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Posted: 10/18/21 07:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

....I’ve seen some people state that they have avoided a diesel .... why so ?

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Maintenance.


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Lancslad wrote:

Maintenance.

this and cost. and i have zero experience with diesel engines.


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[emoticon] Hi, one word, STINK.[emoticon]


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Can’t debate the STINK ! .... but from what I’ve been told - the lower sulfur diesel is less stinky !

Maintenance? .. how so ?? Initial cost ? ... what was that ?

Not familiar with the motor itself ? ... it’s a learning experience!!

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Price right now, a comparable diesel when we bought was another $60k. That’s a lot of fuel. I will have diesel eventually.


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I've had both: two gassers (35' 2004 Sea Breeze & 31' 2001 Sea View) and a DP (41' 2001 Newmar).

The Sea Breeze was no fun to drive long distances, but cheap to maintain. The Newmar was much better driving -- air bags make a big difference, but very expensive to maintain.

The 2001 Sea View, our newest gasser, has been a pleasant surprise. Maybe I wasn't expecting much. The V10 is zippy as hell, the steering is precise (not loose and wandering like our Sea Breeze), and the ride quality is good enough for long distance driving.


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Posted: 10/19/21 06:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Most diesels are too big (length and height) for our needs, initial cost of a diesel is too high, diesel maintenance costs are ridiculous, I don’t need the extra towing capacity of diesels.

The cost of the small Sprinter diesels blow my mind compared to the gas equivalent.


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Rk911 hit it. That plus I don't need it for my rig.

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