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Old 10-24-2014, 10:03 PM   #231
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Number one, the only way I exceeded 65 was going downhill! Maintaining 55 or more has the RPM at 3000 most of the time.

Number two, I do not plan to calculate cost difference. What I really hated was having to look for gas all the time. A couple times when I got off the interstate I found a station where there was no way anyone towing a 34' trailer was going to get to the pumps, so back on the highway and drive to the next exit hoping!!

My other option is: 46 gallon replacement tank

BTW I only figured MPG for tanks that all the driving was with the trailer.
Yep. You may need a diesel, if Rpms hang around 3000 all the time. I'm familiar with the tight gas stations. Not fun. Good luck in your search for solutions.
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:22 AM   #232
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My daily driver mileage with the F-150 was about 17 mpg, usually. My daily driver mileage is about 19 with the new Ram...
Mileage difference is about 11%, so with gas at $3.12, you better be getting diesel at less than $3.48.
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Old 10-25-2014, 02:08 PM   #233
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Anyone pulling a camper not real worried about fuel milage. I do like diesel torque better myself diesel $3.49 North Louisiana now. $3.27 South Ms.
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:54 PM   #234
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Mileage difference is about 11%, so with gas at $3.12, you better be getting diesel at less than $3.48.
Towing is were the big savings is. 50% better for me towing more weight.
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:08 PM   #235
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Towing is were the big savings is. 50% better for me towing more weight.
So I hope you tow a LOT more than you don't.
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So I hope you tow a LOT more than you don't.
Yes sir
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:37 AM   #237
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So I hope you tow a LOT more than you don't.

It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:18 AM   #238
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Old 10-26-2014, 02:05 PM   #239
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I have both a 2001 Chevy 3500 crew dually 8.1 Allison trans 4x4 with 46,000 miles and a 2015 GMC Denali HD crew dually diesel Allison 4x4 with 3500 miles and hands down towing or not milage is double on the diesel but the power difference is even a better reason. I bought the 2015 the day after I towed my new to me 5th wheel toy hauler home as I was going on a trip with the RV later that week and knew I would hate myself all the through PA with the gas truck. I still feel more comfortable with the 2001 but its been a 14 year love of the truck.......I think its time to let it go and be faithful to the new big guy.

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Nice black truck. If you put 46k in the next 14 years it will still be worth more during resell then the same year gasser
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