Dustdevil wrote:I would not count on any 22' truck getting anywhere near 12 mpg. My experience with a loaded 22' is closer to 8 mpg. This sounds like you are using Penske????
illy dilly wrote:Dustdevil wrote:I would not count on any 22' truck getting anywhere near 12 mpg. My experience with a loaded 22' is closer to 8 mpg. This sounds like you are using Penske????
Damn Dustdevil, How'd ya know? The other company I was talking to was Ryder, but they couldn't give me 'real numbers' until I was ready to say yes or no.
Thanks for the advice! I wouldn't expect the 22' diesel to get near 12, probably(hopefully) average around 10mpg. And hopefully the 16' gas would average around 8mpg.
From what I've read before, diesel trucks will typically get better miles per gallon than gas.
My other thought was that with the 22' having more bed space and out gear loaded lower the truck would be less top heavy. Giving us better road stability through the winds of Wyoming. Does this make since or am I totally off my rocker?
Recoil wrote:ryder cancels your reservation? yesh good to know lol
Trishntek wrote:The price of Diesel along the East Slope of the Sierra is already above $5. I kinda like having the extra gasoline for the genset. So that is the way I go for BM. Cheaper to deal with breakdowns while being easier to fix and get parts for in general.
Token wrote:FWIW, local construction rentals are usually much cheaper than the national rental companies. Bonus: they expect their trucks to get dirty.
Worth looking into.
Freesponge wrote:Go diesel if you can get it. If you are actually using the truck to its capacity then you will always save with diesel.
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