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#11293129 - 12/20/15 05:12 AM Diesel
flukeman83 Offline
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What do you think about a diesel pulling your boat?

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#11293155 - 12/20/15 06:24 AM Re: Diesel [Re: flukeman83]
flukeman83 Offline
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I ask that because I am about to buy a diesel and wanted to know if the boat gets alot of soot on it?

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#11293158 - 12/20/15 06:28 AM Re: Diesel [Re: flukeman83]
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Why don't you ask in the Tow Vehicle forum?
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#11293163 - 12/20/15 06:33 AM Re: Diesel [Re: flukeman83]
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Registered: 06/23/13
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Mine doesn't a new truck shouldn't be rolling coal anyway

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#11293172 - 12/20/15 06:58 AM Re: Diesel [Re: flukeman83]
RoadRunnerTR21 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/03
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Loc: Trinidad, TX USA
I pulled my Triton for years with 2 different Chevy Duramax trucks and never had any soot issues. No worries. You will be fine.

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#11293188 - 12/20/15 07:36 AM Re: Diesel [Re: flukeman83]
Clark Reehm Offline
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I have been driving a RAM Ecodiesel since February and have already put 30,000+ miles on it with about 27,000 of them pulling a boat. I have never had a single issue. BTW... That truck does get the advertised gas mileage. If you are interested in one, I have a buddy that owns a dealership that will make smokin deals for anglers. Message me or call for info.
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#11293193 - 12/20/15 07:38 AM Re: Diesel [Re: RoadRunnerTR21]
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Originally Posted By: RoadRunnerTR21
I pulled my Triton for years with 2 different Chevy Duramax trucks and never had any soot issues. No worries. You will be fine.


^this^ ...... if you are pouring out soot from your exhaust, then your truck has a problem. Some guys do it intentionally thinking it makes them look cool but it is a waste of fuel not to mention polluting the air
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#11293346 - 12/20/15 09:38 AM Re: Diesel [Re: flukeman83]
M. Massoletti Offline
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Clark out of curiosity what kind of fuel mileage do you get pulling a boat?

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#11293470 - 12/20/15 10:54 AM Re: Diesel [Re: Clark Reehm]
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Originally Posted By: Clark Reehm
I have been driving a RAM Ecodiesel since February and have already put 30,000+ miles on it with about 27,000 of them pulling a boat. I have never had a single issue. BTW... That truck does get the advertised gas mileage. If you are interested in one, I have a buddy that owns a dealership that will make smokin deals for anglers. Message me or call for info.
Originally Posted By: Clark Reehm
I have been driving a RAM Ecodiesel since February and have already put 30,000+ miles on it with about 27,000 of them pulling a boat. I have never had a single issue. BTW... That truck does get the advertised gas mileage. If you are interested in one, I have a buddy that owns a dealership that will make smokin deals for anglers. Message me or call for info.


^^^exactly^^^

Average nearly 24, get 27 on the freeway and 18-20 towing my boat.
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#11293490 - 12/20/15 11:05 AM Re: Diesel [Re: flukeman83]
BrotherB Offline
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Registered: 07/09/15
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Loc: Athens tx
Never been an issue with my 2007 dodge 3500 Cummings

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#11293492 - 12/20/15 11:07 AM Re: Diesel [Re: flukeman83]
COHLMEYER Offline
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Registered: 10/21/08
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
The new ones don't blow soot unless you modify them in some fashion. That's what the DEF is there to prevent.
I pull my with a dodge 2500 cummins. No problem.

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#11294100 - 12/20/15 05:42 PM Re: Diesel [Re: flukeman83]
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Registered: 07/24/14
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A stock diesel is not going roll coal unless it's a really old one. I've got an 05 Dmax tuned with EFI live and I don't have any problems with that when pulling my boat. If you get one and tune it, just make sure you get a tow tune and if tuned properly its not going to smoke.
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#11294203 - 12/20/15 06:25 PM Re: Diesel [Re: flukeman83]
Bodie Offline
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Registered: 12/30/11
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Loc: EUNICE NM
I have pulled with different kinds of diesels never have had soot problems. The eco diesel pulling my boat averages 17 mpg. no boat I average 27. I know you asked Clark,but a second opinion doesn't hurt.
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#11294387 - 12/20/15 07:23 PM Re: Diesel [Re: flukeman83]
gwl2 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/08
Posts: 637
Loc: waco tx
I have an 04 dodge with the 5.9 cummins. Soot has never been an issue. I get about 13-14 mpg pulling a 21ft bass boat. I havent driven one, but have heard some guys complain about lack of power with the eco diesel pulling a full size bass boat. Power is never an issue with the 3/4 ton trucks.

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#11294422 - 12/20/15 07:37 PM Re: Diesel [Re: flukeman83]
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Power stroke 7.3 here, no soot issues
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