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Old 06-28-2016, 01:40 PM   #31
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Can I add another question into the mix? I might buy my dad's 03 Diesel 2500 Ram. It is an extended cab with an 8 ft bed. I told my husband (retires in one year or less) that we could but his Road King Classic in the bag and take on the road with us. Dry weight is 800lb. We are now driving a Chevy Silverado 1/2 ton, so no bike can go. We are pulling 7590 at the most. By adding the Road King, will we be going over.

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Old 06-28-2016, 01:42 PM   #32
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I went from a 1/2 ton gasser to a 3/4 ton diesel and the day I sold the diesel was the happiest day of my life. The guy who bought it was the happiest day of his life. It's all personal preferences.

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Old 06-28-2016, 01:50 PM   #33
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Had a F250 6.2 on an 8000 mile trip. Traded for a 2500Hd diesel and would never go back. Better ride, towing , mileage. One ton makes sense if you have a choice.

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Old 06-28-2016, 01:58 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by Kenny kustom View Post
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, 01:59 PM   #35
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@doc73- thanks for the input. This truck will be used for pulling a camper and recreation. Not a daily commuter.
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Old 06-28-2016, 02:03 PM   #36
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@doc73- thanks for the input. This truck will be used for pulling a camper and recreation. Not a daily commuter.
If its going to be sitting for weeks at a time.........get the gasser.
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I had a motor home with a 7.5 and a Banks setup. The motor ran great. I live on the front range in Colorado and go west over I-70 several times a year. The motor home with the 7.5 could pull the passes but I always had a cramp in my right leg when I topped Eisenhower pass. I sold the motor home and bought my first fifth wheel and a 2007 Ram with the 6.7 diesel. The weirdest thing occurred. When I go west over Eisenhower I no longer have a leg cramp when I top out on the pass. last spring I decided I wanted a new truck. I really liked the idea of the 6.4 hemi considering this is my daily driver. I did a lot of research, watched some videos and done some pricing. When I had decided to go back to gas I remembered the leg cramp. The truck in my signature is a 2015 Ram 3500 diesel. Once you do it you will love the pull.
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Old 06-28-2016, 02:19 PM   #38
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Item # 2 in todays listings. Interesting how it came up after this thread.
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Old 06-28-2016, 02:28 PM   #39
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Only $2K more for a diesel at the Ford dealer?
Sorry pal, more like $8K to $10K? I know, I just bought a new gasser.
Got the 6.2L F250. On the flat with very little wind, I have to fight to keep it below 75 mph. Yeah it feels a grade and a stiff wind is noticeable but overall I can't complain. I'm not towing full time. I noticed one guy on here had the same truck with the Ride Right Air Leveling System. Anybody got intel on any after market products that improve towing or ride comfort, give me a shout. I'm good with most things about my truck except for the ride. I've ridden moto- cross that was smoother than this truck sometimes.
I'm towing a Flagstaff 27 BEWS Super Lite. Which by the way is a much nicer trailer when the propane bottle stay on board. But that's another story.
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Old 06-28-2016, 02:31 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by Waxinmyboat View Post
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.
The diesels pull like a locomotive. Personally, I'll never have a gas truck again. You will nearly double your fuel mileage and hardly know that 7000 pounds are hitched to your truck. You'll never regret it.


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