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Old 02-20-2015, 06:01 PM   #1
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2015 Diesel Truck Tow-Off

Here's a head to head tow test in the West Virginia mountains with the 2015 F-350 Ford, Chevy 3500 Duramax and the 3500 Dodge Cummins.


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Old 02-20-2015, 06:41 PM   #2
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A time waster what without the downhill portion.
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:02 PM   #3
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Too bad your V-10 won't even come close to doing what any one of the Diesels will do.
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:09 PM   #4
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:49 PM   #5
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An interesting video.
It would have been nice if they would have put up the data from the gauges and the exact weights of the trailers. I think each was from a different manufacturer. I wonder if they weight from the trailer mentioned was dry weight or gross weight?
I would also like to see how the engine braking compared in performance. There could have been a lot more data offered.
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Would have liked to see gauges as well. Makes little difference to me, FORD, is it for us.
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Too bad your V-10 won't even come close to doing what any one of the Diesels will do.

Actually, my old V-10 equals or beats most diesels up to 65-70 when their turbo kicks in. I don't go much faster than that towing anyway.
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Old 02-21-2015, 12:45 PM   #8
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i'm just a Ford kind of guy. never had any luck with GM or Chrysler products. this new 6.7 Ford diesel is 'the one' and i am sure it will be recognized as rivaling the iconic 7.3. great fuel economy and torque to no end. but i do recognize there are Chevy folks out there so make your choice and be happy.
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A 7.3 Ford is only loved for by the Ford fans as it is the single time in thirty plus years Ford got it right. The new Chihuahua motor may work out. The Dodge is still the only medium duty engine in the light duty trucks. Luckily for RV'ers none of that makes much difference.
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What was so good about the 7,3, I had one for 187000 miles, it was a dog compared to the new diesels, it is old technology , like going drag racing with a 406 ford with three duces, 406 hp. A new 4 banger eco engine would beat it. I drive my 72 ford , 390, 4 bbl carb, 9mpg, mashed to the floor ,it sounds good, but is all it does is make noise....
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Actually, my old V-10 equals or beats most diesels up to 65-70 when their turbo kicks in. I don't go much faster than that towing anyway.
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Actually, I don't care which one tows the heaviest loads, as long as the one I like does what I need it to do.
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I don't think that V10 ford would worry my old dodge one bit,fact is my turbo is running the instant you push on the pedal, fact is if you drove a new chevy diesel you would like it, they drive and ride better than ford or dodge,ask some one who owns all of them.......
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What speed were they trying to maintain? I wish they would've talk about the rpms, speed and transmission gear, that is what the test is all about not the plastics of the interior. With the pedals mashed to the floor did any of them downshift?

Didn't like the noise the Ram put out. Was that the turbos? Very annoying.

Have read all the posts on these forums about how powerful diesels are this test didn't see that impressive but they were towing 12500lbs which is probably 3000lbs heavier the the largest Airstreams.

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