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Grit dog

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Posted: 09/24/19 11:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 09/24/19 12:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I was looking at the specs on the new gas burners. We have a bumper pull horse trailer that is easily pulled by the truck, but we are about to buy a Jayco Eagle 355. I have looked and read and calculated all I can. Can someone give me some advice as to whether or not I'd be safe to pull the 5er with a 2500 gas? I'm just sick of the issues we are having with the diesel. Thanks in advance.

Sounds like much of the trucks issues is the dealer ship mechanics or the service dept super calling the wrong shots.

I've yet to see any owner with a 3/4 ton Ford/Ram or GM brag on how the good truck with the 6.0/6.2/6.4 small block gasser pulling a 14k-15k lb trailer.
I've seen more complain and even dump their small blocks for a diesel with those size trailers. Mosty complaints were from Ford 6.2 gas owners who bit into Fords 15.5k tow ratings.

As was said even a one ton SRW may be at its max load carrying capacity with trailers that size.

You might wait as Ford and GM are coming out with new 7.3 and 6.6 gassers with some good towing HP/torque numbers being thrown around.


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Got rid of my '02F350 7.3L back in the summer for a new '19 F350 6.2L w/ 4.30 gearing...pull a 5th wheel that I've weighed just under 12K pounds.

I absolutely love towing with this new truck; it outperforms my old truck in every way with the exception of mpg. Got 10-11 before and now getting right at 8. I know I"m not comparing apples to apples since I never towed with a new diesel so yeah I don't know what I'm missing out on in terms of the power now available in diesel but I'm not concerned about being the first one to the top of the hill. When I figured out $/mile in gas vs diesel it was an easy decision for me once seeing it would take over 100K miles to break even on the upfront cost of the diesel. Have pulled the trailer up some pretty steep hills this summer and the truck has never once lacked for power or made me think it was struggling.

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PA must have a blue state diesel levy since the price difference here in FL is about $.35 to $.40/gal. $2.45 vs $2.75 right now.


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I also drive my daughter to school every day, and it's two hours roundtrip twice a day.


You spend 4 hours daily driving you daughter to school and back home? WOW!

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Diesel and gas price differential depend on where you live, plus when. Here in AZ, part of the time diesel is more than gas, but almost as often, gas is higher. Right now, gas is 32 cents more per gallon than diesel fuel.

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agesilaus wrote:

PA must have a blue state diesel levy since the price difference here in FL is about $.35 to $.40/gal. $2.45 vs $2.75 right now.

There is something to this here in the PNW the price is about the same for gas and diesel. About $3.10 per gallon for both, not sure what the story up the coast in north Lincoln City as a couple stations have diesel at $2.69 a gallon it is normal #2 diesel not bio.


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NW WA Diesel $2.95 and regular at Costco $2.65.

Op get your self another Dealer! Or better yet trade this one on the proper truck for this RV you mentioned.

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If you switch to gas I'll repeat what a couple others have said. Wait until the new Ford with the 7.3 comes out.

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Alright. Thanks so much for the info. I truly appreciate those of you who gave great feedback and actually answered my questions! Gotta love when a few people seemingly cut you down for asking a question and trying to do research. Always a few onions in the bunch. [emoticon] Thanks, everyone! Lots to think about...

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