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Old 03-18-2015, 11:12 AM   #21
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And heeeere we go again! DIESEL!

X2 and once you go DIESEL you won't go back!

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Old 03-18-2015, 11:19 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by dj3spots View Post
X2 and once you go DIESEL you won't go back!

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I know I never will!!


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Old 03-18-2015, 06:32 PM   #23
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I suggest neither,change direction and go F-350 Dually. There's just something about a truck with wide hips.

Plus looking down the road in the future should you later choose to go larger on the next RV your all set and ready to go.

Touché to that. It will happen. You'll want a bigger, heavier trailer, then a 5 er. A Dually will drag around what ever you buy and last for years. They're pretty intimidating too although slightly more of a challenge to park at Safeways. 😄

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Old 03-23-2015, 05:09 PM   #24
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As the previous contributor stated there is a fairly large jump in cost from gas to diesel. That being said I made the jump and have not regretted it one bit. There are side benefits like better tow/haul mode, built in in trailer brake bias and in my opinion the engine brake working with tow haul is unbeatable for control and braking. The Torque on a diesel is huge in my case the ram 2500 6.7 has 600 ft lbs. I drive more than you stated on a daily bases and get better gas mileage than any of my other 7 trucks. Recently towed my Columbus 2100 miles, calm days through Nebraska/Iowa/South Dakota got about 22 mpg, about 14 mpg into a 50 mph headwind.
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:30 AM   #25
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I towed a Surveyor Select SV264 with my F150 ecoboost and 3.73 rear. I got about 9 mpg at 60-65mph. When I got my '15 F350 with the 6.7 I got 11.2mpg. From my towing experiences since then I get from 15-20% better fuel economy towing with the diesel.
In city driving the eco beat the diesel by about 1.5mpg. On the hwy at 60mph the diesel wins by .5 mpg. At 70mph and faster the eco would win, mainly because the F350 is so tall
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:32 PM   #26
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I started with a gasser with a 10,000lb TT then went to a '05 F250 diesel 6.0, then to a 6.7 F350 like they said once you get into a diesel you will not want to pull with anything else


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