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Old 06-27-2011, 01:51 PM   #21
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ok. wasnt sure....lol! uh, yeah maybe the reading is inaccurate. not sure. pretty nice to look at those numbers though....lol!
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:16 PM   #22
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What you can do is a manual calculation, fill up the TANK all the way to top to where you can see the level, then drive, and on your next fill up, fill it up to the same spot and see how much gallons you had to fill up and also keep track of distance you traveled between both fill ups.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:43 PM   #23
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We switched all of our company trucks over to dodges with the cummins. So far we have not had one bit of trouble. Also since 08 or 09 dodge has been putting a Aisin transmission in the trucks with the cummins and it has a 180,000 mile warrantee on it. I know this post is about 2500 trucks and I don't know what the rear axel weight rating on these are but I do know that ,unless they changed it within the last year are so, in a 3500 a chevrolet rear axel is rated for about 1,000 lbs. less than dodge and ford. Ford has not really proven itself to me since the 7.3 so I would stay away for now. Chevrolet gets rave reviews by a lot of people so I wouldn't be scared to own one. As I said before i'm not sure on the rear axel rating for the 2500's but on a 3500 Dodge would be my clear choice because of up front price, proven reliability, and towing capacity (that 1,000lbs difference is a lot, unless its changed within the past year or so).
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:19 PM   #24
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"I check it all the time while im traveling. Thats what it reads....."
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Obviously your computer is wrong.
Check it out when you fill up, do the calculations by hand, then report back. Unless, of course, you really don't want to know your actual mileage? LOL
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:09 PM   #25
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My F250 with the 5.4L does everything I ask of it without complaints. I wouldn't change trucks period. The 6.2L would be even stronger, but mine is plenty strong enough hauling my 8K 34 foot trailer. The torque shift transmission is the real deal mated to this motor. You can't really compare the 5.4 in the F150 vs. F250 because the transmissions are so different.

Hauling a 10K TT with a F150? That's plain nuts. If they ever put a full floating axle on the F150 then it's a little less nuts.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:09 PM   #26
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Funny crocus! Yeah I'll check it out. Thanx. Must of hit a sour note with some people, judging by some reactions....I apologize for that.....Have a great day and Happy Camping to everyone!
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I wasn't trying to bash any of them. They all are good engines. I just am saying that IF you do have to tear into them the Duramax and Ford diesels take a lot of time to get into them. Recently helped replace injectors on an '01 Duramax...22 hours...with a diesel mechanic. Not saying the cummins is a piece of cake, just easier and less crowded in engine bay...
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:00 PM   #28
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I bought an F-250 diesel about 2 years ago. I won't go into the pros/cons of any of the brands.

However, this is the first diesel vehicle I've owned and I can not imagine ever going back to a gasoline engine. As strange as it may seem, there is a definite 'feel' difference to a diesel engine that is very comforting when you're towing; and even when you're not towing.
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"Must of hit a sour note with some people, judging by some reactions...."
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Not at all, Leathergypsy. We just know better than to accept it on faith!
I wish it was possible, then I wouldn't be driving a diesel!

Even the new Ecoboost engine with that obscene amount of power can't come close to what you claimed.
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. As I said before i'm not sure on the rear axel rating for the 2500's but on a 3500 Dodge would be my clear choice because of up front price, proven reliability, and towing capacity (that 1,000lbs difference is a lot, unless its changed within the past year or so).
Dodge and GM use the same rear axle on their diesel trucks
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