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Old 06-12-2015, 08:17 PM   #169
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I could probably limp down the road in the hills , like cooke city ,mt with a small gas engine pulling my 31 ' classic but I like the power and performace of the Diesel engine, it makes traveling easier.....

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Old 06-13-2015, 08:50 PM   #170
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Jeff, excellent addition to my points. Throttled gasoline engines suffer significant pumping loss at anything less than wide open. This is another advantage diesel engines have. So, factor pumping loss, thermal efficiency with higher compression ratios and greater BTU content of diesel fuel and you see why diesel engines can see 50% better fuel mileage under load (towing).

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