more ..Diesel vs. Gas.
This topic greatly influences my search for my AS. It's,of course very complicated. Dad was in the oil biz for 49 years, and I sought him out; both load and cost issues. Here goes:
*diesel prices are seasonal 'cause of E. coast home heating needs.
*gas has gone up 42% in the past nine months, as has diesel.
*conventional wisdom says diesel with manual pulls the heavist TTs better.
*Diesel is cheaper and easier to refine- maybe, maybe not. Sometimes diesel costs up to 15% more to refine.
*In the old days, Diesel was cheap to make because it was just skimmed off the crude basically. It was relatively unrefined. Nowadays, it has to be heavily processed to remove contaminants and sulfur, both of which will clog up emission systems if left in, and getting the sulfur down below 15ppm is more expensive. *A weakening dollar hurts our prices (and the dollar's dropping again). *Diesel contains 12-15% more energy and therefore *should* cost roughly that much more than gasoline. Diesel engines are more efficient and are allowed to emit more toxins because of it.
*Just some notes I took; bottom line is very few people know anything about the future of prices. *I'm buying a bigger vehicle regardless of the new weight of my future AS. I'd prefer gas, but with a real heavyweight, will go diesel. *In my opinion, and Dad's, there is no right or wrong answer- period. Prices, environment, load, personal preference, reliability, upkeep- .......*Bottom line--the IMPORTANCE of the Travel Trailer tow vehicle will never, ever be underestimated in my search for my dream AS. Guys, thanks for keeping the thred alive.