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Old 06-04-2015, 11:33 AM   #241
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Very true about resale value. At least that historically diesels have had much better resale value. I do wonder how that will hold up in the future, though. There are now lots of complex systems on diesels that will need maintenance or replacement that weren't there pre-2011/12 or so. And with newer gas engines being much more reliable and lasting much longer than in years past???? I don't know that you'll see that resale gap completely close, but I think it's possible it will narrow.
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:08 PM   #242
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I know this is very subjective and I am not in this for a gas v diesel debate.. Not interested with that.. There is a 200 page thread somewhere for that fight.

Question: What made you choose between gas or diesel? Namely I am interested if the amount you tow helped that choice and what that number was.


I am a year or so from replacing my 1500 with something else. I have 100,000 on it now and am looking to break 130 or 140 before moving on. I have already set my mind on a 2500 for replacement. I am only towing 9000 or so lbs but I want the heavier truck just because. That is about as close to emotional buying as I am getting. I tow 3500 to 4500 miles a year. The remainder of my driving is 80 to 90% highway, 60 miles to and from work all highway.

I will concede to the fact that a diesel will out power the 6.o but I am not sure if I tow enough weight or enough miles to justify the 7500 price increase and increase in maintenance and fuel cost. MPG is a SMALL consideration but I am of the theory if I need to worry about this then I need not have a trailer.

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I tow right at 20,000#. nuff said.
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:25 PM   #243
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Truck prices have always be high around Socal. I paid 46 for my 2015 Ram 2500
That is about what you will pay for a tricked out 2015 F150 EB 4x4 long bed (6.5') King Ranch

I love my truck - make no mistake - but Like Brian has recently found out the Diesel just pulls 'mo better

And, as we ALL know you WILL upgrade your RV!

We're off tomorrow to look at trucks - not messing around THIS time - it's a 1T, Cummings Turbo Diesel dually with Asin tranny in our future!
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:39 PM   #244
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"That is about what you will pay for a tricked out 2015 F150 EB 4x4 long bed (6.5') King Ranch" True. But all you get is a 1/2 ton gasser with a bunch girley crap. ;o)
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:50 PM   #245
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Yes I agree...never go back to a gasser. I had a 2006 f150 w/5.4 in it and just traded it in on a 2014 Dodge 3500 w/a Cummins and what a joy to drive and tow with.
Totally agree.
I am so happy I bought the 2012 used diesel over the new Hemi for towing.
My daily driver is a 1/2ton Hemi, so I don't use the diesel unless I am going out of town or towing. It will last me a looonnnggg time at this rate.
What a pleasure to road trip in.
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:58 PM   #246
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That is about what you will pay for a tricked out 2015 F150 EB 4x4 long bed (6.5') King Ranch

I love my truck - make no mistake - but Like Brian has recently found out the Diesel just pulls 'mo better

And, as we ALL know you WILL upgrade your RV!

We're off tomorrow to look at trucks - not messing around THIS time - it's a 1T, Cummings Turbo Diesel dually with Asin tranny in our future!
Be careful Sgt/Sir there are some Ram folks that will track you down for saying Cummings instead of Cummins.
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When you are an RV'er, you will upgrade, so just remember, One can never have too much truck.
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:23 PM   #248
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I had a 09 Triton 5.4 in a Crew Cab F 150, was not bought for towing but ended up doing some. Traded on a 13 Ecoboost, much better towing, torque etc. We traded to a fifth wheel, seemed to tow well. Was overweight, rear axle especially. No problems yet was the key word. Last Saturday made a sweet deal on a Orphan F 250, loaded options wise, never driven on a test drive till I did so. Dealer cut me deal, I traded the F150 King Ranch Ecoboost.
Towed today to the Frog Rally in Campbellford Ontario. All back roads 50 to 70 kph some 100 kph for the beak in.

What a difference with a Power Stroke diesel, exhaust brake, torque and a hp power band betters 1400 and 1800 rpm in 5th gear going up hills.

If you can afford to go with a Diesel first time.
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:24 PM   #249
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That is about what you will pay for a tricked out 2015 F150 EB 4x4 long bed (6.5') King Ranch

I love my truck - make no mistake - but Like Brian has recently found out the Diesel just pulls 'mo better

And, as we ALL know you WILL upgrade your RV!

We're off tomorrow to look at trucks - not messing around THIS time - it's a 1T, Cummings Turbo Diesel dually with Asin tranny in our future!
Dodge? C'mon Bob ... If you can't Ram it you can Dodge It....
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Hey Bob go for it. It is an unbelievable towing machine. I did not get the dually but I did get the Asian tranny in mine too. I can't believe how much pwr and torque the Ram has. You will love it.
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