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Bumpyroad

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Posted: 02/14/20 05:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ego sells a lot of diesels, more so than need. and unless you buy a prevost, you are not top drawer anyhow.
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I would figure out where you want to camp, FHU CG's or more secluded NFS, SP, or COE type Cg's. If you want FHU's go with a 40 ft DP, if more secluded a 35 ft Gas would be better. How much storage do you need for the stuff you want to carry? How heavy will your tow vehicle be? Also understand a shorter gas MH with 362 HP will weigh 1/2 of what a 40 ft DP weighs with the same or less HP. Some people like RV resorts and some like boondocking in remote areas, having owned a toyhauler and 5th wheel you should have a pretty good idea of your preferred camping style.

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Bill_Satellite wrote:

When diesel cost $0.60 to $1.00 more per gallon you won't make up the difference in fuel economy.


Actually my old gasser MPG was between 4-7 MPG, and my current diesel is very consistent 10 MPG regardless of hills/wind, etc... And diesel is currently 25 cents higher than gas in my area, so I think I am ahead currently on fuel cost with my DP.


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We have owned both as well .

I feel the most noticeable difference is noise and ride .
We can ride along in relative quietness and talk with out yelling .
We also still use our in motion satellite tv and can actually hear it

You may be expecting to much out of an exhaust brake , it may not
perform any better than the braking effect of a gas rig , after all
the diesel rig is usually quite a bit heaver .
The more expensive coaches will have an engine brake ( compression )
now that is a real brake , it's what the semis have .

Performance of gas rigs of recent yrs is much better than the old
carburetor engines so don't assume the diesel will out perform it

Diesel coaches drive and just feel different , a little slower revving up
and air brakes feel different too

You probably should drive several of each and see which suits you .

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Thanks again everyone for your replies, it has given me input as well as some other things to consider as we look around. Anything we do won’t be cheap, so just want to make sure we considered everything before we buy something.

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janstey58 wrote:

Bill_Satellite wrote:

When diesel cost $0.60 to $1.00 more per gallon you won't make up the difference in fuel economy.


Actually my old gasser MPG was between 4-7 MPG, and my current diesel is very consistent 10 MPG regardless of hills/wind, etc... And diesel is currently 25 cents higher than gas in my area, so I think I am ahead currently on fuel cost with my DP.


Great! Good for you. That's not the norm. I was talking about the average. If you leave "your area" you may be unpleasantly surprised by the difference. Here in GA gas is $2.07 and diesel is $2.67. In CA expect to see $3.10 vs. $3.60+.
Glad you are in a diesel bubble market but that's not the norm. If you don't believe me, download Gas Buddy and take a look around.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
Can't we all just get along?

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MPG is a red herring. If one only drives 3000-5000 a year , the difference in fuels costs between one RV and another are inconsequential.


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I would rather have a used diesel than a new gas engine rig.
On the West Coast diesel costs less than regular unleaded gas.

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Bumpyroad wrote:

ego sells a lot of diesels, more so than need. and unless you buy a prevost, you are not top drawer anyhow.
bumpy


Performance and longevity are what sells most diesels. Economy sells some of them.

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Posted: 02/15/20 08:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

20 years of gas and 5 for diesel hands down the diesel.


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