The perfect mix of power and economy
“When you squeeze the accelerator the V10 comes to life and shows amazing acceleration.”
“I have a fleet of 100 trucks and transport equipment so I know a bit about diesel versus petrol. The Aquarius motorhome with the V10 petrol/gas combination gives the perfect mix of power, economy and, very importantly, a very quiet ride without the diesel rattle noise.
The economy is far greater in this format as the smaller diesel engines available in an equivalent size motorhome have to work much harder to carry the weight and thus uses more fuel. The fuel range between the gas/petrol combinations is also greater than the diesel units on the market.
Another advantage is you don’t have a black smoke billowing machine running down the road covering everyone and don’t have the soot to clean of the rear of the unit that collects there.
The V10 Gas/Petrol combination has another huge advantage that a lot of people would not even consider and that is the power to be able to overtake with confidence when required.
Being from WA and in the truck industry I know how frustrating it must be for RV drivers and caravans to come up behind a road train and or semi as they are limited to 90km/h and have to sit there getting covered in rocks and road debris from them because you don’t have the power to overtake in a swift and safe manner.
This is not a problem with the Aquarius as when you squeeze the accelerator the V10 comes to life and shows amazing acceleration to move around slower moving vehicles with ease.
Having had diesel units before, overtaking is almost impossible as when you gear down to overtake the ratios are all wrong. Generally what happens is you just over-rev the engine and it takes a long time to actually build speed.
The chassis engine and driveline on these units is purpose built for an A-Class motorhome and therefore is geared appropriately and built for its intended purpose whereas the diesel units are built for either a people carrier or a light truck and are very noisy and extremely dirty to work on. Even simple things like checking the oil in a diesel becomes a grotty job, not to mention the smell of diesel when refueling and having to pull up in the dirty truck bays where the ground is covered in spilt diesel from the trucks.”
- Darren, WA.