Diesel Pusher vs. RV

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When you decide to make an investment in the traveling lifestyle, it can be costly. While cost is one concern learning everything you can about the recreational vehicle world and lifestyle can be time-consuming. Many consumers get lost in the details and make the first purchase the wrong one. When it comes to RVs in particular, there are many different types out there. Let’s take a look at just engine types.

There are two types of RV engine types: Standard RV and diesel pushers. Diesel pushers are when the engine of the RV is in the rear. Standard RVs have the engine in the front. While it may not seem like a lot of difference, for some full time RVers, it can make all the difference in the world. When the RV engine is in front, it doesn’t have as much power and fuel efficiency. It also uses standard gasoline. A diesel pusher uses diesel fuel and the engine being in the rear allows it to have more power, especially when going uphill.

Everything else about a diesel pusher and RV are relatively the same. They come in the same lengths, widths and with the same features, such as awnings and slide outs. They can be fully loaded, customized and tweaked upon purchase, when built or down the line. In fact, unless you know the visual differences between a RV and diesel pusher, you may not even realize you’re in one over the other on the road.

Whether you’re looking for a RV, a fifth wheel, a diesel pusher or a travel trailer, finding the right type of recreational vehicle can be a chore. However, once you know exactly what is out there, you can make the right buy and avoid having to resell, upgrade or buy something new to get what you want. Buying a RV or diesel pusher doesn’t have to be difficult, you just have to know what you want and how it will benefit you once you hit the road with the family.

What do you prefer: A standard RV or a diesel pusher? Let us know in the comments below!

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