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cewillis

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Posted: 03/04/21 08:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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About what year would you say that gas engines “caught up?”


Try reading carefully. I did not say that gas caught up with diesels. I said BOTH have improved significantly in the last 10 years.

To simplify for the reading impaired: there are very VERY few instances that 1000+ ft-lbs are needed in a light duty truck - and NONE for hauling a TC.

Alright know-it-alls, start finding exceptions.


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Uh-oh..........


"> 1998 GMC 2500, 10.5 Okanagan, My better/smarter half, George and Finnegan(APBT), all I need.


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cewillis wrote:



To simplify for the reading impaired: there are very VERY few instances that 1000+ ft-lbs are needed in a light duty truck - and NONE for hauling a TC.
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Absolutely true, but than how many 4-cylinder diesel pickups can you find on American market?
My 11' tall Sprinter is powered by 2.1l diesel with about 250ft of torque.
Takes most of the grades on overdrive @75mph, while delivering 24 mpg highway - running 2 AC doing that.
When lot of US owners would love to have such engine in pickup, such conversions in USA are not allowed.
Only Jeeps come with smaller German diesels.





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Posted: 03/05/21 07:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Look at Northstar popups as well. They're cheaper, nice enough, and easier to find used.

Their 650SC fits inside a shortbed and has a wetbath (you can always shower outside if you want the space). Don't bring the kids. [emoticon]

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