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Old 06-28-2016, 11:11 AM   #11
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If you can live with gas, stick with gas. But if diesel is a "want", I understand and go ahead and purchase a diesel. I did and love it. Diesel is not a "need" for me, either.

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Old 06-28-2016, 11:14 AM   #12
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Here's mine.

I went from Ford 350 V10.
To ram 3500 Cummins.

I've logged 15km on it.
Just did first oil change and fuel filters.

Over the 15km, I averaged 18mpg.

The cummins was the same price as the hemi. ( free cummins in Canada)

Mileage is double the Ford.
Oil change intervals is also double.
So it's a wash.
Diesel is also $.30/L cheaper.
The V10 had power. Just drank fuel.


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Old 06-28-2016, 11:16 AM   #13
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The cummins was the same price as the hemi. ( free cummins in Canada)


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If you can live with gas, stick with gas. But if diesel is a "want", I understand and go ahead and purchase a diesel. I did and love it. Diesel is not a "need" for me, either.

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Well OT, but is that a park model you pull? Those things must pull like a brick..
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I am looking to upgrade from my 1/2 ton Silverado towing a wet weight of 7200lbs to a 3/4 ton. Which does everyone prefer? Most important thing for me is difference in gas mileage. Take one big trip a year and the rest are just an hour or so to local lakes and campgrounds.
Ok your so towing 7200# and do one long trip and then the rest of year short trips. Can you justify $7900 diesel option when a 3/4 ton gas will do the job and will it be a daily driver? I tow 9000# tt with ease and I do about 6000 miles a year and have no issues. I can get 19mpg emty and average 9/12 towing. I have a 3/4 ton chevy 6.0 and 4:10 gear. Just remember the up keep cost also. Later RJD
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Diesel, hands down.


So this is not a complete comparison I have a 2000 Durango with a 360 Magnum engine, gets 12 MPG, 15 MPG with a tail wind downhill. It cannot pull my TT but I have pulled boats, car haulers, U-hauls etc. There was a time when I was all into the Durango's power until I bought the 6.0L diesel Excursion. After I started towing with the Excursion the Durango is a wimp. The same open car trailer that would strain the Dodge, the Ford took and ran with it all while getting 15 MPG, 23 unloaded.


Go diesel, you won't regret it.
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Don't believe the "diesels are WAAYY more expensive to maintain" hype from non diesel owners.

The terrible cost of diesel maintenance
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Haha! Sorry..

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