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Old 11-11-2014, 08:14 AM   #29
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Hans you will need a good idea too of how and where you will use your motor home. I have a 35ft. gas and live in the northeast U.S., still working. My rig (2011) does everything and more that I could expect from it. I tow a Toyota on a dolly and you don't even know its back there. However, if I was living in the western states where there are more mountains, or even the southern U.S., I maybe would think differently because of the towing power of the diesel. My gas rig had zero trouble going through 6-7000 feet mountain ranges in southern U.S. this past summer, but trips on vacations (holiday right!) are different than dealing with it on a more constant basis. Another consideration besides drive train and power, in my opinion is that diesel rigs, being more high end, will give you nicer and better quality accoutrements like counter tops, flooring, cabinets and furnishings than most, not all, gas rigs. If this will be important to you than that should help with your decision gas vs. diesel. However, there are some very nice gas rigs by Newmar, Tiffin and Georgetown in the 37-38 foot range that will give you the space and amenities needed and saving a bundle of upfront cash. Good Luck with your shopping, you'll have fun scratching the itch!

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Old 11-11-2014, 12:04 PM   #30
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Thanks for your post. Although we thought a diesel would work fine for us (larger and more space) we will not drive lots and lots of miles. Our last trips were between 4000 and 4500 miles. In the future (4a5 years) we will retire and use the motorhome more for living (escape the cold Dutch winter) as making road trips.
Also the costs of maintenance are higher as expected.
Thanks for your answer. It makes clear that gas also have larger (38ft) motorhomes and can easily tow a car if neccesary. We are not looking for a fancy high end MH full of bells and whistles. If it works, has a lot of inside space, has all the things neccesary it good enought for us. Above all our budget ceiling is 80K.

Why would someone choose for a gas pusher?
Is a gas pusher more quiet as a gas engine in the front?
Do Newmar, Tiffin, Georgetown have a gas pusher.
We had Fleetwood as our rentals they were nice.

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Old 11-13-2014, 11:16 AM   #31
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No difference, no gas pushers ......
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:22 AM   #32
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There were a few gas pushers built on the Workhorse UFO chassis, but very rare. There were some problems with the water pump due to engine orientation, but otherwise seemed like a decent chassis. Of course, Workhorse is no longer with us.

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Thanks Glenn I had read about it and for the engine noise it seemed a solution above a normal gas.
I will consentrate on a 38-40 diesel.

New question what mileage can I expect? 10mpg?

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