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FireGuard

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Posted: 02/14/19 02:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With the new impressive gas engines coming out there is a lot of chatter on different web sites.
I’ve had both and agree with most of the pros and cons.
Just out of curiosity, if you could get the same truck with either engine for the same price would anyone still buy the gas engine?
If so, what are the reasons.


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If I was concerned about the cost of fuel I would go with gas...otherwise definitely diesel for longevity. My diesel truck sits at 2000 RPM while cruising down the highway at 65MPH.

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"IF" purchase AND maintenance AND costs were equal ... of course that's hypothetical [emoticon] Then cold temperatures and long sitting periods would still favor the gas engine. Most other factors I'd still give to a Diesel engine.

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Gas. Somewhat easier to purchase.


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After driving a diesel for 9 years I would rather fight than switch. I bought it for towing, not a grocery getter

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The only gasoline engines I have in my fleet are in generators and pressure washer.
Even I pay more for diesel sedans, I like driving 800 miles without need for fueling.
Still shopping around for diesel generator in 3000W range.





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For TC use I would definitely go with a gasoline truck. My TC weights just under 5K, don’t tow anything heavy and my truck sits in the garage from December to April.

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if the truck is going to work? diesel .if just a pretty thing in the drive that pulls the rv a few times a year gas.

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GAS vs Diesel??

You first have to answer the question ? why you are buying a truck, to tow a RV or not to tow an RV! If the truck wil be towing approximately %50 of the time, then go with diesel. If you are only towing 1 or 2 times a year, then go with gas. Another advantage to diesel is having a "Exhaust Brake" which makes you RVing safer. Be aware, you can't buy a regular auxiliary fuel tank that is built in your truck for a gas engine. Yes there are some auxiliary fuel tanks for gas but there are not the same as a diesel built in tank. Check Transfer Flow in Chico Calif. I am now on my 3rd diesel fuel tank from Transfer Flow. The make and instal the tanks in 1 day.

* This post was edited 02/14/19 09:28pm by MarkTwain *

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Diesels rule.

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