Used to tour as a professional musician for over twenty years. Drove all over North America, and after killing a few different vans, found that Dodge really seemed to last the best.
Had one 1977 Dodge One-Ton that traveled over 100.000 miles with a total cost of $600 in parts, but not including oil changes and tires.
So have been looking for older Dodge in reasonable shape.
This one is factory duel fuel gas/propane aka LPG.
Crappy mileage, but in Canada propane is quite a bit cheaper than gasoline.
Costs a little less per kilometer than my previous car, a Jeep Cherokee 6-cylinder, but I have way more room.
Has heavy-duty four speed manual transmission with super low granny gear.
Came with Warn manual hubs and Rancho shocks, American Racing rims and Pro-Comp tires.
Passed aircare on propane amounts that were so low that many categories said 0.00% or 0 PPM.
Oil was so clean and golden after the first 5000 km, that I was reluctant to change it.
Am sold on propane. Spark plugs look brand new, oil doesn't seem to get dirty, it is cheaper, and the fact is it pollutes a lot less.
Plus propane is a byproduct of natural gas refining, and Canada is more than self-sufficient... it exports the great majority of the propane it produces.
Clean, cheap (in Canada), and domestically produced fuel... I call it guilt free 4x4-ing.
That's what I bought it for; it goes offroad... it gets muddy.
It does have some not too bad rust that I am fixing one patch at a time...
I don't care if it is pretty, it is a beast.
Came with a pretty badly cracked windshield that I replaced right away.
Everything works and works well... not my first 4x4 or Dodge product, and I do all my own repairs.