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SpruceJPG 02-04-2013 07:38 AM

Road Trip Question - Would you???
 
Hey Everyone,

Wanted to get some other Taco owner opinions on a subject...

I have a 2013 DCLB with 1200ish miles on it. I've pretty much babied it so far, keeping it under 3k rpms except for 1 or 2 times I needed to gun it due to traffic conditions.

With a truck this new, would you take it on a 2000 mile road trip? I would be driving from MD to FL, so approximately 1k miles each way, straight down interstate 95.

If I set cruise control at 70 and aimed it south, do you think that many highway miles on an engine this new would be a bad thing? I'd be leaving late tomorrow night, so any thoughts would be greatly apprecieated.

Thanks!

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chadderkdawg 02-04-2013 07:42 AM

It's a brand new vehicle, why wouldn't it be ok to drive it?

MonkeyProof 02-04-2013 07:44 AM

Hell yeah I would

dtopgun515 02-04-2013 07:44 AM

I'd drive it if I felt I needed a truck for the trip or it was all I had. If I didn't need the truck i'd take my wife's Honda to save on gas.

Andres 02-04-2013 07:46 AM

You should be ok, besides your toyota should've came with Toyota care roadsire assistance. I see no problem there, have fun!

cmack 02-04-2013 07:47 AM

Yup

4x4Taco2012 02-04-2013 07:50 AM

With 1,200 "easy" miles under your belt you're good.

Sloth 02-04-2013 07:55 AM

Absolutely

Mademan925 02-04-2013 07:59 AM

Take it... Its a Tacoma.

Large 02-04-2013 08:02 AM

She will be ready for a few more of those road trips after that one, go for it.

Balot64 02-04-2013 08:04 AM

You should be good, I drove my 2012 offroad from Florida to California for two and half days with only 500+ miles in odometer.

SpruceJPG 02-04-2013 08:06 AM

My only hesitation is the mindset of a proper engine break-in procedure. Some people say keep it under 60mph, under 3k rpms, vary driving speeds for 5k miles, yada yada yada, while others just say drive it like ya stole it!


The trip would either be in the Tacoma, or an 06 Subaru Legacy. I've done the drive in the Legacy before, and my back was killing me by the NC border from those seats, so would prefer the Taco in that regard.

chadderkdawg 02-04-2013 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpruceJPG (Post 6383253)
My only hesitation is the mindset of a proper engine break-in procedure. Some poeple say keep it under 60mph, under 3k rpms, vary driving speeds for 5k miles, yada yada yada, while others just say drive it like ya stole it!


The trip would either be in the Tacoma, or an 06 Subaru Legacy. I've done the drive in the Legacy before, and my back was killing me by the NC border from those seats, so would prefer the Taco in that regard.

Pretty sure the "break in" mentality is outdated, and not really necessary this day in age.

aficianado 02-04-2013 08:25 AM

absolutely..drive it.

no better way to shake down the new truck than a roadtrip. any issues pop up..warranty!

Swordknives 02-04-2013 08:35 AM

sure i would

82 yotaman 02-04-2013 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chadderkdawg (Post 6383269)
Pretty sure the "break in" mentality is outdated, and not really necessary this day in age.

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
:)

RogueLeader 02-04-2013 08:55 AM

Took my 2011 with less than 3000 miles on a trip from Las Vegas, to Memphis, to Ft. Lauderdale, back to Memphis, and to Las Vegas, about 6000 mi. Drove from Las Vegas to Memphis in 16 hours. Truck ran great and is still doing great. It has 24,000 on it now. Not a bit of a problem. I also averaged 22 miles to the gallon on that trip.

Millertime187 02-04-2013 09:03 AM

That's what you bought it for. Put the miles on her.

tsup74 02-04-2013 09:05 AM

Vehicles don't have the same break in period of those years back. After 600+ miles you can beat the snot out of it.

Take the trip!

707tothe907 02-04-2013 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 82 yotaman (Post 6383402)
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
:)

So incase something random breaks they can put the blame on the owner.


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