquired Jeep.
   A deal was struck that included a 24 month/24,000 mile warranty, and we were out the door.
   The truck was VERY clean with only a couple of minor dents. It ran great, with no smoke from the exhaust. It did have a broken right side mirror that was subsequently replaced with a brand new unit at no cost to us. There is also some minor stitching on the front center console that will be addressed in the near future.
  
It is VERY comfortable and a dream to drive!
   We have since also added chromed diamond plate running boards. Looks GREAT!
Second to arrive: The Truck