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Old 07-01-2016, 07:35 PM   #15
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:10 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Gary RVRoamer View Post
A 350 hp gas engine produces the same power as a 350 hp diesel, so if 350 is enough for the coach weight, the gas isn't "underpowered" at all. What is different, however, is the engine rpms needed to produce that horsepower; the diesel does it low (probably around 1600 rpms), while the gas engine needs to rev up to maybe 4000 to do that. Most people don't like to do that, so they get by on less than full power at a lower rpm range. Then they feel like the gas engine is "under-powered".

Most of the DP vs gasser differences have little to do with the type of fuel though. Air suspension, greater carrying capacity, greater tow rating, rear vs front engine placement, etc. etc. etc. I doubt if you will get to really appreciate all of that in a test drive.
True - formula is: Horsepower = torque X RPM/5252

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