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Diesel Truck Versus Gas Truck For Towing

Another common question people ask when shopping for a truck to a pull a camper or trailer is whether a Diesel Truck is better/easier for pulling vs. a Gas Truck.

First, a Diesel engine doesn't work as hard (lower RPMs) so there's less wear and tear vs. a Gas engine where the engine runs at higher RPMs. Gasoline engines DO NOT have the life-span of Diesel Truck engines. Diesel engines generally can be driven further distances between service appointments which means more time travelling and less time in a shop. Also, automatic transmissions behind Diesel Truck engines are engineered for a much higher torque rating and in general prove to be more durable. The torque advantage of Diesel engines is perfectly suited for pulling heavy loads up steep grades. If you use your truck for pulling or towing, value good fuel economy, plan on racking up loads of miles, a Diesel Truck is for you.

For example this 2008 Ford F-350 SD King Ranch Crew Cab Long Bed 4WD Diesel Truck being offered for sale by Auto Concepts.


Why Choose a Diesel Truck Versus a Gasoline Truck

A common question people ask when shopping for a Diesel Truck is why a person would choose a Diesel Truck vs. a Gasoline Truck.

Diesel engines are more efficient than gasoline engines.

A gas engine is only about 20% efficient. That means only 20% of the fuel actually moves the car, and the rest is lost to friction, noise, or engine functions, or it goes out as heat in the exhaust. But diesel engines can reach 40% efficiency and higher. That's why they are so popular for moving heavy vehicles like trucks, where extra fuel really starts to get expensive. (source)

For Example this 2007 Ford F-350 Super-Duty Crew Cab FX4 4X4 Long Bed Diesel Truck being offered for sale by Auto Concepts of Joliet, Illinois in the SW Chicagoland area.