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Old 08-30-2015, 02:03 PM   #71
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I have a similarly equipped 2013 F150 SCrew 4x4 EB that I purchased new for ~$32k, so there is still a massive premium to go with a diesel 3/4 or 1 ton. Not saying it's not worth it in many cases, however.
yet I have seen 1/2 tons with sticker prices over $60, and all the full size SUVs sticker at $60-$70, and people have no problem spending that. Yet $50 for a diesel 1 ton and people tell you that you wasted money.
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:37 AM   #72
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hi usvipaul:

I have a 2013 tundra with 5.7 motor and have pulled my former Rockwood (8293 TT) weighed about 7500# loaded and it pulled great up and down the west coast and over the Sierra passes. I get about 8.5-10 mph towing. Lower figure up hill. I wouldn't consider a diesel for what your pulling as your TT is about 8" lower than mine, so a newer Tundra with the 5.7 should do a little better ( less wind resistance ). I have 25K on my Tundra now with no problems....good luck!
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:29 AM   #73
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I have noticed that as well. Plenty of them up in PA, but I remember my uncles car from there and it was a rust bucket from Philly! Trying to stay a little further south for a used one.
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I have been tempted to do just that, but it is a matter of cargo capacity of the truck. No matter how I slice it, that Tundra doesn't have the capacity to tow more than what I have with very, very little in the bed. And I suppose in the back of my head, I foresee a little larger trailer/small 5th wheel down the road when we start travelling more after I retire nest year. Do really love my Tundra. But I will not tow over ratings.
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:44 AM   #75
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I think you have put it very well. I'm going back and forth on the diesel/gas thing. I know I want a 3/4 ton for payload, suspension and brakes. I guess I'm thinking of that gasser screaming up some mountain pass.... not that it won't do it. I suppose it's like a diesel is like that special mule that granddaddy had that will always pull that wagon up any hill, but he had to treat him better and feed him better than the other mules. I know a diesel will cost me more.
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Towing Dilema: Diesel vs gas

Don't forget licensing fees for different weight classes of trucks. Ohio is pretty good on license plate costs, but some states will rack you pretty good.


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USVIPaul - After you decided on diesel or not there there is the question of 3/4 ton or 1 ton. I had Chevy 2500 diesel and extra weight of the diesel ate up lot of the cargo capacity of the truck and left me with 2475 cargo capacity. My Ford F350 1 ton diesel left me with 3744 cargo capacity which increase my selection of 5th wheels over the 2475 of the Chevy.
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USVIPaul - After you decided on diesel or not there there is the question of 3/4 ton or 1 ton. I had Chevy 2500 diesel and extra weight of the diesel ate up lot of the cargo capacity of the truck and left me with 2475 cargo capacity. My Ford F350 1 ton diesel left me with 3744 cargo capacity which increase my selection of 5th wheels over the 2475 of the Chevy.
that's why I got a single wheel 3500. 1600 lb more payload over the 2500 without the width of the dually.
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USVIPaul - After you decided on diesel or not there there is the question of 3/4 ton or 1 ton. I had Chevy 2500 diesel and extra weight of the diesel ate up lot of the cargo capacity of the truck and left me with 2475 cargo capacity. My Ford F350 1 ton diesel left me with 3744 cargo capacity which increase my selection of 5th wheels over the 2475 of the Chevy.
All's good unless you end up with the squat.
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that's why I got a single wheel 3500. 1600 lb more payload over the 2500 without the width of the dually.
See squat above.
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