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Old 05-04-2013, 12:43 PM   #41
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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.

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
Yep, that's the down side of a 3/4 ton gas. But on the flip side is the price at the pump.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:02 PM   #42
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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
IMO...if possible, consider the gasser with the most HP & Torque to get things moving a little easier.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:15 PM   #43
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The 4.10 axle on the Chevy will be better than the 3.73 gears on the Ford for towing. Forget about the poster who says they get 18-19 MPG with their F250. Ain't happening unless you are going downhill the entire tank of gas. Either truck will EASILY get the job done for your trailer. Pick the one you like the best.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:29 PM   #44
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Yep, that's the down side of a 3/4 ton gas. But on the flip side is the price at the pump.
The current gas to diesel price where I live is only a few bucks difference per tank, add in that I'll get around a 140 to 150 miles further per tank more than makes up for it.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:34 PM   #45
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I would go with the Ford. Wouldn't have anything government motors parked in my driveway.
GM's are great, much better than Ford. I had a F350 that was a piece of crepe.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:48 PM   #46
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The current gas to diesel price where I live is only a few bucks difference per tank, add in that I'll get around a 140 to 150 miles further per tank more than makes up for it.
Remember the OP ask about gassers, not diesels, so no more diesel talk PLEASE, we all know diesels have torque, pull better and get 40 mpg pulling 20,000 trailers 80 mph, stink and are noisy, but that was not the original question.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:07 PM   #47
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The current gas to diesel price where I live is only a few bucks difference per tank, add in that I'll get around a 140 to 150 miles further per tank more than makes up for it.
But again, to me its a lifestle choice as I've stated in a previous post. There are many discussions on this site gas vs. diesel and it doesn't need to be rehashed. I went from a diesel to a gas so I know the benefits of both. The mileage I drive both empty and towing pushed me to buy gas. No regrets here.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:26 PM   #48
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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.
I noticed the same out of mine. Took my foot out of the gas and started running between 60-65 on the interstate and the mileage is up to right around 17. Stay off the interstate and run 50-55 and it will get 20mpg. I've been keeping a real good record of the mileage. Truck has 7600 miles, last fill up was last Wednesday, put 32 gal in it. Had 539.4 miles on the trip odometer. Do the math. That was with mixed driving in Southern Indiana.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:28 PM   #49
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But again, to me its a lifestle choice as I've stated in a previous post. There are many discussions on this site gas vs. diesel and it doesn't need to be rehashed. I went from a diesel to a gas so I know the benefits of both. The mileage I drive both empty and towing pushed me to buy gas. No regrets here.
I'm definitely not trying to rehash the argument, I am just shocked with the gas mileage.
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I will say very little as I am one of those stinky, noisy diesel guys lol (2013 Duramax and it has no smell or smoke, and very little diesel rattle). I have had a Dodge with a cummins, great motor but the cab and interior fell apart around it, and Ford, I won't go there. I will say if I didnt drive so much I would have a gasser, but at roughly 10k miles a month it is worth it for me.

Anyway, what I wanted to say is that if you go to buy GM check and see if they still have the business deal going. When I bought mine a couple months ago if you were part of a business you got a $500 Lowes card for free,, so momma got a new dishwasher,, it was my excuse for the truck so I could get her dishwasher home
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