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Old 11-16-2013, 07:45 PM   #15
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We use the E -85 for in town driving but not highway ... Seems to not make a big diff in mileage intown but def on highway ..... Big savings intown though ! For us at least. Reg price at top..... Diesel in middle...... E-85 bottom
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:09 PM   #16
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You really do not need a 4 X 4 to pull a 5er. Chevy builds non 4 wheel drive with a locking rear diff. A locking rear diff in a non 4 X 4 truck would work as well, maybe better than a 4 X 4.

The locking rear diff option I think was around $350.

A 4 X 4 will only have 2 wheels that it is sending power to, same as a non 4 X 4 truck with the rear diff locked.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:20 PM   #17
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People are telling me I need a 4x4 truck to help pull a 5th wheel.
You DO NOT need a 4 x 4 to pull a 5er. If you live in snow country you may need a 4 x 4, but not to pull a 5er.

We have been pulling a 5er with a rear wheel drive dually for over 10 years and lived in NE Oklahoma for a couple of years. The DRW was my daily driver and even on ice and snow, I never had any issues.

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Was looking at both the 1500 series Chevy and the Tundra's. Liked the fact the Chevy 5.3L had the cylinder deactivation system, but when I read about some problems in the past with it I didn't want to be a ginny-pig. Looked at double cabs in both. The Tundra double cab was much larger in back by maybe 4 or 5" of leg room. Ended up ordering a 5.7L Tundra.

Yes, the E85 will reduce MPG by 20% to 30%. The problem is that there is so much corn being produced to make E85 they are up against what is called the "blend wall" The corn lobby is pushing to stretch / raise the wall to force you and me to buy more E85 and lower our MPG's. I tried to order a Tundra with out the E85 engine, but they said you have to take the E85 / Flex Fuel engine in Ohio. Even thou there is an option for the non-E85 5.7L.
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I tried to order a Tundra with out the E85 engine, but they said you have to take the E85 / Flex Fuel engine in Ohio. Even thou there is an option for the non-E85 5.7L.
Remind your LOCAL dealer there is a 3rd choice - you can shop elsewhere! Try across the closest state line, OR a dealer close to the line that compete with the next states dealerships. Shop on line too. You shouldn't be forced to buy what you do NOT want if there are other factory options.
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