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Old 11-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #51
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Not yet........
I can say with the utmost certainty, THAT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN! Unless we crash the one I have, it's the last one and it definitely wouldn't be a diesel. Same with the car.
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I have had both and also went back and fourth, gas is ok but tends to need extra care watching temps closer of both engine and tranny, diesel use to have smell problems my 2006 duramax had great power but that smell made me feel I was at work so I went back to gas and got into temp watching again, I have gone back to diesel again but it is quite different it does not smell it does not make the trailer dirty from the exhaust and it is quiet too and it pulls our trailer great and the mileage is wonderful both towing and not towing it also was $$ cheaper than replacing the old gasser, the other thing I was surprised by, the insurance is cheaper too.
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I have had both and also went back and fourth, gas is ok but tends to need extra care watching temps closer of both engine and tranny, diesel use to have smell problems my 2006 duramax had great power but that smell made me feel I was at work so I went back to gas and got into temp watching again, I have gone back to diesel again but it is quite different it does not smell it does not make the trailer dirty from the exhaust and it is quiet too and it pulls our trailer great and the mileage is wonderful both towing and not towing it also was $$ cheaper than replacing the old gasser, the other thing I was surprised by, the insurance is cheaper too.

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I can say with the utmost certainty, THAT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN! Unless we crash the one I have, it's the last one and it definitely wouldn't be a diesel. Same with the car.
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I traded my 2010 Chev 1/2 ton gasser with a 5.3L engine for a 2011 Ford F250 6.7L diesel. I was pulling a 24' Kodiak bumper hitch (about 5000 lbs dry) and the Chev was almost dangerous due to being so underpowered on hills, the gas mileage was atrocious. The diesel pulled it without breaking a sweat, 6th gear up the hills and I averaged about 16 mpg coming back from Columbia Falls Montana (mountains and hills). I now have a 5er, about 2500 lbs heavier and sometimes I don't even realize I am pulling a trailer. Between gas and diesel, when it comes to towing, there is only one option and that's diesel. For me it's a safety factor since we camp a lot in the mountains, foothills, where there's lots of steep climbs and headwinds.. power is a necessity.
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I traded my 2010 Chev 1/2 ton gasser with a 5.3L engine for a 2011 Ford F250 6.7L diesel. I was pulling a 24' Kodiak bumper hitch (about 5000 lbs dry) and the Chev was almost dangerous due to being so underpowered on hills, the gas mileage was atrocious. The diesel pulled it without breaking a sweat, 6th gear up the hills and I averaged about 16 mpg coming back from Columbia Falls Montana (mountains and hills). I now have a 5er, about 2500 lbs heavier and sometimes I don't even realize I am pulling a trailer. Between gas and diesel, when it comes to towing, there is only one option and that's diesel. For me it's a safety factor since we camp a lot in the mountains, foothills, where there's lots of steep climbs and headwinds.. power is a necessity.
Seems your gas engine was under powered for towing. There are several larger Gassers out there that would have handled a TT as light as yours was. The jump from a small gasser to the big diesel was a big one and you should have no trouble with that rig. I pull a 5er of similar weight as yours with a 5.7 gasser and hardly notice it there. I believe its the power available, not just the fuel burning g in it.
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I agree both fuel types (gas & diesel) will get you down the same roads, to the same campsites as required.
It's how you want to experience the ride that makes the difference...example, why most of us don't camp in A frame but tow these huge TT & fifth wheels...it's all about the experience we desire.
On a note...there is a considerable difference towing the same weighted camper with 425 ft/lbs vs 800 ft/lbs torque...been there done that!
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I through around the idea of getting a diesel but my camper is only 7000 pounds fully loaded and my old Nissan Titan pulled it well I just didn't trust the truck anymore. I bought a tundra with the 5.7. The truck pulls amazing. Yes of course when a good hill approaches I down shift and am running between 3 and 4000 Rpms. But I can hold speed with out a problem. Smaller hills truck will stay in gear and not shift. You have to know how to tow with a gas engine and all will be good. One day I may get a bigger camper and then a diesel will probably be required. I bought a truck for the camper I have now and it's new and don't see me getting a new one for a while not a truck I think I will need for a future camper. I will cross that bridge when I get there. I work with a guy that is the same way about diesels swears by them and talks down on people that want to tow with a gasser. I get in arguments with him all the time but he is blinded. I guess the is just a big story about. Each to his own as long as your happy and feel safe tow with whatever the heck you want.
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I through around the idea of getting a diesel but my camper is only 7000 pounds fully loaded and my old Nissan Titan pulled it well I just didn't trust the truck anymore. I bought a tundra with the 5.7. The truck pulls amazing. Yes of course when a good hill approaches I down shift and am running between 3 and 4000 Rpms. But I can hold speed with out a problem. Smaller hills truck will stay in gear and not shift. You have to know how to tow with a gas engine and all will be good. One day I may get a bigger camper and then a diesel will probably be required. I bought a truck for the camper I have now and it's new and don't see me getting a new one for a while not a truck I think I will need for a future camper. I will cross that bridge when I get there. I work with a guy that is the same way about diesels swears by them and talks down on people that want to tow with a gasser. I get in arguments with him all the time but he is blinded. I guess the is just a big story about. Each to his own as long as your happy and feel safe tow with whatever the heck you want.
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