Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Thisisbeer, jdyess, dvelosky, Alastex1, LuckyDigits713
63767 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 88037
stxranchman 52970
bill oxner 47234
RKHarm24 44577
rifleman 44375
BOBO the Clown 43648
BMD 40939
Big Orn 37484
SnakeWrangler 36448
txshntr 35234
facebook
Forum Stats
63767 Members
45 Forums
416853 Topics
6043060 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#7218802 - 07/08/18 03:27 PM no more diesel trucks RAM2500 6.4 4X4 VS FORD F250 6.2 4X4
jimgb Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/27/14
Posts: 49
WHAT TRUCK DO YOUR DRIVE AND THE MPG ON IT HAS IT BEEN A GOOD VEHICLE OR HAS IT BEEN TO REPAIR SHOP A LOT.

Top
#7219050 - 07/08/18 07:54 PM Re: no more diesel trucks RAM2500 6.4 4X4 VS FORD F250 6.2 4X4 [Re: jimgb]
TEXASLEFTY Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 10369
Loc: The Island Cres
Probably need to edit that... Iím guessing you want to know about peopleís personal experiences on truck they have actually owned... probably a good idea to leave the GM gasoline off the list. The 6.0 is a great engine with less than 10,000 lbs behind it.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.

Top
#7219122 - 07/08/18 08:56 PM Re: no more diesel trucks RAM2500 6.4 4X4 VS FORD F250 6.2 4X4 [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
BigPig Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 12521
Loc: Forney, Tx
Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
Probably need to edit that... Iím guessing you want to know about peopleís personal experiences on truck they have actually owned... probably a good idea to leave the GM gasoline off the list. The 6.0 is a great engine with less than 10,000 lbs behind it.


The 6.0 GM is an excellent motor and will out last either of the other 2 by a long shot. But like Lefty said, itís done at around 10,000 pounds unless you like to drive slow.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

Top
#7219124 - 07/08/18 09:01 PM Re: no more diesel trucks RAM2500 6.4 4X4 VS FORD F250 6.2 4X4 [Re: BigPig]
TEXASLEFTY Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 10369
Loc: The Island Cres
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
Probably need to edit that... Iím guessing you want to know about peopleís personal experiences on truck they have actually owned... probably a good idea to leave the GM gasoline off the list. The 6.0 is a great engine with less than 10,000 lbs behind it.


The 6.0 GM is an excellent motor and will out last either of the other 2 by a long shot. But like Lefty said, itís done at around 10,000 pounds unless you like to drive slow.


Or start overheating things.....
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.

Top
#7219167 - 07/08/18 09:39 PM Re: no more diesel trucks RAM2500 6.4 4X4 VS FORD F250 6.2 4X4 [Re: jimgb]
BowsnRods Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 05/05/08
Posts: 2169
Loc: Bandera County
I had a dodge 2500 6.4 powerwagon, I bought it to tow, it was OK with my boat but has that eco mode and I would have to manually shift or put in tow to keep it from going into eco and shutting down on cylinders to save gas. I didn't buy the truck to save on gas. I traded it in after 6 months and got a dodge 2500 diesel, best decision I could have made.

Top
#7219246 - 07/09/18 04:56 AM Re: no more diesel trucks RAM2500 6.4 4X4 VS FORD F250 6.2 4X4 [Re: jimgb]
fray Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 09/01/16
Posts: 660
Loc: Commerce, TX
I've got a 2015 6.4L 2500 crewcab Ram with 3.73s. It pulls a 35' bumper travel trailer jut fine. It will wind up on hills with the trailer. Our dealer said to let it wind, it was designed for that. I had an 08' 6.7 diesel before, it pulled a little easier on the hills and of course the exhaust brake was nice. I get about 15-17 mpg on the high way empty and about 8-9 pulling the trailer. YMMV. The econ mode comes and goes when the truck is empty, I'm not bothered by it at this time. I have 74K miles and all it's had is service work on. Good truck in my experience.

Top
#7219391 - 07/09/18 09:15 AM Re: no more diesel trucks RAM2500 6.4 4X4 VS FORD F250 6.2 4X4 [Re: jimgb]
Wilhunt Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 3770
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Have the 6.2 Ford, on the road mileage is between 13 and 15. Hwy speed is 75 to 80
Really like the truck and no problems

Top
#7219420 - 07/09/18 09:58 AM Re: no more diesel trucks RAM2500 6.4 4X4 VS FORD F250 6.2 4X4 [Re: BowsnRods]
BigPig Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 12521
Loc: Forney, Tx
Originally Posted By: BowsnRods
I had a dodge 2500 6.4 powerwagon, I bought it to tow, it was OK with my boat but has that eco mode and I would have to manually shift or put in tow to keep it from going into eco and shutting down on cylinders to save gas. I didn't buy the truck to save on gas. I traded it in after 6 months and got a dodge 2500 diesel, best decision I could have made.


