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Old 08-14-2015, 09:59 PM   #1
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Need truck opinions...

Not trying to start a debate but which truck brand is best, and which is better, gas or diesel?
Oh, one more question... can a 1/2 ton safely tow a 10,000 pound trailer?
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Your not really asking this are you. Signature says 2012 2500 diesel ram. If that's what you are driving you already know gas is not even close to comparable to the diesel. Not really even the same trucks. I wouldn't tow 10k in a half ton. And everyone knows Chevy is best.
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Old 08-14-2015, 10:10 PM   #3
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What he said.....
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The 2016 Titan will be Cummins powered, and is gonna be a towing beast. I don't think it's very attractive though...

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... I wouldn't tow 10k in a half ton. And everyone knows Chevy is best.
Shhhhh, don't tell my 05Silverado 1500 that, she'll lay down after doing it for 80k+ miles towing.
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Old 08-14-2015, 10:17 PM   #6
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Wow that's a loaded question!

For starters some 1/2 ton pickups can tow 10k. The are typically the plain Jane white work trucks with a standard bed. Start adding dual wheels, second row seating, fully decked out interiors the truck get heavy and the towing limit goes down.

Gas vs diesel is most about torque and diesel win this most of the time. Most of the heavy hauling trucks are diesel, but that dose not mean a gas power truck will not meet your needs.

Your choice will need to consider 5 wheel or ball towing, length of trailer, length of truck, and most important breaking compactly

The breaking compactly limits most trucks long before the pulling/ horsepower aspect.

Shop around for style, features, warranty etc then make sure the towing spec meet your needs. You may find in order to tow 10k with a half ton you don't have the features you want on the truck. You might find yourself in the 3/4 ton range and most of these are diesel.


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Old 08-15-2015, 11:35 PM   #7
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Your not really asking this are you. Signature says 2012 2500 diesel ram. If that's what you are driving you already know gas is not even close to comparable to the diesel. Not really even the same trucks. I wouldn't tow 10k in a half ton. And everyone knows Chevy is best.
I really was just kidding when I posted these questions but I was glad 4mula1fan did bring up the new Nissan XD. It seems to fit a niche between the 1/2 and 3/4-1ton platforms and features a 5.0 Cummins and Aisin HD transmission. According to Car and Driver, it will have a GVW over 8500 and tow capacity of 12000. Expected mpg 22-23. Very interesting...
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I have a friend here in Weatherford that's the finance manager at the Nissan dealer. He's going to alert me when their first ones show up. I just wanna look... Sorry for some of the responders, but I'll never own another Chebby... or any other GM product after they screwed me on a warranty... not once but twice. However, If I can find a nicely equipped '68 Z-28 Camaro... I might bite...

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I have a friend here in Weatherford that's the finance manager at the Nissan dealer. He's going to alert me when their first ones show up. I just wanna look... Sorry for some of the responders, but I'll never own another Chebby... or any other GM product after they screwed me on a warranty... not once but twice. However, If I can find a nicely equipped '68 Z-28 Camaro... I might bite...

Loving my 1-year old Ram with 24K miles on it... New TT early next year...

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I was told December by a salesman at the local Nissan dealer. Don't know how reliable that is
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That Titan is interesting. 5.0 liter turbo diesel. 555 ft lbs torque is nice enough for some towing tasks. It's no 850 ft lbs, but it will have a great niche. Now if Toyota would just build a diesel for the U.S. Market.


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