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Grit dog

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Posted: 12/23/21 09:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wth is a FRED?


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time2roll wrote:

Turtle n Peeps wrote:

So on this ONE vacation trip for this year I saved $600. [emoticon]
Probably need a few trips to cover the diesel option before you are actually money ahead.


How many trips will it take to cover the Platinum option over the XLT option?

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If we’re talking personal experience, I’ll anecdotally say a gasser will cause you more problems ( no different than the jealous gasser guys saying how much more problematic diesels are, except I have evidence…lol)
Last 2 diesels, close to 300k combined and still counting on the second one. Zero transmission failures or major engine problems.
Last 2 gassers 120k and counting. 1 transmission and 2 top end removals.
By gasser guy logic, that tells me all I need to know about what type of engine is the best!

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goducks10 wrote:

How many trips will it take to cover the Platinum option over the XLT option?
Are those exclusive to gas vs. diesel?


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goducks10 wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Turtle n Peeps wrote:

So on this ONE vacation trip for this year I saved $600. [emoticon]
Probably need a few trips to cover the diesel option before you are actually money ahead.


How many trips will it take to cover the Platinum option over the XLT option?


I thought the same thing many times. People here squawk how expensive it is to own deisel and try to cost analyze it, then try to make you feel foolish for buying one. But they have no problem spending an extra 20-30k on a Denali when a WT or Lt for example accomplishes the same thing. Some people rather have quilted leather seats while others rather have better power or both. As for me I love my 2019 Duramax, my third one in the last 18 years. I got to say B.S. on a lot of these anti Deisel comments though.

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ksss wrote:

I had a '15 3500 with a 6.0 and 4:10's while I had a '15 3500 Duramax at the same time. The 6.0 was never set up to pull the TH, but it did haul equipment as did the Duramax. Loads were pretty heavy (last scaled weight I remember with the 6.0 was 31K combined). The 6.0 would get 5-6 mpg. The Duramax would get around 9 pulling the same loads. The diesel clearly pulled much better, but I never saw anywhere near the separation some claim between the two.


Your numbers show a 50% increase in fuel economy between the 6.0 and the Duramax. And there really is no comparison in the way the two tow. What are you referring to when you say "I never saw anywhere near the separation some claim between the two"?


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Hammerboy wrote:

goducks10 wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Turtle n Peeps wrote:

So on this ONE vacation trip for this year I saved $600. [emoticon]
Probably need a few trips to cover the diesel option before you are actually money ahead.


How many trips will it take to cover the Platinum option over the XLT option?


I thought the same thing many times. People here squawk how expensive it is to own deisel and try to cost analyze it, then try to make you feel foolish for buying one. But they have no problem spending an extra 20-30k on a Denali when a WT or Lt for example accomplishes the same thing. Some people rather have quilted leather seats while others rather have better power or both. As for me I love my 2019 Duramax, my third one in the last 18 years. I got to say B.S. on a lot of these anti Deisel comments though.

Dan
The diesel guy is the one that started talking about savings.
Your money, your call. All good to me.

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How many miles does the average RVer tow in a year? At 5,000 miles of towing per year, your looking at over 6 years. Now when you look at RVs on the highway it doesn't look like most keep their pickups that long.


LOL, people that buy a new truck every 2 to 3 years don't give a rats behind about saving money. They have money to burn and that's just what they do; burn it.

Every time they buy a new truck they already lost 25% of their money before the ink dry's on the papers but they can afford it so they don't care. Good for them!

I don't know what everybody else see's but when I go camping and see a 250/350 or a 2500/3500 80%+ of the time it's an oil burner.


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time2roll wrote:

Turtle n Peeps wrote:

So on this ONE vacation trip for this year I saved $600. [emoticon]
Probably need a few trips to cover the diesel option before you are actually money ahead.


About 10 according to my figures. And with fuel costs right now, I save about 20% in fuel cost every time I drive my truck. Not just towing.

Also for many, many, many years in the Marxist state of Kalifornia, diesel was much cheaper than regular gas.

As a side note: Ford "recommends" using premium fuel for the 7,3 for "best performance." That makes fuel waaaaay more expensive than diesel when towing.

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Posted: 12/23/21 11:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Turtle n Peeps wrote:

LOL, people that buy a new truck every 2 to 3 years don't give a rats behind about saving money. They have money to burn and that's just what they do; burn it.

Every time they buy a new truck they already lost 25% of their money before the ink dry's on the papers but they can afford it so they don't care. Good for them!

I don't know what everybody else see's but when I go camping and see a 250/350 or a 2500/3500 80%+ of the time it's an oil burner.
100% agree. Not sure why someone that keeps a truck 2 to 3 years brags about how long they last.

My gasser will be 21 yo in a couple months. Getting a bit dated but I am not trading. I think I have saved far more by just keep driving it vs trading. Planning to go another 7 to 10 years before I trade [emoticon]

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