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Old 06-17-2016, 09:30 AM   #11
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I had a 2013 GMC 2500HD that I pulled my 12K Cedar Creek with, It pulled it fine on the flat lands here in arkansas but I couldnt pass a gas Pump without stopping, 7/8 mpg towing and 12 empty. I got ride of it after 2 years and 12K,traded for my RAM 3500 diesel. 11/12 towing and 20 empty.
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:51 AM   #12
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Why not look at an older Ram truck with the Cummins Diesel in it. You might be able to purchase a 2011/2012 for a reasonable price. Most Cummins engines are good for 400,000 to 500,000 miles before rebuild.


I have a 2008 Ram with the 6.7L Cummins and the 68RFE automatic which has a 100,000 miles on the OD, towing a 34RL Cedar Creek. The maintenance cost have been $0.11 a mile and my fuel mileage cost has been $0.24 a mile. This includes the time period when diesel fuel was between $4.00 and $5.00 a gallon. My maintenance cost includes two sets of tires and wheels that I use. I have a summer set of tires and wheels and winter set of tires and wheels.
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:20 AM   #13
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Why not look at an older Ram truck with the Cummins Diesel in it. You might be able to purchase a 2011/2012 for a reasonable price. Most Cummins engines are good for 400,000 to 500,000 miles before rebuild.


I have a 2008 Ram with the 6.7L Cummins and the 68RFE automatic which has a 100,000 miles on the OD, towing a 34RL Cedar Creek. The maintenance cost have been $0.11 a mile and my fuel mileage cost has been $0.24 a mile. This includes the time period when diesel fuel was between $4.00 and $5.00 a gallon. My maintenance cost includes two sets of tires and wheels that I use. I have a summer set of tires and wheels and winter set of tires and wheels.
As i stated initially, diesels are not in their budget except older, high mileage ones and then they cant afford to work on one when it breaks down.
They are looking to stay in the teens price wise, with 4wd and a crew cab. I am a Gm guy, and worked at gm dealers for years, so i can get anything done on them. Not so for Ford.

I won't by dodge or ever recommend anyone to either.

All im asking for is gm 6.0 experience. I have a new duramax so i know how a diesel pulls.
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:26 AM   #14
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I don't have a GM but a five year old 6.0 will be a fine fit for a 9K fifth wheel.


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Old 06-17-2016, 11:02 AM   #15
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For some (suspicious?) reason, those computer readouts always seem to be 1-3 MPG higher than when actually hand calculated at fill up...my experience anyway.
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:51 AM   #16
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Question for People that tow with a 6.0 GM truck

I am sorry that you will not look at Ram diesel trucks. I did own a 2001 Chevy Silverado pick-up truck with a 6 L engine. This truck would only get 6 to7 miles a gallon, hand calculate when towing a fifth wheel. I could never pass up a gas station, always had to fill the gas tank up with gas. Which was no fun when the fifth wheel was hooked up to the truck. So I do have the experience with gas engine. Sometimes you buy a low-cost vehicle and it ends up costing you more money in the long run just look at fuel mileage cost when towing.
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It's their budget not mine. They are retired.

But we don't own Chryslers for lots of good reasons. Anybody else can if they want, but i would try to talk them out of it.
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6.0 with 4.10 gears wasn't cutting it here in the Idaho mountains. Sold it for a Duramax, never going back to gas. And I'm only pulling 10,000 max. Get the diesel period.


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6.0 with 4.10 gears wasn't cutting it here in the Idaho mountains. Sold it for a Duramax, never going back to gas. And I'm only pulling 10,000 max. Get the diesel period.


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Oh, and where I'd get 8 mpg with the gas truck, I get 12 with the Duramax.


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6.0 with 4.10 gears wasn't cutting it here in the Idaho mountains. Sold it for a Duramax, never going back to gas. And I'm only pulling 10,000 max. Get the diesel period.


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