PPL Motorhomes is one of the nation’s largest used and consignment RV Dealerships, so we see our fair share of diesels come through PPL Motorhomes to be sold. The Diesel RV has been around for quite some time. Still, they have an unusual mystique about them. People seem a little leery of diesel engines, but that shouldn’t stop you from learning what they are. Once you figure out what a diesel motorhome can do and how much more pleasant they are to drive than the typical gas motorhome, you might make room in your budget to try it for yourself.
1. Smoothest Way to Drive
You should never think just because it is a diesel you will be bumping up and down the road like some trucker. On the contrary, diesel pushers are made for smooth sailing. The way they are made allows them to ride smoother than the gas counterparts. They also have an adjustable air compression unit, meaning that you can make it fit the height of your RV. It serves to stabilize the RV when gushing winds or over sized diesels come swooshing by, allowing for greater control of the RV.
2. Did Someone Say Power?
Going up a steep grade will be no problem in a diesel pusher. The diesel engine has a lower RPM which gives you more power for pulling. So not only will it drag the motorhome up-hill, it can easily do it while dragging the family car as well.
3. More Room Means More Living Space
Since diesels are built on a bus frame, they are bigger than your average RV. In some cases, when you start adding slide outs to your already large trailer, you have got a motor home that is pretty darn close to the size of a doublewide mobile home. I have actually rented apartments smaller than these things.
4. Smooth Braking
Since the RV is built on the chassis of a bus, you can get some nice bus features as well. The air brakes make driving these bad boys down the road so much easier.
5. Better Mileage
It’s not possible to talk about vehicles without talking about fuel efficiency. In most cases, the miles per gallon on a diesel is much higher than on a regular Class A. Higher MPG means more money for your all important trips.
Now that you know the basics of the Diesel RV, you can find Used and Consignment RVs right here at PPL Motorhomes. Once you step inside one, you just might find that your retirement dream really did include a diesel. You just didn’t know about it until now.
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