What model is this?

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Ouch. $1k for 14 miles. I paid $250 for similar transport.

You're right to transport it for safety reasons if you can't inspect/fix the brakes. Would the seller allow you to work on the brakes on his property? Then you could drive it home safely.
 

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Even a local heavy wrecker shouldn't be charging that much. I paid $1100 to move a truck like yours and a deuce from Columbus to Blairsville, that was 200 miles.
 

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Man, that old soldier is rough.

If you have the time and space to mess with it, $1500 is good. I wouldn't try to drive it home though, not without going through the brakes. The dump mechanism is an additional system to go through, for safety.
Yea been TXing him and with the multi fuel checking the fuel control for moving free so it does not start and got to WOT.
Side note post #30 shows the fuel control and linkage that has to move freely and not be sticking. As I said under the timing cover / shut down cover two screws easy to check. How to remove the Fuel Shutoff Rod on the IP | Page 2 | SteelSoldiers
 
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Even a local heavy wrecker shouldn't be charging that much. I paid $1100 to move a truck like yours and a deuce from Columbus to Blairsville, that was 200 miles.
Wow, Columbus is just a little south of me. I could have hauled that cheaper. If I quote someone a price to move something $1000 miles they gawk and recoil at any reasonable quote I give them


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Wow, I didn't know there were 2 trucks. Choose the best one and run with it!

Hey, I'm from Ft. Myer's originally. Fellow "cracker" here.
 

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14 miles? If it moves I'd definitely try to drive it. Or flat tow it behind a 3/4 or 1 ton truck. Just go slow but there's no way I'd pay $1000 to move it 14 miles.
 

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The seller mentioned he wasnt sure if there was an air system leak. I have never driven a truck with air brakes, I assume if there is an air leak, brakes go away? I do own a 2009 Dually Cummins, weighs about 12,000lbs. Not sure that's a good option to pull with.
 

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The seller mentioned he wasnt sure if there was an air system leak. I have never driven a truck with air brakes, I assume if there is an air leak, brakes go away? I do own a 2009 Dually Cummins, weighs about 12,000lbs. Not sure that's a good option to pull with.
I'm sure the dually would pull it. The issue is stopping it. Just like a heavy trailer without brakes, it will push the truck around.

You might see if there are any members locally with a truck and a tow bar to flat tow it.

As far as the brakes on the dump, they are an air over hydraulic system, not straight air brakes.
With straight air brakes, if you loose air pressure, the brakes will lock up. The air supply keeps the brake pads pulled back so that the wheels can roll.

Think of air/hydraulic like a regular automotive brake system, but rather than using engine vacuum (negative pressure) to make them power brakes, they use positive pressure from the air compressor and tanks. Without air the brakes should still brake, but poorly, assuming the fluid system is operable.
 
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Like eric said, if you don't have the air assist, even standing on the brake pedal may not stop you.

Ok, so it's 14 miles. What kind of miles? City, suburb, rural or cross-country? Your profile says "central FL." If you're driving that thing over I-4 near Orlando, forget it! If you're out in the sticks... have someone lead you in the dually with the flashers on and limp it home SLOWLY.
 

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The seller mentioned he wasnt sure if there was an air system leak. I have never driven a truck with air brakes, I assume if there is an air leak, brakes go away? I do own a 2009 Dually Cummins, weighs about 12,000lbs. Not sure that's a good option to pull with.
It doesn’t have air brakes. It just uses an “air pressure booster” as opposed to vacuum or, like your dodge, hydraulic pressure from the power steering pump. If you lose air pressure you still have brakes, but no assist so very weak brakes. If it will move on it’s own, I’d drive it at 5-10 mph even with no brakes at all. And if I couldn’t do that, I’d pull it with my dodge 2500 that weighs half as much as yours. Obviously you’ll need someone in the 5 ton as well to help with steering. Just run a chain through a pipe from the pickup to the 5 ton.

None of what I’m saying will be “internet approved.” I’m just saying what I’d do. No need to go overboard with it....
 

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I really appreciate all this advice. It would be different if i had ever driven a 5 ton dump truck (my dually is pretty big). I presume it has an air pressure gauge in the cab? I could drive it around where I am picking it up and get a feel for if it is making and holding air well.

The drive would be all of 4 turns, not closer than 10 miles from an actual city. Back roads and one state route that is 2 lane and not too busy ( I can adjust time of day). No freeways means no minimum speed as far as i know and the law in this area is easy to deal with generally. Better to have a lead vehicle or tail vehicle?
 

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Yes, there's an air pressure gauge and a warning buzzer. Obviously, they may not be functional.
The compressor may be able to keep up with the leak. You'll have to get the engine running and charge the system to find out.

There are several soft lines that are easy to replace if you can find the leak. There are two on top of the transmission for the poppet valve for the sprague for the transfer case. There'll be a section of hose near the compressor in the engine compartment, I believe.

Oh- ensure that the valves are shut for all the glad hands. (painted red and yellow, on the front and rear of the truck). If the valves are open, obviously they'll leak out the air. There will be a drain valve under the driver or passenger's step so that you can vent the air and blow out the moisture from the brake system. Ensure that little valve is closed. It's very small.

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Thank you, I know I will be reading the ENTIRE TM soon, but what psi should the tires be at roughly? Bringing all the support gear I can just in case.
 

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Thank you, I know I will be reading the ENTIRE TM soon, but what psi should the tires be at roughly? Bringing all the support gear I can just in case.
More psi the less rolling resistance. 110psi is optimal on non dry rotted tires.
 

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Thanks. Not sure on any dry rot. If a little dry rot maybe 70psi?
 

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...Better to have a lead vehicle or tail vehicle?
Preferably both. Put your dually in the front for a good size emergency wheel chock, or tow vehicle only if the 5 ton dies. UploadFile1612925759.209772.jpg
Then something else with bright, working tail/brake lights in the rear. Slow moving vehicle triangle probably wouldn’t hurt either.
 
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