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Curly2001

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Posted: 07/18/19 08:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would like to see who else still tows with higher mile gas engine trucks say over 100,000 miles. I have a Chevy 6.0 gas with 120,000 miles and am curious as to see who else is running with higher mile gas engines.
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In 2019, is 100,000 really considered high mileage?

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Good point, so what is considered "high miles" for a gas engine today? I realize there are several points where you need to add money to get to higher miles but I am not sure where those points are at this time.
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200,000 on our suburban. Towed with it till we got a fifth wheel. Still a daily driver.

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Just camped with one of our sons this last weekend. He has 155,000 on his 2002 Excursion V10. He has no plans on getting rid of it and is in fact looking to get a bigger (28') TT next spring.

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We towed with our van right up until we traded it at 254K miles. I don't think 100K is really a concern now days. Heck, most gas vehicles don't even require spark plug changes until over 100K any more.

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LanceRKeys wrote:

200,000 on our suburban. Towed with it till we got a fifth wheel. Still a daily driver.

I think about 200K is getting up there for gas, many go further, but high average. Diesel 350k+.

I know I had a bit of a time selling our 2001 at 314K even with complete service and maintenance records and oil analyst. It was still a strong TV.


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I don't tow a TT anymore, but for most of my truck's life it has towed either a TT or a boat. I have just under 110,000 miles on my 2005 Ram 1500 Hemi and it still runs like the day I bought it new.


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Mine just turned 155k. I figure I have to keep it for a couple of more years before replacing it. I usually drive a vehicle to 160-170k and they still in pretty good shape at that point.

I don't see mileage as being an issue for the drive train as much as all the other stuff on the truck. At 11 years old I recently had to have the transmission lines replaced due to rust and the power steering cooler because it developed a crack.


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Mine had 185,000 when I sold it to my friend, it's still going and towing.

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