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View Poll Results: Would You Make A 3000 Mile Trip In A CDT That Has 175,000 miles
I Would Do It And Not Think Twice About It 287 97.62%
I Would Do It But I Would Be Lerious 7 2.38%
I Wouldnt Even Try It 0 0%
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Traveling 2500 Miles With 175,000 miles - Would You Do It?

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Old 10-30-2007, 10:35 PM   #31
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mine has 178,XXX now and i do it every month!
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:40 PM   #32
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amazing outcome from this thread.

I made the trip without any problems so it looks like Ill be making alot more in ol smokey
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:44 PM   #33
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Good to hear the trip went well.
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Old 11-02-2007, 05:53 PM   #34
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My truck has 188K on it and we just went in October down into Mexico. Diesel fuel is less that 2 bucks a gallon down there! I kept PS in it!
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:26 PM   #35
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My truck has 188K on it and we just went in October down into Mexico. Diesel fuel is less that 2 bucks a gallon down there! I kept PS in it!
Good call on the PowerServices for fuel in Mexico.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:45 PM   #36
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In August I hooked up a 42 ft 5th wheel toy hauler near L.A. and took it 2277miles to Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan (way north, look it up). The only concern I had was getting over the grapevine. Outside temps were over 100 in SoCal that day. I had roughly 545k on it at that time. I'm still running the original injectors, injector pump and turbo. I'm glad your concerns were for naught.
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Old 11-04-2007, 06:30 PM   #37
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With 203,000 miles on mine I drove 3500 miles pulling 9000 lb trailer, no problem.
You can have problems at that mileage, of course, but its usually something like alternator, air conditioner, or battery related. Of course, parts can die at any mileage.
Make sure nothing is acting up before you start! Thats the key. Most items will begin to show abnormal signs sometime before they croak. So, do maintenance, pay attention to things not right, like alternator sometimes not charging normally, vibrations, etc. If nothing seems abnormal, you are good to go.

Have an enjoyable trip.
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Old 11-04-2007, 08:04 PM   #38
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My Dads 1st gen has well over 267000 and is getting ready to go south From Alaska, to the States. Washington, with Mom and there not even thinking about having trouble on the ole girl.. trucks been getting better than 21mpg this will be its 4th trip down there and back. its a 1992 Power Ram 250 Le. witha auto 4x4..
the trip they take goes about 2875 miles..
Id do it and never look back. these trucks are unstoppable with the proper care and prevenative maintenace.
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:19 PM   #39
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I did this exact thing in an 85 Ford F250 with the 6.9 diesel a couple years ago. Never had a worry about that truck, and my CTD is solid compared to that thing. It had 255k on it, and showed it's age, but didn't leave me stranded at all.
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:25 PM   #40
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I drove the '98 from Dallas to Sacremento with a sick tranny (to pick up a built one) when it had 225,000 miles on it!

No worries, Mate!
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Old 11-04-2007, 11:21 PM   #41
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To echo a previous post, I would check the U-joints, and would certainly stow an extra fuel filter. I am hoping to do close to 10K on a roundtripper to AK next summer and am looking forward to it. No worries.
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:27 AM   #42
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I have 168k and routinely run between WA and NM (1500 miles). Last time the transmission went out in Hawthorne NV after a $9k transmission install/conversion 11 mos before. Things happen. Most stuff was covered under warranty except shipping and labor and the plane ride back and forth to the repair shop.

Never get stuck in Fallon NV without transportation
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:56 AM   #43
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To echo a previous post, I would check the U-joints, and would certainly stow an extra fuel filter. I am hoping to do close to 10K on a roundtripper to AK next summer and am looking forward to it. No worries.
Hey.! where you plannin on going in Ak???
summer is a perfect time to travel. where you comin from...make sure you do come in the summer.. if you come up here now youll freeze yer lug nutz
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:41 PM   #44
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I have 213,000 miles on my 97 and have only had it for a couple of weeks, I wouldn't even hesitate to take it to Florida and I live in Idaho! 213,000 and still as solid as a rock.
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:10 PM   #45
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The trucks made it 175k miles whats a few thousand more gonna hurt, I wouldnt be afraid to do it just as long as everything was in good shape mechanically. I always say "I bought it to use" so if I wanna go on a 3000 mile trip I'll go on one. It might not be a bad idea to bring along a few tools with you just in case something would happen though.
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