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

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Old 04-15-2016, 05:20 PM   #61  
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I do a few 5000 mile trips a year. Center of the clutch ripped apart once. Now has a southbend clutch. Injectors, two of them came loose last trip. Harmonic balancer came apart once 2000 miles from home. I have about 330,000 miles, and haul a lot.
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:21 AM   #62  
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Nice looking tow / road trip package, Ronnie.
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:09 AM   #63  
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This plan was for a trip in 2007.

Anyone know if they made it?
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:21 AM   #64  
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This plan was for a trip in 2007.

Anyone know if they made it?
Yep, see post # 32
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Old 04-22-2016, 07:37 PM   #65  
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Thanks, Pat. I'll sleep tonight!!
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:46 PM   #66  
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You guys are hilarious! I wouldn't hesitate at all. My truck has 366,000 on it now and I take it 1,600 miles twice a year hauling a 3/4 ton trailer.
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I drove this from Dallas to north of Detroit last week. 467K on it, not the best tires. Fuel gauge not working & blown heater core - so I found out on the way home. Probably not something I'd do again...think I pushed my luck enough.

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I drove this from Dallas to north of Detroit last week. 467K on it, not the best tires. Fuel gauge not working & blown heater core - so I found out on the way home. Probably not something I'd do again...think I pushed my luck enough.

Nah, wouldn't have bothered me, well everything but my back.

That thing had to be hurtful without much of a load on the Interstate.
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Yeah I felt every bump in the road lol...
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Old 06-02-2016, 01:47 PM   #70  
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i recently took a trip to northern Tennessee from south Florida in my 98.5 24v with 185000 on it.

it was about 2800 miles total and the truck performed flawlessly.

She'll run!
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:44 AM   #71  
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If you've kept it maintained and know your truck, I would even think about it. My 96 has 260k on it and we're headed to Fairbanks AK from WA state this summer.

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In another month I'll be heading out on a 1,600 mile jaunt, loaded with tools and pulling a overloaded 3/4-ton trailer. 366,000 on the odo.
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Old 09-03-2016, 01:12 PM   #73  
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Just did 3000 miles in the '96 2500 4X4, pulling a 6000 pound 5er, 230k on the odo, without a hitch. OK, my Hazard Lights fuse blew when I put the hazard lights on with the trailer plugged in. Replaced fuse, don't push hazards with trailer plugged in again, bingo. Had a great trip from AZ to MT and back through AZ, UT, ID, MT, WY and CO. Was sad to be home again.
Don't hesitate to run these old trucks on long trips, if you've done your prep right. Filters, belts, spares, good tires, antifreeze check, etc. etc.
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Sounds like you've maintained the truck pretty well. I'd go for it. Maybe carry a spare fuel filter, oil, etc..., and whatever else you may need for unforeseen minor issues.

FWIW, when I recently bought my '01 it involved a trip from MT to VA. Truck is far from stock but had the advantage of having it checked over thoroughly when I arrived before purchasing. Perfect drive back, round 2200 miles. Not one issue and lots of fun.

Enjoy the trip!


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I need to make a 2500mi round trip and my truck has 175,000 miles on it.

Would you do it, without hesitation?


Anything I should do except changing the fluids?


I havent had the truck that long.... maybe six months but during the time I have had it I have replaced....

brake pads - front and rear
front rotors - they were cracked
upper and lower radiator hoses
flushed the coolant
changed the thermo (cause I ruined the seal)
dealer said he had the trans rebuilt it does have new fluid
replaced the serpentine belt
replaced the water pump
replaced the shocks
installed +2" springs
4 new tires
changed the oil and filter
installed a bhaf and heat sheild

the lp reads 15psi
and the vp44 appears to be new
just take it easy untill it's broke in
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