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First roadtrip, What do I need to do to the ranger.

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As the title says, I am going on my first trip, it is gonna be around 800-1,00 miles round trip and I honestly don't know what I need to get done to make sure my truck can handle the long trip. I believe it is already reliable enough as is but I wanna be 100% sure,

I have done a tune up about a year ago, I have cleaned the air filter and just changed the oil 2 days ago. My tires are good and my brakes are good, I replaced the pads about a month ago. and as far as I know everything is Status 7

The only small issues right now is the occasional code for my Cam Position sensor, My stumbling when my a/c is on ( I already put stop leak in it and more freon and still have the issue, I know I also need to get some bigger gauge wiring for my big 3 upgrade) and a pull to the right but I have some Eccentric bushings for my radius arms I need to put on.

So What do I need to do to get ready for this long drive and y'all have any other helpful tips and tricks?
 


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You can only prepare so much, and usually what breaks is something you don't even think of. I would just go and see what happens
 

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elk hunting every year and i drive about 1000 miles round trip plus driving around while there and i have an 84 b2 with a crappy motor i do nothing but change to studs for the snow and nothing happens i know that wont happen everytime i go but so far nothing has happened and u have a newer truck so u should be fine just dont worry go and have fun if something breaks fix it while on the road
 

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Check all fluids (including diff) bring some oil and anti freeze just in case, i would probably bring some tools.
I just went on a 700 mile trip and had my tires balanced before hand, the guy said they were pretty far out of wack. I couldnt believe the difference.
$20 well spent
 

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The only small issue right now is the occasional code for my Cam Position sensor
If I were you, I'd replace the Cam Position Synchronizer assembly-
 

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a 12v mini air compressor & a tire plug/repair kit.......................and be sure you have a working jack/lug wrench.............just in case................AND a camera--you see weird stuff on a trip....;missingteeth;
 

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the best thing you can do to prepare for a road trip is pack your tools where they are the easy to get to
 

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Make sure your spare has air in it.
 

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You could change out your fuel filter of it's never been done, mine left me sorta stranded in the middle of no where on a road trip because that. Had to "blow it out" to go a while to get to the nearest town with a parts store, it took a bit, to many blink and you'll misses it Towns.

Clean your maf gently, and your icv.
Check the pcv, and take enough fluids, make sure you have a jack and jumper cables.

Keep a gallon of drinking water, you never know.

A good light for night repairs, maybe crappy set of Jeans and t for said repairs.

Make sure your Insurance and registration I'd up to date.

Plus everything these other guys have mentioned. :thumbup:
 

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And avoid offroading till you get to your destination, to many things break offroad lol.
 

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Sounds like you did everything you need to. I've taken my Ranger from OKC, OK to Central Square, NY and back for a vacation. Ranger made it just fine. Thou under powered for the hilly terrian, just had to downshift to 4th before I went below 60mph. If I hit 55mph in 4th, drop to 3rd to keep speed while climbing.
 

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