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Posted: 10/26/19 02:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good gad, here we go again [emoticon]

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Posted: 10/26/19 03:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

16,000 lbs?? I wouldn't begin to try to tow 16k with my truck.


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Posted: 10/26/19 04:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LOL!
You can’t get an accurate mileage in 66 miles! Too many variables too little fuel used, need to run near a full tank to get a real mileage reading.
That and there is the difference in fatigue level!


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Posted: 10/26/19 06:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gas verse diesel..... geesh a forever debate...... I have pulled with both, get what you want. However I don’t agree that you will always come out ahead when selling or trading in or even with interest with a diesel..... I think that’s a far fetch.. there are so many variables involved in this argument it gets old....we can debate about this till the world ends.... again it gets old....


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Try the math again. More like 250k unloaded miles if both fuels are $3 a gallon.
Then add the extra the diesel is still worth and it’s like getting a big tax refund!
[email protected] near pays you to drive a diesel. Like a little Ponzi scheme that you don’t get screwed on!


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.... Ida got a gasser if I lived in the East, but, I got a diesel for the power going UP the mountains in the West and the exhaust brake going DOWN.... Easier driving in a diesel ...

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There isn't any 2500 that can pull 16,000 pounds without being grossly overloaded, so what could happen if there was a hypothetical way to load the truck in that manner does not matter.

A 16,000 lb 5th wheel is going to have enough pin weight to bust the GVWR on the 2500 truck before you even get inside.

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twodownzero wrote:

There isn't any 2500 that can pull 16,000 pounds without being grossly overloaded, so what could happen if there was a hypothetical way to load the truck in that manner does not matter.

A 16,000 lb 5th wheel is going to have enough pin weight to bust the GVWR on the 2500 truck before you even get inside.


Yep, too much weight for many 3500 SRW too.
I'd put that much trailer squarly in dually territory.


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I was just talking to my brother. He bought a new Chevy 1/2 ton gas pickup in 2000. He claims it is worth around $3,500.

I bought a Ford one ton diesel in 2002. It is worth around $18,000 even with 178,000 miles. Diesels hold their value. You don't have to justify buying one by the difference in fuel mileage.

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corvettekent wrote:

I'd say I'm very close to paying off the diesel. I also get better than 10 MPG when I'm towing.


I'm sure I have paid off the difference with 201,000 on my odo, but I don't care. The difference in towing with the diesel makes it all worthwhile regardless of the cost difference. And I get 12.0 mpg +/- 0.5 mpg depending on the trip towing my fifth wheel. I tow at 60 mph and do not try to set a drag strip record when accelerating.


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