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Old 03-24-2016, 10:43 AM   #51
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Don't think average folks going to put that kind of mileage on a truck for towing or keep that long to to hit the mileage. Takes a long time to recoup $8200 for diesel option. Later RJD
You get most of it if not all of it back when you sell it. Plus if its one of the "good " diesel engines, it will sell much quicker.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:48 AM   #52
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Just took first long trip in new 2500HD dmax which only had 401 miles when I started. Day trip was 331 miles mostly rural highways (50 mph zones) from VT to CT and back. According to trip odometer, I got 20.9 mpg. I don't think that was too bad as best I got in my 2012 Ram 1500 5.7L hemi was around 20mpg.
Looking forward to towing with this vehicle.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:55 AM   #53
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imo, if you are going to camp a lot, and there is always the possibility of going to a fiver, the pass on the 3/4 ton. Anyone who is shopping 3/4 ton trucks for towing purposes, should spend a couple hundred bucks more and get a 1 ton diesel. Had I done that to start with, I would have more $ in my bank account right now. I would be embarrassed to tell you my story of truck,... then camper,... then fiver,... then bigger truck,... then bigger camper,... then bigger truck. I usually make pretty good financial decisions, but I screwed the pooch on this one....ugh
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:59 AM   #54
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Moving to 2500.....My Experience

this is a really good thread on one persons move to a 2500
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:14 AM   #55
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WOW, you are way off. It's about $8000, and the truck will always be worth at least $8000 more, so it doesn't really cost anything.
My Diesel was $2,000 more. Not sure how much markup south of the border but in Canuckastan they are pretty close, buying a well equipped unit not a base model.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:35 AM   #56
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I just looked online at the dealer I just bought my dually from. A GMC 1500 1/2 ton loaded vs a 2500 loaded 3/4 ton is about $6,000 max MSRP. The 3/4 tons are pretty much same price as the dually's. In my experience there, they'll deal with both, but come off the HD's way more.........so the difference in price is not very much.

I own two trucks........a 1/2 ton and a 1 ton Dually. I had a 3/4 ton before the dually. There is no comparison in towing. It's a step ladder........up, up, up from one model to the next.

And with a fifth wheel, towing specs become just one factor.......Payload jumps in and bites you on those.......
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I just looked online at the dealer I just bought my dually from. A GMC 1500 1/2 ton loaded vs a 2500 loaded 3/4 ton is about $6,000 max MSRP. The 3/4 tons are pretty much same price as the dually's. In my experience there, they'll deal with both, but come off the HD's way more.........so the difference in price is not very much.

I own two trucks........a 1/2 ton and a 1 ton Dually. I had a 3/4 ton before the dually. There is no comparison in towing. It's a step ladder........up, up, up from one model to the next.

And with a fifth wheel, towing specs become just one factor.......Payload jumps in and bites you on those.......
I agree. But, for most people that own a diesel it's not about cost. it's about the trip and the pleasure of the drive. Whether or not I'll recoup my investment in the end is the least of my worries.




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Don't think average folks going to put that kind of mileage on a truck for towing or keep that long to to hit the mileage. Takes a long time to recoup $8200 for diesel option. Later RJD
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:52 PM   #58
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X2 on what Too Tall said...For me it was not about the cost it is the pleasure of the drive. Did I need a diesel to tow my 7700 lb trailer nope...I just wanted one. Had a 3/4 ton gasser prior to the diesel and will never look back. Added plus is diesel fuel is cheaper then gas here in Southern CA
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I didn't get a diesel at first due to the price of diesel, now, 3 trucks later I finally got a diesel and wish I got this one first. It was listed as a 9k option with GMC but with all the discounts, etc. we got off of the truck, I paid the same amount for my 2500 as I did for my 2014 Chevy 1500 DBL Cab 6.2.

Though I haven't towed with it yet, anxious to tow with it
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