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Old 07-13-2016, 05:22 PM   #31
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Yes. Welcome to diesel. We are an old (2004) 6.0 and it's a bit loud but after renting a class C new Ford V10 with gross below our CGVW all I can say about gas is. GUTLESS
True. But tell us about the fabulous MPG she got.
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:40 PM   #32
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Nope...I drive a Corvette . But I can relate...someone asked me what my gas mileage was (I'm not stock). I couldn't tell them. Never checked. That's not why I bought it, lol.

The day I brought it home...also happened to be the day I found out they didn't make fifth wheel hitches for it, lol.
Well, I can't find the towing capacity specs for your car here:
https://www.chevrolet.com/content/da...ring-Guide.pdf

But I'm going to guess that it's because you got the gas, instead of diesel model. I suspect a diesel 'vette would pull a boat load of rhinoceri.
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Old 07-13-2016, 06:51 PM   #33
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Well, I can't find the towing capacity specs for your car here:
https://www.chevrolet.com/content/da...ring-Guide.pdf

But I'm going to guess that it's because you got the gas, instead of diesel model. I suspect a diesel 'vette would pull a boat load of rhinoceri.
I'd need air bags...two inches of squat puts me on the pavement .
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Old 07-13-2016, 07:49 PM   #34
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Look out scane it looks like ilmor has a gasser.
You're right! I just traded in my 2010 Solera diesel class c for a 2017 Ford E-450 class c. Both 24 footers. In my case paying $10k to $15k more for a diesel made no sense. Because I only put 20k miles on my Solera in 6 years my fuel savings over that time wasn't even $1500. Plus, it could tow only 3500 lbs, whereas the E-450 is rated to 10,000 (although 5,000 is all I need). The new E-450 also has a new 6-speed transmission which improves pulling power and fuel mileage. So that's why I was curious about the OP's payback period for the diesel upcharge. But I also understand there are many considerations, pros and cons when choosing gas or diesel, including overall fuel savings, pulling power or just feeling good about your choice.
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:05 AM   #35
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Very nice! I don't have a truck but that's why I purchased my Class C Solera with the diesel engine. Pay up front, or pay as you go. I intend to go alot! The diesel is better for all my mountainous driving and will hold it's value more.
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:08 AM   #36
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Ps- I have done 19,000 miles in my Solera in two years. Plus gas is expensive in Calif.
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:26 PM   #37
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You'll love your new diesel. In early March we found a terrific deal on a new 2015 EcoDiesel. Because it sat on the lot for a year we got it for $12,000 off MSRP. We now get 16 mpg towing our 6000+ pound Wildwood and have plenty of power to spare. I'll never go back to a gas truck
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:46 PM   #38
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when you double your fuel economy, it's not hard to figure out that the extra money you might have spent for the diesel is returned quickly. After that, it's a gain. Not to mention the diesel truck is always worth much more than an equivalent gas model. That money for the diesel option is never lost.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:43 PM   #39
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Early June we went camping at Lake of the Ozarks. We had a great time but only managed to average about 5.6MPG pulling out there. That number has been decreasing the further west we go and the more we leave flat country. I happened to be messing on the ipad and came across a deal on a new TV I could not pass up. so I am not the proud new owner of a 2015 Silverado 2500 Diesel.



What did you have before ?? I got 7.5 going to Wisconsin from Chicago and then 11.5 from Wisconsin to Chicago .... Weird.


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You'll love your new diesel. In early March we found a terrific deal on a new 2015 EcoDiesel. Because it sat on the lot for a year we got it for $12,000 off MSRP. We now get 16 mpg towing our 6000+ pound Wildwood and have plenty of power to spare. I'll never go back to a gas truck

I must be doing something wrong because I have never got fuel mileage like that. I had a 2500 towing a 5000lb travel trailer and never got close to that. Anyway I just keep the tank full


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