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Ryan_V

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So I'm considering selling my 08 dodge ram 2500 diesel. I've had it 4 years, bought it from family and got a great deal. I have a camper I pull in the summer. However, the truck doesn't get used as it should. I have a company vehicle so it's not a daily driver, and I have had a couple turbo issues due to this fact. I have to bring it in for a turbo cleaning. Adding a turbo cleaning every 6-7k adds to the cost/mile! The truck only has 40k miles, so it's got value. I'm deciding wether or not I should sell it and go back to a half ton, gas, possibly 3/4 gas. So here are my questions....

I'm looking at spending 12k-15k....

What is going to be a decent half ton... Chevy, ford, dodge? I'm obviously looking at mid 2000-s, hopefully around 100k miles. It needs to be able to pull a camper, currently 7000#s. Only other pulling is wheeler/boat/etc. I may also put a plow on it, solely for my own driveway, plow will rarely, if ever be driven down the road... But the plow depends on how much I get for my diesel.

What about 3/4 ton gas trucks in that price range? How are they in millage vs half tons.

Anything you gents have to offer, I would appreciate it.

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I have a 3/4 ton chevy 2011 gas. I don't know why, I think I bought it cause it looked cool. It gets about 13 mpg in town and 15 driving to cabin. Rough ride, bad mileage, looks cool. When I drive in my friends 1/2 ton chevy or fords it feels like we're in a Lexus comparatively. Unless you need the 3/4 for the camper I'd shy away from a 3/4 ton. The bad ride bugs me more than the fuel.

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My opinion is that 3/4 ton gassers are pointless with the towing capacities of 1/2 tons these days. If you need more than what a 1/2 ton can give you, you should probably be looking at a diesel.

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I suppose it comes down to what you put in it. The amount of stuff I can come up with to run back and forth from the cabin the 2500hd handles with ease. Throw a couple dogs and kennels , gear for a family of 4 and that 1/2 ton is doing some squatting. Saving a few bucks on fuel isn't always everything.

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