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Old 03-17-2013, 03:24 PM
MadridRanger1994 MadridRanger1994 is offline
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So this summer I'm driving to San Diego to visit my marine cousin at base, well my Ranger runs great but I don't know if it'll do as well on a 23 hr trip. What are some suggestions that you guys have for me to prepare my ranger for a trip like this?!! I've already started looking for camper shells to cut down motel costs. Lol.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:25 PM
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Check fluids, verify tire pressure, check spare too, fill it with fuel and drive.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:53 PM
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Check fluids, verify tire pressure, check spare too, fill it with fuel and drive.
Just that!? Lol so she can do it?! J
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:54 PM
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bring a gallon of washer fluid, coolant, quart of oil, and a roll of duct tape
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:03 PM
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bring a gallon of washer fluid, coolant, quart of oil, and a roll of duct tape
Thanks on the fluid reminder dj. But what's the tape for? Lol?
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i never go on a road trip without a roll of duct tape lol...you never know when you may need some
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:18 PM
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i never go on a road trip without a roll of duct tape lol...you never know when you may need some
Oh God! Lol so alright,,lol
Roll of duct tape
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Gallon washer fluid
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And the main reason why I ask is because the check engine light keeps turning on and off on the truck and I don't understand why,, mechanic guy says it's just sensors. But ehh I don't know,,
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:56 PM
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Just that!? Lol so she can do it?! J
These are just general tips for a long road trip. No one can tell you whether or not your Ranger is up for a 23hr drive from reading your posts. Take it to a mechanic, and tell him the plan.

If you have concerns, you might look into flying. With the price of gas, you would probably spend about the same.

If you do take the road trip, take a bunch of bottled water & snacks, in case something bad happens in the middle of nowhere. Wet wipes are great to have after a long day driving too, if you plan to spend a night in your pickup.

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And the main reason why I ask is because the check engine light keeps turning on and off on the truck and I don't understand why,, mechanic guy says it's just sensors. But ehh I don't know,,
"Just sensors". Did he clarify which sensors? A CEL can have a pretty big impact on your MPG, even if it doesn't strand you somewhere.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:58 PM
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Bring a couple lenghths of electrical wire too, just incase you have to jump the fuel pump or something (ya never know) Id pack some vise grips too, and stock up on snacks
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:03 PM
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I'd find a new mechanic. If something is throwing a code and causing the CEL to come on, you should probably replace it. Just because the light doesn't stay on, that doesn't mean it can't currently be (or soon turn into) a significant issue or cause damage other systems.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:07 PM
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Bring a couple lenghths of electrical wire too, just incase you have to jump the fuel pump or something (ya never know) Id pack some vise grips too, and stock up on snacks
Definitely on the snacks I'm packing on cheese itz!! Lol

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These are just general tips for a long road trip. No one can tell you whether or not your Ranger is up for a 23hr drive from reading your posts. Take it to a mechanic, and tell him the plan.

If you have concerns, you might look into flying. With the price of gas, you would probably spend about the same.

If you do take the road trip, take a bunch of bottled water & snacks, in case something bad happens in the middle of nowhere. Wet wipes are great to have after a long day driving too, if you plan to spend a night in your pickup.

"Just sensors". Did he clarify which sensors? A CEL can have a pretty big impact on your MPG, even if it doesn't strand you somewhere.
The truck runs great and performance is great,, engine is quiet, no weird little sounds, but it's just that damn check engine light that pisses me off and gets me paranoid!! Lol maybe it's psychological.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:31 PM
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dont forget the zipties and spare fuses!
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:06 PM
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I like to bring a floor jack on long road trips. When I do get a flat it will make life so much easier!
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:46 PM
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Floor jack, check, zippies lol and fuses.

And a new oil change, Mobil 1 high Milage and a motorcraft filter
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:59 PM
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i never go on a road trip without a roll of duct tape lol...you never know when you may need some
This man is a genius, duct tape is a miracle worker.

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