Originally Posted by Traveler II
As soon as I bought my diesel truck the price of diesel became more than gas. Hey does anyone what to give me a new gas pick-up truck. That way the price of diesel will go back down below gas. LOL
Price for diesel in our area is $3.98 and gas is $3.69.
Diesel is only 30 cents a gallon more than regular on most places. That extra 25-30 cents per gallon has been pretty stable from when fuel was about 3 dollars.
On a 20 gallon fill up (using the above numbers), that is 6 dollars on a 73 (gas) - 79 (diesel) dollar average fill up; yet you get about 5 MPG more towing than regular.
If you are getting 12 MPG with your diesel and 8 MPG with your gas truck (4 MPG difference) that 20 gallons will take you 240 miles on your diesel and 160 miles in your gas truck. That 80 extra miles will cost the gas guy $36.90 while the diesel guy only paid an extra 6 bucks for the gas.
To be fair, at 30 bucks a tank savings it will take about 200 tanks of gas to pay off the new diesel truck (vs a standard gas engine - less for the HO engine) at 4 bucks a gallon. As gas prices go up the number of towing tanks needed to break even goes down.
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