Towing vehicle - gas or diesel?

new to the whole lifestyle. I’m looking to buy a 5th wheel and a new vehicle to tow it. I can’t decide if the extra money for the diesel is worth the power boost it gives. Thanks

I’ve had both and will never go back to a gas engine for towing. The ride overall is smoother. The diesel tows much easier since they are designed for the torque needed for towing heavier loads.

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This! Even if you were going for a Class A motorhome, I’d recommend diesel. That’s what we have, a diesel motorcoach, towing a Jeep Wrangler.

Diesel is the only way to go for a dedicated tow vehicle. The old saying is that you race with horsepower but you drive with torque. That goes double for towing and that means the oil burners!

I’m towing a 24’ travel trailer with my gasoline-powered Tahoe. While the setup isn’t huge, I sometime find it difficult to get through some of the smaller gas stations while towing. I went to a Pilot station and checked out the trucker pumps and discovered they are diesel only. I just recently told my wife that there is only one thing that gives me anxiety when pulling the camper… getting fuel. If I just hadn’t purchased my Tahoe new last year, I’d be trading for a diesel if only for the convenience of getting fuel.

As for power, I’ve driven diesel trucks as a fireman for nearly three decades now, and there is no comparison when it comes to pulling some serious weight.