Looks like that trailer has two 3500# axles too, if he is hauling “almost 8,000#” it is overloaded pretty bad. And I can only make out 2 straps.Not sure why anyone would think its a good idea to pull that without trailer breaks.
This is a faulty analysis in several ways. I have owned light diesel vehicles continuously for over 12 years, beginning with a 2008 Jeep GC 3.0L CRD and currently a 2016 GMC Canyon 2.8L Duramax and a 2018 BMW X5 x35d.Exactly par for the course. 24 MPG combined is what diesel Jeeps were getting 15 years ago. That's about what you can expect from any midsize diesel 4x4.
1,500 miles per month / 24 miles per gallon = 62.5 gallons per month @ $3.05/gallon = $190.63 per month
1,500 miles per month / 19 miles per gallon = 78.9 gallons per month @ $2.45/gallon = $193.31 per month
Difference is $2.68 per month. At $6,000 (diesel option plus required automatic trans. upgrade) it would take 186 years to break even on the money spent.
*Fuel prices based on national averages per the EIA. Years to break even point doesn't consider added diesel maintenance and repair costs.
Another reason to move out of Cali...Legislation is going to kill diesels, here in Cali it`s getting out of control, emissions testing every two years and now i get a notice from the DMV it could become yearly. People who tow have been looking for a way to move on from diesels and now with the Ford 7.3 gas motor our prayers have been answered.
The reason there is a class action lawsuit is there are too many lawyers and not enough tort control in the US. You can sue anyone for anything with very little risk and basically extort money from big companies who have better things to do than defend frivolous lawsuits. This class action is a sham riding on the coattails of the equally frivolous EPA action, riding on the coattails of the actual VW diesel fraud. There is no "class" that has been damaged by the EcoDiesel.There's a reason there's a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT for Gen 2 EcoDisel Owners, the engine is garbage. Now, before all you Keyboard Cowboys jump all over me, hear me out. This is the THIRD GENERATION EcoDIEsel, now this COULD BE the very best engine ever built by FCA/Jeep, however, it could also be the ABSOLUTE WORST engine ever put into a Jeep. BUT nobody will know for sure until they're on the roads for a couple years and they really get used and we see what happens. Yeah, there's an insane amount of torque, and yeah they're much better on fuel, but there's all kinds of added costs and maintenance that people don't think about, not to mention in the super cold parts of the country/world like DETROIT, MICHIGAN where it was about 10 degrees out today. Now, I've dealt with EcoDiesel on and off with a few friends and some love it, some hate it. Time will only tell, and if you've got the guts to risk spending 65K+ on a loaded Gladiator with a new version of a engine, good for you. But it'll be interesting to see what happens. Also, I hate the Pentastar, its a great engine, plant of power, good on fuel and pretty reliable with all the other vehicles that have had it, but its JUST TO MILD AND BORING. ITS LIKE DRIVING A VACUUM CLEANER. 6.4L Swap is the #1 upgrade we will do with out #MallKrawlin' Gladiator. Anyway, had to pipe in.