Saturday, March 19, 2011

Put On a Truxedo

Yes, I spelled it correctly with the “r” in the word! You gotta be kidding if you thought I put on a tuxedo-I’m retired now! Friday we had a TruXedo installed on the truck.The “truxedo” is a high quality vinyl tonneau roll-up cover for the bed of our Dodge Ram 3500 pick-up truck.

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It is held into place with velcro which runs the length of both sides of the bed. It has a self-adjusting system that keeps the vinyl taut across the bed of the truck. A latch, which is hidden and cannot be accessed if we lock the tailgate, secures it in place. When we are parked, we will have the cover secured in place over the fifth wheel hitch and whatever else we have in the truck bed. When we are ready to tow, we simply roll the cover back and fasten the straps to keep it secured behind the cab of the truck. That gives us complete access to the hitch and the bed of the truck. We purchased it at Topper King, in Brandon , Florida when we were in that area this week taking care of doctors appointments for both Barbie and I. It is serving a great purpose already keeping the pollen that is falling off of oak trees out of the truck bed.

We spent 4 days in Valrico this past week as I said. Barbie had her appointment with the retina specialist  which performed the laser surgery on her torn retina in June of 2009. It was just the regular 12 month check-up as she has not had any problems with it-knock on wood. Her other appointment was her annual well woman’s check-up. She is good to go! I had my 6 month check-up with my primary care doctor who reviewed my recent blood tests with me. All my readings were right on as well except my vitamin D level, which was a tad low. The doctor asked me if I take a daily multi-vitamin, which I do, so he said we’ll just look at it next time in September. I think my cholesterol keeps surprising him-how good it is considering my weight etc. So, I’m good to go for another 6 months and we’ll check it out again. He also likes to keep an eye on my sugar level because my dad developed diabetes late in his life. I also had a dental cleaning scheduled but the day before I was due to go in, the office called and said the hygienist was ill and we’d have to reschedule. Problem was they said was the next available date was in May. I told them that was a problem as we’d be gone by then. They called me back shortly thereafter and told me of a cancellation on April 6th, so I took it.

Well, that’s about it for now, ‘til next time…..


Sherry and Charley Dilworth said...

Glad to see that you got your Truxedo!! Also glad to hear your doctor visits went well. Hope that I experience the same later this month.

Margie and Roger said...

OK, I fell for it. I immediately thought it was a typical blogger typo. Looks great! You are definitely getting ready to head north.

Jim and Dee said...

You're going to love it! We've had no problems so far.

Debbie, Duane, Bo and Laska said...

FINE looking truck!! "Truxedo", very clever!! Sounds like you're ready to roll. Enjoy!!