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Old 06-10-2012, 07:58 PM   #11
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The new Ford, Chevy, and Dodge diesel engines are all pretty robust. However, IMO, the Allison transmission in the Chevy is far and away the best of the three. I like the Cummins engine best, but the transmission in the the Dodge is a real weakness. Joel
IMO, while the Dodge diesel is more robust than the Chevy Duramax, the god awful racket it makes compared to the purr of the Duramax and the New Ford diesels put it out of the running.

No argument, I love the Allison transmission and it was worth the premium. The spin-on tranny filter was worth it alone.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:16 PM   #12
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Herk you must be talking about the older Cummins being noisy because my 2008 is very quiet. Most the time it is hard to tell it is a diesel. My 2000 Cummins was very noisy. When they went to the common rail injection they quieted right down.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:39 PM   #13
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Just my 2 cents
With you thinking of upgrading down the road, I would suggest getting a diesel or even a dually diesel. The reason is, when you go looking for a 5th wheel, you can then look at any floor plan knowing you have plenty of truck to pull it. You will see lot's of great floor plans in 5th wheels. Then you can smile knowing you have the truck to pull it.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:33 PM   #14
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Well I took the plunge and went with the Ford 250 super duty. Diesel with 355 rear end, 4xwd. I think I'm gonna like it. Actually I know I'm gonna like it, it 10 times the other trick I had. Lol
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:02 PM   #15
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Herk you must be talking about the older Cummins being noisy because my 2008 is very quiet. Most the time it is hard to tell it is a diesel. My 2000 Cummins was very noisy. When they went to the common rail injection they quieted right down.
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I have to agree with you on the noise iseue. We have a 2012 3/4 ton Ram with the Cummins 6.7L and it is certainly not as noisy as the older ones. We love it and not having to mess with glow plugs and DEF is icing on the cake.
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:24 PM   #16
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X2 on the Cummins and noise issue on current vs older trucks. I recently traded my 2001 2500 Ram CTD for a 2011 2500 Ram CTD. They both have the same name and numbers on the side, but they are two totally different trucks. . The 6.7 is stronger, quieter, and thirstier than the 5.9 was, but it is way more of a pleasure to tow the TT with this one. Good luck with whatever you decide on!
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:28 PM   #17
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IMO, while the Dodge diesel is more robust than the Chevy Duramax, the god awful racket it makes compared to the purr of the Duramax and the New Ford diesels put it out of the running.

No argument, I love the Allison transmission and it was worth the premium. The spin-on tranny filter was worth it alone.
herk - take a break and go down to your local Dodge/Ram dealer and listen to one of the new Cummins diesel - you might be surprised.
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:31 PM   #18
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My fifth wheel weighs nearly 15K loaded and I pull it with an F250 shortbed with a slider hitch and Firestone Ride Rite airbags. It has the 6.4 Powerstroke. I have had no problems whatsoever pulling the 5er with it, but I wish the fuel economy were a little better. I have friends who pull their trailers with the Chevy Duramax/Allison and they are pleased with how they pull and get better fuel economy to boot. I would've bought a Chevy or GMC when I got the Ford, but they are scarce as hen's teeth used.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:39 PM   #19
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If you are going to pull a fiver a lot, the longbed, diesel is the way to go. Those of us who tow with a longbed and have towed with a short bed will tell you the same.
Problem, even in Texas, the capital of pickups, almost 1/2 of all registrations are pickups, they are hard to find. Many pickup buyers want 4WD and there are lots of them. The DEF is NO problem, it takes about 2 and 1/2 gals per 5,000 miles and costs about $10.99. No exhaust smell and no noise. After you visit the Dodge dealer and listen to the diesel go to Chev and Ford and listen to their diesels.

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After you visit the Dodge dealer and listen to the diesel go to Chev and Ford and listen to their diesels.
Then go back and buy the Dodge...
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