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Old 10-02-2015, 10:22 PM   #1
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What is the best to tow with?

I would like to see a debate, in the form of a political type debate, engineers and mechanics from Ford, Dodge and Chevy, debating and answering questions as to why thier Trucks are better and more reliable for towing, Gas vs. Diesel!
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:00 PM   #2
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You wont...it's all personal preference between brands.

Gas vs diesel...diesel hands down, there is no debating that.

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Hey, let's discuss oils while we're at it!
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You mean a Trump-like debate?
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:38 AM   #5
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Diesel trumps (no pun) gas engines everytime. Diesel fuel produces 20% more energy energy than gasoline. That coupled with the compression ratio of diesel allow it to produce much more torque.

As far as trucks go, all three are great trucks. It is amazing how far you can drive today's trucks without fatigue. I have direct experience with a 2011 Ram DRW 3500 and a 2012 Ford F-450. Both trucks are great with plenty of power. Not to mention how nice the interiors are.
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Diesel all day. Set cruise at 66, tow/haul mode,and engine brake. Put it in "D" and play with the round thing in front of you. Quite often you will need to use that stick thing on the left of the column to indicate your desire go around gas vehicles on inclines....
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ANY of the big three diesels are excellent. Just do it! I had many reasons for my preference, but they all work.
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I've towed different trailers and loads with a gasser and a diesel pickup. The diesel is a completely different experience that I greatly prefer: more power, better fuel economy, and a better towing experience over the gasser every time.

It's like night and day for me.
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I would like to see a debate, in the form of a political type debate, engineers and mechanics from Ford, Dodge and Chevy, debating and answering questions as to why thier Trucks are better and more reliable for towing, Gas vs. Diesel!
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I would like to see a debate, in the form of a political type debate, engineers and mechanics from Ford, Dodge and Chevy, debating and answering questions as to why thier Trucks are better and more reliable for towing, Gas vs. Diesel!

So would a lot of us. But the TT already ordered should be one of the parameters, me thinks.
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Right now, I have a fully equipped Ford diesel pickup truck. But the new models are out of my price range.

If I was buying a new truck, it'd be an XLT model with the diesel--for about the same price as the Lariat gas version.

What I like about the diesels is that they climb hills and mountains like a billy goat. When you throw them on cruise control going up steep hills, they maintain that cruise speed. Gas engines just won't keep up with the diesels in the mountains--towing or not towing.

On the downside, diesel owners that tow trailers need to rotate tires often as they'll wear rear tires much faster than front tires.
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With a gas rig you can actually open the windows sitting in traffic.......and keep your wallet closed more often.
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Diesel hands down for towing performance.

The popcorn is for brand preference.
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I get better fuel mileage with my CTD than I did with my old GMC Z71 1500! You get used to the noise , others around you roll windows up. Ha, ha!
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