Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Dreams, Goals, And Trucks

*This post is sponsored by Cars.com*

It's nice to have goals, right? Dreams are important.

Since my husband retired from the Navy, it seems like we have a new dream/goal every other day. First, we were going to get an RV and travel all over. Well, that's a little difficult when your entire life is on the east coast and you have a little bit of separation anxiety (ok, alot) from your adult children (yes, that one is me). Ok, we still want to travel but now we want to get an old bus (school or otherwise) and repurpose that skoolie! Well, that's a little difficult when you live smack dab in the middle of a busy capitol city with no yard (which will be remedied when we move again in the summer). It would be even more awesome if we could find a junkyard/pick and pull close by as well.

Right. So, what to focus on in the interim. A new dream/goal, if you will.

When we were in Texas, we bought a great truck. A Nissan Titan and that truck lasted FOREVER! 

Of course, two months before my husband's retirement, the transmission finally went and we decided it was time for a new truck.

                                   I will miss you, *cry*

We have been looking for a replacement vehicle since but it hasn't been a pressing concern as, again, smack dab in the middle of the city (with zero parking). 

As such, I have been browsing Cars.com constantly looking for something that I think will fit our eventual dreams/goals. Fortunately, not only do they have a great selection, there are lots of articles like this one to help research what would be the best vehicle for our dream/goals.

We're going to need a big truck if we are going to haul a 28 foot RV around the country. It's also nice to have a reliable vehicle, busy city with no parking or not.

The best thing I found on website is the auto loan calculator. Using my husband's retirement and disability pay as the primary income, as my income tends to be sporadic (yay freelancing!), I was able to see just how much we would pay for a nice used truck that can handle what we are thinking about. There are so many options to choose from on Cars.com so this really helps narrow down the choices. 

Now, I just have to decide if we are going to go with a diesel or not. This has become the hot topic debate within our household lately. 

This could all change if we decide to renovate a skoolie, obviously. Luckily, Cars.com has plenty of vehicles to look over as we make our decision.

After all, it's nice to have dreams and goals, right?

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