Diesel to gasser – page 6 – ford truck enthusiasts forums lafayette la gas prices

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Our 2017 Cummins pulls great electricity merit badge requirements.. no doubt. We’d average about 12mpg on 5000 mile trips from Michigan to Utah. We could drive 70mph+ easily towing a 28 ft airstream trailer… making great time. However, the payload on our truck was only 1800lbs. Once you put 900lbs of tongue weight on the truck, add in 400lbs of people, we’re only a few hundred pounds away from maxing out the payload on the truck.

Since we spend so much time out west, we decided to get a ATV.. and take it with us in the truck bed. Thats a no go with the Ram.. hundreds of pounds overweight. We decided to look into new options.. and found our new F250 XLT with the 6.2 gas engine would pull our trailer, and the ATV in the back, and have 1000+ pounds of payload to spare after being fully loaded!

Since I used to be dealer heavy engine tech in a past life (2 decades ago) I of course did all our maintenance on the Ram Diesel electricity symbols ks2 worksheet. And while I enjoy working on trucks… the cost of doing 1 to 2 fuel filter jobs a year, diff fluid changes, 2 engine oil changes at least a year, and $1 higher cost of fuel, added well over $1000 a year to a truck that is already $20K more expensive than its Gas counter part.

In essence.. in real numbers… we’ll save about $4000+ in smaller vehicle payments, less expensive maintenance costs, lower fuel costs (diesel plus DEF) (even with lower MPG).. and get into a truck that while technically less powerful than the cummins grade 9 electricity test, is actually more capable than our Ram with a Cummins diesel. This is before r gasquet tennis we even get into the anxiety of being stranded with a emissions issue like a DPF code forcing limp mode or some other expensive repairs to turbos, emissions, exhaust, etc.. that far far outweigh the costs of repairs to a gas engine.

Our 2017 Cummins pulls great.. no doubt. We’d average about 12mpg on 5000 mile trips from Michigan to Utah. We could drive 70mph+ easily towing a 28 ft airstream trailer… making great time. However, the payload on our truck was only 1800lbs. Once you put 900lbs of tongue weight on the truck, add in 400lbs of people, we’re only a few hundred pounds away from maxing out the payload on the truck.

Since we spend so much time out west, we decided to get a ATV.. and take power per kwh it with us in the truck bed. Thats a no go with the Ram.. hundreds of pounds overweight. We decided to look into new options.. and found our new F250 XLT with the 6.2 gas engine would pull our trailer, and the ATV in the back, and have 1000+ pounds of payload to spare after being fully loaded!

Since I used to be dealer heavy engine tech in a past life (2 decades ago) I of course did all our maintenance on the Ram Diesel. And while I enjoy working on trucks… the cost of doing 1 to 2 fuel filter jobs a year, diff fluid changes, 2 engine oil changes at least a year, and $1 higher cost of fuel, added well over $1000 a year to a truck that is already gas 101 $20K more expensive than its Gas counter part.

In essence.. in real numbers… we’ll save about $4000+ in smaller vehicle payments, less expensive maintenance electricity 101 costs, lower fuel costs (diesel plus DEF) (even with lower MPG).. and get into a truck that while technically less powerful than the cummins, is actually more capable than our Ram with a Cummins diesel. This is before we even get into the anxiety of being stranded with a emissions issue like a DPF code forcing limp mode or some other expensive repairs to turbos, emissions, exhaust, etc.. that far far electricity journal outweigh the costs of repairs to a gas engine.

Thanks to this forum, it helped sway our decision.This is exactly the same conclusion most people who own businesses are coming to. I follow multiple construction, green industry, and snow removal forums and for the last 6 or 7 years just about everyone has been switching to gas trucks, because at the end of the day no matter how you look at it, the diesels just flat out cost you more money.