Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-28-2016, 05:12 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Sterling, VA
Posts: 936
Here's my story - we tow about 5k-6k miles a year as we take week long trips several times a year. A diesel would be ideal. BUT I only drive 2 miles a day and maybe 50 city miles on weekend. That killed the diesel idea. Having said that I am real happy with my gasser.
__________________

__________________
Lee and Anne

2016 F250 2WD CC SB XLT 6.2 3.73 3,295 lb payload cap.
2014 Salem Hemisphere 282RK 8k lbs loaded, Equal-i-zer WDH, TST 507 TPMS
2016: 38 nights camped
Teamfour is offline  
Old 06-28-2016, 05:26 PM   #52
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Leech Lake, MN
Posts: 144
I'm on my second batch of popcorn
__________________

__________________
2003 GMC 2500 HD 8.1 & ALLISION TRANSMISSION
2000 SIERRA 30 ft FKSS
hondo is online now  
Old 06-28-2016, 05:32 PM   #53
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: NW Indiana
Posts: 190
Third batch for me!
__________________
2014 Vengeance VGF39R12
2012 F-350 DRW King Ranch
Ultraboy is offline  
Old 06-28-2016, 05:35 PM   #54
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,379
Well, I ran out of popcorn, so here's my thoughts:

My local GM dealer has 20 Silverado 2500's on his lot. 3 diesel, 17 gas. He also has 17 GMC Sierra 2500's on the lot. 2 diesel and 15 gas.

Now you could say he's got that many gassers because they're not selling, but I highly doubt he would have that many on his lot if they weren't. He couldn't handle the finance charges for that many for that long and would be giving them away to get down to only a few.

Might be unfair, and my opinion may be out of date, but I think diesels are more popular in the warmer climates than up north. I know folks that used to have problems with starting their diesels in the wintertime. They're also probably more popular in mountainous states. If I pull in the mountains all the time, I can see the need for a diesel would be higher, but if I'm only going to do mountains a few times (or none at all), why would I spend the money?

Plus, not everyone can spring for the extra $7K or so, even if they're going to get it back (in 4 or 5 or 6 yrs). Everybody's situation is different.

As Suze Orman says: Some people spend money on things they don't need to impress people they don't know.
__________________
1988 Coleman Sequoia - popup (1987-2009)
2012 Roo19 - hybid (2012-2015)

2016 Mini Lite 2503S - tt (2015 - ???)
2011 Traverse LT, 3.6L, FWD
2009 Silverado Ext Cab, 5.3L, 4x4, 3.73
2016 Silverado 2500HD Dbl Cab, 6.0L 4x4, 4.10
rockfordroo is online now  
Old 06-28-2016, 05:39 PM   #55
Wanna Be Camper
 
SaskCampers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,372
Quote:
Originally Posted by doc73 View Post
I'll add to KMP. My payload for a 2500 LTZ Duramax 4 door short bed is 2450lbs. I do not know what the same truck in gas would be but I am sure over 3,000.
My nephew has a 2500 4x4 quad cab HD Chevy has 34xx payload. I cannot remember the exact number but I was surprised it was that high for a 2500.
__________________

John & Deb
2011 F250 Lariat FX4 Crew Cab 6.2
2011 Flagstaff V-Lite 30WRLS
Days Camped 2013: 16 2014: 5 2015: 3
SaskCampers is offline  
Old 06-28-2016, 05:47 PM   #56
Senior Member
 
BandJCarm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Conway, AR
Posts: 1,904
I paid the same for my diesel as the equivalent gassers cost.

But the discussion is probably about 3/4 tons only. I don't think I can get my dually truck in a gas model. I suspect there is a reason. But I'm no gearhead.

But even on the 3/4 ton, the dealer I got mine from now has 141 diesel 2500's and 76 gas 2500's on the lot as of today.

P.S.
The payload on my GREAT 2500 diesel I traded in was 2,286.
__________________
"Next to prayer, fishing is the most personal relationship of man"Calvin Coolidge
"American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God"Lewis Grizzard

FROG AR-0019-242
2016 GMC Denali 3500Dually--2017 CC 36CKTS
BandJCarm is online now  
Old 06-28-2016, 05:52 PM   #57
Wanna Be Camper
 
SaskCampers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,372
Quote:
Originally Posted by polishdon View Post
Don't believe the "diesels are WAAYY more expensive to maintain" hype from non diesel owners.

The terrible cost of diesel maintenance

That is all fine if you don't have your dealer do it. I have better things to do with the little bit of free time I have than screwing around changing oil etc in a truck.

F250 Gasser & liters of oil at the Ford dealership $55.00 and a full inspection of the truck, top up of all fluids.
F350 Diesel God knows how many liters of oil $145.00 at the same dealer. $270.00 to have the fuel filters changed.

I get one oil change a year because of time not hitting the miles required so it would be the same on a diesel so the math says it would cost me $360.00 a year more to maintain a diesel than a gasser. That is not an insignificant amount of money unless you have a money tree in your back yard.
__________________

John & Deb
2011 F250 Lariat FX4 Crew Cab 6.2
2011 Flagstaff V-Lite 30WRLS
Days Camped 2013: 16 2014: 5 2015: 3
SaskCampers is offline  
Old 06-28-2016, 05:53 PM   #58
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 69
I ton option for pulling TT

Quote:
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.
Before picking 1 ton instead of a ton check to see is annual safety inspections are required. In some jurisdictions a 1 ton is considered a commercial vehicle and an annual safety is required. I gave had 4 Ram 2500s would never go back to gas. tons or 1 tons add a great deal of safety when pulling in high winds or having to stop in a hurray. The power of the diesel gets you up big hills without overheating, better mileage and even cheaper fuel in some places but most importantly gives you the power to "power out" of some situations when the fool passing you can't pull it off safely.
__________________
rthomaslyons is offline  
Old 06-28-2016, 05:57 PM   #59
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by shorthorn View Post
Challenge excepted Gene... when, where, what is the stakes?

5.7s Hemis are great motors, but come on... it can't hang with a diesel in any criteria except initial cost.
I will take some of that action and I have a manual transmission equal load and road
__________________
railroaderone is offline  
Old 06-28-2016, 06:06 PM   #60
Senior Member
 
Kenny kustom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 2,260
Quote:
Originally Posted by shorthorn View Post
Challenge excepted Gene... when, where, what is the stakes?

5.7s Hemis are great motors, but come on... it can't hang with a diesel in any criteria except initial cost.

Me too!!
My sabre weighs bout the same. I'll let you drive it anytime.
Huge difference.


2016 Sabre 36QBOK
2015 Ram 3500 CUMMINS
__________________

__________________
Kenny kustom is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
diesel, gas

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:23 PM.