Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > New Member Check-In
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-21-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3
Moving up

My husband and I are considering buying a Class A. Which is better gas or diesel. We have a fifth wheel now.

Irene Hardin is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-21-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
Senior Member
bsirby's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Coastal Campers
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,683
Hi Irene, welcome to IRV2. We have gas and are happy with it. Good luck on your decision.

Brenda and Frank, FTers, Zebulon, NC
Raisin our mixed hound and our cat BooBoo.
2004 37' Holiday Rambler Vacationer
bsirby is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
Senior Member
ghoststories's Avatar
National RV Owners Club
Pond Piggies Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,320
Hello and welcome to iRV2. We have a gas Class A, which for us was the best choice, but may not be the best thing for you. You need to do research and go to some of the Class A forums here and talk to some dealers and make an informed decision. Wishing you all the best.
2014 Gulf Stream Conquest Lite Model 218MB
2013 Chevy Traverse LT
ghoststories is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
SarahW's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: In a lawnchair
Posts: 11,201
Howdy and welcome. We also have a gasser, which was the best choice for us. (We are "vacationers", not "full timers.") There are lots of opinions about this, so you might do a search on the forum for more info.
Sarah (RVM69), Hubby, and Harry the RVin' Dog
.......2012 Fleetwood Bounder 33C | 2012 Jeep Wrangler

SarahW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 08:34 PM   #5
Registered User

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,198
"better"? hmmm, that is tough, or at least bound to start either major discussion or outright warfare.

Diesels are better. They cost a lot more, and you get what you pay for. They ride better, and are quieter. And bigger.

That said, gassers are logical choices for many. Much more affordable. Newer models will have multiple slides, top end appointments, good power. But a gasser will never ride like an air bag suspended diesel bus, and a gas big block screaming between your legs just can't be as quiet as a diesel, loafing at 1600 rpm, 35 feet behind you.
JimM68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2012, 11:28 AM   #6
Senior Member
Wanabee FTer's Avatar
Gulf Streamers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Golden Village Palms, CA
Posts: 1,988
Blog Entries: 12
I believe either DP or gas will suite most persons needs. The interior designs are somewhat different between the two. It seems most DP's are higher appointed. If cost is no object, you may be of the DP crowd. Personally for me a DP was going to be out of our budget for routine maintenance and repairs, especially on an older unit that may be costly when electronic gadgets, mechanical items break down.

'98 Gulf Stream Sunsport 325, 7.5L Banks Power Pack, Koni FSD's, Air Bags, ReadyBrute Elite,
2000 Honda Accord

Wanabee FTer is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.