After reluctantly selling our refurbished LMTV last spring, we have kept an eye out for another expedition truck option. This time, we are hoping to get a vehicle that was a little more complete so it would be less of a project and we could get on the road sooner. We have had our eye on expedition truck options for years. There are always pluses and minuses with each option, but this time, we plan to go with a Mercedes 435.
Today, Michael traveled to check out a prospective truck. It looks like it will be a great option. We have a lot to talk about over the next few days.
After a good bit of paperwork, and a very long drive, we now have a new expedition truck. We have a good list of things to address after the drive, but overall, we are really happy with the truck. We are still working on where the truck will be stored long term, but for now we have a cozy spot to work on the truck and start upgrades.
In our first week of owning the truck, we’ve learned a lot. We spent some time cleaning the truck and looking it over. Mostly, we have just been reading on the net and in the mechanics manuals learning about the truck. We cleaned out the inside of the cab (it was very clean), and we unspooled the winch, inspected the cable, and carefully rolled it back onto the drum. Oh, and the first thing we did was make the Mercedes grill emblem silver again.