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Old 09-16-2014, 01:50 PM   #171
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I went from a 2013 2500hd gas to a 2012 2500hd duramx with the gas i got 11 mpg all around driving 8 pulling 34ft 5ver 9000# with the duramax i get 17 average and 12 pulling the same 5ver the duramax is twice the truck the gasser was could not be happier and will never go back
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Old 09-16-2014, 02:16 PM   #172
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As I stated previously, I get from 10.0-10.5 with my gasser, so using 10.2 as an ave. and you getting 12 would only be a 2 mpg increase. Sure not worth the extra cost for me. Would not live long enough to justify the change.
Problem is I'm towing 14,000 lbs at that number your not even close to that! Id expect your mpg to be higher.
But that's in material since you'll never know

Which again is why your opinion doesn't count.

BTW who said I paid 40 to 50 g's?
Only paid 30k with a 19k trade that was paid off.

11k for a 2-3 mpg gain? Damn straight!
It's already paid for itself in fuel savings in just under two years.

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Old 09-16-2014, 07:08 PM   #173
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Problem is I'm towing 14,000 lbs at that number your not even close to that! Id expect your mpg to be higher.
But that's in material since you'll never know

Which again is why your opinion doesn't count.

BTW who said I paid 40 to 50 g's?
Only paid 30k with a 19k trade that was paid off.

11k for a 2-3 mpg gain? Damn straight!
It's already paid for itself in fuel savings in just under two years.

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Ditto, I tow 12k so a gasser is out of the question but even with my race trailer that is 9-10k depending on what we bring with us, my partners 3500 gasser with 6.0 gets maybe 6ish mpg and sucks hind teet in the highway and will barely hold 62 on the 70 speed limit hwy while hunting for gears and my diesel tows it at 72 on cruise getting 11.5 and I can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. That is 5 more mpg then his truck. There is no comparison.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:55 PM   #174
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...BTW who said I paid 40 to 50 g's?
Only paid 30k with a 19k trade that was paid off. 11k for a 2-3 mpg gain? Damn straight!TURBS
I like your fuzzy math, just like the govt. 30k+19k=11k
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:01 PM   #175
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I pull over 13k, a sabre 34tbok(almost 40') with a V10 Gasser. Mileage stinks, but I've pulled with both and given the cost of a comparable diesel, the math doesn't work for me. But, I only pull around 4k miles a year and another 10k empty. Even with only getting 6mpg with my Gasser, and a possible 11 or so with a diesel, it just doesn't work for ME. Another but, if or when I have the extra cash, a 1T diesel dually will pull much better..

BTW, those that keep saying gassers can't keep up or maintain hwy speeds, i do not have that problem. The V10 had tremendous torque for a gas burner and passes anything I want except for fuel stations....
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:18 PM   #176
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My daddy (sitting in his Cadillac) once said "If you got to ask the gas mileage, then you can't afford the vehicle son"
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:23 PM   #177
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:46 PM   #178
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That is a lot. My gasser towing 8000 pounds got 8 mpg. My diesel towing 12000 pounds gets 12mpg. A 50% increase in mpg and more weight. So every trip i take that is a big savings. Not the only reason i bought a diesel but one of them.
your before and after weights and MPG are identical to mine. Those are common real world numbers. Another way I calculated it, fuel cost per mile on gas was .49. On diesel, .30 per mile. That's a $19,000 savings per every 100,000 miles. So if you drive it for 300,000 miles, that's $57,000 saved, so the truck was free
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:13 PM   #179
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I like your fuzzy math, just like the govt. 30k+19k=11k
My oklahoma learning has me coming up with the same numbers as turbs. $30-19=11.
I dont understand your math coot.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:43 PM   #180
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I recently traded my 2004 Chevy 2500 HD 8.1 gasser for a 2008 F350 King Ranch DRW. I got 8mpg with the Chevy towing my $14k fiver and had plenty of towing power, passing most everything on any grade. I traded for the F350 because, well, it is my dream truck and I found exactly what I was looking for. I have not towed with it yet but my on board computer tells me I'm getting 11.8mpg around town when I got 11 with the Chevy. I am sure it has something to do with the 4.10 rear end diff in the 350. That's ok..this is last truck I plan on buying (fingers crossed) and I want to be ready with the truck when I start part/full timing in 6rys. I will be towing this weekend to the FROG rally in Cincinnati so I will check mpg's with the 350 and report back
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