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Understanding The Differences Between Gas And Diesel RVs

Last updated 7 years ago

When you’re in the market for a new RV, the endless options can seem intimidating. You can narrow down your search by choosing between a gasoline or diesel RV. Each is advantageous in certain situations. 

Advantages of Gasoline
Gasoline is less expensive per gallon than diesel, and gasoline engines are usually cheaper and easier to maintain. Not only is the fuel cheaper, gas RVs are less expensive than their diesel equivalents. Gasoline engines operate more quietly and provide a slightly smoother ride. Gasoline is also easier to find—some service stations don’t provide diesel fuel.

Advantages of Diesel
Diesel engines are more powerful. Built for extensive mileage, diesel RVs are usually worth the investment, particularly if you take long trips. Diesel RVs are typically safer than gasoline RVs due to their larger chassis. Although diesel fuel is more expensive than gas, diesel RVs usually get better gas mileage.

To decide which of these matters to prioritize, ask yourself questions about your budget and traveling plans. How much can you afford to spend on your RV? How much do you plan to budget for monthly fuel expenses? Where do you plan to travel, and how far and often? How much do you value power and comfort?

Of course, there are other items and factors to consider when choosing between a gas and diesel RV. Choosing the RV that’s right for you is an exciting process, because buying an RV opens an endless road of opportunity for incredible experiences. To help decide what kind of RV is right for you, give the experts at Las Vegas’ Johnnie Walker RV a call at (702) 529-2194 today! 


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