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    Been listening to a fair amount of people talking about petrol engines coming back into the fold more and more.
    Jeromy Vine had a programme on radio the other week about diesels being dirty and talking again about petrol engines .
    ARE WE ABOUT TO SEE MORE PETROL POWERED MOTORHOMES COMING BACK INTO PRODUCTION?
    What would you do if you were going to renew your van ? Would you even consider a petrol variant?
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    Never!! Diesels are so much more reliable and produce the torque required to drag a shed around behind. So many diesel cars will be disappearing off the road in years to come,I doubt a niche vehicle like the MH is going to have much effect on the environment. The next logical step from diesel must be electric imo,going to a petrol would just be a backward step.
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    As long as LPG is readily available, it could be an option. Lots of American RV are petrol. My next van will be much smaller, so I would say yes, I would consider petrol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The laird View Post
    Would you even consider a petrol variant?
    Hello Gogs,
    I thought long and hard and I opted the LPG route, the only problem I could see there was how big can I get the tanks.

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    Might be ok for smaller stuff but as soon as you go over 3t youíll need a hell of a powerful petrol engine to pull it along the road and thatís when economy goes out the window when you get to 3000cc and the gearing torque is different for a commercial or mh pulling all the time the gov will lead us all to petrol and five year later start the same **** as theyíve done with diesel and tell us to go electric think ide stick with diesel for now especially with the euro 6 engines and there maybe somthing round the corner thatíll make diesels greener like new exhaust systems
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    I think that hybrids may be an interim until electric takes over. The trouble is that motorhomes are very weight critical, and batteries tend to be relatively heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The laird View Post
    Been listening to a fair amount of people talking about petrol engines coming back into the fold more and more.
    Jeromy Vine had a programme on radio the other week about diesels being dirty and talking again about petrol engines .
    ARE WE ABOUT TO SEE MORE PETROL POWERED MOTORHOMES COMING BACK INTO PRODUCTION?
    What would you do if you were going to renew your van ? Would you even consider a petrol variant?
    VW dropped the Petrol engined Transporter years ago for the UK Market (available elsewhere always though) but have recently introduced it due to demand
    I changed my diesel car to a petrol last July as fed up with the higher running costs and complexity of the diesel and would certainly consider a modern petrol powered camper.
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    If you live in a LEZ then you have to consider changing to petrol or buying a euro 6 diesel.

    There are more and more LEZ's springing up, here and abroad.

    It is not worth buying a dirty diesel.

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    Have a look Manufacturers Websites in the USA at 3.5 ton delivery vans and the petrol engines that are available already in Transits etc, The Dodge Ram Cargo standard engine is petrol a 3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT engine its basically a Fiat Ducacto. 2017 Ram ProMaster(R) - Multi Purpose Work or Cargo Van If diesels get banned or priced off the road what other options do you have if you want to have a MH. I would have petrol now if they were easier to find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fazerloz View Post
    Have a look Manufacturers Websites in the USA at 3.5 ton delivery vans and the petrol engines that are available already in Transits etc, The Dodge Ram Cargo standard engine is petrol a 3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT engine its basically a Fiat Ducacto. 2017 Ram ProMaster(R) - Multi Purpose Work or Cargo Van If diesels get banned or priced off the road what other options do you have if you want to have a MH. I would have petrol now if they were easier to find.
    How very interesting!
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