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Old 06-28-2016, 10:33 AM   #1
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I surrender you Diesel guys win! I am coming!!!

After pulling the Rockies on I 70 west yesterday I surrender. The gasser white flag is waving. Haha!
Sure I did it. Sure I kept it at 45 to 55 but it was taxing on the gasser. 5000-5500 rpms the whole way. Just not really a confortable tow on those kind of grades for extended periods of time. Lost momentum once when I got trapped behind a slow moving big rig. That was not fun in any way.
Trading in the gasser as soon as I can and upgrading to the Diesel F350 (or maybe even a Ram 3500 or GMC Denali 3500).

Diesel contingent here I come!

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After pulling the Rockies on I 70 west yesterday I surrender. The gasser white flag is waving. Haha!
Sure I did it. Sure I kept it at 45 to 55 but it was taxing on the gasser. 5000-5500 rpms the whole way. Just not really a confortable tow on those kind of grades for extended periods of time. Lost momentum once when I got trapped behind a slow moving big rig. That was not fun in any way.
Trading in the gasser as soon as I can and upgrading to the Diesel F350 (or maybe even a Ram 3500 or GMC Denali 3500).

Diesel contingent here I come!

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Before I bought this last truck I went and drove all 3 brands (equally equiped as I could find) and keeping an open mind it was really a tough decision. All 3 are great trucks and really it comes down to whatever "detail" is important to you.

Good luck in your search!!!
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:42 AM   #3
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After pulling the Rockies on I 70 west yesterday I surrender. The gasser white flag is waving. Haha!
Sure I did it. Sure I kept it at 45 to 55 but it was taxing on the gasser. 5000-5500 rpms the whole way. Just not really a confortable tow on those kind of grades for extended periods of time. Lost momentum once when I got trapped behind a slow moving big rig. That was not fun in any way.
Trading in the gasser as soon as I can and upgrading to the Diesel F350 (or maybe even a Ram 3500 or GMC Denali 3500).

Diesel contingent here I come!

2015 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8281WS
2015 F250 Crew Cab


If you do that on a regular basis, the diesel is nice. However, running the gasser the way you did was normal.

It all comes down to price. The diesel is nice, but costs $8k above the gasser... and comes with other costs and risks.


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Just got back from 2,000 mile trip. I can't imagine pulling my huge 5'er with anything less than a dually diesel.

They all pull fine. The differences in specs are minimal. Everyone thinks theirs is the best.

I know this.......in every campground I went to, I never saw a Rice Burner!! LOL IMHO, and that's all it is, the Rams are noisy as a Pea Thrasher. Mine is quiet. Fords are nice but no one I know finds a dealer truly willing to deal like GMC dealers will. But after the purchase, they are all just fine. Get whatever you like and the one they'll deal with you on.

But get one.

Even coming down Chattanooga hill (not the Rockies, but still) the auto trans dropped me to 3rd.......and I was hitting about 3K RPM's.....but not for long. Most of the time I was in 1750 range.
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:51 AM   #5
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You will not be disappointed. As much as I love the towing power of my diesel, I love the exhaust brake even more. Being able to slow\stop my entire set up with minimal use of the brakes is incredible.
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Old 06-28-2016, 02:11 PM   #6
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After pulling my 36' TT with my 2011 Eco Boost one time, I said no more! I bought a used 2003 Ford F350 Super Duty 6.0 Diesel dually just to pull my TT. I now have a large truck for hauling & pulling anything and still have my 2011 daily driver. The way to go if you ask me!
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I'm comin too! I love my 6.2 and it does everything I could want but for long pulls I've had to change my mind. It's what a diesel is made for... And although I don't mind the fuel cost I really hate stopping constantly to fuel up and having to find a station I can fit in while fighting all the little "smart" cars who think you can turn around on a quarter! Ugh gotta love those guys...
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I have absolutely nothing against gassers. I really miss my 5.3 Silverado, it was a beautiful, great riding truck. It was that I couldn't stand the high rpms and it seemingly struggling all the time. I know that's normal, but it was a normal I didn't like. Towing mileage was 6 - 8 with the gasser. I'm getting 12 with the diesel.

I bought an '05 F250 6.0. Now, you have to really be careful about those. If I had my time over I think I would have gone with Chevy or GMC duramax. I have had a fair amount of trouble with my 6.0, but all that appears to be solved now and I know a LOT more about them. If you're interested I can send you some links about them. I put a few rebuilt injectors, a new oil cooler, new stand pipes and a bulletproof EGR cooler on mine, so far.

The difference in towing is amazing, no straining at all, no more white knuckles.

Good luck with whatever you get!
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Welcome! Once you get that beauty home I will see to it the Diesel Owners Group gets your membership package in the mail!

You won't regret it one bit, that is for sure!
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