As we prepare for our long trip across the country we have been discussing alternative methods of getting there. I considered purchasing a new 2015 Subaru CrossTrek (remember I work for a couple of dealers) and staying in motels, eating out. There would be huge savings in fuel cost but food and lodging would more than double. So that alternative has kind of gone to the wayside.
The trailer and truck combination seems to be the most economical way to travel even though the cost of fuel is much higher savings will come from lodging and meals. One problem does exist with this particular choice, the seats in the truck just aren't very comfortable and both of us have troubles after a long day on the road.
Most likely this is my fault. At the time we purchased our 2010 2wheel drive Silverado we could only afford so much money. We purchased a no frills vehicle that has very little power equipment. We felt the additional cost and later maintenance costs weren't warranted. I feel like we may have made a mistake. The seating in this truck leaves a lot to desire especially during long road trips. I am told the new 2015 is more comfortable with many more features that we don't have for example, duel heat controls, heated and cooled seats, better directional signals (in the mirrors). I am now wondering if more comfortable seats might make the trip a lot easier to handle but the initial cost (around 50k) less my trade in comes in right around the price of that Subaru CrossTrek. At this point, I am unsure.
Guess we'll make a decision down the road and before we leave. Anyone have any ideas how to bolster to the current seats? It might be cheaper if there is a way to do it.
Oh well, more stuff to think about. Hope all is well. Been watching Glen Campbell on PBS from a concert he did in South Dakota. Thanks for stopping by.