Virginia isn't that far away, not sure what my dads current status is with his dump truck except I drove it today and it runs like a top. with 70,000 miles on it. It's good on fuel for what it is. It doesn't do any worse then my 7.3 auto 4x4 with 4.10's and considering it weighs over double the weight I would say that's pretty good. I really don't need the leaf loader, I may sell it this year, since I have the bagger and that really works great for me.