Trucks & Trailers - how many miles have you've put on over the years?

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Captain AL
03-02-2011, 07:47 PM
I have heard stories of small trucks with as many as a million miles put on over the years. I have a 2002 yukon xl, 221,000 miles, still going strong. It has been through a couple accidents and we still use it to tow our 25 sea-cat back and forth from the keys, not to mention the small stuff, like jet skis, and a small cc. At 210,000 miles i had a couple gears rebuilt, but that's all i have ever had to do to it. This truck has been amazing to me, we use it for everything and it is now an extra vehicle that we use when necessary. The engine runs like it is new still and the transmission is perfect after the rebuild. I would even venture to say that it has been driven hard over it's lifespan.

Anyone else have a great experience with their truck.... No problems and many miles. How many miles do you have?

03-02-2011, 09:32 PM
put 142k on my truck since jan 08 towing my boat to fla and back and my 28ft enclosed all over for work... truck has 210k on it running strong 2005 dodge ram cummins... trying to get her to 1000000 mile club and towing the whole time

03-03-2011, 06:05 AM
My last few...

1987 Cherokee - 6cyl 5 spd - 195K when I traded it in. Still running perfectly.
1994 Cherokee - 6cyl 5 spd - 220K sold it - still running perfectly.
2002 Jeep Liberty - V6 auto - 198K - sold it, still running great.

All were factory rated to tow 5Klbs and used regularly to tow up to 85% of max. None of these vehicles ever required engine or transmission repairs.


Cheen 1
03-03-2011, 01:30 PM
1999 f250 SD manual.....210,000 miles no problems yet...

03-03-2011, 01:52 PM
'97 powerstroke 350,000. Starting to rust out, though.

03-03-2011, 02:25 PM
75 chevy C10- sold at 200,000 miles still going strong
92 chevy 1500 rear-ended and totaled at 250,000
98 chevy 1500 - sold still runing good at 275,000
2002 chevy 2500HD dmax-still driving this one- currently 234,000
98 GMC 1500- wife's truck- gave it to our son at 12 yrs old and 170,000- he was hit by someone who lost control in the rain and crossed the center-line a few months back and that totaled it.

03-03-2011, 04:18 PM
86 Chevy 1500HD w/305. 300,000 miles. Cracked the frame at both ends towing a trailer. 2 transmissions, no universal joints. Managed to do it without ringfree or synthetic oil..never even had the valve covers off. Timing chain at 200,000 for insurance..pan was spotless and bearings were perfect. 'course I changed the oil every 7500-10,000 miles.

03-03-2011, 04:44 PM
1989 Mazda B 2600I 4x4 152,000 Traded it for labor in 1996 its still running today
1996 Ford Ranger 4.0 4x4 163,000 sold it needed more seating
1984 GMC Suburban 6.2 4x4 diesel 327,000 still own it runs great
1995 Chevy Suburban 6.5 diesel 208,000 only owned for 7 mos. nice rig
2003 VW Jetta TDI 102,000 scary fast with unbelievable economy

My top 5

03-03-2011, 06:03 PM
A friend of mine had a 1988 Ford Ranger with the 2.9l engine and a 5 speed manual tranny. When he sold it, it had 350,000 miles and the only thing he had repaired was the clutch. He sold the truck 5-6 years ago and I still see that truck around town. I could only imagine how many are on that truck now. To me it was the most impressive vehicle ever.

03-03-2011, 06:23 PM
1999 Ford F350 PSD with 240K

03-03-2011, 07:49 PM
Got a buddy with one of those Dodge D50 mini trucks. I think it is a 1984 model. The speedo cable broke about 10 years ago. It had 225K on it then and he drives 26 miles each way to work every day. Figure it has 500K+ now. His wife drives an 1985 Corolla with over 350K on it. She was bragging about buying the TENTH set of tires for it the other day. They are too cheap to buy anything newer, yet own a million plus boat.;?

03-04-2011, 08:13 AM
80' dodge ram 1/2 ton with 318 auto I gave 1200 for the truck used in 86, with 128,000 miles, got 1500 for it 8 years later on a trade in with 368,000 miles. The motor was still strong, rest of truck, not so much.

Mike Boehler
03-04-2011, 09:31 AM
She was bragging about buying the TENTH set of tires for it the other day. They are too cheap to buy anything newer, yet own a million plus boat.;?

Let this be a lesson to all of us:thumbsup:

03-04-2011, 04:35 PM
Let this be a lesson to all of us:thumbsup:

Yup, everybody drives a USED vehicle. I am approaching 200k on my 2001 F150. Tries, brakes, fluids, plugs, filters and frontend parts and shocks.
Thats it.

I will probably put a rebuild in it when the time comes. $40k for a new truck ain't gonna happen in my life, I'd rather have the million dollar boat!:grin:

03-04-2011, 07:44 PM
Traded a 98' GMC 1500 in may w/230k on it. Drove it avg. of 35k a year while I owned it. Something to think about, Current motors will outlast brakes, door handles, window motors, dash rattles, etc. 350 Vortec would still smoke tires and red line without knocks or ticks the day I traded it in. Love the identical 2010 that replaced it!

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