Traveling 2500 Miles With 175,000 miles - Would You Do It? - Page 4 - Dodge Diesel - Diesel Truck Resource Forums

2nd Gen. Dodge Ram - No Drivetrain Discussion for all Dodge Rams from 1994 through 2002. Please, no engine or drivetrain discussion.
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%
Voters: 294. You may not vote on this poll

Traveling 2500 Miles With 175,000 miles - Would You Do It?

Reply

 
 
 
Old 11-26-2007, 09:13 PM
  #46  
Registered User
 
wcbcruzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Nevada
Posts: 2,613
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
224 votes and none say they wouldn't try it.

Anyone want to start this poll on the Powerstroke forums?
wcbcruzer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 09:37 PM
  #47  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
EverydayDiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 936
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by wcbcruzer View Post
224 votes and none say they wouldn't try it.

Anyone want to start this poll on the Powerstroke forums?

Hahahaha im laughing so hard right now....as a matter of a fact im going to as we speak
EverydayDiesel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 09:47 PM
  #48  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
EverydayDiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 936
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
EverydayDiesel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 11:48 PM
  #49  
Registered User
 
sluggo42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Camarillo
Posts: 319
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
no doubt

My truck has 196K and almost 90% of those were towing a horse trailer on the 5th wheel, or pulling the bass boat with a fully loaded camper in the bed.

These aren't trucks, they are machines. Change fluids on schedule, PM regularly, and never look back.
Tell me this, how many dead cummins have you ever seen on the side of the road?

Enjoy your trip
sluggo42 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2007, 03:17 AM
  #50  
Registered User
 
wcbcruzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Nevada
Posts: 2,613
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by EverydayDiesel View Post
lol... That thread might get ugly.
wcbcruzer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2007, 09:35 AM
  #51  
Registered User
 
Valv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,376
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by EverydayDiesel View Post
I need to make a 2500mi round trip and my truck has 175,000 miles on it.

Would you do it, without hesitation?


I won't even check the oil.......
Valv is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2007, 11:45 PM
  #52  
Registered User
 
Eat Beef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Alberta Foothills - Power to grow with 6 in a row - XLR8
Posts: 519
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Just did it in September to pick up a motorcycle. Calgary to Chicago and back. Didn't think once about it.
Andy
Eat Beef is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 10:59 AM
  #53  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 624
Thanks: 0
Thanked 24 Times in 20 Posts
Check your diff oil level- and go!

Highway trips are easy.
samiam4 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 03:10 PM
  #54  
Registered User
 
oliver foster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: vermont
Posts: 3,917
Thanked 985 Times in 620 Posts
I hopped in my '95 with 240,xxx on it hitched up my trailer and drove to AZ. to pick up a Ramcharger. I visited friends in PA., CO., AZ., TX and upstate NY..
6,200 miles later the dog and I where home again in Vermont.
oliver foster is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 05:36 PM
  #55  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 3,893
Thanked 29 Times in 27 Posts
Ask the same question in 5 or 10 years to the 4th gen owners, I think the response would be quite different.
Busboy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 09:37 PM
  #56  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 403
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
280,000kms, just hauled 11,000lbs to cali and back. will make the same run in October when we head back down South away from these cold Alberta winters!

Mike
Mike L is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2016, 07:49 AM
  #57  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
EverydayDiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 936
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wow, an 8 year old thread back from the dead.
EverydayDiesel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2016, 08:38 AM
  #58  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 403
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
I know, I just couldn't help myself. I blame Samiam4!! lol

Cheers!

Mike
Mike L is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2016, 06:56 PM
  #59  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: upstate SC
Posts: 124
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
My truck has 170000 on it and last Sept. we did a 7000 mile trip pulling a 8000 lb camper and would do it again. I do maintain my truck and do not worry about stuff that is going to break sooner or later. The main thing I think is every day maintenance. Check the tires, check all fluids, mash pedal and go.
samaf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 04:04 PM
  #60  
Registered User
 
City Rat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 44
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Today no, in three months yes. The question for you is have you been agressive about your maintanance, repairs and upgrades in the time that you have owned it or have you just fixed what busted right in front of you and stopped there hoping everything else was good? When I buy a used car I always assume that the previous owner, gave up on repairs and maintanance about 6 months or so before he sold the rig. So I make a list of everything, broken, seized, blah, blah blah, another list of stuff that is worn or close to being worn out and then maintanance items like belts and fluids. Then I attack that list system by system. The famous "while I'm in there" junk jumps in too so anything questionable, I yank and replace with an upgraded part. If the original piece still has a little life left, emergency parts box. So me, just sharing my related current pain here btw, just got done swapping out rotors, calipers, and shoes up front and need new shoes and upgrade wheel cylinders in the rear then the brakes will be done. Also dealing with steering... one more piece and that's done. I estimate another three months before I can answer yes, I would roll this wherever but once I'm done. Yes! Good luck I feel your pain.
City Rat is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Traveling 2500 Miles With 175,000 miles - Would You Do It?


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.