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Old 09-12-2019, 10:09 AM   #1
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So you want to buy a diesel pusher.

I found this excellent video explaining the realities of a diesel rv.
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Well, that is nearly 15 minutes of my life I will never get back
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It answers the same questions we see on here three times a week. I thought it was quite informative.
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Pretty much everything mentioned applies to a gas coach only at a reduced cost. Blow a head gasket as a full timer and you're still going to need a hotel room for a few nights.
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I watched the video and I don't recall anything he said with which I would disagree. Potential purchasers of a DP should view it and benefit. It would be nice, however, to learn if there are any statistics on the probability of, say, a HEUI pump failure.

I believe that if you obtain records that demonstrate a good history of regular maintenance for a diesel engine and get favorable result from oil analysis, the probability of a major failure is low over the average mileage a driver of said MH would put on it.
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I would guess most owners of DPs are aware of everything he stated in the video. A major engine failure requiring considerable funds to repair is rather unlikely, particularly if you do the regular maintenance.
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I would guess most owners of DPs are aware of everything he stated in the video. A major engine failure requiring considerable funds to repair is rather unlikely, particularly if you do the regular maintenance.
Or have a ISX spanning several years of build dates ........$$$
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I titled it, so you want to buy a diesel pusher, not you already own one so here is information you already know. Every week there is the question of gas vs diesel. I think he points out the main differences of the diesel, like don't expect to get one million trouble free miles, and if its 20 years old expect things like wiring etc. to be a possible problem, the cost to maintain is higher than gas etc etc. etc. This guys channel has a lot of other good information, including info on Huey pumps. Hes a cat mechanic. Just trying to be helpful. I have learned a lot on this forum. If I can help someone else, that is what the forum is about.
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Forget reality, You are not a real rv'er unless you have a diesel. anything else is just camping.
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Learning the term PUSHER in an RV

Having worked for years in Law Enforcement, when I first heard someone use the term Diesel Pusher. The gears in my brain started up with questions. My interrogation was on. Saying "What did I say, what do you mean pusher?

The young women showing us our first Motorhome said OH, (Having been informed I was in Law enforcement prior) Laughing she explained a PUSHER means the Engine is located in the rear of the RV, so it pushes your motorhome down the road.

OH, blushing with embarrassment, OH Okay, that makes sense.
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Having worked for years in Law Enforcement, when I first heard someone use the term Diesel Pusher.

OH, blushing with embarrassment, OH Okay, that makes sense.

You should throw around the term DP.
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Here is a nice Diesel RV vs Gasoline RV, what do you think works best? Let's put them to the test in this 4:00-min video.

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Good video. It would be better if Nikki had done the video though.
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Having worked for years in Law Enforcement, when I first heard someone use the term Diesel Pusher. The gears in my brain started up with questions. My interrogation was on. Saying "What did I say, what do you mean pusher?

The young women showing us our first Motorhome said OH, (Having been informed I was in Law enforcement prior) Laughing she explained a PUSHER means the Engine is located in the rear of the RV, so it pushes your motorhome down the road.

OH, blushing with embarrassment, OH Okay, that makes sense.
I have a "GP" ( Gas Puller )
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