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Old 12-13-2012, 04:13 AM
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We run one gasser for mowing and it averages 6.5 mpg. But pulling with my '01 duramax I average around 22mpg with a 20' enclosed trailer. The repairs are usually a little more expensive but in the long run the extra money is worth it when you're getting 500k+ miles out of a truck. Even just doing estimates the mileage is at least mid 20's. I believe diesel is the way to go
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:51 AM
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We run one gasser for mowing and it averages 6.5 mpg. But pulling with my '01 duramax I average around 22mpg with a 20' enclosed trailer. The repairs are usually a little more expensive but in the long run the extra money is worth it when you're getting 500k+ miles out of a truck. Even just doing estimates the mileage is at least mid 20's. I believe diesel is the way to go
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I do not think you will get that kind of mileage out of a late model with all the emissions on them. I could be wrong.

On the NPRs I am told to expect about 1 MPG better with the diesel.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:28 AM
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Around here most guys take the emissions stuff right away on the dmax's and get them tuned with efi live. Have you considered either the newer cummins or duramax against the powerstroke?
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:40 AM
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Around here most guys take the emissions stuff right away on the dmax's and get them tuned with efi live. Have you considered either the newer cummins or duramax against the powerstroke?
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I suspect if I stripped the emmisions off a gasser it would get better mileage or more HP or both. Not sure about the program chief.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:04 AM
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It might get better if stripped on the gasser. I just feel that in the long run you are saving money with the diesel. I personally wont go back to a gas truck. But if they work the best for you I say go for it.

http://longhornfabshop.com/pages/EFI...-Services.html
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:10 AM
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It might get better if stripped on the gasser. I just feel that in the long run you are saving money with the diesel. I personally wont go back to a gas truck. But if they work the best for you I say go for it.

http://longhornfabshop.com/pages/EFI...-Services.html
So basically what you are telling me it to use a off road only vehicle to tow a trailer making 15 to 20 stops a day. I bet the turbo loves that
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:18 AM
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I am not sure where off road vehicle only came into play here. Benefits of diesel or gassers are all up to what you as the owner are looking for.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:02 AM
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I am not sure where off road vehicle only came into play here. Benefits of diesel or gassers are all up to what you as the owner are looking for.
If you strip the emissions off the vehicle it is not street legal
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:14 AM
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Right i agree with you on that. I am not saying to do the dpf delete kit. thats the reason why i will not buy a new diesel truck. stick with pre '09 and do not have to worry about about any emissions stuff. for the heavy hauling diesel is the way to go and for me even frequent stops mowing ill use it also because i can not justify the under 10mpg that we get with the gasser.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:18 AM
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There is no way you are getting 22mpg pulling a 20' enclosed. You might want to recalculate that.
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