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This Wednesday the wife and I are going to head out on a road trip. We will be leaving out of Lawton and going to Rapid City to see MT Rushmore and tool around there, then Heading west to see Devils Tower in WY and then comming down through Colorado to see Denver before returning to Lawton. Plan to be on the road about ten days.

We were going to take the car but the more we think about it the more we want to take the truck. We dont really care about the fuel mialege.

So any one have any advice on the truck, the trip or anything at all?
 

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I went with my family when I was younger on that same trip only leaving and returning to MO. I don't know the time of year but was supposed to be nice, we ended up wearing sweat pants and hoodies everyday because to weather turned out terrible. This was before everyone could look up Doppler on their phone, but the trip was still alot of fun. The badlands were amazing and learned alot of native american history. Take the truck, you will enjoy it. We did the trip in a 1990 Bronco and being comfortable was a major plus on that long of a road trip. Have fun!
 

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Thanks guys. I am looking forward to taking the truck as I know it will be a much more enjoyable experience.
 

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Taking a cross-country trip in these big Crew-Cabs are amazing. If mileage ain't the issue, fire that diesel up and enjoy. Gives ya a good chance to see your mileage on the open road, and with that stop in Denver the altitude.

As for the particulars of the 6.4L, someone else will chime in.

Best of Luck, Ryan.
 

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Thanks. As long as we are in Colorado we are going to go to the top of Pikes Peak. If your in the area you want to grab a cup of coffee up there?
 

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I live north of denver in Fort Collins, Let me know when your coming through if you want to stop and grab a beer or bite to eat. That trip will be an enjoyable one. The weather is still nice up in that area. Get ready for some nasty headwinds driving west through Neb and Wyo.
 

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good luck on the trip bro, we drove to Baton Rouge LA for a buddy here on the .org's wedding last week and we took the exploder because we firured it would rain, and we had 2 sets of golf clubs and our suit cases and all that good ****, still wishing i would have taken the truck
 

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take the truck and get pics of it everywhere .....
 

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Make sure to go see Crazy Horse! You need to take the tour of it, it's amazing. That is beautiful country out there. Have fun and be safe.
 

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I live north of denver in Fort Collins, Let me know when your coming through if you want to stop and grab a beer or bite to eat. That trip will be an enjoyable one. The weather is still nice up in that area. Get ready for some nasty headwinds driving west through Neb and Wyo.
That would be nice. Will have to stop by.
good luck on the trip bro, we drove to Baton Rouge LA for a buddy here on the .org's wedding last week and we took the exploder because we firured it would rain, and we had 2 sets of golf clubs and our suit cases and all that good ****, still wishing i would have taken the truck
I am so glad we took the truck. It has been great.
take the truck and get pics of it everywhere .....
I have been so far. LOL
Make sure to go see Crazy Horse! You need to take the tour of it, it's amazing. That is beautiful country out there. Have fun and be safe.
I will be seeing it tomorrow.
 

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Enjoy Rapid City! I live in Argyle Texas but my Grandparents are from there. My dad was born right down the road in Sturgis. I have spend many summers up there, fishing camping and hiking. The Black Hills are beautiful this time of year and there are hundreds of ATV trails. When I had my F250 I would drive it up there and tow the 4 wheelers up with me. When going to Mt. Rushmore make sure to take the truck on Iron Mountain road. There is plenty of other stuff to do around that area too. One last tip. I'm not sure what route you are taking up there but I usually go up to Salina KS and hang a left. From there it is about 100 miles west to the city of Hays KS. I usually stay the night here. Consider going to Gella's Diner & Brewery Company in downtown Hays. The food is amazing and their beer is awesome. From there just have fun and stay safe.
 

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Mammoth Site and the second and fifth longest caves in the world today.
 

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In Lusk WY for the night .
 

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We want MPG figures and truck pics lol glad you're having fun.
 

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Working on all of it.
 

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Home now. What a trip/ Over 3000 miles
 

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It feels good. Truck performed awesome. Took it over Fall River Pass (12,490ft) and Pikes Peak (14,110ft). Only thing I noticed was that the glow plugs stay on for ever at high altitude even though it was t-shirt weather at both places.
 
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