I have had 4 f150s and now a Crosstrek for the last 2 years (4th Subaru). Looking at either another f150 or the Outback XT. Was wondering if anyone else jumped ship from a truck.
Even with the Suburban I don't have an open bed to carry tall items or load loose sand, mulch etc. I have to pull a trailer .
my truck is that I became disabled from an autoimmune. Was hard getting in and out and was hoping to be able to move a little better by now to get in a truck. Sold my 21' bass boat as well as I was a Capt for over 20yrs and now not fishing since this happened. Just cant stand not having my truck although this Crosstrek is a nice little vehicle. lease is coming up and looking at options.
Just found a 2010 Platinum with 39809 miles. hmmm, asking 24500.So, I went back and read the added responses (including the one I am quoting here)….I probably got so excited about adding something since I owned both of them.
As for a midsize truck....I haven't sat in many of them, however I did have to drive a GMC Canyon as a rental when my wife hit a deer with her car before we got the outback. From the standpoint of getting in and out, I actually found my full-size truck easier to get in and out of than the mid-size.
But the real reason for this post was you touched on having to sell your boat and giving up fishing.....I feel for you on this one. Grew up fishing MN and ND, and shortly before I was asked to relocate to South Dakota, I sold my boat in the spring time to maximize the profit looking to upgrade in size for a growing family. I put the boat purchase on hold until we got ourselves down here and settled in. I went without a boat for about a year and on the weekends, I just didn't feel right. Seeing others heading to the lake and pictures on facebook….it stunk. Most of the weekends, I drove my wife nuts being around 24/7....until she finally had enough and told me to get the darn boat!
From one fisherman to another, sending well wishes, and I hope you get better to the point of getting both a pickup and a boat!
having had many trucks and enjoyed the convenience of loading and going, I opted for an outback class vehicle with a hitch and trailer for those times when I need to haul something of bulk or weight that can’t be hauled in the OB. It’s a reasonable trade off..... I have and 8’ all aluminum trailer that is low to no maintenance.... npwhen needed, I just insert the drawbar to the receiver, attach the trailer and go..... this way, I hasA trailer does an outstanding job of hauling anything you might put into a pickemup truck.
Renting one for a day is usually about $20. Enclosed or open trailers are available from uhaul and they have a lower loading deck than a truck. Less convenient than having a truck in terms of just going and getting done what is needed but the advantage of not having to store, care and feed a truck or trailer is a good trade-off for me.
Just did the same. I miss being able to load anything in my truck. Maybe a trailer is the answer to hauling now. I do like my’15 ob.I have had 4 f150s and now a Crosstrek for the last 2 years (4th Subaru). Looking at either another f150 or the Outback XT. Was wondering if anyone else jumped ship from a truck.