Sunday greetings from a very happy camper and Camper Mom! Why all the happiness? We have a new addition to our camping family. Meet Splish . . .
Splish is a 2016 GMC Canyon SLT . . . Summit White with a Cocoa/Dune interior. She's a beauty!! She has a crew cab, a short box, and is 4-wheel drive.
Momma Sharon has looked at trucks with a wistful eye for years. When she bought Pilot way back in 2009, she thought about how nice it would be to have a truck that I could follow around, but she went with another SUV instead. Since mid-summer, she has researched trucks and narrowed down the search to Chevy and GMC models.
She has consulted Cousin Rob, as well as other Camper Peeps like Bill, Deb, and Mary. They are all truck owners and shared their stories and experiences with her. While she was up in North Adams, MA visiting with T@B friends at the New England Rally this past September, she had a long chat with Bob, a retired GM employee who offered her one of his GM Family First discounts!
Since then, she did even more research, went for a couple test drives, and ultimately found the Canyon she wanted down at Liberty Buick GMC in Matthews. It took a full week of dickering and dancing, but a deal was reached and she picked up Splish on the way home from the beach yesterday.
One of the many features that she loves is a step built into the bumper so she can get up into the bed. The bed has a sprayed in liner, an option she wanted. We will be able to get all our CDO gear, plus bicycles into the back now!!
The interior is stunning and has all kinds of techie bells and whistles that she's thrilled about.
You might be curious about the Canyon's name, Splish. Well, we can thank Aunt Becky for that. She said, "Wouldn't it be cool to name the truck Splish. You know, Splish Splash." I have to agree. We are going to make a beautiful pair! And Splish has a towing capacity of 7,000 pounds!!! She's not going to even know I'm back there . . . LOL.
We've got to consult Cousin Rob about a tonneau cover for Splish's box. He has one on Levi the Truck and has offered to install one for us. Plus that means he will get to meet her in person before our first camping trip of 2016 in March.
Thanks for stopping by today to hear my Story about Splish. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving holiday and until we chat again, always remember . . .
"Peace, Love & Following A Beautiful White Truck Named Splish!"