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Silverado #1

April 2006 to May 2007

When Chevrolet agreed to support our Trans-Americas Journey by providing a Silverado 1500 for us to travel in we were thrilled. After all, what is a road trip without a vehicle? Unfortunately, economic realities and an executive shakeup combined to end the partnership after 12 months and almost 50,000 miles through the US and Canada.

old truck - Chevy Silverado 1500

Silverado #2

August 2007 to Present

We could have replaced our Silverado with any other truck on the market and we honestly considered other options. However, our satisfaction with the performance and comfort of our first Silverado convinced us to stay with the truck that had served us so well--even though now we would have to pay for one ourselves, an unexpected expenditure that our Journey budget did not accommodate. Kathleen Ryan and Judy Schumacher, owner of Schumacher Chevy in Little Falls, New Jersey believed in our Journey and tirelessly worked with us to find the model we needed (a 2007 Classic 2500 Diesel) and gave us a very generous discount. We can't thank them enough for getting us back on the road.

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Custom Cargo Box

November 2007

With a brand new Silverado squared away we turned our attention to finding a metal worker who could create a custom lockable cargo storage system for the bed. It wasn't easy, but we finally found Marvin Possinger who improved on our design and made it a reality.

Marvin building our box

The custom cargo box is fitted into the bed of our truck

Truck box - Chevy Silverado 2500
truck box 2 - Chevy Silverado 2500


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