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Old 03-17-2015, 04:34 PM   #1
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To diesel or not to diesel?

Wanted to get some opinions I have a 2015 Cherokee 274dbh 31ft travel trailer. I currently pull it with a 2013 f150 fx4 ecoboost and I'm getting terrible mpg while towing. I have been looking to trade to an F250 6.7 diesel for additional power and mpg. This is also my daily driver for a 20 mile round trip commute for work. Thought on f250 diesel?
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:42 PM   #2
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What do you mean terrible MPG? Is your vehicle under power? The additional cost of a diesel could be more expensive even with greater MPG and lower fuel cost.

How long will it take to recoup the additional cost of a diesel powered vehicle.
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And heeeere we go again! DIESEL!
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I average 14 in town empty. Pulling the camper I average 5 mpg. My only saving grace is the 30 gal fuel tank.
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Here is a link for a gas to diesel calculator.

If MPG is the only factor it might be better to stay with the 150, if you are wanting something more than an mpg gain (power, capacity ect) then diesel may be the way to go.

How is mpg when not towing and how much towing do you do?

I have a diesel and no one can convince me otherwise but that's my opinion and I do not try to blindly push it on anyone, I tow mountains and I like POWER and longevity. Do some research and make an informed decision no matter which way you go.


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Old 03-17-2015, 04:52 PM   #6
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Ordered mine and have never looked back, knew what I was walking into for the price of fuel and operating costs.
I drive mine everyday back and forth to work but beware diesels need to be worked.

The 6.4 is not as stout as the 6.7 and the 6 speed transmission vs the five makes all the difference for fuel mileage.

The horse power is nice but the shear torque of any of the newer "big" 3 oil burners make it worth it in my book.
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I average 14 in town empty. Pulling the camper I average 5 mpg. My only saving grace is the 30 gal fuel tank.
ok, I got yah. I get anywhere from 15-20 when not towing depending on how conservative I am with the skinny pedal. Towing I get 14 unless I am pushing passes then I get 12. I tow the rig in my sig, 2850 EVO sitting around 7-8k pounds.

I have a 2012 cummins 6.7 dodge 2500, 6 sp manual trans
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We have many camping trips planed this year and so far I'm not happy with the ecoboost when pulling in the mountains. Other than that I love the thing. But this helps me consider all the pros and cons
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We have many camping trips planed this year and so far I'm not happy with the ecoboost when pulling in the mountains. Other than that I love the thing. But this helps me consider all the pros and cons
This is the exact reason I went diesel form the start and never looked back. I love the size, torque, power, capacity and I never worry about anything with it. It will handle my camper fully loaded and my truck bed loaded and still chug away. Hope this helps.
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