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Old 06-28-2016, 12:24 PM   #21
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I traded in my '14 1500 with the 6.2 gasser for a GMC 2500 Duramax and I wish I got the duramax first. What a difference in towing to everyday use. From a fuel perspective, I fill up the duramax once every other week compared to weekly with the gasser. I know the duramax has a bigger tank, but I'm also getting better MPG in the duramax then I did with the 6.2 gasser
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Old 06-28-2016, 12:33 PM   #22
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All I know is my old 2005 GMC 2500 6.0 gasser was getting 13 mpgs....my new DirtyMax is already getting 17.4 mpg(hand calculated) on my daily commute and it only has 2100 miles.......can't wait for it to get broke in. In about 60000 miles
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I wouldn't compare mpg of an 11 yr old 4 speed with a NEW 6 speed.
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Old 06-28-2016, 12:46 PM   #24
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I wouldn't compare mpg of an 11 yr old 4 speed with a NEW 6 speed.
When you are driving the two I would but OK .....last truck was 2011 Dmax 6 speed 15.9 80000 miles.
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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
If you Buy a Ford the difference between gas and diesel is $2,000. Thats it! I have not see it anymore with any in stock truck. Gas trucks are hard to find and in all honesty why would you not get a diesel for $2,000.00..
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My Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel gets 22 mph on highway,and 14 to 16 towing our TT
depending on the wind and terrain.
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I whole heartedly agree with other posters about getting a 1 ton. The cost between 3/4 to 1 ton is minimal. Engines is another story.

I have a 2015 1 ton, RAM Cummins, Crew-cab, 4x4, Long-bed.

Empty and not towing anything I get:
- 21 mpg on the highway.
- 16.5/17 mpg in town

My last trip towing my 11,000lb fifth Wheel, I drove 400 miles, with no wind, climbing from 1000' to over 8000', I got 12.4mpg. That included climbing a LONG 8% grade at 65mph, at 1800-2000rpm.

On the return trip, same road, I had 20-30 knot headwind and got 11.5 mpg.

IMHO, diesel is the way to go. I must add that this is my first diesel vehicle and so far, I LOVE IT!
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I lucked out, got a used 2015 Chevy 2500Hd 4X4 gas, 6.0, Crewcab with standard bed, 3,800 miles, the previous owner had to have diesel! This truck gets 16.6 on my commute to work, about the same as my 1/2 ton 2008 GMC and pulls up to 13000 lb trailer. My trailer is 7400. 34.5ft V-Lite. Just got back from our 1st trip and loved it! Average gas milage towing was 11.4 mpg. Love the backup camera. Paid $35,000.
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If you Buy a Ford the difference between gas and diesel is $2,000. Thats it! I have not see it anymore with any in stock truck. Gas trucks are hard to find and in all honesty why would you not get a diesel for $2,000.00..
Gas are not hard to find and how you came up with 2 grand for a Ford sounds like you get Ford discount. Later RJD
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I went from a 3/4 ton gasser to a diesel. I'll NEVER go back.
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