Originally Posted by SidecarFlip
I'll take a diesel over a gasoline engine anytime (even a pollution diesel engine). They last longer with less upkeep over the long haul.
Diesel is great for many, not for all. Frequent short trip duty cycle comes to mind -very hard on a diesel. Geographical location would be a factor too mountains vs. flatland. If I lived in the Rockies, I'd have a diesel in my driveway.
Typically, diesels do last longer. Its all about maintenance and use though. I disagree that they have less upkeep over the longhaul. Injector failure and emissions problems out of warranty come to mind. With the thousands that can cost, one could replace a entire gasser engine; and with Ram a lifetime maxcare bumper to bumper warranty is available on gas, not diesel.
For me, gasser was an easy choice. Our TV is dedicated to TT pulling and not a DD so MPG isn't a factor (its much better than i expected though) Bigger payload, same chassis/axles as diesel and plenty room to upgrade RV.