Thanks for the comments guys. The truck is ready to turn 280,000 miles.The engine has never been touched.Everything including injectors is original. Nothing has been messed with either. The original tranny was overhauled at about 240,000.It runs sweet. I will have to see if I can download some pics.
Just thought I would pass this story along for you guys that have old vehicles. My Wildcat Fifth Wheel has been in New Jersey for almost two years and I needed to get it to Florida. I had worked a deal with a transport company to bring it down. I had to go up anyway and wanted to get the trailer checked out and serviced for the trip. I drove my old 1993 Dodge D 250 Cummins up there to take my tools and pick up boxes but didnt really trust the old girl to pull that trailer 1290 miles.
It seems I didnt have a choice when scheduling issues caused transporters plans and mine not to work out.I had to get the Wildcat back to Florida. Well after getting trailer cleaned and roadworthy I hooked up the old Dodge and set off. I took the ferry and the eastern shore to make the trip more enjoyable and not to run the truck to hard.. I drove 6 hr stretches and the truck just amazed me. It took it all in stride and pulled it like a champ. And averaged 15.4 mpg for the trip! Used no oil. No issues cropped up. Sure it was a little slower accelerating but had no problem keeping up with traffic. It was actually a pleasureable trip after I realized this truck would cause me no problems.
Those of you with older trucks. Keep them maintained and keep using them. You can save a lot of money and have more left over for camping. Whatever you do, have fun and enjoy!
I finally figured out the problem. Fuse clip was cracked on 3 amp fuse at base. I soldered a new fuse terminal to cotacts and fridge is ice cold! Sorry it took me so long to post but have been out of town. Thankfully it was a cheap fix.
My Dometic fridge in my fifth wheel has been stored for awhile. When I turned it on it did light up and then when I switched to gas it went out,everything. No inside door light, no power at all. Checked fuses,all good. I cant figure this one. Maybe you guys can help before I call the RV mech. Thanks!
Keep that truck! Just maintain it and upgrade certain things like belts,hoses,coolant as others have advised. Hey,call me crazy but I bought my sons old 1993 Dodge diesel with 280,000 on the clock and we are taking that on trips. Getting a retro trailer to go with the old truck which will match the old f**t driving it. I went through the truck and replaced all belts,hoses,thermostat,radiator. All new brakes including master cyl. Shocks too. Tranny was redone at 240,000. The engine just runs great. No worries. Enjoy yourself!!