The tailpipe of my 1988 Toyota pickup truck was rusted and it broke off of the muffler (the muffler itself is fine), so now the exhaust leaves out of a pipe that is near the rear axle and underneath the bed of the truck (not underneath the cab).
I am planning on driving around 200 miles soon, so my questions are:
What are the risks of driving that distance without repairing the tailpipe?
If it is safe to make that trip without delaying for the repair, how much urgency should this repair receive after the trip?
Is there any damage or negative effects that could happen to the vehicle by the exhaust exiting under the vehicle instead of behind the vehicle?
My feeling is that this isn't a big deal, but I want to make sure I'm not mistaken.