- Feb 18, 2013
OH wait a minute, after that trip to the outdoor showw I think I figured it out! Here's the mathWell I did see a truck I liked down at the NRA outdoor show today, a 3/4 ton Chevy......only $71K. Guess I'll work on putting another 160K miles on the tacoma.
Getting to a hunting spot at all costs. Thanks Nameless, it's what we had to do sometimes. Great story. mtmuleyI once took a Suzuki Samurai with 160,000 miles and no heater or radio from Clancy, to Superior to meet a buddy for a whitetail hunt.
I worked swing shift at the time, so around midnight I put on my snowsuit, hat, and gloves(no heater) and put a cd in my Walkman(no radio) and took to the open road.
Around Clinton,MT, I started to feel wetness on my face. Figuring some snow was getting through one of the holes on the door-roof junction I carried on. The weather outside the samurai getting inside the samurai was a natural occurrence. A few miles later, around Bonner, I got a weird taste in my mouth and the Sammy broke down on the side of the road. I got out to take a look(no interior lights either). I busted out my flashlight to find myself absolutely covered in oil from head to toe. The engine had blown up, and was flinging oil at me through the numerous holes in the floor as I rolled down the interstate. I didn’t notice because it was dark and I was wearing a freaking snow suit.
That was the day my samurai died, and that oil stain marked the interstate for years after.
I’d get your Toyota checked out prior to taking your trip, but beyond that You always run the risk on taking a big trip. Even in a new vehicle.