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Old 12-02-2015, 06:12 PM   #11
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Different makes so I will shut up after this.. My LTZ was $3k over the cost of the same LTZ in gas. SO not that uncommon.
I just checked a 2010 Chevy 2500 HD used price on NADA and the diesel option adds 8100 to trade in allowance and 9100 to retail price. How does feel pay 3K and recouping 8.1K on trade in?
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:37 PM   #12
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Yes sir, that's just the 5er weight. Sound heavy or light to you? No water in the FW tank.

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Light.
Hell, I jump in my truck and loose 300# payload!
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:51 PM   #13
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I don't know about the price difference up front, but I do know the diesel costs more in scheduled maintenance and such things as DEF and water filters. I just didn't want to mess with any of that, so I have the 6.2 gasser.
I'm very happy with the performance of the 6.2, but you should know that it isn't the torque monster the diesel is. While pulling my trailer, any incline will cause the transmission to drop down to 5th or even 4th to maintain speed.
Whichever engine you choose, the F250 Lariat is an awesome truck!
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:51 PM   #14
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I've had my 6.2 F350 for almost 2 years now. I tow my tt and cargo trailer about 1 thousand miles per year to a seasonal site. It has been flawless,thirsty yes but quite capable with a 11.400 gvw. My cousin has a diesel with a 10.000 gvw,kind of a waste because his payload stinks. So whether you choose gas or diesel read the sticker inside the driver door to see what the truck is capable of. It doesn't matter if it's a 250 or 350 their gvws' are all over the place
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:52 PM   #15
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I think diesel is a no brainier. The slight difference in maintenance is made up in the increased fuel economy. I get 18-21 mpg empty and about 12-13 towing and a friend of mine with an equally equipped gasser gets 12-14 mpg and 6-8 towing half the camper. I had a ranger before my diesel and when I switched the diesel was saving me money going back and forth to work because of the fuel mileage difference.


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Old 12-02-2015, 06:54 PM   #16
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Yeah, diesel is not for everyone nor is a 2500 / 250 or larger. OP, is there a reason you need or want a larger TV?

I chose mine because I could and planned for a larger trailer one day. Depending on your towing time might be happier with the F150 EB. They seem pretty strong and still keep the cushy ride and gas mileage. I see tons of Fords, Dodges... Chevys and whatever on the road. I am sure the 6.2 is fine if that is what you want then get it.
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I towed with a 350 V10.
Gobs of power, but horrendous fuel economy.

Replaced a $15k truck with a $55k truck.

Could have bought a lot of fuel for that. The other side, a few major breakdowns, and then I have a $15k truck, that I just put $15k into.

I went with a new diesel, and when warranty is up, I'll get another.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:28 PM   #18
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I have 15 k on my 15 F 250. I have spent $16 on DEF total since June 1st. Pretty cheap. I bought a 5 year maintenance plan for $1300. Pretty cheap considering the Gas engine plan was the same.

Try Kitchener Ford. They had the same truck as mine except a 16 for 4 k more.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:29 PM   #19
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I towed with a 350 V10.
Gobs of power, but horrendous fuel economy.

Replaced a $15k truck with a $55k truck.

Could have bought a lot of fuel for that. The other side, a few major breakdowns, and then I have a $15k truck, that I just put $15k into.

I went with a new diesel, and when warranty is up, I'll get another.
I agree Kenny. Makes some sense for sure.
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:14 PM   #20
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Light.
Hell, I jump in my truck and loose 300# payload!
Aaah, gotcha. I'm well within my trucks capacities. I can't remember what the exact axle weights/total truck weight was without looking at the paper but it was well under my gawr of 6100 lb rear, and my total gvwr of 10k, and my max payload of 2761. I'm just pushing 200lb. So me, the wife, 8 yr old, 17 year old (all 3 skinny as sticks) are like 500 lb total. I figure 200 lbs or so for gas and a cooler and the hitch for 100lb. So I'm at 800 lbs cargo plus the 1800 lb pin weight and that puts me right around 2600 lbs payload. Although I think some of that person cargo weight gets distributed to the front axle too right? Even if it doesn't I have a good 150 lbs or so to spare. Truck squats very little when hooked up. No need for bags, or overloads.
As far as the 5er weight goes my wife packs well for trips...she knows my limit on cargo back there is 1k and does her research on how much stuff weighs and does a real good job of spreading it out in the 5er.
And to think I was new to this whole 5er thing just last May. LOL. Thank God for this forum and all the helpful people in it. :-)
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