This is the second Dodge dually I've owned and certainly the best. I bought this 2011 from Steve White Motors, Hickory, NC. That was 5 1/2 years ago. Brand new and only 6 miles when I got it and no...
This is the second Dodge dually I've owned and certainly the best. I bought this 2011 from Steve White Motors, Hickory, NC. That was 5 1/2 years ago. Brand new and only 6 miles when I got it and now it has 242,000 miles. It's been a good truck and will continue to give me many more miles.
Just finished a trip from Illinois to Custer, SD, on to Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, and home through Kansas and Missouri. We pulled our 34 ft. camper the entire way, even crossing a 12,300 ft pass in the Rocky Mt. National Park. Transmission was a little warm (215?) but engine temp never went over 190?. Only 1 problem on vacation, and the first real service work other than scheduled maintenance, since I bought the truck. Had a smog sensor at the turbo that went bad and had to be towed a half mile to repair shop. Fixed for $200 and back on the road.
This truck was used for commercial travel trailer towing the first 210,000 miles. Only work that was done, was normal maintenance at Dodge recommended intervals. I did change the oil and filter religiously at 10,000 miles since most driving was on Interstates.
The interior is still beautiful and I've had others remark that the truck looks great on the outside and like new on the inside. They've also remarked about how comfortable it is when riding on country roads. Better than most big luxury cars.
The stereo system is better than my home system which cost a lot more. The sound is awesome! When you travel as much as I have a good sounding stereo makes the trips enjoyable. Thanks Sirius for (almost) non stop music all across America and Canada.
I just put on my 4th set of tires about 4000 miles ago. I decided to have the front end aligned to ensure proper wear in case it was off just a little. The service guy came into the waiting room and asked me if the odometer had been replaced. I told him no, that it had the correct miles on it. He said he couldn't believe it because the truck looked so good and the brakes had almost no wear. I was pleased to hear that.
I love this truck and being retired, it will probably be my last. I am sure that when my wife retires we will pull our trailer many miles and I have no doubt that this truck will get another 240,000 miles without major problems. The diesel engine uses no oil and still runs like a top. If you've never had a Dodge, check them out. You'll like them.