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Old 06-28-2016, 05:08 PM   #61
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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.

I'm just fine with the annual safety.

Hell, I helped write it.
I'm pushing for mpi to make annual safety mandatory for all vehicles.




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Old 06-28-2016, 05:11 PM   #62
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I went to a GMC 2500 Duramax so I would have enough Truck for the next RV. Once we had the 2500 I began looking for that next RV. Overall length had to be no longer than 34 feet. As the 2500 had a 2254 payload it was fairly easy to match up to our new 5er.
Fuel mileage is strong at 21 hey not towing a and what looks to be 12 to 14 towing 32 ft 10,000 lb 5er.
If your next rig will be over 32 to 34 ft. get a 1 ton for the extra payload. But bottom line, you'll love the diesel when towing.
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Old 06-28-2016, 05:17 PM   #63
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7 pages and flying! Gas vs Diesel who cares go have fun! I bought a Ford F250 gaser new in 2013 and I did so mainly because I can't stand the smell of diesel exhaust anymore and there is not one out there when cold does not smell.
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In many cases, a gas 3/4 ton will give you more available payload than a diesel one ton SRW. In all cases a gas truck will give you more available payload than its twin in diesel.

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Old 06-28-2016, 05:22 PM   #65
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I can't stand the smell of diesel exhaust anymore and there is not one out there when cold does not smell.
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Same here. Plus, in the winter, I like getting into a warm truck.

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Same here. Plus, in the winter, I like getting into a warm truck.



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the deal is get the most your Budget will allow, there are some real deals out there if you look. most of you would not believe what I got my RAM 3500 for, I was not even looking when I found a deal to good to pass up
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I do too. I remote start mine, and if the seat heaters are on, they come on too. Warm truck.

And I guess my nose is non functional.................
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Old 06-28-2016, 05:49 PM   #69
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Please don't rattle those diesels near my camp sight while I sleep or while I am enjoying the coons scampering around.
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In many cases, a gas 3/4 ton will give you more available payload than a diesel one ton SRW. In all cases a gas truck will give you more available payload than its twin in diesel.



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Yep. 3,295 payload on my F250 gasser.
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