Re: Diesel Truck for hunting
I keep a vehical a long time also if it gives me good service, which this Dodge certainly has.
The salt will cause problems for sure and I have taken care of that problem.
I keep mine outside all winter unless I pull it in to spray it off underneith and the fender wells and also wax it, then it goes back outside.
It is high pressure water sprayed at the Ziebart shop "every spring" and then re-ziebarted at the same time. This has been done every year since the truck was new and it still looks it.
There is NO rust on my Dodge and I plan on keeping it till at least 300,000 or 400,000 miles are on it and probably longer then that. I'm only at 156,000 miles now.
No rattles, doesn't burn any oil, and runs decent but NOT like the new HO engines from Cummins. The Banks kit sure did help out though.
It is a 1993 LE that looks like a 2003 (as per condition) it also has the 1 ton chassis and the extended cab. It is extra heavy duty and has run extremely well for me.
Didn't need two diesels any longer so, I sold my much newer Ford and kept this Dodge, glad I did.