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Hey everyone, greetings from central Mississippi. I just picked up this 2006 RTS with 80k miles last night for $12,700. How did I do? Looking forward to a long ownership of a hopefully very reliable truck. I have already learned a lot from this forum, thanks for the resource!

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Nice looking RL, welcome to the ROC from Oxford, MS. :)
 

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Nice looking RL, welcome to the ROC from Oxford, MS. :)
Thanks coolbob! It's nice to hear from another Mississippian! I had to drive to Monroe LA to pick this truck up, because there are NONE for sale for under $20k in central MS. Perhaps we will pass each other on the road someday. :act030:
 

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Sounds like a good deal on a Steel Blue RL.

My mileage is about the same, going to clean it up this weekend and post some Pics.

It's 10yr's old (Ownershipwise) this week
 

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Congrats on your purchase & Welcome to the ROC!

As you've figured out in your search, RLs hold their value and there isn't a lot of them out there....so I'd say you paid a fair price. And the value you receive in return will be outstanding!

Check out the "Things you may not have noticed about your Ridgeline" thread:
http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2160

Lots of great info in there!
 

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Thanks for the welcome guys. Already spent the morning doing the bed treatment with Bondo Restore Black to try and hide the scratches and chalking of the bed surface. I think it turned out nice.

Next maintenance/mod will probably be replacing the seat pulleys so my rear seat supports will fold down flush when I raise the seats up for cargo room. And I need to do a baseline fluid flush soon. If only it wasn't 150,000 degrees outside right now.
 

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Thanks for the welcome guys. Already spent the morning doing the bed treatment with Bondo Restore Black to try and hide the scratches and chalking of the bed surface. I think it turned out nice.

Next maintenance/mod will probably be replacing the seat pulleys so my rear seat supports will fold down flush when I raise the seats up for cargo room. And I need to do a baseline fluid flush soon. If only it wasn't 150,000 degrees outside right now.
That means humidity is at 1500% if my recollection of those days at Keesler AFB serve me right. I have seen recent pictures of Biloxi and areas around '90' that make me want to return for a visit. We used to call hiway 90 as the gateway to 'Orleans, our weekend getaway.
 

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That means humidity is at 1500% if my recollection of those days at Keesler AFB serve me right. I have seen recent pictures of Biloxi and areas around '90' that make me want to return for a visit. We used to call hiway 90 as the gateway to 'Orleans, our weekend getaway.
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Got a business trip to Biloxi next weekend. Looking forward to some fresh Gulf seafood! That may be my Ridgeline's maiden road trip!
 

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As for the humidity, yep I had the RL in the garage applying the Restore Black to the truck bed and kept dripping sweat right onto my work. I finally made the kids go bring me a headband. Ha.

Edit: that was at 11:00 in the morning.
 

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Wes,

If you have a chance, head a few miles west of Biloxi to Gulfport and pull up a stool at Lil Rays.

http://www.lilraysrestaurant.com

I was raised on the Mississippi gulf coast and this is the one place I go to every time I get back to the coast. Last summer they added a new po-boy to the menu and it's the best I've ever eaten.

Start with frosty cold beer (or frosty Barq's root beer in a glass bottle) and a marinated crab claw appetizer (so good you will eat the lettuce garnish and lick the plate)

For the main-course, I highly recommend the 'Southern Delight' po-boy - Grilled shrimp, topped with fried green tomatoes and a spicy remoulade sauce.

Desert - forget about it, you'll be too stuffed.

East of Biloxi in Pascagoula is my second favorite seafood, the Catalina. It looks like a dump, but the food is really good.
 

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As for the humidity, yep I had the RL in the garage applying the Restore Black to the truck bed and kept dripping sweat right onto my work. I finally made the kids go bring me a headband. Ha.

Edit: that was at 11:00 in the morning.
Sounds about right, as does sunset over the gulf with some good shellfish and a 'cold one'.
 
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