Time for a new truck.

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I drive a 6.7 powerstroke everyday, its a 13 and missing a few smog sensors and such...I love it. As mentioned above, the 15+ trucks are supposed to be better.
 

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I have never owned anything but the Fords, all have been really good trucks. My current truck is a 20 F450 and it is a beast. It does have an occasional issue with the power train control module, but I have been too busy to get it in to be programmed. I am sure all the newer trucks are good trucks, each having their own idiosyncrasies. Never had any issues with my 19 F350, or the Powerstrokes before the 19. As mentioned above, stay away for from the 6.4's. The 6.0's were good trucks if you did a little work to them to make them last, we used to call it "bullet proofing".
 

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Unless you’re pulling heavy loads for living, I’d recommend considering a gas truck. Personally, I prefer a Ford, but I have a bunch of friends who drive Dodges 2500 and 3500‘s with hemi’s. I’ve got two trucks with the 6.2l gas motor with over 350k between them, and I’ve pulled loads up to a 14,000lb skid steer and 15 rolls of hay with no problem. Your probably going to lose a little mileage with a gas truck, but the trade off is that fuel, oil changes, and any repairs will be cheaper.
If I was buying a truck right now, I’d be looking at a Ford with the new 7.3l gas motor like Dennis Hoddy has.
 

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Unless you’re pulling heavy loads for living, I’d recommend considering a gas truck. Personally, I prefer a Ford, but I have a bunch of friends who drive Dodges 2500 and 3500‘s with hemi’s. I’ve got two trucks with the 6.2l gas motor with over 350k between them, and I’ve pulled loads up to a 14,000lb skid steer and 15 rolls of hay with no problem. Your probably going to lose a little mileage with a gas truck, but the trade off is that fuel, oil changes, and any repairs will be cheaper.
If I was buying a truck right now, I’d be looking at a Ford with the new 7.3l gas motor like Dennis Hoddy has.

my current work truck is a 2020 Chevy 3500 SRW with the 6.6L gas. It pulls real good and mileage isn’t terrible even with having a flatbed and welding machine on it. If I was in the market for a 3/4 ton gasser I’d probably consider getting one of my own.
 

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Unless you’re pulling heavy loads for living, I’d recommend considering a gas truck. Personally, I prefer a Ford, but I have a bunch of friends who drive Dodges 2500 and 3500‘s with hemi’s. I’ve got two trucks with the 6.2l gas motor with over 350k between them, and I’ve pulled loads up to a 14,000lb skid steer and 15 rolls of hay with no problem. Your probably going to lose a little mileage with a gas truck, but the trade off is that fuel, oil changes, and any repairs will be cheaper.
If I was buying a truck right now, I’d be looking at a Ford with the new 7.3l gas motor like Dennis Hoddy has.
You’re not wrong, but at the same time, it’s a bit of a wash in my situation. A Mobil 1 extra capacity oil filter and 8 quarts of 0w-30 (or 5w, I can’t remember at the moment) costs me about $20 more than a fleet guard oil filter and 12 quarts of delo or rotella. I also have a case or two of the oil and fuel filters in my storage unit if I remember right. Also, the Cummins suggested oil change interval is roughly half (or double? Cummins suggests every 15k, Chevy suggests every 5000-7500) of my current truck. I’m averaging 16mpgs currently. If I can average about the same in a diesel, it’s going to cost me a few cents per mile more to drive around, but that’s a fair trade for a more capable, longer lasting vehicle. I’m much more comfortable working on diesels than I am gas vehicles, which is a plus. I’ve also never lost money selling diesels. Last Cummins I had I sold for $1500 more than I paid, 3 years and 40k miles later. I can’t say the same about any gas vehicle I’ve owned.
 
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Average 16 MPG That seems really good to me in a truck.
What does this current truck not do for you?
What is the current truck?

I am one who likes to build my own vehicle and drive them until the things fall apart.
My favorite was a 1980's chevy truck 1/2 ton that I stuck a 455 olds into with ported and milled J heads and Qjet carb
and a stock cam from a 403.
Stupid amounts of TQ it got 15 MPG no matter what.

Busted the 10 bolt rearend and replaced it with a 12 bolt from a 3/4 ton and that 3/4 ton still had the springs on it so
I cut the eyes off the main leaf and removed some of the smaller short leafs from the 1/2 ton spring pack and stacked all those springs under the 1/2 ton.

Fill the bed with shingles and it would barely squat.

Wish I had some of those 455 olds I gave away I the early 90's. I would stick one in this current 1980 Chevy 3/4 ton.
 

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I purchased a 2014 Ram 2500 new. I have about 95K miles on it today. So far my out of pocket expenses has been for tires, oil changes, fuel filters, and new brakes last summer. I average 16.5 driving around town and can get over 20 on the highway if I keep my foot out of it. Of course it's an absolute towing beast.
 

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