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Old 04-22-2015, 10:53 AM   #21
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I was at my GMC dealer looking at tow charts for a 2500 HD Duramax and saw there's about a 2,000 lb increase if your towing a fifth wheel. It jumps from 15,000 something to 17,100. Interesting!!!
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:03 AM   #22
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Don't get an F250 get the F350. Anytime you put a diesel in a 3/4 ton the payload ratings drop. You need the F350 for the pin weight. Only $900.00 more for the F350. You'll spend $400.00+/- of that adding air bags to the F250.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:45 PM   #23
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Smile Get all the facts

I'll be going against the majority here, but unless you are going to be towing a heavy load for a long way, often, I believe gas is better. With the filters, DEF, and all the other maintenance, noise and exhaust that goes with a diesel, we have found out gasoline engine meets our needs best. Consider what, when, and where you will be towing. Good luck with your decision, and as others have mentioned, with the price of vehicles today, be sure you love what you buy
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Old 04-22-2015, 01:01 PM   #24
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I'll be going against the majority here, but unless you are going to be towing a heavy load for a long way, often, I believe gas is better. With the filters, DEF, and all the other maintenance, noise and exhaust that goes with a diesel, we have found out gasoline engine meets our needs best. Consider what, when, and where you will be towing. Good luck with your decision, and as others have mentioned, with the price of vehicles today, be sure you love what you buy
While the filters aren't cheap and maintenance is a little more, I'm not getting the noise/exhaust problem. All the big 3 diesel trucks are very quiet and there's zero smell. Plus you get an EB that you don't get with the gas.

Agree on the towing criteria. Spending $8-9,000 more for a diesel and not going very far very often doesn't make cents.
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:35 PM   #25
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There's no replacement for the torque of a diesel, and I don't want to go back to gas. However, if one doesn't tow a lot of miles and doesn't tow in steep terrain, maybe it's not worth the extra cost??????
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:07 PM   #26
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I've owned four TT over the past 12 years. Started with an F-150 gas, then a Chevy Diesel Duramax, then a Chevy 2500 Gas and now have a F-250 Diesel Super Duty for TV. I will never own another gasoline TV based on what I learned. The difference in power and efficiency for the diesel is remarkable if you travel in hilly or mountainous country at all. The suspension and braking in the new diesels are incredible and safer in my view.
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I'll be going against the majority here, but unless you are going to be towing a heavy load for a long way, often, I believe gas is better. With the filters, DEF, and all the other maintenance, noise and exhaust that goes with a diesel, we have found out gasoline engine meets our needs best. Consider what, when, and where you will be towing. Good luck with your decision, and as others have mentioned, with the price of vehicles today, be sure you love what you buy
there are no filters on a diesel that a gas doesn't also have. Diesel owners save money not buying tune ups. As far as noise, my diesel is quieter than any gas truck I have ever owned.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:29 PM   #28
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I absolutely love my 2012 F- 350 6.7 diesel. I would never go back to a gasser for towing. Not to mention it has been cheaper to run than the 2007 dodge I traded for it. My next one will be an F-450. These new Fords are pretty bad *****.
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....not to mention that a diesel engine will outlast a gasser 3 to 1. I'm not sure what it would take to wear out a diesel, much less break it. I'll never go back to gas. Duramax/Allison
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:54 AM   #30
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Also have a 2012 f-350 diesel and totally agree with mack man 1994. Just heading back to Saskatchewan from St. George Utah pulling a 36 ft 5er and Love this truck,°power, torque. Fuel economy could be better but look what we pull. One complaint i have is the size of the fuel tank. Cant believe the ford engineers missed the boat on that one. Once you own a diesel for towing, you will never go back to gas
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