Sounds like he got greedy when his messages started coming in. And then everyone ran when he jacked the price. I was excited about it for a moment until I remembered I hate buying stuff from people that can't be straight about the price
Housatonic Meadows in Western CT is a nice place. Right on a slow part of the river. Not real far south of Lime Rock Raceway. Or see about Tolland State Park in the Berkshires MA. Right on the lake there.
Didn't Chevy try that with the original avalanche? Don't remember that lasting long so it must not have been a great idea. A full covered bed has an advantage, but a wall between you and cargo is still the safest situation