Hey - I got ahold of him, have been pestering him with questions, and he seems to be a great guy. Mentioned you as well. He's looking through his sources, and I'm sending him pictures of trucks as I get them from CA, AZ, and parts beyond. When we agree on a truck, he's going to seal the hell out of it in preparation for a hard northeastern life.
Thanks very much for the tip.
That said, I still haven't actually found a truck, so if anyone has leads, I'm all for it.