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Old 04-10-2014, 10:13 PM   #11
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What you save on fuel economy will eventually offset the entry cost and higher fuel price, but it will take a while.

However, there's more to diesels than fuel economy. I'm sure your ecoboost pulls it fine, but a diesel will pull it much better. Plus you'll be stepping up to a 2500 which will have bigger better brakes, heavier suspension. The towing experience will be much better overall. The regular ride experience will suffer a bit as it will ride harsher, but still very nice in my opinion. It is, after all, still a truck.

I'm a Cummins guy but brand loyalty aside the Ford should be fine, just stay away from the 6.0 engines. They're still having issues according to the diesel guys I see.
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I get 10 - 12 pulling 14,000#
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12+ mpg's towing what you are towing is pretty darn good!
sure is. I'm very happy with it. I'm pretty light footed and don't get much above 60. Keep in mind most trailer tires are speed limited at 65.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:16 PM   #14
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sure is. I'm very happy with it. I'm pretty light footed and don't get much above 60. Keep in mind most trailer tires are speed limited at 65.
Yep, I'm getting 10.5MPG with a 40% mix of stop and go to 60% highway driving at 65ish.

No doubting it, diesels are where it's at.
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if you use 1/3 less fuel and its only 40 cents per gallon more, you are spending less on fuel period. I was getting 8mpg with my gasser now 12 so that's a 50 percent improvement. Diesel is only 10 percent more cost
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:19 PM   #16
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What you save on fuel economy will eventually offset the entry cost and higher fuel price, but it will take a while.

However, there's more to diesels than fuel economy. I'm sure your ecoboost pulls it fine, but a diesel will pull it much better. Plus you'll be stepping up to a 2500 which will have bigger better brakes, heavier suspension. The towing experience will be much better overall. The regular ride experience will suffer a bit as it will ride harsher, but still very nice in my opinion. It is, after all, still a truck.

I'm a Cummins guy but brand loyalty aside the Ford should be fine, just stay away from the 6.0 engines. They're still having issues according to the diesel guys I see.
Ford made some real steamers thats for sure. That is why i am looking at 11+ f250's. The Dodge catches my eye for sure! Love the Cummins, and the Ram is a great looking truck now! I guess the GM's scare me because of the DIF issues they have had on the models i could afford.
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Ford made some real steamers thats for sure. That is why i am looking at 11+ f250's. The Dodge catches my eye for sure! Love the Cummins, and the Ram is a great looking truck now! I guess the GM's scare me because of the DIF issues they have had on the models i could afford.
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I spent less on a Duramax 1 ton than what lots of 1/2 tons list for. I'm pretty sure most of the DEF issues were in '11 when it was new. They all use it now. The 6.0 Ford took the EGR route and look how well that turned out. All the Case IH farm equipment I work on uses DEF, John Deere went EGR and there stuff catches itself on fire and burn to the ground. Point is, all makes have had there good and bad years.
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diesel is 37 cents more than gas. The gap is quickly narrowing around here.
Good. Keep it falling and I might have to look at diesels next time. ; -)

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I get 10 - 12 pulling 14,000#
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Same as my father in law. 10,000lb fiver with duramax. He has a good set up.

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