gonan chicken out, I spent the last 18 hours rebuilding my entire drive line on the dodge, most of which was original with 290,000 miles . I rebuilt both the front & rear axles, tore down the tranny & transfer cases, new clutch and just for giggles I replaced the rear main on the engine. I also replaced all of the original hoses, thermostat & water pump. I'm glad I have all the tools it really helped. She's good for another 300k miles or 20 years which ever comes first.
We are going to pick up the camper this afternoon! The maiden voyage for the truck after the repairs will involve towing a 5,000 lb camper 60 miles on open highway. What could go wrong?