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post #11 of 19 Old 10-09-2014, 10:30 PM
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On 9-9-14, $3.75/gal. at Chevron, Los Angeles. Ouch
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Normal running finds me getting in the 40-50% better fuel economy.
Here in NC my local gas station has diesel for 30-40 cents more than unleaded. Currently 3.49 and unleaded 3.15.

10% - I picked up a new travel trailer a few weeks ago (25ft, 5200lbs dry) and was a bit disappointed in the gas milage coming home about 800 miles average 14.5. Although that did included crossing the Appalachian mountains from Ohio east and then south to NC going about 60mph. What are you getting with your T.T.?
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About the same.


I tend to "hammer down" on interstates hitting lots of wind resistance. With my old Cummins I did WORSE by about 1-2 mpg


You might be disappointed but it's better than a Cummins and way, way better than any gas engine. Maybe as much as 100% better.


Wind and rolling resistance must be paid for.


Leaving for 10 days right now. Hunting in Georgia and pulling a motorcycle trailer. Wife and I ride around during the afternoons. Pulling this trailer and loaded beyond loaded will still get me 20 mpg. Gotta love it.
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diesel .70 more than gas now
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pardon if this has been covered before, but whats payback with the difference?
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Houston diesel prices about .40 to .50 cts higher than gas, paid 3,45 this morrning
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When I bought my truck just over a month ago diesel was 1.229/L, gas 1.279, now 1.195 and gas 1.259. I figure if the DEF tank holds enough to go 16, 000K DEF will work out to just under 3 cents a L. Oil changes are double the cost, so if changing from a gas pig you will come out ahead. I'm getting better mileage now than my 13 pathfinder, but if you take into account the differences RAM more money, but I am now happy driver where I wasn't happy so i'm good.
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When I bought my truck just over a month ago diesel was 1.229/L, gas 1.279, now 1.195 and gas 1.259. I figure if the DEF tank holds enough to go 16, 000K DEF will work out to just under 3 cents a L. Oil changes are double the cost, so if changing from a gas pig you will come out ahead. I'm getting better mileage now than my 13 pathfinder, but if you take into account the differences RAM more money, but I am now happy driver where I wasn't happy so i'm good.
One thing to remember is when comparing oil changes, also remember the intervals. My old gasser was changed every 5000 miles. I ran Mobil 1 full synthetic and a Mobil 1 filter. Average change was 55-65usd. From the research I've done, an oil change on my ed should run around 120-130 usd, but that's every 10000 miles. So essentially it's a wash.
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250, I took that into account before I bought the truck. Pathfinder was $40 every 6 000k, ED $200 at least every 16 000K. My dealer hasn't even figured out how much to charge yet as they haven't done one yet. But listening to others on this site it will be at least 200. I wish my oil changes were 120, but doesn't matter, I'm still really happy with my truck.
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