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Old 11-28-2015, 03:09 PM   #31
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Did that include the Top of the World hwy. and the Dempster hwy?

Never got a flat driving around Juneau

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Oh OK .... busted!
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Old 11-28-2015, 03:30 PM   #32
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Just thought that I would mention that in about 10 days my wife and I plan to leave Santa Cruz, CA for Chilliwack driving our 2000 4Runner with 127K on the odometer. Our mechanic gives it a thumbs up and it drives great.

We will blast up I-5 and return along the coast with our new 17A. I will let you know how it goes.

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Old 11-28-2015, 04:38 PM   #33
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I left for Alaska from NY with 109,000 miles on the RAV4. By the way, no flats!
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:36 PM   #34
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2003 Dodge Truck. Have driven the ALCAN twice during the last five years. Most recently the Cassiar when we picked up our 5th wheel September 2014. Plan on keeping it for four or five more years. Scott

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Old 11-28-2015, 06:42 PM   #35
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2003 Dodge Truck. Have driven the ALCAN twice during the last five years. Most recently the Cassiar when we picked up our 5th wheel September 2014. Plan on keeping it for four or five more years. Scott

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1992 Ford F-250 with 5.8 engine who gets 11+average Northern Washington to California my last trip , pulling 19 Escape . 127,000 mi . Her Trans was rebuilt 2 years ago after picking up our trailer from Canada . Because over 100,000 mi and had a leaking Trans seal . However got us all the way home first . Pat
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:05 PM   #36
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Okay, full disclosure. Even though it is a 2003, it is a very low mileage turbo diesel. Looks like it was just driven off the dealers lot.

Oh, and the TOW and the Dempster. How about Destruction Bay to Beaver Creek?
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1992 Ford F-250 with 5.8 engine who gets 11+average Northern Washington to California my last trip , pulling 19 Escape . 127,000 mi . Her Trans was rebuilt 2 years ago after picking up our trailer from Canada . Because over 100,000 mi and had a leaking Trans seal . However got us all the way home first . Pat
Every time I look at new vehicle prices it makes me cringe. I will most likely drive my current vehicle until the wheels fall off. Scott

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Old 11-28-2015, 08:28 PM   #38
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Every time I look at new vehicle prices it makes me cringe. I will most likely drive my current vehicle until the wheels fall off. Scott

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Old 11-28-2015, 08:31 PM   #39
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Probably why Dodge is running ads for 75 months 0% .
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:39 PM   #40
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Every time I look at new vehicle prices it makes me cringe. I will most likely drive my current vehicle until the wheels fall off. Scott

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I agree with the price of new vehicles why not buy used and let the original owner eat the depreciation. Just driving off the lot the new vehicle looses 10 to 25%. If you plan on driving the vehicle until the wheels fall off new may work.
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