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Gas Vs. Diesel Pusher RV: Which is Right For You?

Gas Vs. Diesel Pusher RV: Which is Right For You?

If you enjoy travelling the countryside and seeing the sights, then you be getting ready to purchase an RV in Penticton, BC. If so, you may have asked yourself the question, what are the differences between gas and diesel pusher RVs. Are there advantages you should know about before making your next purchase.

Gas vs Diesel Pusher RV

What are the main differences between a gas and diesel pusher RV. Both of these have their advantages, and neither one is bad; it's just a matter of preference. You may want to consider what you will use the RV for before making your decision, or how much you'll be using the RV.


You also may want to consider where you plan to drive your RV. Will it be in the city, mountainous areas, or flat countryside? All of these questions may impact your decision. In fact, some reasons why you want to own an RV may play a part in what type you purchase. Someone who plans to live in their RV much of the time will have different goals than someone who will be using it just a few times a year for summer trips.


Let's take a look at how each one in more depth to see how they may work for you.

Gas RVs in Ontario

Gas RV

A gas-powered RV is almost always less expensive to purchase upfront than a diesel pusher RV. In addition, the maintenance costs are less costly than working on a diesel RV. Parts are easily accessible with a gas RV, and service stations for gas RV repairs are plentiful. Many expert mechanics are available to work on the vehicle.


Another difference between the gas and diesel RV are the sound. Gas are typically quieter than RVs due to the way they are started.


If you get a class A gas RV, it will have a 6.8-L V8 engine, which is known to be long-lasting and durable. Gas mileage is approximately 2.5 - 4.2 KPL. Historically gasoline has always been less expensive than diesel. However, the amount you can drive on a gallon of diesel is longer than on gas, so the trade-off is minimal. In addition, a gas tank in an RV will typically hold about 80 gallons (0.3 m³).

Diesel Pushers in Ontario

Diesel Pusher RV

A diesel pusher RV has an engine that is very efficient. Therefore, these engines last for many, many kilometers. Even though you will pay more for the RV upfront, the longevity of the engine may make it worth it in the end.


In addition, these vehicles have a fuel-efficient engine, if you can consider any engine of this size fuel-efficient. It's going to use the fuel, but not quite as much as a gas-powered one. You'll probably get about 3.5-6 KPL.


Diesels produce less wear and tear on the engine, so they often hold up for a long time requiring little maintenance. However, as noted above, if you do need maintenance, the gas RVs are easier to find parts for and to get maintained.


The air suspension in these vehicles provide a smooth ride no matter what type of terrain you're on.


Ready to make your choice?

No matter which RV you choose, they both have their benefits, and they make a fantastic vehicle in which to travel around to see the sites. For more information about our new and used RVs, stop by at The Hitch House today.

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