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Old 12-16-2011, 01:42 AM
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dont git it dirty,please.......NICE
You don't want to see it now the weather hasn't good here.

Close to 2k miles now and doing great.

MPG seems to be coming up some.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:55 AM
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What are you getting towing the 8.5x20 with it?
I asked the same question but it ended up in the section that was deleted. The number can't be better then 8-9 mpg's if there are 4 1000 lb mowers in the trailer which should be about 3500 lbs empty. Throw in fuel,blowers, and other odds and ends and you could easily be looking at 8K in tow. From what it looks like online the 5.7 tow capacity is only about 8500 lbs so the engine is going to be really getting worked to the max. Anything less then 4.11 gears would not be beneficial.

Pulling out into traffic on an incline would make me want to pull my hair out big time. As everyone knows the tow numbers for the gas engines are bloated while the numbers for rigs with no plugs are vastly under rated.

At least it's flat in Houston. In west Austin the the Hemi would wear out quickly trying to pull a 20 footer in the hills. City Park Road and FM 2222 can give a truck with a load a real work out.

Start adding up those fuel bills and I think your going to have some buyers remorse in a big way. Good luck.
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:46 PM
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That's a reason I prefer the diesel I just finished fall clean ups here which last 21 days over 4 weeks. My new 4500 had a leaf box on her 6 x 8 x 9 and was towing a 1100 pound vac. What was nice is I filled the tank up the first day of clean ups and we did almost 90 of them and I still have half a tank. And some of the wet oak leaf loads weighed 3-4 tons easily.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:57 PM
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I'm liking this truck even more now that it's gettin broke in.

About 3500 miles so far.

It pulls the 20' enclosed trailer without any problem.

I don't know if I will ever own another diesel.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:22 AM
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I'm liking this truck even more now that it's gettin broke in.

About 3500 miles so far.

It pulls the 20' enclosed trailer without any problem.

I don't know if I will ever own another diesel.
If you haven't gotten decent seat covers you should check out Cover King. Cloth seat covers get dirty and stained fast. I have cloth in my Ram as well. My covers were $500 but they were worth it.

A few of us have asked the low down on the MPG number. Are you gonna let us know what the number is?
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:25 AM
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About to turn 10k miles. Still loving this truck!!!
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:48 AM
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Cool yea I just hit 9k on mine. I ordered her a twin sister about 8 weeks ago but they seem to be running behind but I am holding out hope I'll have her in 2-4 weeks. The only thing I have a complaint about is the breaks squeak and they tell me their with in specs. But were about to start seeding work and that means 3-4 ton loads of top soil in her so shes going to get to stretch her legs real soon.
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:21 PM
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nice truck man, didn't want to spring for the longhorn package? lol
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:49 PM
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I am just wondering, I am afraid to post anything pro diesel because it seems to get deleted on this thread? I have a lot of experience with both engines and I have one of each right now, But why do all of the diesel posts get deleted?

Not trying to start a problem, I am just wondering. This may explain why when I search on this site most posts that I find on this site say gas, while on other sites everyone says diesel...
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:54 AM
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Good looking truck
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