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Old 11-25-2013, 11:39 AM   #11
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Once you pull with a dually it will be hard to go back to srw. Same goes with the gasser vs diesel arguments.
I've been arguing that, the diesel, to my wife for years!!!
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:50 AM   #12
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I've been arguing that, the diesel, to my wife for years!!!
She needs to go look at a modern diesel. They're nothing like their noisy, smoky older cousins.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:04 PM   #13
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She needs to go look at a modern diesel. They're nothing like their noisy, smoky older cousins.
It isn't the noise, vibration, or smoke just the up front money. The truck would sit most of the time. For the last three years I have only put on 10,000 miles roughly. But we plan to go west for vacations and my argument has been fuel mileage...7 best vs ??? with a diesel on top of the overweight.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:16 PM   #14
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I get 11.5 normally towing about 13,600 (SRW).
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:19 PM   #15
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8.5-12 depending on luck. Camper is right about 14k. And I have the 4.10 gears and 4x4. If I had to do it again, I wouldn't go for the 4.10 and instead would have opted for the 3.whatever it was.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:22 PM   #16
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I get 11.5 normally towing about 13,600 (SRW).
OK so with that being said, with what brand? I'm a Dodge guy. I know the old 5.9s were awesome but who's using a newer Cummins and what are they getting?
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:03 PM   #17
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Mine is a 2012 Ram (cummins). Love the truck. We found it the most posh and comfortable as a people mover - even if it's numbers were slightly lower than Ford and Chevy.

We wanted comfortable seating for six. Just didn't feel like the Chevy had nearly the space as the other two.

Wife liked the interior of the Dodge far better than the Ford. She said the Ford felt like a work truck.

BUT- to each his own. Everyone has their likes and dislikes. I think all 3 make great trucks and would have been mechanically happy in any of them.
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:17 PM   #18
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We have the 6.7 Cummins in a Dodge mega cab and absolutely love it. We just passed through 50K with no issues.
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I've towed with a gas and a diesel pulling the same camper and I do not see an appreciable difference in the mileage. Same applies when not towing.
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There is definitely the upfront cost, but when it comes to resale it's nearly a wash.
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