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Old 05-14-2012, 09:15 PM   #43
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Can I not buy ANOTHER Gasser for the difference of purchase price of a DP?.
A DP is way over 200,000 Dollars
A Gasser starts under 100,000 Dollars
This is a very misleading statement IMHO. Much of the difference in price between gassers and DPs is due to fancier finishing details and extra convenience items and options (for example, try buying an Aquahot in a gasser). The diesel itself contributes some, but not all of the difference.

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Old 05-15-2012, 12:53 AM   #44
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In years past, diesel always ran a few cents cheaper than gas. The refineries needed to find a new and deceptive way to make an extra buck on the backs of the American public. They started by doing rolling refinery shut downs "for repairs" that jacked up prices and eventually lead to diesel becoming more expensive because of "demand". Once they soaked everyone with new diesel prices they started on the gas.

Here in the Republic of California, there was about a .50 cents a gallon difference between diesel and gas.....diesel being more expensive. Since the February increase in oil prices from about $95.00 to $110.00 a barrel, gas jumped from $3.79 a gallon to about $4.35 a gallon. Diesel increased and maintaine the .50 cent higher price.

We watched gas prices over the past month start to slowly drop to about $4.17 a gallon as oil dropped to $100.00 a barrel. In the last week, oil has now dropped to $95.00 a barrel and realistically, gas should be back around #3.75 or so. Not in California. As soon as oil hit $95.00, they raised the prices in Southern California .18 cents in two days. They said the the .60 cents more a gallon than what it should be was caused by the closure of three oil refineries. My guess the prices will start to fall right after Memorial weekend.

During this time, diesel is now cheaper in Southern California than gas.

Where is our government who promised to end price gouging on gasoline? In California, sales tax is applied to gasoline. So everytime the price of gas goes up, bankrupt California makes more money. It doesn't seem they would have too much interest in pursuing price gougers.

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Old 05-15-2012, 06:57 AM   #45
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I selected my MH with a diesel in part for the advertised fuel mileage (13.5 MPG) and secondly for the long life and resale advantage of a diesel MH. I knew from the beginning that diesel fuel prices always trend higher and changes lag gas, these were know and I am happy for my basic decision to purchase a diesel and I will do it again when the time comes.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:14 AM   #46
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Check out the chart below, notice anything fishy about the price of oil vs. the price of gas lately? Gas is WAY higher than it should be, and the bunch of BS about refineries closing or not opening is nothing but excuses to keep the price high. And the answer to this question is simple enough proof:

How many of you have found a gas station with no gas lately?

Just what I thought...

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Old 05-16-2012, 06:27 PM   #47
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I don't think it's about fuel it's about your taste and pocket book. I would buy an older diesel before a new gas. The Diesels are so much better in quality and trade value. I look at the web (Craig's list , PPL motor homes etc) all the time and am amazed at the quality of the older diesels. If you look at the forums it seems that people are having many issues with newer models. I saw a 2000 Foretravel that I would buy over a much newer MH. Look at all the websites with used RVs and study them. Why spend over $100,000 for a new gasser when you can buy a much better diesel for way under that.
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