Debbie Conner is a pickup truck kind of lady. She loves her F-350 truck so much that on September 12, 2011, she traded hers in for a newer F-350 – after racking up 1,060,000 miles on her 2002 model!
How did Debbie manage to log over 1,000,000 miles on her pickup truck, which she affectionately nicknamed “Old Girl?” Debbie and her husband, who live in Parker, Pennsylvania, used their F-350 to deliver camper vehicles all over the United States and Canada. With the help of her husband, a self-proclaimed Ford man through and through, Debbie took meticulous care of Old Girl, staying on top of repairs and general upkeep.
Though Debbie said she was “sad to give up the Old Girl,” she and her husband love their new F-350. “It is just amazing,” Debbie said. In fact, they’ve already accrued over 8,500 miles in the six weeks since making the trade.
But the story’s not over for Old Girl. In fact, only eight days after being traded in, Debbie’s truck found a new home with Roy Baird, a native of Louisville, Kentucky. Though Roy wasn’t in the market for an F-350, he couldn’t deny that the truck was impressive. With its shiny red exterior, silver skirt, and factory wheels, Roy said that the truck was a real head turner. Plus, after Debbie’s excellent care and maintenance, the truck is in amazing condition. Though Roy holds his trucks to high standards, after spending years on the road as a truck driver, he tells us, “I took it for a 10-mile test drive and when I got back, I hopped out of the cab, and immediately said, ‘Sold!’ I really couldn’t have fallen into a better deal.”
Roy has big plans for the truck. “My dream is to go to the Grand Canyon. I want to see it so badly; it’s just killing me. And, I know I can make it in this truck. This thing’s a trooper.”
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