Well, this sounds slightly less gloomy. I bet the lower cost on the truck repair was a welcome surprise. Was the shock considered an OEM part when you bought the sled? If so, you should be able to have this taken care of much quicker. I'd figure the sled manufacturers would trip over themselves to keep you going so you'll buy another one from them. It's not like the season is 8 months long, and this year is shaping up to be the shortest on record.