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Old 04-14-2008, 12:10 PM   #141
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Goin, if I am not mistaken, your F250 rarely leaves the garage without the AS and you use it quite a bit, so the value of the extra torque, better mileage and long life pays off for you. I don't think you usually drive it to work, right?

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Yes, %90 of my truck usage is towing. As a daily driver my truck would blow.


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Old 04-14-2008, 12:25 PM   #142
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I just read the other day on a thread here that once diesel cost is 80 cents MORE /gal than GAS that there is no way $$ wise you can justify a diesels over gas for a TV.
I just found the posting.Look at thread "What is cost of fuel in your area?"
page 62,posting 855.
It has "When diesel gets over .80 cents per gal higher than gas its no longer cheaper to run a diesel no matter how you figure it".
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:08 PM   #143
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John,

Yes, %90 of my truck usage is towing. As a daily driver my truck would blow.


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And you have a short bed crew cab, think what a long bed crew cab dually would be like as a daily driver...not that I have not done it before, but that is when a new truck like that cost under $35,000 and diesel was $1.50.

In todays market, more and more of us are having to use our TV as a daily driver, that in itself has helped change the decision dynamics. Goin is one of the lucky ones, he still has a dedicated TV. That guy gets all the breaks, great job, great wife and even great AS friends.

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str8 and bam, remind me to slap both of your heads next time I see you.
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Careful TIME.
I too have a hemi gasser
and a heavy foot
so I can catch you
and slap ya back.

That is if you don't
start explaining something
and put me to sleep first...
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:26 PM   #146
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Careful TIME.
I too have a hemi gasser
and a heavy foot
so I can catch you
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That is if you don't
start explaining something
and put me to sleep first...
Geez Bam..you will sleep with anybody!

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Very nice.
Actually not with anybody
just you...
when you are talking.
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All of you are right, notice how each of us have different results from similar TV, some due to the TV and the day it was made, and some due to the way we drive, and some results vary because how much (or not) we drive a year and what ratio is towing.

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Time, It has been a while since we talked and some of this is a little off thread but that doesn't seem to matter for most. I wondered how well you like the Hemi Power Wagon now that you have some miles on it?

We still like our Cummins powered Ram, but we put > 41 K in our first three years and 80 percent of that was towing the Airstream. I will admit to some jealousy though, you have the Power Wagon!

Will you and the group be joining us for the caravan to the Balloon Fiesta this year? We plan to meet up with Bob and Diana somewhere along the way and stop in Williams.
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Don - as long as we are off topic, Jan and I will be headed to the fiesta again. We have reservations in Grants. We will meet up in Flagstaff again this year.

Time - The security people at my work just got Power Wagons for patrol and boy do they love them. They look just like yours except they are white, have the flashing lights on the roof and a cage in the back (if they make any arrests).
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Time, It has been a while since we talked and some of this is a little off thread but that doesn't seem to matter for most. I wondered how well you like the Hemi Power Wagon now that you have some miles on it?

We still like our Cummins powered Ram, but we put > 41 K in our first three years and 80 percent of that was towing the Airstream. I will admit to some jealousy though, you have the Power Wagon!

Will you and the group be joining us for the caravan to the Balloon Fiesta this year? We plan to meet up with Bob and Diana somewhere along the way and stop in Williams.
Hey Moto,

Not off topic at all. The Power Wagon continues to put a smile on my face both while towing and of course when not....that is when it is really fun. We are doing shorter trips now for multiple reasons, one being fuel costs. It is difficult to justify weekend (even three day) trips where the fuel cost is four times that of the RV park/campground. Not to say we won't be making longer trips, but not as often, maybe one a year. The shorter distance trip style lends itself to being to able to enjoy our TV as a "sports truck" as well as a tow vehicle once we arrive at our destination. If I could have two trucks, a diesel for long hauls and a gasser for short trips, that would be the best of both worlds. We will miss you at the Balloon Fiesta this year, maybe we can make it in 2009, sounds as though the turn out is going to be even bigger based on what I am reading on the balloon thread. Have fun!!!

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Time - The security people at my work just got Power Wagons for patrol and boy do they love them. They look just like yours except they are white, have the flashing lights on the roof and a cage in the back (if they make any arrests).
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Take some pictures of the Security PW's for me. I would love to have a cage in the PW for when Bam, Mr. str8 and kevbo get out of hand when I am the designated driver.....

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Old 04-15-2008, 12:42 PM   #152
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Take some pictures of the Security PW's for me. I would love to have a cage in the PW for when Bam, Mr. str8 and kevbo get out of hand when I am the designated driver.....

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I'd rethink that one. I suspect Cat will put you back there on long trips.

So you want to cut costs for camping? Boondocking baby. Two hours away and free.
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So you want to cut costs for camping? Boondocking baby. Two hours away and free.
I agree, boondocking is a great way to help offset the cost of higher fuel prices, especially in states like California with millions (I think its millions) of acres of BLM land.
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