Bucars Blog — August 1 2017

The Advantages of a Diesel Motorhome

At Bucars RV dealership in Calgary we offer a wide selection of both diesel and gas motorhomes. Some RVers may be put off by the thought of purchasing a diesel motorhome because they have only owned gas vehicles and that’s where they feel comfortable. While gas motorhomes are a great option, we are here to tell you a diesel motorhome may be worth stepping out of your comfort zone for. Diesel motorhomes provide a number of advantages over gas motorhomes and could be the right RV for you. Take a look below at why you may want to consider a diesel motorhome as your next RV.

More Fuel Efficient

Diesel motorhomes have been proven to be more fuel efficient than gas motorhomes. Diesel motorhomes on average get around 23 litres per 100 km while gas motorhomes get around 30 litres per 100 km. This may not appear to be a big difference but over several years of highway travel the savings can add up. Purchasing a more expensive diesel motorhome can provide you more savings over time.

Longer Engine Lifespan

Diesel motorhomes generally have a longer engine lifespan than gas motorhomes. Diesel engines provide more torque at less RPMs than gas engines. As a result this puts much less stress and wear on diesel engines compared to gas ones. It is not unheard of for diesel motorhomes to go well over 300,000 kms without needing an engine rebuild or overhaul. If you are planning on travelling a lot and putting a lot of kilometers on your motorhome a diesel motorhome may be the right choice for you.

Heavier Chassis and Air Ride Suspension

Diesel motorhomes provide higher carrying and towing capacities compared to gas motorhomes. This means diesel motorhomes can provide additional options and luxuries that a gas motorhome cannot support. This includes a heavier chassis and air ride suspension, both provide a smoother ride and better handling. Options like this is what actually gives diesel motorhomes a much easier and pleasant driving experience. This is another great reason for those planning on spending a lot of time on the road in their motorhome to consider a diesel motorhome.

Wider Floor Plan Options

Since diesel motorhomes provide a higher carrying and towing capacity than gas motorhomes this allows them to provide a wider selection of floorplans. Traditionally diesel motorhomes also provide more spacious and luxurious floorplans compared to gas motorhomes. If you are planning on or already are a full time RVer you are more likely to find floorplans and options that fit you in a diesel motorhome.

Better Retained Value

Diesel motorhomes have been proven to retain their value longer than gas motorhomes. Diesel motorhomes have longer engine lifespans ensuring peace of mind and lower maintenance costs later in a diesel motorhomes life. Diesel motorhomes also tend to offer more luxurious floor plans which appeal to those looking to purchase a pre-owned motorhome. If you are interested in a motorhome that you will be able to receive a good return on after a few years of adventuring in it, then a diesel motorhome may be right for you.

If you still have any questions about diesel motorhomes and how they may fit your RV lifestyle the RV experts at Bucars RV dealership are ready to help. Our knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you may have and show you a wide variety of diesel motorhome options. Please reach out to us either by calling us at 403-207-1666 or visiting our dealership location just north of Calgary.


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