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Old 06-22-2011, 08:51 PM   #11
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I recently upgraded from a 5.3L F150 gas burner to a 6.4 L F250 power stroke and I will tell you I have no regrets. Now if I really tried to justify the cost diffence, I probably could not,That said, :hihi:THAT Power sTrOke Is A bAd mOther:hihi:. It loves to tow and is a pleasure to drive with 10,000lbs behind. If you can aford it, buy it, you will not regret it.:hihi:
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:05 PM   #12
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Bunch of excellent - on target - replies. I vote diesel.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:16 PM   #13
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I'm a diesel guy but with the fuel prices now and all the emission stuff on the diesels, has really brought their mileage down. A good alternative is the new Ford F150 with the Eco- boost motor. 11,000lb towing capacity and great fuel mileage. Worth looking into, I know I am.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:49 PM   #14
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I too would have a hard time going back to gas BUT the diesel is far more expensive. I have a 6.0 and it is unforgiving on maintenance so you must change the 15 quarts of oil every 5,000 miles. You must change the $50 fuel filters every 15,000 miles. You must change the $80 coolant every other year. In my opinion, they are expensive to maintain and fuel costs are higher.

BUT I do tow a camper. Even though I am not a full timer, I completely enjoy the lower RPM diesel. Empty I can get upwards of 22mph highway, and pulling I can get 12.5. Now something that the newer diesel's don't have is that cool 6.0 Diesel sound!

If you can afford it, I would go Diesel, and you'll always win with the coolness factor which is why you have a Jayco right?
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:35 PM   #15
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I'm a diesel guy but with the fuel prices now and all the emission stuff on the diesels, has really brought their mileage down. A good alternative is the new Ford F150 with the Eco- boost motor. 11,000lb towing capacity and great fuel mileage. Worth looking into, I know I am.
I get 22 mpg highway, 17 city unloaded and 12 towing my 9k TT. That is the same as my dad's 02 with the 7.3L PSD. His doesn't have any emissions equipment on it. Mine has egr, dpf and def. Where is the mileage drop? I know some other diesels get worse mileage, but you can't prove it by me with my truck. The new diesels are much better with meage than previous years. Alot more HP and torque too.
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:18 PM   #16
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I just bought my truck in February. I went from a gasser to a diesel and don't know why I didn't do it sooner. There is no comparison between the 2. The extra power and fuel economy are worth it in my opinion.
I got mine last oct I am with you on this I dont know what I was thinking Diesel is better I think all around not only for towing but also for just driving the truck and it only getting like my last truck 10mpg.
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:31 PM   #17
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If you are gonna pull, you need a DIESEL........period !
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My old fiver weighed about 8500 lbs loaded. I was on a highway in New Mexico, and started to climb a hill at about 45 MPH (the speed limit) at the bottom of a hill. As we started to climb, the truck slowed, slowed, and slowed. Nearing the top of the hill, we were going walking speed. Scared the fool out of me - I didn't think we would make it to the top, but we did, barely. The road was narrow, no where to turn around, and I would have had to back down the hill, around curves. Wow. No good "Plan B" at all.

I then decided I had to trade my 6.0L gasoline Chevy 3/4 ton truck for a diesel Duramax Chevy truck. The diesel is quite a difference. The gas truck would tug my trailer on most roads, but there was no extra power. Entering freeways due to slow acceleration was a problem with the gas truck, not so with the diesel. And steep hills? Wow what a difference between the gas and the diesel. Fuel mileage went from 7.5 with the gas engine to 10 mph with the diesel. Probably not enough to "pay" for the diesel. But the diesel pays for itself by giving me peace of mind when driving.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:15 PM   #19
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The extra cost of a diesel will be recovered easily when you sell 1 5 10 years from now. My diesel truck I bought 11 years ago is worth far more than a gasser with the same miles. Plus I haven't had ANY major expenses and even if diesel fuel cost more, cost per mile is cheaper.
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My truck is also my daily driver... if I ever buy a car again it will also be diesel.. once you go diesel you never go back... :lizard:
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