Started by cosmic, February 14, 2013, 08:16 PM
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Quote from: RVSTEVE on April 25, 2021, 02:08 AMSo basically Thomas is saying if a liter of gasoline costs 1.45 Euros in Europe, which would equal $6.64 per gallon (1.45 Euros into dollars = $1.75406 x 3.7854 liters for 1 gallon).LP gas in Europe per liter is 64 cents according to Thomas, which would be $2.42 a gallon (64 x 3.7854 for 1 gallon). The drop in mpg switching to LP gas as fuel from gasoline as fuel for his Chevy 454 is 17% (9.4mpg - 7.8mpg =1.6 mpg drop or 17%), which would mean that if he was was paying $6.64 a gallon for gasoline considering the LP fuel switch, his cost per gallon should be compared to $5.52 a gallon figuring the mpg drop. So even with the mpg drop figured in, it looks like LP gas being used as fuel for a motorhome will decrease fuel costs by a little more than half in Europe. Here in the U.S LP gas currently costs on the average $2.30 a gallon and considering gasoline prices are reaching for the $3.00 a gallon markif one uses the lower octane, the cost of the LP conversion may not be worth it yet in the U.S. The savings on internal engine parts life being greatly extended by the much cleaner LP fuel, as fleet owners will attest to, along with environmental reason might be cause for making the switch. I guess how many miles one puts on their rig will be the determining factor, and how much one would have to pay for the conversion. Myself, I am going to look into making the conversion and be duel fuel. Thank you Thomas for bringing up LP gas as an alternative. Steve