While I love our new truck, I have been having a hard time getting in and out of it. Because it is a 4X4, it is very high off the ground. The F-250’s tend to be higher up than the 150’s too. Anyway, FabGrandpa went back to Tuscaloosa for the third time today to get the running boards and the tonneau cover installed.
The good folks over at Truck Supply in Tuscaloosa had everything we needed. They installed the black running boards. I have to tell you that I was very concerned about how this would be done.
Back in 2001 when we bought Baby Doll, our 1997 F-F250 that we just traded in for this truck, we took it to Leer in Atlanta to have the running boards put on. A couple of days later, I was going to lunch from the job I was working at back then. All the guys at that place were standing out there looking at my truck, because I had the best truck of anyone who worked there at the time. I stepped up on that running board to get into the truck, and it fell off of the truck, and I wound up falling on my hiney in the parking lot. I was so embarrassed! We told the Eric at Truck Supply that story and he assured us that would not happen this time!
Truck supply sells all kinds of things you would need for a pickup truck. They have running boards, tonneau covers, shell covers, tool boxes, hitches, and a whole lot more. I saw some of the biggest truck tires I have ever seen in there! Their prices were very reasonable, too. We had to order the tonneau, but it was delivered to them in one day.
FabGrandpa had been thinking of getting the soft cover, that was more like a heavy canvas cover. I don’t like those, as they don’t seem to be as secure as the hard ones. I have always thought that someone could just use a knife to cut one of those open and take your stuff. At least with the hard one, that raises up like a car trunk, there is a lock and key so I feel like my stuff in the back of the truck is safer. We decided on the hard one.
The running boards and tonneau cover just made this truck look more beautiful to me! I think this is the nicest ride I have ever owned. It is a long long way from that old 84′ Cavalier Wagon we used to have!