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Old 01-07-2016, 05:33 PM   #85
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Top, luv ya but....NOT! Plenty of diesel owners install larger/aux tanks for range. And you know...I have no dog in this hunt. Your logic is off, in this case only.
Diesel owners like to do what other diesel owners do. Having a "range extension" tank when you can go over 500 miles on one tank is just a waste of money in my opinion. If your trip planning skills are so bad that you think you need an extra 50 gallons of diesel in the bed of your truck, you have problems.

If you are failing to plan, then you are planning to fail.
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Old 01-07-2016, 05:34 PM   #86
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Y'all EcoBoost owners enjoy your trucks. I'll wave at you filling up your truck at the gas station as I drive by[looking for a gas station that sells Diesel] in my EcoDiesel

Hi, yes you will wave at us because all gas stations sell gas, but not all gas stations sell Diesel.
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Diesel owners like to do what other diesel owners do. Having a "range extension" tank when you can go over 500 miles on one tank is just a waste of money in my opinion. If your trip planning skills are so bad that you think you need an extra 50 gallons of diesel in the bed of your truck, you have problems.

If you are failing to plan, then you are planning to fail.
10-4, not to mention carrying all that extra weight and reducing payload significantly. I sorta get it when traveling the AlCan or other remote areas, but still.....

This is just an exercise in hypotheticals anyway.
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Hi, yes you will wave at us because all gas stations sell gas, but not all gas stations sell Diesel.
Maybe it's where I live and travel, but I've never had an issue finding diesel.

We now have these little pocket computer phone things that have these "APP" sort of things that tell you where to find gasoline and diesel. It even tells you things like the price of the fuels they sell, the operating hours and other pertinent information. Shoot, it will even give you turn by turn directions to whatever station you choose!


True Rich. We're just arguing for no other reason than to argue.
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Maybe it's where I live and travel, but I've never had an issue finding diesel.

We now have these little pocket computer phone things that have these "APP" sort of things that tell you where to find gasoline and diesel. It even tells you things like the price of the fuels they sell, the operating hours and other pertinent information. Shoot, it will even give you turn by turn directions to whatever station you choose!


True Rich. We're just arguing for no other reason than to argue.
I prefer "discussing", rather than arguing. Although my "discussion and argumentation" class in high school had a clinical and appropriate definition of argumentation, and associated "rules" for argument, but we, mostly, don't adhere to that premise!
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Well franklyfrank, nice to hear from you.

In the first post the OP asks to be convinced he needs a diesel.



He asked. I was just trying to help, but I guess he got irritated that I didn't do all the research for him or point him to where he could find it.

Y'all EcoBoost owners enjoy your trucks. I'll wave at you filling up your truck at the gas station as I drive by in my EcoDiesel
I have yet to see a post by an Dodge Eco-diesel pulling a 30' Airstream.
It simply doesn't have the towing capacity nor the payload of the F-150 Ecoboost so we can't even compare the two. It will handle a 25' Airstream or shorter. As to arguing about mileage I don't understand that at all. It takes x amount of fuel to move x amount of weight at a certain speed. Than you have the headwind variables or tailwind etc. There isn't a great deal of difference except the cost of initial investment, not to mention the intricacies and cost of maintenance over time.. Which has kept me away from diesels.
Again as it has been repeated often we all like to justify our decisions and it seems we all enjoy what we own. So, happy Airstreaming yaall .
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Doesn't everyone just LOVE the EcoDiesel?
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I cry "foul"! They tested two "premium" engines against the standard Chevy engine in those comparable trim levels. This test should've been done with the 6.2L.
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Yeah, they set the conditions for the outcome they desired.

They should have added the $2,500 6.2L in the Chevy.
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Yeah, they set the conditions for the outcome they desired.
And notice, the $2495 upcharge for the 6.2, puts it right in between the two others in price, and actually it may be less in 2016, since the $2495 upcharge in 2015, included 6.2L AND 8 speed. 8 speed is now included with 5.3, so no trans upcharge between the engines in 2016.

They also used a High Country. It would deserve some scrutiny as to how all three are packaged.

But the extra 65hp and 77lb/ft of the 6.2 would change things a lot.
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I cry "foul"! They tested two "premium" engines against the standard Chevy engine in those comparable trim levels. This test should've been done with the 6.2L.

Hi, I cry foul too; They said the Ford F-150 had a "6,000 lb concrete block in the bed." And we all know that's way over the payload of a Platinum model. No wonder the Dodge won.
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