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Old 03-24-2016, 02:10 PM   #61
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When you drive a diesel without a load, you may think what's the big deal about diesels. But when you put a load on them it becomes very obvious why they are so Superior. The torque.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:53 PM   #62
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When you drive a diesel without a load, you may think what's the big deal about diesels. But when you put a load on them it becomes very obvious why they are so Superior. The torque.
That^ and the exhaust brake. No more wondering about whether your brakes will get hot or if the trailer brakes are enough. With a diesel you'll smile going uphill and down hill.
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:02 PM   #63
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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.
I never even gave recouping the cost a thought, I knew from the outset it would cost.

It is a price I am willing to pay, to play.
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:07 PM   #64
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Basically it comes down to each his own. I'm a gas guy and happy then you diesel guys are happy. Funny but all these threads on folks that post about buying and get talked into buy bigger and more money . Nice to spend other folks dough Later RJD
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:11 PM   #65
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Thinking of going 3/4

I think everyone makes their own decisions. I like these forums because I can hear both sides of the equation from a broad demographic vs just talking with my own friends or family who I know would all be biased towards not even camping but finding a hotel and driving a sedan.
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:36 PM   #66
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My Wildcat Maxx is around 6700# unloaded. Currently, it's around 9000# with our "stuff"...tools, food, clothing, etc, etc. I was pulling it with a 2015 Ford 2.7L Ecoboost F150 but very soon learned that even with a WDH I was at the max performance and weight...and this was without fresh water, fluid in the holding tanks, etc. Just recently bought a 2016 F250 6.7L diesel. Absolutely no comparison with regards to pulling power, mileage while towing, reduced bounce and sway, cooling and other such safety concerns. Plus, I'm not maxxing out the tow vehicle every mile. Others may not agree of course, but the comfort in knowing I'm nowhere near max in any area (tongue weight, towing capacity, load, etc) has made our trips much more relaxing and, in my opinion, safe.
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:28 PM   #67
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As far as I figure it. It never cost you more to have a diesel. Buy trucks. One gas, one diesel. Put 100,000 miles in each and see what they are worth. The extra 8,000 you spend on the diesel, that truck is worth at least that much more than the gas model. Hold their value SO much better. Let alone the fact you save a lot with the higher fuel mileage.
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Today I happened across a '14 2500HD 2WD LT with a dmax in my price range. Marked way down and GM certified with 27K on the clock. I drove it about 40 miles. Averaged 20mpg highway and surface roads. Definitely too much truck for my trailer but it sure was nice. I could see that thing making towing a whole new experience. It's tempting with 25 months bumper to bumper between the two warranties and 24 months of scheduled oil changes.
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don't be afraid to go with "too much truck". The trailers always seem to grow faster than you first anticipate.
Totally agree on that statement. You can buy q folding ramp for your dog and enjoy the ease and comfort of a solid tow vehicle. I promise you that you will never look back on that purchase.

I have 2 friends that got talked into a 32ft fiver when they had their 5.7 Tundra. They could never drive it in 6th gear and never got 200 miles to a full tank towing, not to mention the stress of towing it....

She bought my 2010 Dodge 3500 dually from me. Reason? It matched her fiver paint scheme to a T! Her husband though it may be too much truck but let me tell you, the very first tow they made, they called me and were in absolute heaven with it. She told me she it was a dream to tow and she was relaxed the entire time and she got almost double the tow mileage. She still has that truck and will not trade it for anything!

She calls it her Big "B". I'm sure you know what B stands for. Lol.
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The truck I was really interested fell through. I waffled for 24hrs and it was gone. Now I have a problem though. I dove a Duramax. Even empty I really liked that engine, and ride. Are these engines(LML's) really the time bombs the inter web makes them out to be. I'm looking used. New ones are beyond what I'm comfortable spending on a vehicle. What I like is the range I get from a diesel, the quiet engine at highway speed, and resale. I know the maintenance downfalls, but worry about the emissions horror stories. Just read one story of a guy with a $4000 repair bill for some emissions nonsense.
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The truck I was really interested fell through. I waffled for 24hrs and it was gone. Now I have a problem though. I dove a Duramax. Even empty I really liked that engine, and ride. Are these engines(LML's) really the time bombs the inter web makes them out to be. I'm looking used. New ones are beyond what I'm comfortable spending on a vehicle. What I like is the range I get from a diesel, the quiet engine at highway speed, and resale. I know the maintenance downfalls, but worry about the emissions horror stories. Just read one story of a guy with a $4000 repair bill for some emissions nonsense.
I traded in my '14 Chevy 1500 for a GMC 2500 6.6L Duramax and love it. I'm taken it for a test tow this week. As for ride, yes they are nice and have power even empty. As for emissions, check your state on the requirements, I know in my state (CT) anything over a GVWR 10,001 does not need to go through emissions. As for the "time bombs", I've seen some issues with the new diesels but I don't know anyone personally with issues, and I know alot of diesel owners. I know some guys are deleting the DEF stuff and that will cause you emissions issues and some other issues if not done correctly.

I bought a new one (2016), so any repairs or issues are covered under warranty for me, and I don't plan on deleting the DEF stuff anytime soon if at all.
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