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Load up some good music for the trip. Can't believe no one mentioned that yet!

Oh, no doubt. That one i got handled!

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CB, the day after I took delivery of my MY12 (exactly four years and two days ago) I did a thousand mile round trip for business...
I feel like i havent really stretched her legs bc of how little i drive her and how long ive owned
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What's 'bones said. Get in the Jeep and go. There's nothing to "do" other than fill up your fuel tank.

I'm perplexed at your "air up to 36 lbs"...36 psi cold is the typical OEM recommended pressure (look in your door frame for the sticker). I run at 38psi cold normally and don't change that for long trips...or short trips like 350
Thats intersting... i always have them at 34. i guess it makes sense to air up in the summer for long trips for better gas mileage
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Running tires too low can result in "not normal" wear, modified handling and so forth. Most tires are adaptable to a reasonable range; 34 psi cold isn't horrible, but for many folks, it would feel very soft for a 5000+ lb vehicle. I don't like mine at 36 psi cold (which is what is on my door frame sticker) and prefer the 38 cold I previously mentioned. They run at about 41psi "hot"...which at highway speeds works for me. I get good fuel economy, too.
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Running tires too low can result in "not normal" wear, modified handling and so forth. Most tires are adaptable to a reasonable range; 34 psi cold isn't horrible, but for many folks, it would feel very soft for a 5000+ lb vehicle. I don't like mine at 36 psi cold (which is what is on my door frame sticker) and prefer the 38 cold I previously mentioned. They run at about 41psi "hot"...which at highway speeds works for me. I get good fuel economy, too.
Words of wisdom. just got a new tire guage and tire inflator, so this is the perfect time to use them.
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That's a pretty short trip just gas and go
Agreed, but strangely enough this is the longest one i ever took in the rig... Even after 3.5 years.

Gotta get out more often :-)
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The only thing I do for long road trips (over 2,000 miles) is change the oil if it is almost due for a change, check the washer fluid level, and make sure I have enough DEF in the tank for our diesel engine. Any other regular maintenance items won't be a problem if they get put off by a small amount.
Good thinking with the fluid. i have a regular v6 so not sure if a fuel additive is necessary... Feel free to chime in if im wrong
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Good thinking with the fluid. i have a regular v6 so not sure if a fuel additive is necessary... Feel free to chime in if im wrong
No fuel additive is needed or recommended.
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Not to start anything, but is having that low of a mileage good for the engine? Shouldn't it need to breathe more?
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Not to start anything, but is having that low of a mileage good for the engine? Shouldn't it need to breathe more?
Whatcha mean?
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Not to start anything, but is having that low of a mileage good for the engine? Shouldn't it need to breathe more?
There's no problem with limited mileage. His resale will be a bit higher when it's time to trade up to a new one.
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For sure. But not the mileage I was worried about which will give a higher resale value.

Bearing in mind the longest drive would be 350 miles, I was just wondering if the engine needed to get into long drives to flush out from intake to exhaust particles that may accumulate over time.

So basically you can have a low mileage vehicle but driven for road trips only like 1,000 miles every two months.

Let me Google and see what I can find...
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