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  1. Thanks for the various inputs. Thanks Brett for the specific responses. I think in my particular case, if I stick with 36-38 ft. I'll stick with gas. I expect to do more sitting than driving (snowbird type), however if I go larger, and start climbing a lot of mountains, I'd be better off with diesel. Sounds like the automotive diesel mfgrs. have dealt with the standard diesel problems. As I mentioned, my experience with recips has been mostly in the 2000 hp. range and turbines to 28000 hp!, so not really relevant to automotive. Phil
  2. What is dry silicone? I used spray graphite and it seemed to work well. You have to be careful to not stain elsewhere, but works well in the "felt type" channels.
  3. I find these forums interesting, in that for many yrs. I dealt with large engines, mostly stationary. Diesels were relatively rare, except for isolated power plants. Most engines and gas turbines used natural gas and the engines ran 24/7 at approximately 100% design output. My MH is 37ft. 22000# F53. I am interested in the Diesel vs. Gas discussions because: a. The better handling of the DP, although I drove I 10 from Phoenix to Orange Cty. In 50 mph side winds and bumper to bumper 18 wheelers and survived. b. Turbos for higher altitude hp. Diesels, in my experience, need to be loaded and run hot. This is not a MH environment! Is this a problem in a MH? I would expect fuel dilution of lubes would cause problems. Does the relatively low usage cause problems? (for diesels) When did DEF become mandated? Do the particulate filters and afterburners cause problems? Does the ultra low sulfur fuels cause problems with the '04 era diesels? Fuel mileage is not really a concern. My gasser seems to get approx. 8 mpg, even towing an Escape, although I haven't really done a scientific study. Any input would be appreciated Phil
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