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Old 02-04-2013, 09:13 AM   #21
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So incase something random breaks they can put the blame on the owner.
that sounds about right but i just paid 28000 for a brand new rig I think I'll follow what the book says could be totaly wrong though but I'll take my chances makes sense what they said in the owners manual
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:52 AM   #22
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With the technology on cars these days my rule of thumb would be to take it easy on the first 500-1000 miles. If you're doing your road trip when drive it the way a car is meant to be and don't abuse your gas pedal.

You're fine bro, what yah worrying about?
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Drive it, nothin wrong w/ a trip like that
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:30 AM   #24
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With the technology on cars these days my rule of thumb would be to take it easy on the first 500-1000 miles. If you're doing your road trip when drive it the way a car is meant to be and don't abuse your gas pedal.

You're fine bro, what yah worrying about?

Paint chips and door dings now! Looks like y'all convinced me to take the truck on her first road trip. Hopefully I'll even get the chance to drive it on the beach while im down there!

I'm actually very curious to see how it does on highway mpg's. The 2006 TRD Sport I had before this was a manual transmission, and could never get above 18mpg. Meanwhile, a buddy of mine with an 11 DCLB could get as high as 22 with his.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:39 AM   #25
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yep you should be good to go. i did the same thing when i had less than 1000 miles. went to key west and back. starting in charlotte. never gave any problems.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:37 AM   #26
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At most I would vary the speed for the first tank or two. At 1200 miles you've already done most of the break in.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:40 PM   #27
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i just went over 6000 miles on my 2012. most of those miles were from Seattle to Riggins, ID and back in one trip and from Seattle to Los Angeles and back. no problem with the new truck. drive the crap out of it.
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I do an early first oil change on my new vehicles @ 1000K miles for cars/trucks and 500K miles on the bikes. Is it needed? Maybe not but makes me feel better.

Have a safe trip and enjoy! Don't get too wrapped up in gas mileage for a while, give it a chance to loosen up a bit. Keep your tire pressure @35psi.
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Paint chips and door dings now! Looks like y'all convinced me to take the truck on her first road trip. Hopefully I'll even get the chance to drive it on the beach while im down there!

I'm actually very curious to see how it does on highway mpg's. The 2006 TRD Sport I had before this was a manual transmission, and could never get above 18mpg. Meanwhile, a buddy of mine with an 11 DCLB could get as high as 22 with his.
Break in is over. Drive it. After 1500 miles, I took my truck on a 2500 mile trip to Utah, with a week of offroad use in the middle.

If you have a way to air your tires back up, airing down on the sand will make a big difference in traction.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:26 PM   #31
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Have a great trip ~ post pics!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:43 PM   #32
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Another vote for go. Got mine and put 500 miles on it, then headed for a 2000 round trip from California to Montana with a small tent trailer. Varied my speeds a bit on the way out and kept the speeds reasonable. 4 wheeled it to some hard to get to fishing spots and put the first scratches on it while I was out there. That was two years ago and all is well with 3 more rounds trips to Montana on the odometer and all is well. I say do it and don't look back.
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i dont know.. 1200 miles is quite a bit... might over heat or wheel bearing might go out.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:23 PM   #34
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I bought mine with 11 miles, next day drove from CA to WA put over 1000 miles on it took me 13 hours straight no problem at all speeds of 65-75 mph.
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Than why does the owners manual tell you to break it in i have a 13' and break in info is on page 132 of the owners manual for the first 200 mile avoid sudden stops for the first 500 miles do not tow for the first 1000 miles do not drive at exsesive speeds avoid sudden acceleration do not drive continuously in low gears do not drive slowly with the manual tranny in a high gear do not drive at a constant speed for extended periods etc. hope this helps
OP's has 1200 on it, it should be good to go then.
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Driven my first gen across the country 2 times, each time 2,500 miles. They are great, just put a cooler in the back seat with the seat down and have some Cokes and water. Just keep driving!
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Beautiful truck btw op! Am jealous of that color! Hope you enjoy your trip, me and Dad did a 3000 mile road trip last spring in my Taco pulling a trailer and it was great. These are really comfortable trucks.
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Manual says the break-in period is 1000 miles. You're past that, drive it!
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Thanks for all the words of encouragement! They are calling for a chance of snow/ice in the area, so will wait and see how that turns out and hopefully can hit the road later tonight. Probably be just enough for the state to salt all the roads again, so by daylight the truck will be half green/half white.

Can't wait to hit up a Steak'n'Shake while im on the road. Had one of their burgers with a dark chocolate milkshake last time... absolutely amazing!
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Subarus suck for comfort. If you aren't old yet you will feel old when you get to florida
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