View Poll Results: Which is your favorite tow vehicle diesel engine?
6.5 Chev Non-Turbo 4 2.06%
6.5 Chev Turbo 13 6.70%
6.6 Chev/Isuzu Duramax 56 28.87%
Early Dodge Cummins non computer 10 5.15%
Late Dodge Cummins computer 34 17.53%
6.9 Ford/Int. 2 1.03%
7.3 Ford/Int. Non Turbo 5 2.58%
7.3 Ford/Int. Turbo 5 2.58%
7.3 Ford/Int Powerstroke 38 19.59%
6.0 Powerstroke 27 13.92%
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Old 05-01-2004, 10:13 AM   #1
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How about a tow vehicle diesel engine poll?

I'm new here and not sure how to set up the poll...Which is your favorite tow vehicle diesel engine and why?
6.2 Chev

6.5 Chev Non Turbo

6.5 Chev Turbo

6.6 Chev/Isuzu Duramax

Early Dodge Cummins non computer.

Late Dodge Cummins computer

6.9 Ford/Int.

7.3 Ford/Int. Non Turbo

7.3 Ford/Int. Turbo

7.3 Ford/Int Powerstroke

6.0 Powerstroke
If you have one that is your least favorite please post in thread....

Help....
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Old 05-01-2004, 10:33 AM   #2
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Some of us use a more refined fuel!!!

Nice listing, however, some of us use gasoline; cracked somewhat higher in the refining system. Can this poll be renamed to indicate diesel powerplants? That way those of us still using the rather old-fashioned gas engines won't be hitting the thread to see how our particular engine has fared, as obviously, it won't fare at all!
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Old 05-01-2004, 06:44 PM   #4
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Nice listing, however, some of us use gasoline; cracked somewhat higher in the refining system. Can this poll be renamed to indicate diesel powerplants? That way those of us still using the rather old-fashioned gas engines won't be hitting the thread to see how our particular engine has fared, as obviously, it won't fare at all!
Duh....no wonder I couldn't figure out how to vote!

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7.8 460 cubic inch ford reg gas, used to pull a 34' airstream, now pulls our 31' airstream. hope I got that right. We ripped things out of the trailer so fast we have no idea of the weight of a 1970 sov Int'l AS. And it will be loaded with extra stuff. Does anyone have an approximation of the weight of this trailer filled with goodies? (like washer/dryer over tires?) silver suz.
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Old 05-02-2004, 09:07 AM   #6
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My '93 F-350 with an aftermarket Banks turbo is my favorite tow vehicle because it's my only tow vehicle! Besides my '77 Sovereign International, it easily handles a four-horse gooseneck with camping quarters on which I am going to try Blue Magic. I'll post pics of before and after on that one. If it works as well as some people say (Blue Magic thread), I'll try it on the F-350 and the Sovereign.
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Old 05-02-2004, 10:14 PM   #7
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We've been tugging our Airstream with our Ford 7.3 powerstroke,with a few modifications,we even have to watch our speeds on incline grades (gee officer). No replacement for displacement.
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Gotta luv my 24 valve Cummins Turbo Diesel.

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Old 11-05-2004, 05:08 PM   #9
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7.8 460 cubic inch ford reg gas, used to pull a 34' airstream, now pulls our 31' airstream. hope I got that right. We ripped things out of the trailer so fast we have no idea of the weight of a 1970 sov Int'l AS. And it will be loaded with extra stuff. Does anyone have an approximation of the weight of this trailer filled with goodies? (like washer/dryer over tires?) silver suz.
It would be real tough to guess, based on all of the potential options for materials you could be using. I believe our '72 runs around #7500 dry and basically stock from the factory.
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Old 12-22-2004, 01:56 PM   #10
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I tow with a 92 Dodge Cummins 4x4 5speed because I found it when I needed it at a price that was right. I have since put on the full monty Banks system as well as a pac exhaust brake. If money were no object I would have a new Dodge 6spd stick 4x4 325 hp 600 ft/lbs of torque quad cab short bed.
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I have two Powerstrokes, and one Duramax.. I liked the Powerstrokes when that was all I had.. now I am assessing the Duramax, I will get back to you on this after 10,000 miles.
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WHY the 404 error

Everytime I try to vote in one of these mini-polls I get a 404 error message or the poll is over and how could that be I check in almost every day?
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I have two Powerstrokes, and one Duramax.. I liked the Powerstrokes when that was all I had.. now I am assessing the Duramax, I will get back to you on this after 10,000 miles.
Please do...your response will be interesting!

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How about the 2.7 liter turbo diesel in my '05 Sprinter? Pulls 5000#, so we've done just fine with a 19' Bambi. Over about 4000 miles in the last year, we averaged 16-17 mpg pulling the trailer. Around Lake Superior, and down into the Arkansas Ozarks. Very steep hills will slow it down a bit, but it has five speeds to work with. I'm very happy-this is my regular transportation for work, too, and I average 22-23 mpg. As much as 25 if I hold it to 60-65 on the highway.
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