Saturday, January 24, 2009

Out With The Old, In With The New

We are finally in the new truck. Yay!  In the photo above, Ed stands between the new 2007 Freightliner Coronado, and our old 1997 Freightliner FLD.  It's an incredible difference.

Eventually, I'll try to make a little video to give you a tour of the inside. It's been a little bleak here in Ohio, but we're headed to warmer climes so I'll try to do it then so I can video from the outside in and you can see all the cool stuff.

I will also put together a Q & A post for all who are interested in the questions we've asked over the years about these sleepers and some of the ones that are asked of us (we haven't had too many yet - but a couple of people at the truck stops we've been at have already pitched a few our way).

And if anyone has any suggestions for a truck name, send them my way!


Anonymous said...

Very nice! That's the Coronado, isn't it? Let us know what you think; it looks great!
Happy trails!

Dreamybee said...

You must be so excited! Congratulations!

Don Olney said...

Congratulations! Serious truck! Nice of you to support the economy ;-) How about Edlena?

Is this the truck with the running lights under the counters?

Javi said...


Sitting right now inside of the Columbia sleeper and it feels so small after watching those pics!.

Congratulations to you both, enjoy with it!

Have a safe driving week!

Anonymous said...

OMG, that looks so nice, I am so happy for you.
So for a name, I was trying to make something out your names. First trying alternating the letters in your names I came up with:

but they both sound like bad Mexican dishes. LOL

how about the Saledd? or Eddsal? LOL


Gil said...

Chooch or whatever the correct spelling is! Good luck with your new ride.

Anonymous said...

cant wait for the Q&A!

and lola.

please to name yer truck lola :)

MeHereNow said...

OMG that's one sexy truck! LOVE IT!
May you have many (MANY) miles of safe and happy travelling in him - I think he's a him!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful ride!

Is it a boy or a girl? lol

Middle Child says "STAN" if it's a boy. I say "LUCY" if it's a girl

Unisex? BABE.

Anonymous said...

your awesome and this blog is GREAT!

Anonymous said...

Contratulations! That truck sure is purty. As Andreus would say...sweet ride!


Anonymous said...

Congrats! I'm thrilled for you!

My suggestion for a name is Goddess.

I was thinking about Edena, along the line of the combos suggested above, but that sounds too much like edema, and you don't really want a truck with a name that sounds like water gain. However, when you think about it, all that water you're going to have to carry for the shower and the sink, etc., you will have a significant amount of water gain, so maybe Edena isn't so bad after all.

Nah, I think I like Goddess better.

Hope you do the video. :-)

Shonda Little said...

Dude, that rig is probably nicer than my house