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GM - Chev /GMC Gas V8 15 10.42%
GM - Chev /GMC V8 Gas big block 8 5.56%
GM - Chev /GMC Any Diesel 30 20.83%
Ford - V8 Gas 10 6.94%
Ford - V10 Gas 9 6.25%
Ford - Any Diesel 35 24.31%
Dodge/Ram V8 Gas 13 9.03%
Dodge/Ram V10 Gas 1 0.69%
Dodge/Ram Diesel 23 15.97%
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:43 AM   #1
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3/4 tons

just another poll on 3/4 tons what do you have as I am looking at replacing my truck - just seeing whats popular
  • GM - Chevy / GMC
    • 6.0 V8 Gas
    • 8.1 V8 GAS
    • Any diesel
  • Ford
    • V 8 Gas
    • v 10
    • Any Diesel
  • Dodge / Ram
    • v 8
    • V 10
    • Cummins
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:00 AM   #2
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We have had our new to us 11 F250 6.2 V8 gasser for a little over 2 months and love it.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:20 AM   #3
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In just a couple of weeks I will have owned my gasoline powered 5.7L V-8 Hemi Power Wagon for 7 years and still love it!







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Old 12-08-2012, 07:49 AM   #4
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ID:	22117 The 2012 F 250 diesel we now have..it was a Ford Executive vehicle.. ithad 3,000 miles on it ..and.. $13k below sticker price
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:55 AM   #5
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I'm pretty much a Ford man with an '06 chev 2500 with 6.0 gas (300 hp I think). It was fine with my old trailer which had a dry weight of 4200# regardless of terrain. With my new trailer (6400# dry), its fine on the flat lands, but would like a little more in the mountains.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:29 AM   #6
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Don't know if your set on a 3/4 ton but on the Fords there is only around $750 difference for the 1 ton. Don't know about the other makes.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:56 AM   #7
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RAM, 2500 Cummins Turbo Diesel - It's The Bomb!! My 5.7 Hemi 1500 was great but pulling the TT with the 2500 is soooo much better and easier on the driver and the driven.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:18 PM   #9
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See signature. I'm just a Dodge/Cummins guy, but mostly because I have trusted friends that work in the parts and service department of a Dodge dealer and have taken good care of me over the years. Plus, the Cummins has way less moving parts than their V-8 diesel counterparts. Simpler is always better.

Glenn, as a fellow Dodge owner and a Jeeper from way back--seeing your water fording pic almost made me jump out of my chair. The Jeeper's Mantra: "water and mud bad, rocks good." I hope you change your axle, t-case, and trans fluids often!
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:05 PM   #10
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I love my Ram Hemi. In fact, after seeing Glenn5995's pictures I think I will go drive it right now. Signing off.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:53 PM   #11
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I have 2009 f250 with 6.8 v10 not great on gas but plenty of power pull 11,000 pound 5th wheel with no problem. Just don't trust new ford diesels yet if I bought diesel would be Chevy or dodge.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:34 PM   #12
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I have a 2012 F250 6.2L gas. Awesome truck. I didn't want to commit to the price of a diesel since I only pull once a month, normally local. My last truck was a 2002 F250 7.3L diesel. Another awsome truck that gave very little problems over the 10 years I owned it.
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I have a 2012 F250 6.2L gas. Awesome truck. I didn't want to commit to the price of a diesel since I only pull once a month, normally local. My last truck was a 2002 F250 7.3L diesel. Another awsome truck that gave very little problems over the 10 years I owned it.
I had a 2000 f250 with a 7.3.Great engine and beside regular maintenance all I replaced on it was a sensor.
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I love my 2011 2500HD GMC Sierra Diesel. For towing i will never go back to a gasser again!
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Just bought this 09 Ram with the Hemi engine pulled my 6500# dry weight travel trailer up into the Catskills without to much complaining. The difference from my previous 1/2 ton Hemi powered Ram was evident right away.

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I love my Ram Hemi. In fact, after seeing Glenn5995's pictures I think I will go drive it right now. Signing off.
Glenns Ram is no ordinary Ram it's a POWER WAGON! The ultimate factory offroad truck.

Some of the Factory goodies are:
Warn Winch
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Electronic disconnecting front swaybar for improved articulation

Simply put it's a badass truck for the areas he is pulling his camper thru
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....Glenn, as a fellow Dodge owner and a Jeeper from way back--seeing your water fording pic almost made me jump out of my chair. The Jeeper's Mantra: "water and mud bad, rocks good." I hope you change your axle, t-case, and trans fluids often!
Agreed. I try to avoid deep water, but sometimes it becomes necessary. That was certainly deeper than I was comfortable with. It was very close (or at) the location for the air intake and certainly running the risk of hydro-locking. Fluids were checked after that and all water crossings.

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Glenns Ram is no ordinary Ram it's a POWER WAGON! The ultimate factory offroad truck.

Some of the Factory goodies are:
Warn Winch
2inch lift
4.56 gears
electronic locking differentials in the front and rear for TRUE 4 Wheel Drive
Electronic disconnecting front swaybar for improved articulation

Simply put it's a badass truck for the areas he is pulling his camper thru
Thank you sir. Very few understand or appreciate a Power Wagon and its capabilities. It is in its own category outside of the basic gas/diesel debate. It certainly is not the tow monster the diesels are, but still has respectable capabilities coupled with incredible off road abilities. It certainly allows us to get into (and out of) areas with our fifth wheel that we might not other wise try. We then use that as a base camp and explore some beautiful country.





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My 2006 Dodge 2500 Diesel 5.9L. The last photo was my 2007 Dodge 1500 HEMI.
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