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Sorry for being slow to get back to you but I was out for a few hours.
My time horizon to keep the truck is probably 10 years. I plan to use it as much as possible on fine weather days, probably not in excess of 5,000 miles / year. I also plan to show the truck within a 300 mile radius of my home in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, B1L 1C1.
I have a heated garage at home to keep the truck in. Once I retire I do plan to take the truck to Florida, 38 driving hours each way, from November through to May. In Florida our double wide has a carport to keep the sun off the truck. If the 38 hour truck ride is not that comfortable I will probably just leave it in one of the two locations.
I assume when It comes time to sell the truck it will probably go back to the US where there is 10 times the population and more interest in antique vehicles than in Canada. So realistically I should haver a much better chance to get a higher price in the US ?
I would like to recover as much of my orginal investment as possible. If I keep the truck 10 years the restoration of the truck will be 14 years old and maybe have 50,000 additional miles on it when it comes time to sell it. It will no doubt be ready to be freshened. Whether I sell as is or refresh just before selling I'll probably be netting the same $, what do you think?
Sorry for all the ramblings. I'm all over the map with the discussions above but I wanted to describe how I plan to use and store the truck for the next 10 years. Hopefully the above makes sense.