Category: RV Ride and Handling

Why Do Diesel Pusher RVs Cost So Much More Than Gas Motorhomes?

Diesel pusher RVs cost significantly more than their gas-powered counterparts. Here’s a breakdown of the differences. Over the years, many motorhome enthusiasts and prospective buyers have asked, “Why do diesel-powered coaches cost so much more than gas-powered motorhomes?” This is often heard at RV shows, in dealer showrooms and over the campfire. Well, perhaps one
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Passive Steering on Diesel Pusher Tag Axles

Passive steering on motorhome tag axles. Many larger diesel pushers made today are equipped with tag axles. This is a third axle having single wheels at each side that resides behind the dual wheeled drive axle. This feature increases the carrying capacity to help meet the heavier optioned coaches. They also can reduce the weight distributed
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RV MPG — Big Impact From Slight Elevation Changes

RV fuel consumption — the big impact of slight elevation changes. Most people who own a recreational vehicle have on occasion wondered why their fuel mileage varies from time to time. Alright, we all know that driving speed, stop-and-go traffic, and wind resistance affects fuel mileage greatly. This is further amplified by weight and aerodynamics of our
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Diesel Pushers — How Much HP is Enough?

Diesel pushers require pretty brawny engines. So how much horsepower is enough? This is a common question often appearing in RV forums in regard to diesel pushers. Well, there are six common Cummins engines and several Caterpillar that can be found in diesel pushers made in the last decade. They range in size from 6.7
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