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    Another Loooooong Day on the road!

    This all started a couple of days ago, I've been looking for a NTM pickup. Found one Tuesday just north of Kansas City, called the dealership & discussed it with a salesman. Arranged to go check it out this morning, salesman called about 7 pm yesterday to tell me it had sold, so I started looking on the internet again. Found a nicer one in Waukee, IA (west Des Moines), made the call before 8 last night, talked it over with a salesman, made a $500 deposit to hold it for us. We left home at 6:30 this morning to get there by 9:30, looked it over, drove it & made the deal. I had them add a few things & it was after 1:30 when we left the dealership. Got just to the south edge of DM, in a construction area where they were tearing out a lane. The car in front of me jigger over & I didn't have time to miss the nearly bowling ball sized chunk of concrete with a piece of rebar sticking out of it! Ruined the right front tire, I got off the road OK & fortunately for me, the Iowa DOT job supervisor saw it happen! He picked up the chunk, then came to check that we were OK. Then he went for the construction foreman, when the foreman finally arrived, he shrugged & asked what he was "supposed to do about it". I told him the chunk had obviously fallen off one of his trucks & his company was responsible. He made a phone call & came back with an entirely different attitude! I'm sure he called his boss & was told to take care of it! He checked the tire brand & size, called a tire shop & after 2-1/2 hours setting beside I 35, we were on our way with a new tire paid for by the construction company! I'll still need to get it balanced, but that's no big deal.

    By 8 pm, we finally made it home with our new (to us) Chevrolet 1500, 4wd crew cab, 16,700 miles: Click image for larger version. 

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    Now, I'll spend at least the next two days getting it set up the way I want!
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    Beautiful truck and a memorable story to go with it. Glad you and your wife made it home safe. Enjoy the new ride!🏼


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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonyPark View Post
    Beautiful truck and a memorable story to go with it. Glad you and your wife made it home safe. Enjoy the new ride!


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    X2! I know you are tired after the long day, but with the excitement of the new truck, then the mishap, it probably had you wound. Glad it was just a tire, and you and your wife (and truck) are OK.
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    Nice truck, good story, home safe (finally), Looks like your batting 1000. Good Luck with it.
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    Pretty ride!

    Glad it was just a tire and you're ok.
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    grnspot, nice looking ride, I thought as I was reading that the truck's under carriage got all tore up and u had to take it back to bodyshop before u even got home, glad ur all alright boy did kennyD start every body looking for new rides! big jim

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    Nice truck! Glad you are both ok also.
    First thing I see it needs is some window deflectors / vent visors.

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    Nice ride. I quit looking. Glad everyone and everything are/is OK.
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    Congrats on your new ride. And glad you didn't have any truck body damage or no one got hurt.
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    Nice looking truck grnspot110. Have to say, I like gray trucks. A little late but I wish you good luck with it from this point forward.
    What year is it?
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