My wife and I, went Sat. 16th and got my new Nova craft Prospector. Long day 500 miles total, we left Gettysburg at 4am. The canoe was bought at Appomattox River company, nice folks very relaxed, we had snow flurries etc. on and off all day. Chevy Silverado, with extend a truck worked fine. With gas what it is, when you travel, A V-8 and big ride comfort, is hard to beat. I am off work till Friday so I will make up some 4x4 blocks with foam, carpet, to bunk canoe on. I can now begin CANOETRIPPING!!! Best to you, and yours; Ravenwolf.