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Old 08-08-2016, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sad story with a happy ending. When I moved to Colorado after retiring from my military career I had a 2000 Dodge Dakota. That beast took me everywhere I wanted to go to fish. Three years ago while at the Montrose County landfill their giant trash compactor backed into my truck and totaled it. I've been without a truck (due to taking care of some financial issues incurred by my kids) for three years. Finally pulled the trigger and bought a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT.

I know we all have different opinions on vehicles but that aside, I am just tickled pink that I can now get my pontoon and the rest of my fishing gear back into action. Looking forward to not having to fit my ice fishing gear into the back of my Honda Civic anymore. Looking forward to having enough space to take camping gear and setting up near some nice lakes and streams again. Nice knowing I have the ability to get back into some of the harder to get to fishing areas.

Feel like I can now become a totally functioning member of this site by providing actual fishing reports rather than having to live vicariously through others. I've felt like I haven't been pulling my weight by providing some meaningful fishing experiences and reports. Matter of fact, just yesterday I talked with one of my long time friends here in Montrose and we are planning a trip to Green River since we now have the capability to transport our camping gear, pontoons, and such.

Although I have only actually met only two or three of the folks here on the site (that I can think of) it would be nice to have the opportunity to join a few of you on some outings and enhance the knowledge curve on parts of this great state that I haven't yet been able to visit since I was a kid growing up in Aurora.

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Old 08-08-2016, 01:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good for you man. Congrats. Packing a small car sucks.
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Feel like I can now become a totally functioning member of this site by providing actual fishing reports rather than having to live vicariously through others. I've felt like I haven't been pulling my weight by providing some meaningful fishing experiences and reports.
So you are saying you DON'T intend to be like 99% of the registered members of this forum? That you DON'T WANT TO BE A SCUM-SUCKING SLIMEY SPONGE LIKE 99% OF THE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE FORUM that never do anything other than lurk like a diseased slug? That are too lazy to go fishing, take a pic, and post anything meaningful just once in their pathetic internet lives?

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Congratulations, hope you get lots of memories in the new truck!
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Nice wheels Jim, sure wish I had the cash flow to pull the trigger on a new rig. You must be really happy. That truck will last for many years.

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That is quite the upgrade from the old Dakota. Congrats!
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Damn, man... Good to hear. Congrats, and good luck in the coming months!
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Sad story with a happy ending. When I moved to Colorado after retiring from my military career I had a 2000 Dodge Dakota. That beast took me everywhere I wanted to go to fish. Three years ago while at the Montrose County landfill their giant trash compactor backed into my truck and totaled it. I've been without a truck (due to taking care of some financial issues incurred by my kids) for three years. Finally pulled the trigger and bought a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT.

I know we all have different opinions on vehicles but that aside, I am just tickled pink that I can now get my pontoon and the rest of my fishing gear back into action. Looking forward to not having to fit my ice fishing gear into the back of my Honda Civic anymore. Looking forward to having enough space to take camping gear and setting up near some nice lakes and streams again. Nice knowing I have the ability to get back into some of the harder to get to fishing areas.

Feel like I can now become a totally functioning member of this site by providing actual fishing reports rather than having to live vicariously through others. I've felt like I haven't been pulling my weight by providing some meaningful fishing experiences and reports. Matter of fact, just yesterday I talked with one of my long time friends here in Montrose and we are planning a trip to Green River since we now have the capability to transport our camping gear, pontoons, and such.

Although I have only actually met only two or three of the folks here on the site (that I can think of) it would be nice to have the opportunity to join a few of you on some outings and enhance the knowledge curve on parts of this great state that I haven't yet been able to visit since I was a kid growing up in Aurora.
Good for you! Nice trucks for sure. I like the front end and headlights on the 16's. I bought a new 15 GMC in December - couldnt find a 6.2 with 8 speed and needed it for tax purposes otherwise Id be in a 16. Only thing that sucked is 16 they rolled the warranty back to 60k vs 100k on the 15's. Either way, trucks run for a long time.
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Excellent choice in trucks. It will serve you well for many years and many miles. The only thing bad I can say about the Chevys or GMCs I've owned is the door handles and tailgate handles could have been better quality. Every one I had/have up to 2006 had to be replaced at some point or another. Can't speak on the newer ones but hopefully they did something different on those. Other than that the are super dependable.

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