Originally Posted by DCHitt
I think propane is on its way out of the picture for class B's.
But I've gotta understand you a bit better.
For class B's that have diesel engines
, I can see how this is a pretty logical conclusion to draw. But there's tons of Class B's on the road with gasoline engines. (And tons more that continue to be manufactured.)
And a gasoline-powered camper van still needs a stove/furnace.
So unless you're also thinking that diesel engines themselves will be replacing gasoline engines for all Class B's
, then I'm curious how you see the big picture.
(I don't happen to think that gasoline engines themselves are about to be replaced completely by diesel engines anytime soon for Class B's. (And I doubt you do either.)) Transits, ProMasters all still offering valid gas options (EcoBoost!) which aren't painting a picture of the diesel engine's triumph anytime soon over gasoline.
So I'm guessing that you are probably thinking....
.....that people will stop installing propane tanks in gasoline-powered Class B's
, and in their place install auxiliary diesel fuel tanks instead
(strictly for powering their stoves and furnaces)?
Granted, at first blush this idea does have merit!
Forum member Glider went this route and installed a diesel-powered combination cooktop/stove/furnace in her 5.4 gasoline powered van.
be nice to be able to easily get fuel for cooking/heat....that you could pump yourself.....at almost any gas station, even if you have to deal with putting gasoline in one of your van's tanks and diesel in the other. Gotta admit, I get pretty annoyed with the hassle of getting a knowledgeable attendant to reliably refill the van's propane tank.