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GM - Chev /GMC Gas V8 15 10.42%
GM - Chev /GMC V8 Gas big block 8 5.56%
GM - Chev /GMC Any Diesel 30 20.83%
Ford - V8 Gas 10 6.94%
Ford - V10 Gas 9 6.25%
Ford - Any Diesel 35 24.31%
Dodge/Ram V8 Gas 13 9.03%
Dodge/Ram V10 Gas 1 0.69%
Dodge/Ram Diesel 23 15.97%
Other 3 2.08%
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:37 AM   #21
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Glenn I am sure your third pic isn't from Wyoming but that looks just like the area around the green river where it turns into the flaming gorge.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:18 AM   #22
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It is along the Green River, but along the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park UT.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:30 PM   #23
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:03 PM   #24
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:05 PM   #25
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My TV is a 2011 F250 with the 6.2 gas. I have beefed up the suspension with a set of Super Springs so I feel pretty confident on the GVWR. The higher rpm to hp/torque vs a diesel rig is/was a concern. The truck pulls my 6k (loaded) Rockwood 282TXR and you really don't even notice it is back there. My goal is to buy a Puma 351THSS. A full 12k fiver (estimated) behind that truck will probably be a completely differently story. With the trailer at 12k this puts the GVCWR 2k over Ford's recommended rating (19k) for my truck.
Not certain yet but I may be trading for a diesel rig. I too am on the fence regarding make and model. I have been a ford man my whole life but the Duramax/Allison is intriguing though.
The big question is I tow 6-10 times a year. This makes owning the diesel as a daily driver questionable and a tough decision to make. I will know more once I actually put the new Puma behind my 6.2 and put it through its paces. Right now, I consider my Super Duty 6.2 one awesome truck.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:09 PM   #26
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:25 PM   #27
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My TV is a 2011 F250 with the 6.2 gas. I have beefed up the suspension with a set of Super Springs so I feel pretty confident on the GVWR. The higher rpm to hp/torque vs a diesel rig is/was a concern. The truck pulls my 6k (loaded) Rockwood 282TXR and you really don't even notice it is back there. My goal is to buy a Puma 351THSS. A full 12k fiver (estimated) behind that truck will probably be a completely differently story. With the trailer at 12k this puts the GVCWR 2k over Ford's recommended rating (19k) for my truck.
Not certain yet but I may be trading for a diesel rig. I too am on the fence regarding make and model. I have been a ford man my whole life but the Duramax/Allison is intriguing though.
The big question is I tow 6-10 times a year. This makes owning the diesel as a daily driver questionable and a tough decision to make. I will know more once I actually put the new Puma behind my 6.2 and put it through its paces. Right now, I consider my Super Duty 6.2 one awesome truck.
I should have mentioned my Superduty 6.2 gets 12+mpg pulling the 282TXR loaded. Hope I can get 10mpg with the Puma loaded.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:37 PM   #28
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I should have mentioned my Superduty 6.2 gets 12+mpg pulling the 282TXR loaded. Hope I can get 10mpg with the Puma loaded.
Those are some impressive numbers out of a 6.2 gasser as I will see 12-13 out of my 5.7 gasser completely empty. No camper, nothing in the bed empty as it gets.
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Yep my coal burner only gets about 10mpgs pulling my Puma with 35" tires on my tv. I can sometimes get about 15-16 on the highway going about 75-80 with the 35s unloaded
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Those are some impressive numbers out of a 6.2 gasser as I will see 12-13 out of my 5.7 gasser completely empty. No camper, nothing in the bed empty as it gets.
Could only muster 10 mpg towing 13-14k once otherwise 8 and 9 with my 6.0 Chevy.
13-14 mpg running empty with a ecm reflash from wait4meperformance towing tune

Haven't towed with my duramax yet but consistently running 17-18 mpg per tankfull unloaded.
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