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Old 10-27-2012, 04:08 PM   #11
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Which is better for towing ..... Diesel or gas?
Does anyone read the question "Which is better for towing Diesel or Gas"?
Towing requires power and that comes from a diesel, gas will do it but diesel will do it BETTER.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:09 PM   #12
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I am a weekend warrior camper. I threw around the idea of a diesel but it doesn't suit for me with the rest of the way I will use after camping. Right now all I camp is late April to usually labor weekend. So for a gasser is what makes sense. But with the question it's obvious a diesel will tow anything better. It's if you really have the need for one or not. And me I don't right now.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:13 PM   #13
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:15 PM   #14
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Diesel is the preferred choice for multiple reasons...it all comes down to what you can afford then everything else is managed around that choice.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:19 PM   #15
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As you can see, I traded a diesel for a gas F250. A diesel will tow better. As for the frequency of pulling, a gas engine was more economical to purchase at the time. I only pull once a month and mostly local campgrounds so my gas engine gets the job done.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:07 PM   #16
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Bought my first Diesel in April. GMC 2500HD Crew Cab. Wish I owned one all these years. Pulls my 10,000 pound trailer like it isn't behind me. I can put it in Cruise Control. I get 4 to 5 miles a gal better mileage than my 6 liter gas engine. SO MUCH POWER !!!!
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:55 AM   #17
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If you want the engine to last more than 75,000 miles.
Where do people come up with these cockamie ideas about gas engines? From the magazines? A properly maintained gas engine will easily run 200,000 + miles. My 08 Ram 2500 had almost 100k and ran like the day it came home, the previous 2004 had over 120k and never burnt a drop of oil and pulled like mad. I have seen many many 200k 5.0 Mustangs from the 80's running giggle gas and pulling 11 sec 1/4's all day and drive home. So does that mean all the oil burner guys are going to run into their local dealers at between 250 and 350k for a full rebuild as that is how long they say they will last.
A quote from the ram site.
"It’s so durable, it commonly achieves 500,000-kilometres without breaking a sweat." I'm sure all you oil burner guys will jump all over that and say hooey they will last alot longer and if that is the case why do you keep saying gassers are dead at 75k? It gets real old as that may have been the case in the 60's but have you seen a new Hemi or 6.0 Chevy or 6.2 Ford die at 100k or anywhere even close to those numbers. I have seen lots of oil burners that should have been taken off the road for the crap that comes out of the exh.
I have well over 12k pulling with a gasser and have not wanted a diesel and FWIW a diesel is not meant to be a daily driver they need to be worked and if that is all they do than that is great, just don't expect it to start at -30 if it's not plugged in and you need it in an emergency or you had to leave it somewhere in the cold for a day or 2 but any modern gasser will start at those temps and you can drive away in a minute or less if the windows are clear. That does not mean I wouldn't have a diesel if I had a trailer big enough as our 34 1/2 ft V-Lite weighing in at 8500 is a walk in the park for a good gasser.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:02 AM   #18
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Where do people come up with these cockamie ideas about gas engines? From the magazines? A properly maintained gas engine will easily run 200,000 + miles. My 08 Ram 2500 had almost 100k and ran like the day it came home, the previous 2004 had over 120k and never burnt a drop of oil and pulled like mad. I have seen many many 200k 5.0 Mustangs from the 80's running giggle gas and pulling 11 sec 1/4's all day and drive home. So does that mean all the oil burner guys are going to run into their local dealers at between 250 and 350k for a full rebuild as that is how long they say they will last.
A quote from the ram site site.
"It’s so durable, it commonly achieves 500,000-kilometres without breaking a sweat." I'm sure all you oil burner guys will jump all over that and say hooey they will last alot longer and if that is the case why do you keep saying gassers are dead at 75k? It gets real old as that may have been the case in the 60's but have you seen a new Hemi or 6.0 Chevy or 6.2 Ford die at 100k or anywhere even close to those numbers. I have seen lots of oil burners that should have been taken off the road for the crap that comes out of the exh.
My 2005 Silverado 6.0 gasser is on it's way past 200000.
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There's not a single answer for all situations. If you are doing light duty towing at sea level and will probably want to trade the truck in three or so years, save the money and buy a gasser. If you want the engine to last more than 75,000 miles or you will be towing in mountains or you actually want some acceleration, buy a turbo diesel.
75000 really, I do that in 2 yrs . 2009 ram 1500. 168,000 tow 7500#
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Where do people come up with these cockamie ideas about gas engines? From the magazines? A properly maintained gas engine will easily run 200,000 + miles. My 08 Ram 2500 had almost 100k and ran like the day it came home, the previous 2004 had over 120k and never burnt a drop of oil and pulled like mad. I have seen many many 200k 5.0 Mustangs from the 80's running giggle gas and pulling 11 sec 1/4's all day and drive home. So does that mean all the oil burner guys are going to run into their local dealers at between 250 and 350k for a full rebuild as that is how long they say they will last.
A quote from the ram site.
"Itís so durable, it commonly achieves 500,000-kilometres without breaking a sweat." I'm sure all you oil burner guys will jump all over that and say hooey they will last alot longer and if that is the case why do you keep saying gassers are dead at 75k? It gets real old as that may have been the case in the 60's but have you seen a new Hemi or 6.0 Chevy or 6.2 Ford die at 100k or anywhere even close to those numbers. I have seen lots of oil burners that should have been taken off the road for the crap that comes out of the exh.
I have well over 12k pulling with a gasser and have not wanted a diesel and FWIW a diesel is not meant to be a daily driver they need to be worked and if that is all they do than that is great, just don't expect it to start at -30 if it's not plugged in and you need it in an emergency or you had to leave it somewhere in the cold for a day or 2 but any modern gasser will start at those temps and you can drive away in a minute or less if the windows are clear. That does not mean I wouldn't have a diesel if I had a trailer big enough as our 34 1/2 ft V-Lite weighing in at 8500 is a walk in the park for a good gasser.

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