Dodge 2002 1/2 ton

Discussion in 'Talkback' started by caokga, May 27, 2003.

  1. caokga

    caokga New Member

    I can almost get 200 miles , then i need to fill her up. My trailer weighs 4200 lbs the truck pulls it fine. We are about to take off 0n a 2600 mile trip "one way". I should have bought the Ford powerstroke!! Does anybody know a safe way for a extra tank? I've looked into the combo tool box gas tank but they are for diesel..
     
  2. thumbs

    thumbs New Member

    Dodge 2002 1/2 ton

    No....... you should have bought a Dodge "Cummins" diesel.
     
  3. retlveit

    retlveit New Member

    Dodge 2002 1/2 ton

    10 - 15 years ago I knew a guy who had a cross box fuel tank for a gasoline engine pickup. I wasent' that interested then (other than he could go a hell of a lot further than I could) so I can't give you any specifics.

    Now Thumbs! tsk, tsk! (Love those power strokes!) However, a friend of mine has a 98 cummings with around 200k on it, he's never touched the engine other than routine maintenance. I can slightly outpull him on hills. Flip side is I have to manually put my auto transmission in "low" at stops, he dosen't. Also, I just had my EBV and turbo replaced at 22k miles.

    You got an update on Chelse's granddaughter?
     
  4. thumbs

    thumbs New Member

    Dodge 2002 1/2 ton

    Love them Cummins diesels. Now I will say mine is the older one that is a bit shy on power. She runs like a champ though. I've considered modifyin it but it runs so well I just left it alone. Sure would be nice to have one of those new fangled ones where I could drop in a chip and gain about 150hp. They ain't fast but they last.
    ;-}
     
  5. Shadow

    Shadow Senior Member

    Dodge 2002 1/2 ton

    Hi Tom, why do you have to manually shift to low at stops. I have the auto trans and never take it out of drive unless we're loading square bales or something like that. Never manually shift pulling our 5th wheel. :cool:
     
  6. retlveit

    retlveit New Member

    Dodge 2002 1/2 ton

    Hi Shadow: I bought the truck and 5th last Feb. Only made one trip in it w/the 5th because of lously weather ... but here I come!

    The guy I bought it from suggested I manually put it in low at stops (when pulling the Alfa 5th wheel) until I gain a little momentum. (5 - 7 mph) A couple of times I forgot and there was definite "lugging". No problem with "drive" when its just the truck. I never thought too much about it, would be interested in your thoughts. :)
     
  7. Shadow

    Shadow Senior Member

    Dodge 2002 1/2 ton

    I would get the trans checked. Had mine worked on at about 6000 miles. It had a slight shudder on take off. With all that power, the weakest point is the trans.
     
  8. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

    Dodge 2002 1/2 ton

    Adding a gas tank to your half ton may cause you to exceed the rear axel weight. I generally get about 200 miles before having to fill up; I just look at it as an enforced rest stop....
     

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