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#11673440 - 06/17/16 01:15 PM Would you buy a diesel just to pull your boat?
Chris_K Offline
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Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 1188
Loc: TX
21ft bass boat, want to start driving to some different lakes... What's your rig?

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#11673443 - 06/17/16 01:19 PM Re: Would you buy a diesel just to pull your boat? [Re: Chris_K]
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Registered: 01/09/04
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No.


I pull a 20' boat a lot and sometimes some longer trips with a 1/2 ton 2014 Silverado. Never an issue.

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#11673445 - 06/17/16 01:19 PM Re: Would you buy a diesel just to pull your boat? [Re: Chris_K]
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Registered: 06/22/08
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A diesel just for a bass boat is overkill.

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#11673447 - 06/17/16 01:20 PM Re: Would you buy a diesel just to pull your boat? [Re: Chris_K]
eggs'isled Offline
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Registered: 07/10/09
Posts: 1628
yes...F250 Super Duty 6.7 PowerStroke Turbo Diesel...best tow I ever had...LOL

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#11673448 - 06/17/16 01:21 PM Re: Would you buy a diesel just to pull your boat? [Re: Chris_K]
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Registered: 06/14/16
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Loc: Longview
I pull mine with a GMC Sierra with the 5.3L on a 9" lift and I pull my 19 footer just fine. I love the way it pulls, and honestly wouldn't spend the money on a diesel....although that extra power would be nice.
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#11673449 - 06/17/16 01:21 PM Re: Would you buy a diesel just to pull your boat? [Re: Chris_K]
David Burton Online   confused
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 2002
Loc: McKinney, TX
Nope. Asked recently and a long discussion on diesel vs gas and v-8 vs Eco boost or other v-6 turbo tech.

The post is in the tow forum (6/6/16)


Edited by David Burton (06/17/16 01:25 PM)
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#11673463 - 06/17/16 01:28 PM Re: Would you buy a diesel just to pull your boat? [Re: David Burton]
Chris_K Offline
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Originally Posted By: David Burton
Nope. Asked recently and a long discussion on diesel vs gas and v-8 vs Eco boost or other v-6 turbo tech.

The post is in the tow forum (6/6/16)
who knew there was a tow forum. bouncy

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#11673480 - 06/17/16 01:35 PM Re: Would you buy a diesel just to pull your boat? [Re: Chris_K]
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Registered: 06/06/08
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Loc: Sanger,TX
6.7 Powerstroke all the way in a F250. Used to pull my boat with F150 with either the 5.4 Triton or the Ecoboost. My only regret is I did not get diesel earlier, more power, better mileage even without boat. It is a little harder to park in downtown Ft Worth all the time.
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#11673481 - 06/17/16 01:36 PM Re: Would you buy a diesel just to pull your boat? [Re: Chris_K]
eggs'isled Offline
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here is the thing...i used to have 18 foot boats...and a 1/2 ton was fine...and then I got a Z520C when I had a 3/4 ton Diesel and then decided I would go back to gas since diesel had been averaging around $4 a gal before the drop among a few other things - i like the price of diesel now...... I bought a brand new 2015 Toyota Tundra 4x4 w/5.7l gas...it was horrid and I only had it for 22days...thats right 22 days before trading it in on another 3/4 ton Ford, not only did the boat tell the Tundra what to do while going down the road because of their crappy baby-buggy suspension the gas milage was around 9 miles to the gal - I get in the teens with my 2016 Diesel towing my rig...point being once you get used to a 3/4 ton suspension and the tug of 800+ foot pounds of torque you can never go back to a 1/2 ton gas... come and get me haters - once you go diesel you never can go back...lol


Edited by KCFISH'N (06/17/16 01:41 PM)

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#11673485 - 06/17/16 01:39 PM Re: Would you buy a diesel just to pull your boat? [Re: Chris_K]
Der Vorsteher� Online   shocked
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 22117
Loc: The 903
I pull mine just fine with my Sequoia. Diesel is overkill. Now if you are planning on a gooseneck and super heavy loads too then go for it.

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#11673491 - 06/17/16 01:42 PM Re: Would you buy a diesel just to pull your boat? [Re: Chris_K]
pagemaster Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 74
Loc: Amarillo,TX
Hell yes!!!!!!!! Bought a 2015 ram eco diesel. towed a 20i skeeter to Table rock lake from Amarillo, got 18.4 mpg.
Even when not towing I get 27mpg. Lets see a 1/2 ton gas pick up get that kind of mpg.

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#11673492 - 06/17/16 01:42 PM Re: Would you buy a diesel just to pull your boat? [Re: Chris_K]
David Burton Online   confused
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 2002
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: Chris_K
Originally Posted By: David Burton
Nope. Asked recently and a long discussion on diesel vs gas and v-8 vs Eco boost or other v-6 turbo tech.

The post is in the tow forum (6/6/16)
who knew there was a tow forum. bouncy


I think it started here, just did a search to find it, it got moved there.
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#11673494 - 06/17/16 01:43 PM Re: Would you buy a diesel just to pull your boat? [Re: eggs'isled]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: KCFISH'N
here is the thing...i used to have 18 foot boats...and a 1/2 ton was fine...and then I got a Z520C when I had a 3/4 ton Diesel and then decided I would go back to gas since diesel was averaging around $4 a gal... I bought a brand new 2015 Toyota Tundra 4x4 w/5.7l gas...it was horrid and I only had it for 22days...thats right 22 days before trading it in on another 3/4 ton Ford, not only did the boat tell the Tundra what to do while going down the road because of their crappy baby-buggy suspension the gas milage was around 9 miles to the gal - I get in the teens with my 2016 Diesel towing my rig...point being once you get used to a 3/4 ton suspension and the tug of 800+ foot pounds of torque you can never go back to a 1/2 ton gas... come and get me haters - once you go diesel you never can go back...lol


Not coming to get you.

I have a 5.7L Tundra. It pulls my boat very well. Stops great. Don't know what problems you had with the suspension, but mine is firm. And very predictable. I guess I should be glad I haven't experienced "better". Probably wouldn't be able to afford the addiction. Lol.
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#11673500 - 06/17/16 01:46 PM Re: Would you buy a diesel just to pull your boat? [Re: Chris_K]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2277
Loc: Lantana,Tx
I've always had gas trucks, bought a diesel in 2011, I will never go back to a gasser. I pull my 21ft boat my Polaris ranger, four wheelers you name it. I like my truck to control my load, not the other way around.

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#11673504 - 06/17/16 01:47 PM Re: Would you buy a diesel just to pull your boat? [Re: Chris_K]
jaw116 Offline
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Registered: 05/18/16
Posts: 78
Loc: Houston, TX
I would buy a diesel just to have a diesel..... Who wants to change spark plugs anyway?

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