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Old 06-27-2016, 09:00 PM   #43
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Thumbs up on the Ford diesel. You should have noticed during your test drive of the gas truck that it had barely enough power to move itself where the diesel truck moves and accelerates like a truck should.


My '16 F250 6.2L gasser has plenty of power and accelerates just fine, has 700+ lbs more cargo capacity, and was $9k cheaper than the comparably equipped diesel sitting next to it.

That said there really isn't a wrong answer, just personal preference.
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Some people need a diesel, some just want a diesel and some don't need one.
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Thanks all for sharing! I went with the diesel

I'm not sure if you noticed, but this turned into a Ram vs Ford thread. Please try to stay on topic.

Oh, and you'll love towing with the diesel. You won't love the fuel filters, DEF, DPF, and other maintenance costs. But I forget about all that stuff when I hook the diesel to the trailer.
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My '16 F250 6.2L gasser has plenty of power and accelerates just fine, has 700+ lbs more cargo capacity, and was $9k cheaper than the comparably equipped diesel sitting next to it.

That said there really isn't a wrong answer, just personal preference.
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The Ram boys love to trash others rigs. If I had a rig that was rated a no buy by a well respected research group I think I would stay in the background and keep quiet.
Just saying!
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But the ram's get 15 mpg towing 24k! Imagination is awesome!
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Old 07-03-2016, 07:27 PM   #49
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I think I would stay in the background and keep quiet.
Just saying!
An excellent suggestion for everyone that has some worthless personal comment about other brands.

Because, you know, just sayin and such what not.
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15 mpg towing 24k!
Better contact Ram and have that verified, they would put you in your own commercial. Sam Elliott would no longer have a job.
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Better contact Ram and have that verified, they would put you in your own commercial. Sam Elliott would no longer have a job.
I am a ford guy, I just am at my ropes end with the ram guy's always commenting on posts they shouldn't be just to spout off!
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I am a Ford guy. Just because I have had good service from them. Son and Son in Law are Ram folks. Always interesting to kibitz with them about who is best.

I like to tease them that the only reason they drive RAM is to make me look good. And as the senior of the group I really appreciate their sacrifice. Mind you they say they like heated tailgate on my Ford because it keeps their hands warm when they are pushing it.
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These Ford vs Fiat/Ram diesel discussions get ridiculous. Both are great vehicles for towing a 5er. The Ford 6.2 gasser has been great as well. I have no info on the similar size Fiat/Ram but it probably does a credible job too.

As far as the OP question - if you are pulling a big 5er/TT many miles, for sure the diesel will make you happier in the long run. Yes, it will cost you more to buy, run and maintain but those big torque numbers really mean a lot as far as peace of mind hauling 12-15K up a long hill in 95 degree weather at 4000 plus feet altitude. Oh, and a long bed for better ride and the much larger fuel tank.

As far as Ford engine failures - yep, (mostly) modified/chipped 6.0 and 6.4 engines had them but for very few dollars they will run for hundreds of thousands of miles. The current 6.7 - virtually bulletproof, especially the later '11 - '16 unless you, the owner, do something wrong like put DEF in the fuel tank. Fiat/Ram have their own sets of problems with many that are chassis oriented (hubs, ball joints, steering gear, transmissions other then Aisins, CPUs/programming, all depending on the year)
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I have towed with all 3 of the top trucks. All were duallys and I disliked them all. Terrible ride, terrible maneuverability, expensive to own. They look cool. lol.
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"I'm not sure if you noticed, but this turned into a Ram vs Ford thread. Please try to stay on topic. "


NOT my fault! I have been banished for the last two weeks.
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"I'm not sure if you noticed, but this turned into a Ram vs Ford thread. Please try to stay on topic. "


NOT my fault! I have been banished for the last two weeks.

I was wondering where you went.
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