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just putting it out there, going to buy a new or close to new truck by spring.so many options and brands to choose leaning real close to dodge,as i still have my 2001 ram 1500 been a great truck. but getting closer to retirement decided need something new. hope what ever i decide on can be as dependable as the old one. thought of the eco deisel for fuel mileage mostly and some towing of my boat in the mountains. the ram hemi fuel mileage does not look good dont have any experience with fords or chevys. take many trips up past kamloops each year so mileage will be important also will be my to and from work vehicle. any thoughts out there would be appreciated. thanks and a merry christmas to all the members thanks norm
 

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I like my 2010 F-150, 25 mpg with a 5.4, hear the eco boost six is a bullet proof engine with good pulling power. I looked at diesel but you have to drive a lot to justify them.
 

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I have a 2013 F150 XLT XTR 3.7L v6 not turbo, I dont have a travel trailer or a need to pull big stuff. I can spin the tires no problem 3.73 limited slip rear end with a full 130L fuel tank. I can drive all the way from Mission to Fort st John on 1 tank of gas I still had 184km until empty. I love my truck. I highway drive at 7.6L per 100kms around town anywhere from 9.2L to 10.5L per 100kms. It has 7000lb towing capcity.
 

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I bought the new 2015 F150 supercrew with the 3.5 ecoboost. Like the space in the back for the kids, it was the only truck without at transmission hump in the back....which is nice for the center seat. Drove both the 3.5 eco and 5.0 ....liked the smooth power of the 3.5 eco. Mileage is good on the hwy and not to bad in town (its a truck after all and not a commuter car)......pull my boat without any issues.
 

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Old I know. I bought a 2015 F150 last year. I went with the V8. I don't buy into the environmental BS (I refuse to recycle), so no way in heck would I get the ecoboost. I can understand saving some money gas savings wise. But really unless you have a big long distance commute, the gas mileage saving between the ecoboost and V8 is very little. Ford makes the best trucks build quality wise exterior and interior. Ford tough is true, especially compared to other American trucks and even the Japanese. Ford has more interior room for passengers too.
 

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Old I know. I bought a 2015 F150 last year. I went with the V8. I don't buy into the environmental BS (I refuse to recycle), so no way in heck would I get the ecoboost. I can understand saving some money gas savings wise. But really unless you have a big long distance commute, the gas mileage saving between the ecoboost and V8 is very little. Ford makes the best trucks build quality wise exterior and interior. Ford tough is true, especially compared to other American trucks and even the Japanese. Ford has more interior room for passengers too.
I was a Ford guy until I got a big Toyota.
Toyota is unmatched.-
 

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What a steward of the environment ???:mad:
It does nothing to preserve the environment. We have lots of unneeded empty space to create land fills for unlimited garbage. Id rather sacrifice a few rural acres even 1000. VS wasting resources to recycle. Global warming is a proven false myth. Hence they have gone to climate change. Nothing we can do to control the weather. So why bother? We should keep streams clean, lakes clean and the area around us. But actual efforts to recycle items is liberal hokum. I refuse to do anything liberal, socialist or communist.
 

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I refuse to do anything liberal, socialist or communist.
I wish people would take the time to educate themselves before they open their yaps and completely embarrass themselves. Let's get to the point, and let's get this straight. The opposite of a liberal is a Conservative. The word Conservative comes from the word conserve. The word conserve means to prevent the unnecessary waste or harmful misuse of a resource (money, the environment, natural resources, etc.). A Conservative person is someone that preserves, protects, saves, safeguards, keeps, and looks after things/resources/money/environment to not be a wasteful person. Conservatives take all that money that they scrimp and save from not being wasteful trolls and invest it....and make a *@&#-load of money off their investments.

Saying that recycling is not a fundamental Conservative value is one of the most absurd and ridiculous things I have ever heard in my life. I don't know where you are getting your information from but you might want to do a bit of research before you open yourself up to further ridicule.
 

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Well we better cut down some more trees in sensitive watersheds then, add some more plastic and such to leach into the water.
Recycling.
What a dumb idea.
Thanks for clarifying.

Now, back to the regularly scheduled program.

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Yeah--- lets go fishing. This guy is all buggered up.--
 

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It does nothing to preserve the environment. We have lots of unneeded empty space to create land fills for unlimited garbage. Id rather sacrifice a few rural acres even 1000. VS wasting resources to recycle. Global warming is a proven false myth. Hence they have gone to climate change. Nothing we can do to control the weather. So why bother? We should keep streams clean, lakes clean and the area around us. But actual efforts to recycle items is liberal hokum. I refuse to do anything liberal, socialist or communist.
You have won the award for the most misinformed, narrow minded post this year, maybe for two years running.
 

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You have won the award for the most misinformed, narrow minded post this year, maybe for two years running.
And I see that Konig is a brand-new member of the BCFishingReports community who just joined *today* so let me extend a warm welcome on behalf of the group here. We are a very friendly lot and we've all got a lot of wisdom and experience to offer. I really hope our shock and revulsion at your earlier comments doesn't scare you off....it sounds like you might just learn a thing or two by hanging out with us.
 

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And I see that Konig is a brand-new member of the BCFishingReports community who just joined *today* so let me extend a warm welcome on behalf of the group here. We are a very friendly lot and we've all got a lot of wisdom and experience to offer. I really hope our shock and revulsion at your earlier comments doesn't scare you off....it sounds like you might just learn a thing or two by hanging out with us.
Being that he is a new member, and was commenting on an old (over 6months) post where the truck was probably purchased long ago, I suspect Koenig may be someone just trying to rile people up, as its hard to believe someone would actually display such ignorance, and choose to lay it all out in his first post. At least I hope thats it.
 

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I'm american born and raised and that anti liberal stuff/purposely destroying the environment stuff you said could possibly be the most unfettered public display of ignorance ive ever heard in my life. That includes trump supporters.. Wow... Just wow. Congrats, mind blown.
 

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I have a 2015 F-150 2.7 liter ecobooster super crew. Fuel economy is excellent when taking it easy. 134 liter tank I can drive to Calgary. Pulling my boat which weighs around 2000 pounds, I burn more. I think commuting I'm at around 12L/100km, pulling the boat it was close to the 20's.
Previous truck was Dodge 1500. Interior of dodge is nice, but I am really liking the Ford. Seats are firmer in the Ford only downfall. Flat floor in the back is amazing. If considering a Ford, consider the larger trailer mirrors. I find the mirrors a little tough to get used to. Been 5 months now. Ford has full locking rear differential.
 

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Not all recycling is desirable actually.
Recycling plastic and glass has been proven to increase carbon footprint than making new ones.
New approach is making plastic decomposable instead of trying to remake it into another plastic product.
Same as paper, the amount of chemical and energy required to process post-consumer paper: decolour, getting rid of impurities are creating more negative environmental impact than making paper from new material.
Pre-consumer paper can be recycled with much less impact vs post-consumer paper.
Another problem with recycled paper is the fibre will eventually get too short to hold it's integrity.
Paper industries gets tree from (Canada and USA) managed forest. These paper companies rotate harvest of these managed forest. The total forested area remained stable. New 'old-growth' cutting are mostly used towards building materials, as pulp making doesn't require the large dimension of the 'old-growth' trees.
To generalize recycling as good or bad is not all that simple.

Just my 2 cents.
 
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