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#12385931 - 08/14/17 05:38 PM Gas vs Diesel
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Registered: 04/01/04
Posts: 1298
Loc: Troy, Tx.
I pull a 35ft travel trailer bumper to bumper with a 1500 GMC pickup. Looking to get a 2500 GMC yes I'm set on GMC so please don't make this a bashing post. Thank you. I also pull a ZX 225 with same truck. No problems with that. Just don' like the 3.42 rear end. The travel trailer maybe 10 times a year. My question is should I get a 6.6 diesel or 6.0 gas. I want a 3.73 rear end. My real question is I guess is the diesel really worth the extra money. Thanks for the advise in advance.

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#12386024 - 08/14/17 07:19 PM Re: Gas vs Diesel [Re: whnigt]
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Registered: 12/20/10
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Loc: mckinney, tx
With a 35' trailer I'd be going diesel all the way.
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#12386056 - 08/14/17 07:47 PM Re: Gas vs Diesel [Re: whnigt]
gander Offline
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Registered: 12/04/05
Posts: 1485
Loc: Ellis county
With a 35 footer I would go diesel for sure...the improved towing experience might lead to more and longer trips each year....


Edited by gander (08/14/17 07:47 PM)

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#12386063 - 08/14/17 07:52 PM Re: Gas vs Diesel [Re: whnigt]
bronco71 Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
Diesel

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#12386114 - 08/14/17 08:20 PM Re: Gas vs Diesel [Re: whnigt]
sbump26 Offline
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Registered: 03/10/04
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Loc: Arlington, TX
I went diesel and haven't looked back. So far so good.
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#12386234 - 08/14/17 09:21 PM Re: Gas vs Diesel [Re: whnigt]
Pinkus Online   content
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Diesel, The new duramax is like 450hp and 900lb torque. be careful tho, you probaly couldn't ever go back to a gasser again after one trip with that trailer..


Edited by Pinkus (08/14/17 09:21 PM)

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#12386341 - 08/14/17 10:37 PM Re: Gas vs Diesel [Re: whnigt]
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Diesel
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#12386524 - 08/15/17 07:21 AM Re: Gas vs Diesel [Re: whnigt]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 2329
Loc: Beckville, TX
Put a pencil to it. How much gas can you buy with the cost difference between the diesel and gas engine. You will get about 6 to 8 mpg better with the diesel. I have both, the 6.0 diesel and 6.2 gas. The 6.2 is cheaper to buy, cheaper to maintain, quick and pulls good but it won't pull as good as a diesel. I pull a 13k pound trailer with my gas truck and it does fine until I get into the mountains and then I wish I had my diesel under me. Whether it's economics, pulling power or just preference, they both have their advantages and disadvantages.

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#12386550 - 08/15/17 07:42 AM Re: Gas vs Diesel [Re: whnigt]
Hog Jaw Offline
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Registered: 06/09/08
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Loc: The Great State of Texas
Go With Duramax-Alison .

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#12386581 - 08/15/17 08:03 AM Re: Gas vs Diesel [Re: whnigt]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 01/25/05
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Loc: texas
Would a diesel do it? Yes

Is a diesel the most financially feasible answer? Probably a big no.

Will a 3/4 ton gas do it? Of course your 1/2 ton gas already does it.

Have you considered a 1500 6.2? It has more umph than the 3/4 ton 6.0 and comes with an 8 speed or used to, not sure if they are using the new 10 speed yet or not.

Have an uncle with a chevy 6.0 gas he pulls a 34-foot tongue pull with 3 slides no problems.

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#12386583 - 08/15/17 08:06 AM Re: Gas vs Diesel [Re: whnigt]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 01/25/05
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I'm not anti diesel, but if you don't have the itch to own one and don't pull big/heavy often they are not the best choice.

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#12386638 - 08/15/17 08:53 AM Re: Gas vs Diesel [Re: whnigt]
patriot07 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/10
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If he's pulling a 35' TT about 10 times a year, then the engine with 445 hp and 910 ft-lbs of torque is going to get my vote ahead of the 360/380 6.0L GM motor. If he's pulling it once or twice a year, sure. Or if it's always short trips, then gas is fine. But if you're taking trips of any length about once a month, you'll be glad you got the diesel. 910 ft-lbs of torque is no joke compared to the 380 that the gas motor has. Either will certainly handle it, but the diesel is the better tool for the job.

I wouldn't put a 35' TT behind any half ton ten times a year. The GM 6.2L with max trailering package is probably the most well-equipped half ton tow machine out there, but it's still under-sized for a 35' TT ten times a year if the trips are any length at all.
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#12386647 - 08/15/17 09:02 AM Re: Gas vs Diesel [Re: whnigt]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 01/25/05
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Loc: texas
Very true, if it is going to be a cross country tow vehicle I would probably lean to a diesel.

I wouldn't hesitate to pull it with a properly set up 6.2 and out of the mountains a 6.0 will walk and talk with it.

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#12386672 - 08/15/17 09:25 AM Re: Gas vs Diesel [Re: whnigt]
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Registered: 12/12/08
Posts: 3137
Loc: Oeste Del Tejas
My advice...buy as much truck as you can afford.

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#12386677 - 08/15/17 09:29 AM Re: Gas vs Diesel [Re: Samsonsworld]
redchevy Offline
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Originally Posted By: Samsonsworld
My advice...buy as much truck as you can afford.


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