I thought long and hard about a similar truck a few months ago. It was a very nicely equipped Power Wagon, 12,000 miles, I just couldnít get over the $49,900 price tag for a used gas truck. Only thing it has that I really wanted was the electric lockers.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

Top
#7219426 - 07/09/18 10:03 AM Re: no more diesel trucks RAM2500 6.4 4X4 VS FORD F250 6.2 4X4 [Re: jimgb]
redchevy Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 28025
Loc: Texas
What do you need the truck to do? If your not dragging something big and heavy i'd buy a 1/2 ton.

I wouldn't dream of doing it all the time, but I also wouldn't hesitate to hook 10k to the back of any of the properly equipped 1/2 tons for occasional use either.
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#7219465 - 07/09/18 10:34 AM Re: no more diesel trucks RAM2500 6.4 4X4 VS FORD F250 6.2 4X4 [Re: jimgb]
jimgb Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/27/14
Posts: 49
I HAVE 11500 5TH WHEEL DONT PULL IT MUCH AND NOT THAT FAR HAD A 2500 RAM 5.9 DIESEL BEFORE DEF AN FORD F250 6.7 IT NEEDS AT LEAST A 3/4 TON TRUCK.
THE FORD BEEN BACK TO DEALER FOR REPAIRS A FEW TIME THE RAM NEVER NEED REPAIR.

Top
#7219504 - 07/09/18 11:05 AM Re: no more diesel trucks RAM2500 6.4 4X4 VS FORD F250 6.2 4X4 [Re: jimgb]
Rustler Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 3794
Loc: Carrollton/ Young, Blanco coun...
I have several 6.2l F350's & one F250.
The 350's are work trucks, 185,000 ~ 344,000 miles.
All have had carrier bearings & u joint replacement, 2 had front wheel bearing replacement, 2 have had alternators, 2 others water pumps & thermostats, 1 radiator, 1 a/c compressor dryer & condenser & hoses, 1 had the rear end rebuilt the rest just routine maintenance & normal wear items.
Of course the one with the highest miles has had the most work, bought it used with no maintenance records.
2 I bought used, 3 new - 6.2l fleet average mpg = 10.18.

The F250 is my daily driver, all miles & driving conditions combined mpg = 13.58.
6.2l / 4:30
Hauls all sorts of stuff & pulls gooseneck with all sorts of stuff tractor, hay, livestock frequently.
Nothing other than routine maintenance & wear items.


The 3:73 ratio will get better mpg empty/lightly loaded, but you give up a very noticeable amount of towing/hauling ability.
With 4:30's the faster you go past 65mph the mpg will suffer, but they pull / haul great.

Cab, Bed & overall configuration all make a difference, best to review the ---> Ford towing gude

Top
#7220099 - 07/09/18 08:50 PM Re: no more diesel trucks RAM2500 6.4 4X4 VS FORD F250 6.2 4X4 [Re: jimgb]
CharlieCTx Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 1757
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
WHY ARE YOU YELLING? (all caps)

I would think pulling 10k+ on a regular basis would always work in a diesel's favor? Love my '14 Mega Cummins.
_________________________
Charlie

M&P-10+AAC Cyclone - Kel-Tec RFB+Griffin Sportsman Ultra Light 300
Pulsar Apex XQ-50
ATN OTS 336-70mm 60hz Thermal Monocular
ATN OTS 336-30mm 9hz Thermal Monocular
ATN NVM14 NV Monocular

Top
#7220183 - 07/09/18 09:48 PM Re: no more diesel trucks RAM2500 6.4 4X4 VS FORD F250 6.2 4X4 [Re: CharlieCTx]
ckat Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/02/09
Posts: 1317
Loc: Lubbock Area
Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
WHY ARE YOU YELLING? (all caps)

I would think pulling 10k+ on a regular basis would always work in a diesel's favor? Love my '14 Mega Cummins.



Originally Posted By: jimgb
I HAVE 11500 5TH WHEEL DONT PULL IT MUCH AND NOT THAT FAR

Top
#7221452 - 07/11/18 08:02 AM Re: no more diesel trucks RAM2500 6.4 4X4 VS FORD F250 6.2 4X4 [Re: jimgb]
redchevy Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 28025
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: jimgb
I HAVE 11500 5TH WHEEL DONT PULL IT MUCH AND NOT THAT FAR


I know many will scream and call you crazy but depending on what much and far are I would probably still consider a 1/2 ton. A f150 with the heavy payload option is a whole lot more truck than your average run of the mill 1/2 ton and 1/2 tons in general aren't what they used to be.
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#7221466 - 07/11/18 08:17 AM Re: no more diesel trucks RAM2500 6.4 4X4 VS FORD F250 6.2 4X4 [Re: redchevy]
TEXASLEFTY Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 10369
Loc: The Island Cres
Originally Posted By: redchevy
Originally Posted By: jimgb
I HAVE 11500 5TH WHEEL DONT PULL IT MUCH AND NOT THAT FAR


I know many will scream and call you crazy but depending on what much and far are I would probably still consider a 1/2 ton. A f150 with the heavy payload option is a whole lot more truck than your average run of the mill 1/2 ton and 1/2 tons in general aren't what they used to be.


Iím not going to scream but.... Iíll never understand why people buy 1/2 tons. A 3/4 ton thatís equipped similarly will not cost much more and most of the parts that wear a stronger AND a 3/4 ton typically holds its value better.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide