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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Pickup Man

July 14, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Joe Diffie was right. There is "just something women like about a pickup man."

I think that "something" is that if you own a pickup you are suddenly of great help to people when they need to move large objects.

So I wasn't all that surprised when a friend of mine, after learning I had the Edmunds long-term 2014 Chevrolet Silverado for the weekend, asked me if I could help her move some boxes from her parent's house into a storage facility a couple of miles away.   

We packed the pickup bed tight with boxes, then loaded up the rear seat, too. It was certainly a heckuva lot easier than the multiple trips she would've had to make with her station wagon.

For the Silverado it was one trip, and it didn't even come close to breaking a sweat. Unlike me. It's been especially hot here lately in California.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 22,534 miles


Comments

  • goaterguy goaterguy Posts:

    "There is "just something women like about a pickup man."" Some guys fall in the "friend zone" but when you have a pick-up you fall in the "friend zone that can help me move" category... No thanks...

  • kshankar kshankar Posts:

    @goaterguy LOL LOL !!!

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    Yeah, I'm the guy that gets roped into these situations every time. From home improvement to working on cars to moving, I'm somehow always there. For example, I've helped my neighbor fix his late 80's truck at 11pm in the snow, and taught my other neighbor how to do all the preventative maintenance on his Honda Element. Pizza always makes it okay though, or barbecue. Hell, food in general.

  • reminder reminder Posts:

    Personally, helping out good friends is a must. When I say good friends, I mean the ones that would come and get you if you were in a jam any hour, any day, no questions asked. Usually only a couple friends will qualify. As far as moving stuff, I'd rather move somebody's stuff as apposed to my own. Once you deliver it, you get to drive away. The part I hate is putting the stuff away.

  • adamb1 adamb1 Posts:

    Sometimes the spectacle of moving is fun. I helped a friend move and we put a fully assembled swing set on a 16' trailer behind my truck. We then lashed a 12' trampoline to the swing set vertically, tied it all down and hauled it through town taking care to split the traffic lights with the trampoline. Couldn't have gotten more looks of amazement if there had been pole dancers on the swing set.

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