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Old 05-21-2016, 12:34 PM   #21
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Talking real world here not hopes and wishes . I've never seen or heard of a diesel getting that much better mpg in the real world . maybe not towing and keeping the foot off the pedal someone may squeeze that much more mpg . not not in the real world .
Every V8 gas truck I ever has never got better than 13-14 highway empty, or better than 8 towing. Now I have my largest truck ever, diesel dually, and get 12 towing and 20+ empty. That's real world. I'm sure most people who have owned both have similar results.
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:35 PM   #22
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I don't like gas or diesel, thinking of going to nuclear power

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Old 05-21-2016, 12:36 PM   #23
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ok guys you win . guess i should not have bit . the diesels are the way to go anybody who buys anything but a diesel is bonkers . why they even sale gas powered trucks is beyond me . i mean what the heck is another $8700 and extra tax just dig a little deeper . don't take so many trips with the TH stay home and save your money to make up the difference . i mean we are all made of money and what's money for if not to spend on the biggest and best

i'm heading out right now and go get me a Chevy duramax cause i want the best truck out there and we all know Chevy beats the heck out of the other two wannabe trucks . can you even call dodge a truck and ford diesels we all know are the worst

Wow! That's exactly what everyone meant!!
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:42 PM   #24
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Diesel here is 20 cents a litre cheaper than gas. That is about $1 us our gallon. As far as maintenance I have a plan, cost $1000 for 4 years. In my mind that is pretty cheap.
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:44 PM   #25
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50% higher mpg , I'll call you out on that one . i get 9 mpg with my gasser 9000lbs th your saying a diesel gets 14 towing ? the same weight ?
i know for a fact most are lucky to get 11 mpg . i get 15 mpg not towing now that same diesel gets 22mpg . haven't seem it from any diesel owner i know .
I agree the extra torque is great the exhaust brake is awesome but the cost is higher . i change my oil for $25 . not $60. do i have to change the oil more often not really depends on the oil you use . longevity not really the 6.0 is a proven 300000 mile engine
I have a 2015 3500 Cummins diesel. I drove from Idaho to SOCAL, 1100 miles and got 21.5mpg with an empty truck, not towing anything. Towing my 5th wheel that has empty weight of 10,000+ (don't know gross as I haven't weighed it yet) I get 13.0+ from sea level up to 3500' with 8% grades. Just running around town I average 17mpg. And, there is NO COMPARISON when towing with a diesel verses gas.

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Diesel Option runs $8200 MSRP after discounts on my F350 I paid about $7200. Diesel adds $8150 over a gas engine to three year old F350 according to NADA pricing.
Not really if you trade gas for gas it's all a wash unless your trying to trade gas for diesel. And now the new Chevy charge ya 8900 extra and if your using as a straight tow vehicle and not a daily driver it takes a long time to coup investment. Gas still cheaper and I do get close to 20mpg non tow with 4:10 gear. Later RJD.
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ok guys you win . guess i should not have bit . the diesels are the way to go anybody who buys anything but a diesel is bonkers . why they even sale gas powered trucks is beyond me . i mean what the heck is another $8700 and extra tax just dig a little deeper . don't take so many trips with the TH stay home and save your money to make up the difference . i mean we are all made of money and what's money for if not to spend on the biggest and best

i'm heading out right now and go get me a Chevy duramax cause i want the best truck out there and we all know Chevy beats the heck out of the other two wannabe trucks . can you even call dodge a truck and ford diesels we all know are the worst
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FWIW, and maybe I shouldn't post this, but I paid $53,000 for a Denali Dually. If you can find a Denali gas 1/2 ton for that (and you probably can, in that range), fine. But I did not spend $8,700 more.

And if I did, fine.........I didn't buy it because it was the cheapest truck. I bought a tool. And it does its job when other trucks can't. It's really that simple.
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Not really if you trade gas for gas it's all a wash unless your trying to trade gas for diesel. And now the new Chevy charge ya 8900 extra and if your using as a straight tow vehicle and not a daily driver it takes a long time to coup investment. Gas still cheaper and I do get close to 20mpg non tow with 4:10 gear. Later RJD.
not here. Not in many places.
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:52 PM   #29
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I just thank the day I decided to upgrade to diesel. Happy boy!
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:53 PM   #30
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it must be coincidence that every commercial truck and all farm and construction equipment is diesel. Or maybe they all just have lots of money and want to show off
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