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Dodge Ram D250 great shape only 152k miles - 1988

Hays, Kansas
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1988 Dodge D250 ¾ ton with the solid 360 5.9 liter 8 cylinder engine

Only 152,086 miles on this truck with a long bed and 2WD with a manual transmission.

It was well taken care of as explained in more detail below and this will make a great truck for someone.

Engine is extremely strong if you ever wanted to pull a camper with it or trailer or use it with a truck camper since most all truck campers require a ¾ ton truck or 1 ton rather than a ½ ton.

If you want to come see the truck PLEASE DO NOT message me or text me, but rather call me if you want to come test drive it.

Thank you in advance and my cell is…

…735 . . 
48.64. . . .

I originally purchased it to use with a 5th wheel camper, but never did this. 

 I did install a heavy-duty trailer hitch on this since it was not used for towing much over years since it had the standard factory bumper hitch on this.

I only used it three times to haul a heavy 8,500-pound travel trailer and it hauled it with ease since this truck is geared low to haul heavy things.

The truck is ready to go with the following done over the last two years like new tires (only 2k on them), AC blows cold air, changed all the belts, new fluids, aligned properly, new brakes, new yokes on drive shaft, spark plugs, belts, carburetor cleaned and serviced, new battery, etc., and all new fluids in the differential, coolant, brake fluid, yokes on driveshaft, wiper blades, etc.

Just to be on the safe side my mechanic also put in a new rear end since the original one was a little worn down and we didn’t want to take any chances if I would be hauling a 5th wheel camper with it which I never did though.

Also, I use the special Lucas oil in everything from the engine to the rear end differential since this a great investment to keep this truck going strong for years down the road. 

As you can see from the photos there is a few cosmetic small dents which is common for an older vintage truck. 

 The original paint still looks sharp except for on top the hood and roof which is common for these Dodge trucks since those two places it is faded slightly.

Camper Topper – 
Keeping it unless the buyer desperately wants it.

I plan to keep the camper topper on it in the photos since it is a fairly valuable and extremely rare old vintage topper in excellent shape that will work on almost any truck and I can put it on my other truck.  

It was useful in the winter or when it rains to store items inside the bed while driving or running errands.  

It allows the truck to turn into an SUV basically or you can use it for camping also of course.

However, if whoever buys the truck wants this topper desperately, I might let it go for the right price.

Selling for the Dodge for $5,500 and no less since it is such good shape, low miles and since we put a lot of needed things into it in the last 24 months.

We did this to make sure the truck would be dependable for me or whoever buys it for years down the road.  

Most other trucks that are being sold do not have all these things done to it and as you know so I was trying to proactive rather than reactive by doing everything ahead of time on this truck rather than waiting until something would wear out or break.

Clean title
Manual transmission (NP-435) 4 speed and 2wd
360 5.9 engine 8 cylinder
7500 GVWR
3.5 axle ratio

Geared to pull and back in 1988 the speed limit was 60mph, but the truck can go 80mph or faster easily.

The truck does not use any oil if you go 55-65mph basically, but if you go 65-80mp it will consume some oil since it is geared low and again, the truck was made when the speed limit was 60mph back in 1988.

The heavy-duty hitch on the back mounted to the frame.  This allows you to pull a trailer with 1,200-pound tongue weight and up to 12,000 pounds.

The factory hitch/bumper on it can carry 900 tongue weight and 9,000 pounds which is still good, but the new heavy-duty hitch is better and allows you to use weight distribution hitches and also change the height of the ball so you are pulling the trailer or camper at the exact proper height needed.

I have all the receipts from the work done by Brian Kuhn in Hays and Wellbrocks Repair in Victoria.  Both are excellent mechanics.

The alignment was done just 2,000 miles ago and the truck drives extremely straight.

Again, these are new tires and all balanced.

I bought the original hub caps (dog dishes) for the wheels and those cost $200 for all four of them, but they do make it look a lot sharper.

And you might want to insure the Ram on the hood, that ornament costs $250 alone.

With inflation now it probably costs $350…

Overall, this is a great strong ¾ ton truck that someone will enjoy and I do get a lot of compliments on this truck when driving it around since that bronze type copper color really shines and stands out in the sun.

I have the original owner’s manual, original paperwork when it was bought new in 1988 with specs and receipts for the work that I had done on it.

Call me anytime if you want to come see it.

Thank you!

Again my cell is…
…735 . . 
48.64. . . .

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