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Old 09-12-2014, 02:13 PM   #111
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Old 09-12-2014, 02:29 PM   #112
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Most of us on here use our camper 3-6 trips per year with our rigs costing us on avg between $20K-$40K...and what does it do most of the year...sits idle in a storage lot or in your yard...you could say that's a waste, but we don't! Same thinking goes behind having a diesel for DD and towing a few times per year...it's what you feel you want to spend for your enjoyment
Will a diesel bring me more enjoyment in my daily commute?
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Old 09-12-2014, 03:09 PM   #113
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Well I have a 2011 F250 6.2 with 3.73's and have been from Sask all the way down through Tennessee and the smokey mountians etc. We generally have 4 adults and run the trailer around 8400 lbs. We typically drive 95 to 100 kph and I shift manually. I now run an 87 octane 5 Star tow tune as well. Before the tune we generally averaged 8 - 9 mpg and now it is between 10 - 12 most times unless we are fighting a big head wind. The truck pulls like a freight train now and I can hold 6th on slight hills which it would not do prior to the tune (if I had 4:30 gears it would hold 6th a lot more) With no trailer just putting around it gets up to abt 18mpg which I think is fine for a truck that weighs 7368 lbs with a full tank and no one in it.
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Old 09-12-2014, 03:13 PM   #114
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Will a diesel bring me more enjoyment in my daily commute?
Yes, but my situation isn't as common as most. I had a V10 gasser, not a V8. I was getting around 12 mpg's city unloaded....13.7 hwy unloaded. Towing was between 8.5 & 9 mpg's. That was resetting the truck's calculator while up to speed on I-40 in eastern OK.
With the diesel I'm getting a 14.8 mpg in the city and 18.2 mpg on the hwy. The one time I towed the tt was on winding, hilly 2 lane roads. Resetting the truck's calculator from a dead stop in my driveway I got 9.6 mpg going to the campground, 11.6 mpg overall on the trip.
Ride and comfort is much better than my last truck.
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Old 09-12-2014, 04:09 PM   #116
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Old 09-12-2014, 04:10 PM   #117
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Since when does a diesel have to pay for it's self? Do leather seats have to pay for them selves? How about a moon roof or running boards? It's just another option IMO. Like the TBC or 4.10 gears. Do they pay for themselves? The tow package? I've never seen anyone break down the cost of a tow package and see how long it takes to get your money back.
The reason you don't see anyone look at the other items is that they don't give you a different return that can be calculated. Different engine = different fuel costs (and maybe different maintenance costs). Different seats = ??? - what's the difference in return? There is none (unless you can somehow equate cloth vs leather to a difference in your chiropractor costs ).
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Old 09-12-2014, 04:12 PM   #118
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I'm trying to decide between doing some improvements to my 5.3 or upgrade to a diesel. The 5.3 is super cheap to fix if anything goes wrong. How about a diesel? Only thing I really know about is injectors are expensive. Anything else?
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Old 09-12-2014, 04:23 PM   #119
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Well dealer is letting me take a new 350 home tomorrow for the weekend and take my trailer out for a couple days. So I guess I will make up my mind then.
One thing that I will never be without is heated/cooled seats like I have in the Lariat I have now. That is about the best thing that I have ever had.
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Old 09-12-2014, 04:26 PM   #120
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Since when does a diesel have to pay for it's self? Do leather seats have to pay for them selves? How about a moon roof or running boards? It's just another option IMO. Like the TBC or 4.10 gears. Do they pay for themselves? The tow package? I've never seen anyone break down the cost of a tow package and see how long it takes to get your money back.
The reason you don't see anyone look at the other items is that they don't give you a different return that can be calculated. Different engine = different fuel costs (and maybe different maintenance costs). Different seats = ??? - what's the difference in return? There is none (unless you can somehow equate cloth vs leather to a difference in your chiropractor costs ).
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