Okay, I've been looking for a truck for my boyfriend as a present, since his current pickup is a rusty piece of crud. I also had wanted to get a larger trailer, since right now I only have a simple two horse, and I feel really bad having my friend take half my driving team with her wherever we go! (She has a 4-horse...I have a 2-horse...I kinda have 4 horse driving team? :P)
Anyway, I totally stopped looking for a trailer when I found how much trucks cost. I'm simply not a car-girl, obviously! Plus with two babies on the way, and a boarding stable, we're a little crunched on money, so the cost of a truck makes my eyes pop out of my head a wee bit. ;)
But then a man, let's call him "Bob," came along. Bob owns several horses that board here. He and I are friends, but he doesn't really talk to me, so I was quite surprised when, yesterday, he approached me and asked about my truck-and/or-trailer-hunt. I told him it was currently on standstill, and he told me that he had an offer...
Bob has a red Ford pickup that hauls his *20-horse* trailer with much ease. He gets 8MPG even with that load of a thing loaded. The truck, from what I picked up, runs diesel (of course...*sigh*), and something about it's engine being three times the size of a car's? I don't know. My boyfriend figured out all the truck stuff. Hehe
He doesn't want the truck anymore, since he already has one, so he'd sell it for just $1,500, since he knows we're in that "crunch."
That's not all. He doesn't need his 20-horse anymore, either. He'd give it to us for $500. It's Aluminum, has room for 20, (not including foals ;)) moveable stall dividers, and is all around in great shape--other than being dirty. I've check the entire thing; it looks wonderful, I suppose--not the shiny white box-on-wheels with indoor-tack-room and sleeping area with built-in-cross-ties and comes with rubber-mats dream trailer I'd LOVE, but very nice indeed.
Cole says that the truck is just as great. I don't know, of course, but I'll take his word.
My question is--after all this endless talk, I know!--do you think it's too good to be true?