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Old 07-19-2017, 04:34 PM   #31
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I have a 2017 Eagke ht 28.5. My tow vehicle is a 2009 Dodge quad cab diesel. I purchased the truck to tow my older Jayco, a 2006 Eagle 291rlts, which I no longer own. The truck pulls and stops the 28.5 like a dream. Much more truck than it needs. Hope my input helps
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:49 PM   #32
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We tow our 17 28.5 RSTS with a 16 Silverado 2500 6.0l gas engine and couldn't be happier with this combo. Our RV has 16 inch wheels but my truck has taller than stock tires so It tows just a bit nose high but I have no issues.

I was a little worried that I might regret not getting the diesel, but after towing our 5er several times totaling over 1500 miles, I can say that I made the right decision getting the gasser!

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We tow our 17 28.5 RSTS with a 16 Silverado 2500 6.0l gas engine and couldn't be happier with this combo. Our RV has 16 inch wheels but my truck has taller than stock tires so It tows just a bit nose high but I have no issues.

I was a little worried that I might regret not getting the diesel, but after towing our 5er several times totaling over 1500 miles, I can say that I made the right decision getting the gasser!

Good luck with your TV shopping!
Not a dig on you because I love diesels, but I am curious what makes you feel so strong you made the right choice with the gasser and not the diesel, again, truly just curious, not starting a p###ing match.

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Old 07-20-2017, 10:42 PM   #34
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Not a dig on you because I love diesels, but I am curious what makes you feel so strong you made the right choice with the gasser and not the diesel, again, truly just curious, not starting a p###ing match.



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When I was comparing F250's at Ford, I gave some thought to my gas vs. diesel options. Here's what I concluded for myself:

* The FORD diesel puts out 440HP and 900 torque.

* The FORD gas puts out 385HP and 430 torque.

* The diesel option was about $10K more expensive with higher maintenance.

* Fuel costs are about the same for gas and diesel right now.

* I believe the diesel engine weighs more, thus lower payload rating.



I decided on the 6.2L gasser because ultimately I didn't need that much power/torque for my 5'r and I didn't like the extra expense that comes with a diesel. Does that mean diesels aren't worth the trouble? Heck no! If you need a real work truck, I'd get a diesel. If you're towing a camper around on the occasional weekend, gas will do fine.
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Not a dig on you because I love diesels, but I am curious what makes you feel so strong you made the right choice with the gasser and not the diesel, again, truly just curious, not starting a p###ing match.

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For me the cons against a diesel were; initial cost, maintenance costs, reduced payload with 6.6 2500, DEF, potential emissions and injector issues. I love the sound of a v8 vs diesel the 6.0 is super reliable too.

All that torque and towing mileage sure would be great though. I have never owned or even driven a new deisel so I can't say that I wouldn't get hooked if I did
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When I was comparing F250's at Ford, I gave some thought to my gas vs. diesel options. Here's what I concluded for myself:

* The FORD diesel puts out 440HP and 900 torque.

* The FORD gas puts out 385HP and 430 torque.

* The diesel option was about $10K more expensive with higher maintenance.

* Fuel costs are about the same for gas and diesel right now.

* I believe the diesel engine weighs more, thus lower payload rating.



I decided on the 6.2L gasser because ultimately I didn't need that much power/torque for my 5'r and I didn't like the extra expense that comes with a diesel. Does that mean diesels aren't worth the trouble? Heck no! If you need a real work truck, I'd get a diesel. If you're towing a camper around on the occasional weekend, gas will do fine.
Valid points from both of you, i still own an older diesel so the maintenance cost isn't much different as mine doesn't have the emissions pieces. Plus, just pulling a few smaller trips, I can see where the upfront cost alone would never be paid, so gas would make sense.
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For me the cons against a diesel were; initial cost, maintenance costs, reduced payload with 6.6 2500, DEF, potential emissions and injector issues. I love the sound of a v8 vs diesel the 6.0 is super reliable too.

All that torque and towing mileage sure would be great though. I have never owned or even driven a new deisel so I can't say that I wouldn't get hooked if I did
I too was in this boat, as for sound and all, but then road in a friend's truck while pulling, and he let me drive it. It was over from there, I got hooked on the power, and actually prefer the sound of diesel now too.

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Old 07-21-2017, 09:16 AM   #37
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We tow our 17 28.5 RSTS with a 16 Silverado 2500 6.0l gas engine and couldn't be happier with this combo. Our RV has 16 inch wheels but my truck has taller than stock tires so It tows just a bit nose high but I have no issues.

I was a little worried that I might regret not getting the diesel, but after towing our 5er several times totaling over 1500 miles, I can say that I made the right decision getting the gasser!

Good luck with your TV shopping!
I second your rational ! we have a 2017 27.5RLTS HT and the pin weight plus hitch, passengers (scaled) 2400 lbs. I looked at 3/4 2017 GMC diesel and the (door sticker- Combined weight of occupants and cargo) was 2150 lbs. Although our 3/4 2016 6.0 HD has much less torque and HP than a diesel and we won't win the race over the mountain- more importantly we will not be exceeding mfg. spec. We've traveled many times over the Smokey's at 50mph-3200 RPM. Our last Truck and RV- I think we made the right choice also. Certainly believe Diesels are a great choice (1 ton) in the heavier 5ers.
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We tow our 17 28.5 RSTS with a 16 Silverado 2500 6.0l gas engine and couldn't be happier with this combo. Our RV has 16 inch wheels but my truck has taller than stock tires so It tows just a bit nose high but I have no issues.

I was a little worried that I might regret not getting the diesel, but after towing our 5er several times totaling over 1500 miles, I can say that I made the right decision getting the gasser!

Good luck with your TV shopping!
Hi videoguy, is your Silverado 2 or 4 wheel drive? I have the same camper and am thinking of buying a truck like yours. Does it tow level and are you happy with the 6.0 ?

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I tow our 2018 28.5 RSTS Eagle HT with a 2017 F250 Lariat FX4 6.2L gasser.
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My truck is 4 wheel drive. I now have 27,000 miles and still love the 6.0.
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