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Old 09-14-2013, 07:48 AM
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As a follow up to my early July post, I received a call today that the District Attorney finally released my truck from the Sheirff's impound since the accident that did a bunch of damage to my Ram Outdoorsman. Happiest Friday the 13th ever!

It gets picked up Monday afternoon and heads to the body shop for repair. Finally! I bought an old Suburban to beat around in the interim, but it sure will be nice to get my Ram back. We missed out on some good camping this year. Maybe we will have to make up for it next year :-)

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Congrats on getting your truck back...Please keep us updated on how things go....
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One week into the repair, and they have the truck disassembled. There's only one structural member to replace, and the frame is otherwise straight. The rest is mainly cosmetic. The AC condenser and radiator, while not leaking fluid, were sufficiently damaged that they'll be replacing those as well. I'm not going to complain about that!

Parts are on order, so if they come in this week, there's still a chance I might get it back this week. I've got a standby vehicle, so I'm not going to rush them, but I'll certainly be happy when it comes back. But if it takes another week, so be it!

I keep going back and forth in my head whether I should trade it for a newer model, but everything I've seen in my market is more expensive and less capable than the Outdoorsman I have. None of the vehicles close by have 3.92 rear ends in them, and they all have 20-inch wheels. So I'm going to stick with my '11. All I'll get by moving into a '13 is a fancier radio and another $30K+ worth of truck payment :-)

I'll keep y'all in the loop as things progress! Now I have an excuse (and feel better about it) to make some upgrades if I choose. Suspension, bumpers, lights...

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