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Old 09-11-2016, 09:06 AM   #11
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I can agree with the so call deals I'm also afraid of the diesel motor just how good are they
Any class A over 36 ft. will be a diesel. These days, whether gas or diesel, the engines and even the drive train are great. That's why you get a great warranty on the drive train.

The differences are:
* Diesel cost more (this is the only consideration).
* Diesel mileage is better then gas. I got 6.5 mpg on my 31' class-C and now get 10.5 mpg on my 40' class-A.
* Diesel's have way better torque, and that is what gets you up a mountain.
* 250,000 miles on a diesel is nothing; a gasser will have had problems achieving this.
* Most diesel RV's are pushers. After driving a gasser; the quietness when driving a pusher is breath taking.
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Old 09-11-2016, 09:25 AM   #12
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Any class A over 36 ft. will be a diesel. These days, whether gas or diesel, the engines and even the drive train are great. That's why you get a great warranty on the drive train.

The differences are:
* Diesel cost more (this is the only consideration).
* Diesel mileage is better then gas. I got 6.5 mpg on my 31' class-C and now get 10.5 mpg on my 40' class-A.
* Diesel's have way better torque, and that is what gets you up a mountain.
* 250,000 miles on a diesel is nothing; a gasser will have had problems achieving this.
* Most diesel RV's are pushers. After driving a gasser; the quietness when driving a pusher is breath taking.
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Yes , good points, to yearly service your diesel pusher, it'll cost around $600. That's what I spent at factory service in Gaffney, S.C. Having said that , I been driving semi's over 40 years, mainly cummings engines, rarely a serious problem, .
V 10 fords , I had one , poor mpg, engine itself I think pretty much bullet proof up to 90,000 miles. But let's face it probability of putting more than 50k on a motorhome isn't likely overall . I'll take the diesel everytime. They are very quite an smooth
Side note, I have run diesels over 500,000 miles, with nothing more than a tune up an regular services
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:05 AM   #13
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Did you see anything that you like at the show?
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:53 PM   #14
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We did see a lot yesterday seems like more people are showing up on wed. We only looked at A s and C s and still walked 4.5 miles. Out of all the Class A the one one I liked was the Ventana 4037 by Newmar 2 full couches and kitchen table option. Small toilet/sink but full bath in back. The one at show did not have mag wheels. Still not sure on the diesel or gas😀
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