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wjschill

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Posted: 01/20/21 04:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know this subject must have come up many times, but I'm still wanting opinions from this great group of RVer's.

With a budget of $75k, which way is the best to travel...an older diesel pusher, or a newer gas model?

Seems that some older 2001 to 2006 dp's have better quality than the newer say 2011 to 2015 gas models. I've looked at many of both.

I've had a diesel pickup for many years and really like it, although maintenance costs are higher, which I expected when I purchased it in 2007.

For those whom have traveled in both, what say you?

It seems during this time of Covid, many dp's with low miles seem a better fit for those not too worried about the higher cost of maintenance, especially since the gassers are really holding their value for now.

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Posted: 01/20/21 05:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just my opinion. If you plan to travel in your motorhome, get a diesel. My reasons: much less noise in the cockpit when traveling, more stability when driving and no doghouse hump between the driver and passenger.

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Posted: 01/20/21 05:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We did a newer used gas Winnebago, V10 with the 5 speed torqshift. Winnebago insulates very well and the motor noise is not so bad.

My local mechanic does repairs when
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Posted: 01/20/21 05:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

warrenjo46 wrote:

Just my opinion. If you plan to travel in your motorhome, get a diesel. My reasons: much less noise in the cockpit when traveling, more stability when driving and no doghouse hump between the driver and passenger.


Yeah That... plus
a better ride, bigger tanks, easier set up.


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Posted: 01/20/21 05:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You will get more for your money if you buy and older DP than newer gasser. But you will also spend more on ongoing maintenance.


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Posted: 01/20/21 05:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The floor plan is the most important since you will spend 90-95% of the time living in the coach compared to the 5-10% of the time you are driving it. Most people only put a few hundred miles per day when they travel so a little noise is not big deal. Find a floor plan that you like first and then worry about the drive train.

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Posted: 01/20/21 05:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why would the “time of Covid” affect your purchase of a diesel pusher or a gas MH? Buy what you want. If you are happy with diesel, buy a diesel MH.


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Posted: 01/20/21 05:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Size and weight of rig must be considered. A Gas MH of up to 36 foot and less than 15,000 pounds. A larger heavier rig would justify going diesel.
As a new member for you would be a gas rig in the 28-32 foot range and see how it works for you. Find out your likes and dislikes.


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Posted: 01/20/21 06:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I say go for option 3 .....a beautiful new fifth wheel.....i say this because you already have the truck. The only reason we have a motorhome is because we dont have or want a truck.


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Posted: 01/20/21 07:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rent both types for a week. Then decide.

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