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2soaper

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Re: GM 6.6(gas)
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2020, 12:14:02 PM »

Hey 2smoke

Buy that big gas engine (gas is $1.88 in my town today) and put that $10k towards some other toys (motorcycle/ boat/ fast car/ boob job for your wife and/or girlfriend).


If my wife found out I got a boob job for my girlfriend I'd be in big trouble........
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Re: GM 6.6(gas)
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2020, 02:51:44 PM »

I have a 2015 F250 6.2 Gas for all the reasons you stated. The Gas motor is fine for towing my 12,500# toy hauler once a month.
Just can't justify the added expense of a diesel. 
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Re: GM 6.6(gas)
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2020, 12:59:15 PM »

Hey 2smoke

Buy that big gas engine (gas is $1.88 in my town today) and put that $10k towards some other toys (motorcycle/ boat/ fast car/ boob job for your wife and/or girlfriend).


If my wife found out I got a boob job for my girlfriend I'd be in big trouble........
That's why you... 1.) keep your mouth shut; 2.) Make sure they NEVER meet; and if they do... 3.) DENY 4.)DENY 5.)DENY.
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Re: GM 6.6(gas)
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2020, 07:58:14 AM »

For arguments sake, I will say I have a tough time understanding the diesel comments that often come up - the added expense and maintenance costs.  Unless I am missing something...

Diesel is a $10K option; a used diesel is worth $8K more on trade in, so cost = $2K
Maintenance consists of a $30 fuel filter once a year and four extra quarts of oil at each oil change = under $100/year

However, the fuel mileage is better (not going to get into the calc based on differing per gallon prices and MPG), both loaded and unloaded and the powertrain warranty is longer. 

When you are spending $60-90K for a new truck, do these amounts really matter??
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Re: GM 6.6(gas)
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2020, 11:10:15 PM »

I guess maintenance is that bad, it's the cost of parts and repairs that get higher on a diesel then a gas.

I have a 2012 Silverado with a max to weight of 9,600lbs and I know the 8,000lbs could be done with the truck I have now. I just don't wanna pull that much with my current truck through the mountains. We just got back from sturgis and the truck does great with our 7x14 enclosed trailer but add another 4K to it and not sure how well it would do with the hills.
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Re: GM 6.6(gas)
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2020, 09:41:36 AM »

I switched about 13 yrs ago to diesel (also otr driver for 37 yrs). had a 2500 duramax & loved it.it was just extended cab & really wanted a 4 door club. found a really good deal on a2011 F-250 with 6.7 diesel. put a delete kit(gets rid of DEF system & egr cooler) with a tuner. gets 20-22mpg around town. took my cuz to cleveland clinic twice & at 70mph got 25 & 27 mpg. you'll want the horses & torque on the hills, trust me.    good luck.
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Re: GM 6.6(gas)
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2020, 06:52:47 PM »

https://www.hornsrvcenter.com/product/new-2021-forest-river-rv-cherokee-grey-wolf-26mbrr-1191704-28

This is the trailer we want to buy. I will pull it with my current truck for weekend trips and probably with one bike. I just think that with both bikes and gear it would make the truck really work. Both bikes are street glides.
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Re: GM 6.6(gas)
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2020, 12:00:45 PM »

Check your tie downs and where they would need to be located hauling two street glides most likely staggered in order to fit without damaging one or the other. Overall weight of roughly 800 lbs apiece plus on board water and gear that turns into a lot weight.
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Re: GM 6.6(gas)
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2020, 06:03:54 PM »

Will most likely have to add a tie down or two. The water won't be an issue cause we don't do any dry camping, and if we did there would be no bikes along. But that is why we are looking for a new truck. We will use the one we have for now, just won't be taking both bikes on trips until we get a 3/4 ton truck. We don't have the trailer yet but that is the one we will most likely get.
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Re: GM 6.6(gas)
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2020, 02:21:42 AM »

I can't say anything about the GM6.6.  M last chevy truck did very well for about 125k miles and I traded it cause in Texas I don't need 4x4.
My current F150 has 110,000 and I am truck shopping.  I really like my XLT, with the 32valve 5 liter "Coyote" motor.  I can pull 8000 easy and it doesn't seem to work hard at all.
I've been looking for a 3/4 ton, long bed, not a four door and not 4x4 and have not found anything at all.
But I am going to look at a 2020 F150 3.5 twin turbo with a 11000+ lb Max Tow Package tomorrow.  With incentives it is right at $40k.  With luck I will get $15 for my trade and be very happy.I am also going to look at a 2020 RAM 1500 also with a 11,000 lb tow capacity.  It's a little more money but a much nicer interior, kind of like a Lariat in the Ford.
I'm kinda glad I could not find a big truck as a "heavy half ton" is a better daily driver.
EDIT: if you do get her the boobs, make sure you get visitation in the divorce.
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