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Old 05-04-2013, 09:16 AM   #31
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Buy a diesel !!!!!! any brand will beat a gasser for towing
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:46 AM   #32
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Buy a diesel !!!!!! any brand will beat a gasser for towing
You think? (Sarcasm). A diesel doesn't fit all lifestyles. I went from a Ford 7.3L diesel to a Ford 6.2L gas. I only pull about once a month and the initial investment in the diesel wasn't worth it to me. No regrets here.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:00 AM   #33
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Buy a diesel !!!!!! any brand will beat a gasser for towing
The op asked about a gasser. We all know a diesel will beat a gasser for towing. I know some diesel guys don't want to hear this but diesels are not the right choice for every towing application. Now lets give him what he asked for, opinions on chevy vs ford gassers.

I just purchased a 2012 F250 6,2 gasser a month ago. I drove both chevy and ford before making my decision. I felt both were nice trucks. I bought the ford because the price was better and it came standard with tow mirrors. I could not find a chevy with the tow mirrors on a lot.

Either truck will be fine. Go with the one that makes you the happiest and don't look back.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:25 AM   #34
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I had ford, chevy and dodge trucks. The chevys have always lasted the longest with the the fewest problems for me. My 2009 chevy 2500hd with tow mirrors tows 8000 lbs great.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:32 AM   #35
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One of my main concerns non trailing fuel mileage iv alway heard ford are horrible and my Chevys have always been great so that one of my issues I can get a Crew cab F250 for the same price as the 2500 extended cab both 4x4 im going to go do some driving and checking today Ive also heard about the GM loyalty program not sure what thats all about so Price and MPG are going to get my attention and Im well aware that a diesels are monster for tow just not in the budget right now with starting to build a house. Thanks for the help here
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:39 AM   #36
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Heavy Chevy all the way
I have 2012 D Max so I don't know a lot about gassers in a 2500, but take all 3 and test drive, im sure you will be happy with the one you chose, except FORD, just kidding, love the rivalry between the big 3
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:44 AM   #37
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Real world fuel mileage on a 2012 F250 CC 4x4 6.2L Gas;

9.5 MPG pulling 11,300 5th wheel at 65 MPH on flat ground
14 MPG hwy at 75 MPH with no headwind. Headwind makes about 1 MPG difference.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:54 AM   #38
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2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Pick Up Truck | Capabilities | Chevrolet GMC / Chevy 6.0: Horsepower@RPM - 360@5400 Torque@RPM - 380@4200 . . 2013 Ford Super Duty | View Full Engine Specifications | Ford.com Ford 6.2 Horsepower@RPM - 385 @ 5500 (Under 10k GVW) / 316 @ 4179 (Over10K GVW) Torque@RPM - 405 @ 4500 (Under 10k GVW) / 397 @ 4179(Over10K GVW) From the hp/tq, Fuel tank numbers it seems close enough to not make a big difference. The numbers start changing at GAWR both front and rear but for bumper pulls they are GM is 13k ford 12.5K so the difference would be if the OP wants a 5th almost 2k greater with the ford IMHO with the numbers so close it would come down to ride/handling/interior of the configuration wanted -
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:08 AM   #39
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:29 PM   #40
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One of my main concerns non trailing fuel mileage I'v always heard ford are horrible and my Chevy's have always been great
I think if it's your daily drive this has to be a major Plus... and should be a big factor in your buying decision.

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Real world fuel mileage on a 2012 F250 CC 4x4 6.2L Gas;

9.5 MPG pulling 11,300 5th wheel at 65 MPH on flat ground
14 MPG hwy at 75 MPH with no headwind. Headwind makes about 1 MPG difference.
Your towing number is around average but that unloaded number IMHO is really sad. I get that number with my D-Max in the city
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