4 Ways to Use Your Pickup Truck For Outdoor Fun

January 13th, 2017 by

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Pickup trucks. The quintessential workhorse that is used by millions of drivers who need utility, capability, and dependability from their vehicles. As impressive as trucks are at delivering all of the above in droves, the truth is that pickups can be a lot of fun, too. When you use your vehicle for work day in and day out, it can be hard to remember just how much fun driving it can be. DePaula Chevrolet has a great inventory of Chevy trucks for sale, just waiting for you to drive home and discover all of the fun you can have from behind the wheel. Whether you currently own a capable pickup and are looking for ways to reinvigorate the fun side of your relationship, or you are in the market for a truck that has the ability to transform into an adventurous partner for your weekend adventures, you can find it all in the Chevy lineup.

Work And Play in Your Pickup Truck

There are plenty of reasons why drivers choose to purchase a new pickup truck over other vehicle types. Whether those reasons include helping friends move furniture, hauling large loads for a small landscape business, or towing your boat up north for a weekend at the lake, the capabilities of a dependable truck are endless. As hard as your truck works, you work even harder. Your daily life is spent transporting, towing, hauling, lifting, and completing everything on your “to-do” list with your trusty pickup as your faithful companion. While hard work is the foundation of the American dream, you can’t forget to have a little bit of fun along the way.

There are so many ways you can enjoy free time in your Chevy pickup that using it solely for work purposes would be a waste. Resolve to enjoy yourself more in the new year, by taking advantage of these awesomely fun ways to use your bowtie truck for fun and adventure.

Four Fun Things You Can Do Outdoors With Your Pickup

The current weather here in upstate New York may not be the most inspiring for great outdoor adventures, but soon the freeze will thaw, and the world will be yours to once again explore. Or, perhaps winter is your favorite season, and you can’t wait to head out on the snow-covered trails in your Chevy Silverado. Either way, don’t let seasonal weather stop you from having the time of your life in 2017. Check out these awesome ways to use your current, or new, Chevy truck for fun in the coming year.

  • Ice Fishing: We will begin this list with an activity that we are in prime season for. Ice fishing if a staple here in Albany, with residents taking advantage of the many lakes in our surrounding areas for the wintertime sport. The 2017 Chevy Colorado is the perfect ice fishing companion, due to its smaller size and exceptional utility. Premium all-weather floor mats are a great addition to any Chevy truck, but will come in especially handy when heading back home after a long day out on the ice. You can outfit your Colorado with tool boxes to hold all of your ice fishing supplies, and a premium bedliner that can be cleaned at the end of each day. The smaller size of the Colorado makes it a great truck to take out on the lake, but remember to exercise caution! The New York Department of Conservation suggests only taking your truck out on ice that is at least 12-inches thick. The fastest way to ruin a fun day of ice fishing, is by fishing your Chevy Colorado out of the lake.
  • Skiing: If you plan on taking advantage of nearby skiing this winter, your Chevy pickup is the best way to haul all of your gear and passengers in one easy trip. It doesn’t matter if you plan to stay close to Albany at Maple Ski Ridge, or make the trek out to Willard Mountain – comfort and convenience is important no matter how near or far you roam. The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 easily offers the best of both worlds. With the optional crew cab, your Silverado can hold up to five passengers comfortably, and all of their weekend gear in the truck box. With Thule ski racks, and tie downs for other items, there is nothing standing between you and a weekend of fun in the mountains.
  • Boating: Whether you enjoy the solitude of a single kayak, the peaceful partnership of a canoe ride, or the thrill of a speed boat – your Chevy truck is the perfect tool to get you and your boat to your favorite lake or stream. Integrated bed tie-down rings can be the perfect way to secure your kayak or canoe in the bed of your Chevy truck, while bed-mounted Thule racks offer easy on-off storage of small watercraft. For those with large speed boats, the powerful Silverado 2500HD with an available Duramax Diesel engine, packs enough power to tow heavier loads with ease. Trailer sway control technology, the new Diesel Exhaust Brake System, a Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, and a Trailering Camera System all work together to ease your mind while towing loads up to 23,300 pounds. Enjoy the drive up to the lake, just as much as you will enjoy the time you spend once you arrive.
  • Camping: Perhaps one of the most exciting ways to use your Chevy pickup for fun this year, is on a weekend camping trip. With so many ways to outfit your truck for an incredible outdoor adventure, camping will never be the same again. The 2017 Colorado offers exceptional fuel economy, making it the perfect vehicle to transport you, your gear, and your friends on a weekend camping excursion. You can easily bring your favorite personal watercraft along for the ride, as well as your propane stove, charcoal grill, fire wood, sleeping bags, and whatever else you need for a great trip. At the end of your excursion, simply toss everything back into the bed of the truck and head home in the comfort of your Colorado’s spacious interior cabin.

Explore Your Wild Side at DePaula Chevrolet

Rather than sit inside all winter, or hide from the heat this summer, embrace all seasons in your dependable Chevy pickup. DePaula Chevrolet has plenty of great options in stock, and can add whatever accessories you need to enhance your time behind the wheel. Come down today, and begin your outdoor adventures tomorrow.

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