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Posted: 03/07/12 02:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

7lazy77 wrote:

You can keep your gassers, I will stick with my diesel & pay the extra $1/gallon! I like to have the power when I need it.



$1 a gallon more than gas??!!! Not anywhere around here...highest I've seen on diesel in this area has been $4.11 a gallon, but the place close to my house is selling it for $3.81, which is about the same as some gas in the area.....I'll take it while it last for that price.


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Weight does matter, when getting up hills or accelerating into traffic.
We move down the road at about 13000# gross, truck and trailer, so about 40#/hp, and the not-so-big gas engine does fine. I routinely see rigs grossing nearly twice as much, with about 25% more horsepower, so a pounds/hp ratio of 50+.
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Camps with Critters wrote:

It all depends on the load ladies & gents. Is the truck rated to tow what you want to tow? How much will you be using it for towing? Gassers do wonderful for those that tow less than 8,000 miles per year and within the tow rating weight wise. If you tow a lot of miles or mega pounds... well there is a reason the over the road trucks are diesels and I'll leave it at that.


Agreed, thank you.


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It all depends on the load ladies & gents. Is the truck rated to tow what you want to tow? How much will you be using it for towing? Gassers do wonderful for those that tow less than 8,000 miles per year and within the tow rating weight wise. If you tow a lot of miles or mega pounds... well there is a reason the over the road trucks are diesels and I'll leave it at that.


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I think both gassers and diesel have a place. I had a F250 V10 that pulled my 10K 5ver just fine. I went to a diesel 1 ton because I plan to go to about a 16K 5ver. BTW since def has come in MPG on diesels is going way up since they don't have to run them so rich all the time to keep the particulate filter clean. I always say each to his own. I liked the F250 and I like the chevy 1 ton 3500. Good luck.


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therink wrote:

Allworth wrote:

Real trucks don't have spark plugs!


Really?


Us spark plugs do not cost thousands $$$$$$ to upkeep and fix.


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No issues with ours.


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Thanks everyone.

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I think Camps w/Critters has it just about right.

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I need to tell a story on a coworker. Last year, we had a terrible winter season. We had record snow and cold.

We run a short staff on Saturday where I work. I was talking to a coworker that was scheduled to work with me that snowy weekend. Her and her husband have a 30+ foot 5th wheel and a 07 F250 4x4 diesel. She wanted me to come pick her up several miles out of town with my F250 V-10 because the weather was bad. I asked her what about her truck and she said that she couldn't take it out of the garage because the weather. I sure gave her a hard time about her and her truck.

I beg to differ with an earlier statement, real truck do have sparkplugs! My truck has ten.

* This post was edited 03/08/12 10:00am by rats1955 *


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