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Old 10-28-2012, 09:38 AM   #21
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Having read all the above post, they all hold some truth depending on your preference and experience (good or bad) with your diesel or gasser. IMHO, the newer gassers with all the technological advances can equal the towing capabilities of a diesel to a point. In my case, my older (2002 Chev. 1500HD 6.0 gasser, 4 speed A/T) handled the load with ease, but towing mileage was in the 7-8 mpg range. And, I could rarely use overdrive or cruise control without it "searching" for a gear. Now, my newer 2011 Dodge 2500 HD w/6.7 Cummins TD w/6 speed A/T pulls the same TT with much less effort and towing mileage is in the 12.7-13.2 mpg range. But, I guess with the difference between gas and diesel fuel prices, the cost per trip is probably a wash. In my case, it came down to peace of mind and we also plan on upgrading to a 5er in the near future and needed to get the TV first (and paid off) before taking on the expense of a new 5er.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:41 AM   #22
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It's all about torque, go diesel! No comparison in my opinion...
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:40 AM   #23
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Beer or Wine

This whole thread is like asking...
Should I white wine or red wine with dinner.
Their is no correct answer other than I will make the final decision at dinner.

Patoto, Pototo? It all gets mashed in the end.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:45 AM   #24
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i see you live in kentucky, so you have some hills. diesel power is good. how often do you go camping? gas would do it if you dont go very often. is the truck also going to pull double duty as a daily driver? gas is the way to go.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:04 PM   #25
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Nothing against diesels but for a daily driver I don't think they are the best. I love driving my Titan. It's a lot of fun to drive with the flowmaster exhaust and cold air intake it sounds great. And I love those sounds and they aren't gonna come from a diesel.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:14 PM   #26
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This whole thread is like asking...
Should I white wine or red wine with dinner.
Their is no correct answer other than I will make the final decision at dinner.

Patoto, Pototo? It all gets mashed in the end.
I Don't agree John!!! I can talk b...s... much better especially hiking up grades, after red wine, so red wine has obviously got more talk
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:11 PM   #27
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Of course a gas engine will last more than 75,000 miles ... if it's not pulling 13,000 pounds.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:10 PM   #28
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Figure out how much more the initial purchase price of the diesel vs. the gas engine and then look at fuel prices. Right now diesel fuel is 65 cents a gallon higher than regular unleaded where I live. I tow our 30 footer with a gas truck which is also my daily truck. I've never plugged it in and it never fails to start. I don't need to fool with fuel treatment or whether I have #1 or 2 in the tank when the weatherman misses the mark on the low temps. We've pulled it from SD to TN and back with a trailer smoker behind the 5er. On good days I've seen 11 mpg and 7.5 on the worst. Those numbers aren't much different than my diesel buddies but they do get to the campgrounds 15 minutes ahead of me!
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:10 PM   #29
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How about the 1 Million Mile Mark. Take care of them and they last a long time even a gasser, I have a 89 Silverado with over 280000Km.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:56 PM   #30
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I don't know why you guys argue this issue repeatedly. A diesel truck is undoubtably a better truck - the specifications are not a lie. Twice the torque of a gas truck is not just malarky. If it's the right choice for your personal situation is another matter. It does come at a cost. Many think it's well worth it. Mine is also my daily driver and the more it's driven, the cost margin draws down with the mpg and longer maintenance intervals.
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