I use this truck for exactly what Ive mentioned. It sits at home most of the time and only goes to the dump or the river/lake. The mileage is only around 17mpg - but it gets me there and gets me back. It's a 94 Nissan and only has around 120k on it. I can sleep in it in bear country or pack everything I need for several weeks in it. And I don't need a step ladder to get into it. I may drive it forever since you can't buy anything like it anymore.