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Old 01-26-2016, 06:18 PM   #1
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Gas versus diesel

I have a 2009 F250 that is starting to cause a lot of problems for us. It has only 118,000 miles and in the last month have spent almost $8000 in repairs to the engine and transmission.

I am looking at getting another truck, either A Dodge or Chevy 2500 HD.

I am not sure if I should stay with a diesel or switch to gas. Most of the summer towing will be within 250 miles from home but we are snowbirds that will put on about 6000 mile s during the winter time.

I would like opinions on towing with gas vesrus diesel.
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Old 01-26-2016, 06:25 PM   #2
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Old 01-26-2016, 06:37 PM   #3
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I have both. Have had both gas and diesel trucks for many years. If you're putting that many miles on camping, I'd stick with diesel.

My 2013 F350 is the 6.2L gas engine. I really love the truck and it does me fantastic with my landscape business. I pull my equipment trailer around every day and its great.

But when we bought the Work & Play, we still used this truck. Its just not the same. Driving around town is fine. But hitting the interstates was tiring to both me and the truck. I finally gave in and bought a 2015 with the 6.7.

Long story short for me. If you really do local trips and not much highway towing, all the gas engine trucks should do you fine. But long trips and/or highway speeds pulling a camper; especially a heavy one, a diesel is the only way to fly.
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:05 PM   #4
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I have both. Have had both gas and diesel trucks for many years. If you're putting that many miles on camping, I'd stick with diesel.

My 2013 F350 is the 6.2L gas engine. I really love the truck and it does me fantastic with my landscape business. I pull my equipment trailer around every day and its great.

But when we bought the Work & Play, we still used this truck. Its just not the same. Driving around town is fine. But hitting the interstates was tiring to both me and the truck. I finally gave in and bought a 2015 with the 6.7.

Long story short for me. If you really do local trips and not much highway towing, all the gas engine trucks should do you fine. But long trips and/or highway speeds pulling a camper; especially a heavy one, a diesel is the only way to fly.
I would agree 100% I recently went from a 08 diesel to an 16 and what a difference. I`m pulling in the 13000 range and I know I wouldn`t be happy with a gasser.
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That many miles towing, if it is still in your budget, get a diesel, no question. Any of the big 3 will do fine.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:32 PM   #6
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:27 PM   #7
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What was in your old truck?

What are you towing?

I ask because if going from a diesel, likely won't be happy with towing experience switching to Gas.

If towing light, a diesel might just be overkill. If towing 6k with 10k+, diesel all the way.
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While it does not have to be new, when I was looking, in Texas were almost 50% of all registrations are pickups, I couldn't find a used diesel pickup that was worth the money.
Way to many miles for so high a price. I ended up with a F250, diesel, CC, longbed with SRW. The Rams 2500 and up are made in Mexico and the Chevy/GMAC cost a lot more for a comparable truck. Good Luck
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Just stick with Gas vs Diesel. Not Ford/Chev/ Ram.
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