Originally Posted by bigskyline
Your experience is invaluable to The Retired Librarians. I did do the gas vs. diesel calculations and found the following:
For gas at $2.20/gal travelling 100K miles at 7 miles per gal. will cost about $31,427.00
For diesel at $2.60/gal at 14 miles per gal. cost is about $18,571.00 (DEF not incl.)
Given the difference in oil changes, initial cost, finding mechanics, and cargo weight issues, looks like we need to rethink what we've thought.
Anyone else have thoughts on gas vs. diesel in a class c MH?
I have one thought , the generator. On a gas motorhome the gas generator pulls fuel from the main tank which is generally 55 gallons or better.
With a diesel Mercedes coach the only ones I have seen were equipped with a propane generator which uses the onboard propane tank for a fuel source.
This will restrict your run time and i find it much more inconvenient to find and load propane as opposed to gasoline.
I can't tell you the number of times we have the generator running while going down the road . We run it to cook while traveling , run the coach a/c or to power the tv for the grandkids.
Another thing , I read a horror story recently about problems associated with the Mercedes chassis DEF system .
I own a Thor Vegas 24.1 which is built on Ford E450 chassis. Thankfully I have had good luck.
Ford makes a quality product that can be serviced in far more places then a Benz.