SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2019
YOU MAY NOT KNOW IT
BUT TODAY IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY...
...A VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY AS A MATTER OF FACT!
GUESS WHO'S BIRTHDAY IT IS?
I'LL GIVE YOU A HINT
HAVE ANY GUESSES?
IF YOU GUESSED
YOU WOULD BE CORRECT!
This photo was taken the day ROVER and THE POD first got hitched!
One year ago today on Monday the 26th of March, 2018 we took delivery of a brand new fully equipped Ford F150. We named him ROVER because well, that's what he does. He will allow us to rove all over this big beautiful country of ours and most importantly he is strong enough to pull THE POD along with us everywhere we go.
He was a Special Delivery because we wanted him to be outfitted with everything we will need to go on our RV journey. First off we had him painted the same color as THE POD, Ingot Silver with a Magnetic Grey two tone. Coincidentally, they both have an all aluminum body and solid steel frame. We dressed him up with matching painted wheel flares and extra wide mud flaps, a cargo topper with beach themed window tint and a CargoGlide to make everything in the cargo area accessible.
He's got a two-stage full moonroof and telescopic mirrors that extend way out to see around THE POD. He's got comfortable bucket seats that are heated for the cold winters we will most likely experience. He's got a turbocharged 3.5 liter 6-cylinder engine capable of towing much more than we will ever ask him to.
One of his most unique features is one you may not even notice by just looking at him. He has 4x4 traction and a wheel base 9-inches longer than almost every other F150 you'll see on the road. That's because in addition to having 4-full sized doors for easy access, he also has a 6.5 foot long cargo space, a full foot longer than all the other F150's that nearly always come with the standard 5.5 foot long bed.
He's is fully equipped to pull THE POD with a 10-speed electronic transmission and a 355 geared rear axle. There is also an integrated brake controller to help stop both ROVER and THE POD when we ask him to. He's is equipped with a heavy duty anti-sway/weight distribution hitch to help keep everything under control and going straight when traveling down the road.
Just to make ROVER a little more rugged he has the max-tow and max-payload packages installed. Along with heavy duty skid plates underneath the transmission and gas tank to protect them from rocks and debris, for when we eventually start traveling on forest and gravel roads out West.
Just to make ROVER a little bit flashier we ordered FORD's chrome package that includes chrome wheels, front grill and door handles. We also added smoke colored wind deflectors to the hood and all four windows. With custom fitted plastic floor mats the carpeting will look like new for years to come.
So you see ROVER really is a special truck and we appreciate him everyday for all the hard work he does to get us to our next big adventure.
show ROVER how much you care
with some birthday well wishes in the comment section below.