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Old 04-13-2014, 03:31 PM
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Place your bets right now folks!

We are taking the Durango on a 1,200 mile round trip to the beach cabin in central Oregon. Week long trip.

Truck has 180,288 miles on the 4.7

It has sat and collected 1,500 miles in the past 11 months (1,100 of those were a 5 day trip to the California Redwoods for camping late last summer).


I had ford pick it up last week for an alignment and visual inspection of all - all came back good to go but otherwise...

So Iím on the side that SOMETHING is going to break/fail/cause extreme concern.

What are your bets on a smooth sailing trip?
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Hmmmmm, did you do the work on it?.....LMAO
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It got one of those new fangled fancy over-tech 4.7's. Somethings going to go for sure. Bring your credit cards and cell phone.
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Well I like to be an optimist. If you are doing your proper maintenance like you say I doubt anything will happen, even with 180k on it. But just cause I'm an optimist don't mean I ain't prepared.
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Tool box is coming.

It will be.. interesting to say the least.
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Definitely wish you good luck, thats for sure!
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:56 PM
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I think everything oughta go fine. I've taken long trips with my 4.7 with no issue. I'm just interested to hear what kind of MPG you'll get.
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This will be the fourth road trip I've used it for. But it has day for nearly two years now trip wise
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Place your bets right now folks!

We are taking the Durango on a 1,200 mile round trip to the beach cabin in central Oregon. Week long trip.

Truck has 180,288 miles on the 4.7

It has sat and collected 1,500 miles in the past 11 months (1,100 of those were a 5 day trip to the California Redwoods for camping late last summer).


I had ford pick it up last week for an alignment and visual inspection of all - all came back good to go but otherwise...

So Iím on the side that SOMETHING is going to break/fail/cause extreme concern.

What are your bets on a smooth sailing trip?
So your saying you had the FORD dealer work on and look over your DODGE?
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So your saying you had the FORD dealer work on and look over your DODGE?
I saw that to, left me speechless (typeless?).
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At least if anything does go wrong you know who to blame then
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I saw that to, left me speechless (typeless?).
Actually I have my vehicles serviced at the Future Ford Fleet center here in northern cali. It's one of the largest fleet centers in nor cal.

They operate under the Ford brand but and heavy lifters in the fleet world with Dodge/Chevy/Nissan and Toyota and are factory certified repair & service center for those said brands (service and body work). They also are certified Cummins service center and perform work in house on tractor trailers & RV's.

They don't do any sales, just service. Best part is they pickup/deliever and you can pay over the phone via credit card. Really makes maintenance easier to handle.

Oil change w/ tire rotation is $42 out the door.. which is very competitive considering I just simply need to leave the keys in my car and spend two minutes on the phone to pay.
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My used car dealers say the same thing.....LOL
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Well when then handle our 200 vehicle fleet

plus the other dozens of agencies and companies..

Like I said, they don't do sales. Pure service center.
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Found out I'm getting a new ford fusion for work so being I don't want two of the same car (mines a 2012 new one a 2014) I am seriously considering turning in the durango and fusion in for a new ford explorer.. Durango may not have a chance to make it one last road trip.

Ahhh choices..
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I still don't understand why you'd want an exploder
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Much better than the durango lol
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Maybe in some aspects, but certainly not better than all kinds of other new vehicles you could get.
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For an suv with same footprint and much more luxury and power.. its a good fit. Plus I like my fusion a lot!
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For an suv with same footprint and much more luxury and power.. its a good fit. Plus I like my fusion a lot!
Harley guys into it enough to post on Harley forums don't buy Honda/Yahama/etc..

I used to like you...
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