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Old 10-22-2015, 08:29 PM   #41
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I saw your comment about DEF. What is to be scared about it? You have a gauge. Add some when yhe gauge gets to empty. Depending on your driving, evrry few thousand miles (or KM up there)
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:32 PM   #42
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I have 2015 F350 Diesel that after the discounts I got on the entire truck the 8,500 option cost less than 8,000. I looked up the NADA of 2012 diesel F350 like mine and the just the diesel option added 8200 to the retail price. I then looked up a 2000 that close to the same truck I have and the diesel option added 3200 to the retail price.

To the OP - Gas or Diesel you still need to go with 1 ton, it's not that much more.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:45 PM   #43
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I hardly believe the 6mpg unless your doing some heavy mountains. I tow with a 6.0 gas and get 9.4mpg. Just remember diesel guys fuel is not going to stay at $2.30 for ever. What I posted earlier will tell the tale of having to drive 250,00 miles to recoup the cost of diesel and that is if it stays in one piece.

As they say to each his own I'll never own a diesel and as I've said can not justify the high cost and recouping that expense. I trade to often. I like you diesel folks spending other folks money tho. Cool. Later RJD
I don't trade often last diesel was a 2001 F350 7.3L now have the 2015 3500 Ram dually. Its only job is towing my 5er and has done that for over 4000 miles since Aug. 1st when we got it. 17500 lbs. of 5er with cruise set on 65 getting 10 to 11.4 mpg of diesel mileage. I also added the Aisin transmission that's another $3000 on top of the extra diesel engine price. LOL
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:56 PM   #44
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I don't trade often last diesel was a 2001 F350 7.3L now have the 2015 3500 Ram dually. Its only job is towing my 5er and has done that for over 4000 miles since Aug. 1st when we got it. 17500 lbs. of 5er with cruise set on 65 getting 10 to 11.4 mpg of diesel mileage. I also added the Aisin transmission that's another $3000 on top of the extra diesel engine price. LOL
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Basically you need that truck for the load. Most folks not going that big. So how many miles on the 2001? The only reason I trade a lot is I get good money on my trucks and I just can't see giving my hard earned cash to my kids I earned my retirement and I'm going to enjoy. I earned going to spend. Later RJD
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:03 PM   #45
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Basically you need that truck for the load. Most folks not going that big. So how many miles on the 2001? The only reason I trade a lot is I get good money on my trucks and I just can't see giving my hard earned cash to my kids I earned my retirement and I'm going to enjoy. I earned going to spend. Later RJD
140,000 miles on the old Ford. I earned my money also and I enjoy spending the fruit of my labors. No ones gives me a dime I haven't earned myself.
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:45 PM   #46
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We really like our Ram Big Horn 2500. We still like gas because it is quieter and easier for us to maintain. This truck doesn't know our TT is back there. However, we did notice it would be easier to pull through a truck stop and get diesel, than trying to maneuver around the little cars at the gas pumps. Just wish there was a really quiet diesel out there.
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:51 PM   #47
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Just wish there was a really quiet diesel out there.
Have you looked at a current GM or Ford diesel truck? You barely know they're diesel standing right next to them. Inside they're probably both quieter than a gasser pulling a hill at 4000 rpm.................
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:05 PM   #48
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Well, if appears Ford's back in the running...

Amazing what a phone call, and saying "I went to the Dodge dealer yesterday..." can do.

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Payload of 3424#, towing 15.7k...

Hmmm...
Just an FYI, as said before that payload is misleading. That truck will tip the scale around 8400 with the 5th hitch and a full tank of diesel. Realistic payload is around 3k. I paid 56k for my dually (lariat) and love having the extra capacity, and being able to fill the fresh tank (100g) and not worry about if the tires are overloaded are not.


IMO given any pin over 2500 I'd consider a dually. You already said it won't be a DD.............I'm not sure why so many people are scared of them, but then again I'm not sure why so many people insist on buying a truck that will just be enough. Personally, I'd rather, and do, have too much truck. The more tires to replace argument no longer adds up as 6 17's and 4 20's come out pretty much a wash. And while a lot of people think duallies cost more that's a myth too. I priced both ways, the dually gained me 2500# payload for $1000 less than SRW.
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:19 PM   #49
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New Deisels are quite

My new Ram 3500 is very quite - very quite going up those very steep hills and running down the road, turning 1800 RPM versus 5200 in a gasser. Do your home work and the new age diesels are the way to go. Take a test drive - pick your favorite make - Ram , Ford , GMC - they are all very quite.
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My new Ram 3500 is very quite - very quite going up those very steep hills and running down the road, turning 1800 RPM versus 5200 in a gasser. Do your home work and the new age diesels are the way to go. Take a test drive - pick your favorite make - Ram , Ford , GMC - they are all very quite.
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