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Old 11-11-2013, 04:50 PM   #111
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We travel a lot and have for years. I used to own a Dodge V10 gasser and many times getting in and out of filling stations with the fifth wheel was a challenge. V10 equals a lot of gas stops. Getting gas was always the most stressful part of RVing for me.
Now that I have a diesel I ALWAYS stop at truck stops and use the truck pumps in back. RVing is now stress free for me. I love diesel.
Funny a friend has a diesel and is always complaining that he has a hard time getting the proper grade for his Duramax. Suppose it is not a problem if one stays near truck routes.
Gasoline is available everywhere.
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:56 PM   #112
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Funny a friend has a diesel and is always complaining that he has a hard time getting the proper grade for his Duramax. Suppose it is not a problem if one stays near truck routes.
Gasoline is available everywhere.
Things must be very different in Canada. Here in the U.S. I have had no problems finding #2 diesel and no, I don't have to stay near truck routes. What does your friend mean when he says the proper grade??
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:02 PM   #113
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Things must be very different in Canada. Here in the U.S. I have had no problems finding #2 diesel and no, I don't have to stay near truck routes. What does your friend mean when he says the proper grade??
I have not seen anything other than #2 diesel in this part of Ontario.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:25 PM   #114
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where you at oakman that you are on salty wet roads?
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:52 PM   #115
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I've never had any problems getting diesel fuel anywhere. Right now, it's a little more expensive than gasoline, but it fluctuates just like gasoline does.. a few months ago it was cheaper than gas in my neck of the woods.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:01 PM   #116
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In the long run, a diesel is actually the less expensive choice. The engine should last well over twice as long as a gas engine, and ti doesn't cost nearly twice as much. Joel
The engine lasts twice as long, but the turbo, injectors, tranny, rear end, etc may be a different story.
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I have owned 2 1/2 ton Chevy trucks gas of course, and 1 3/4 ton GMC 6.0 gas. Now I own a F250 with the 7.3 Powerstroke and I will never own another gasser. Now I doubt I will own another Ford unless I can come across another 7.3 with low miles. There are to many horror stories about the 6.0 and 6.7. I would have to say a Duramax will by next choice, but that is a long long way off in the future since my truck has less than 35,000 miles on it
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The engine lasts twice as long, but the turbo, injectors, tranny, rear end, etc may be a different story.
If taken care "routine service" imo these parts will last as long as the engine.

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Strange. My friends fill up twice to my once. They have A turbo four diesel and I have a V 10 money wise is within $$ of each other.
. Something wrong or heavily worked on your friends diesel. I know you really want to justify your argument but it's not even close. Most gassers I have ever seen tow get 5-7 mpg vs roughly 10 with diesel. Not to mention much better fuel mileage driving empty. I do admit the EPA regulations have made the mpg drop I n diesel but they still get better mileage and oh by the way... Double the torque. Doublet he torque is not a small deal DOUBLE!
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