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Old 11-14-2014, 01:50 AM   #11
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No one buys a diesel to save money, they buy one because they want or need one. Like all the other stuff on a truck. Leather seats, nav, sunroof, fancy trims, etc. No one needs all that but they get it.
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Old 11-14-2014, 06:10 AM   #12
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No one buys a diesel to save money, they buy one because they want or need one. Like all the other stuff on a truck. Leather seats, nav, sunroof, fancy trims, etc. No one needs all that but they get it.
I don't have leather, nav, or any of the other unnecessary options. Without that stuff, my moderately equipped 1 ton diesel cost the same as a half ton. I can tow twice as much using half the fuel as a half ton, so guess I am saving money. Diesel resale value will always be several thousand higher to.
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:31 PM   #13
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I don't have leather, nav, or any of the other unnecessary options. Without that stuff, my moderately equipped 1 ton diesel cost the same as a half ton. I can tow twice as much using half the fuel as a half ton, so guess I am saving money. Diesel resale value will always be several thousand higher to.

x2, I bought a Ram 2500 CTD ST CC LB 4x4 for the same as I could've bought (ordered) an F150 XL HD payload 3.5 EB Scab 8' bed. The ST with the xtra packages is way nicer than Fords XL trims. I got $10,000 off msrp. Couldn't of got that when ordering the F150. Also with the Ram 8' bed I got a crew cab. With the F150 8' bed you can only get the reg or super cab versions. Didn't want the reg cab and don't like the goofy super cab doors. Bad idea when trying to load stuff in the truck while in a parking lot.

I passed on bling for a bigger truck.
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Old 11-14-2014, 02:10 PM   #14
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My 2014 GMC Duramax new cost me $44,000 with discounts this year. I just looked up a 2008 GMC Duramax with 100,000 miles, same options and is listed for $30,000. So, with better fuel mileage and a great resale how can you go wrong? 2008 vs 2014, $14,000 difference plus the new one has full warranty. How does the gas stack up?
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Old 11-14-2014, 02:40 PM   #15
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I was just wondering if anyone here had the 2014 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab, with the 6.0, and what kind of mileage you were getting with a trailer, and without?

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Old 11-14-2014, 04:10 PM   #16
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Thanks for all of the replies!

I didn't mean to spark a debate on gas or diesel, and I guess I should have been a little more specific in my question. And for the record, I personally would never buy the diesel, it just doesn't fit my needs. If I used my truck for nothing but towing, then it may be a different story.

My camper is on a seasonal site, and only gets pulled off a couple of times a year. Usually when it does get pulled off, I take it on a fairly long trip. Last summer we made one trip from NE Ohio to Indiana, and one trip to Florida. My truck is more of an everyday driver, so I was honestly more interested in the mileage when it's not hooked to the trailer. I currently own the 2013 Silverado 1500, with the 5.3, and get around 18 on the Hwy, and 13-14 in the city. I know GM made some decent fuel mileage increases in the 2014 5.3 in the 1500, and was curious if they had done the same with the 6.0 in the 2500HD, and that is the reason for the question. I am truly curious about the mileage in the 2014 2500HD, with the 6.0, and only the 2014 2500HD with the 6.0, as that is what I will probably be buying, if I buy anything.

I am extremely happy with my current truck, but after my last trip to FL decided that the 2500 may be the better option. When we travel with the trailer, we have to be extremely cautious about what we pack, as it doesn't take much to throw us over the weight limitations of the truck. I also had a little more sway on the last trip than I am comfortable with. We did so some purging of things we don't need to have in the camper, but I think it's time to make the change if I can make the right deal.

Thanks again for all of the replies!!!
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:45 PM   #17
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Just to further confuse the subject see photo taken this week in Minnesota
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:51 PM   #18
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Just to further confuse the subject see photo taken this week in Minnesota
Not much different here in Ohio.
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Old 11-14-2014, 06:38 PM   #19
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I've had my 2014 Duramax for almost a year and have NEVER gotten above 15 mpg empty. I'll get 10-12 towing 8500lbs depending on terrain but the empty mileage is steady at 14.6.


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Old 11-14-2014, 06:49 PM   #20
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I've averaged 21 for a full tank not towing with my 3500 Duramax. Super happy with that since its no where near broke in with only 8000 miles on it. When I had my 6.0 gas, it was rare to see better than 14 not towing.
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