The Ford V-10 is great engine but contrary to popular belief the "10" does not refer to the number of cylinders. It is the mileage that you will never, ever, no how, no way, see regardless of what you are driving/pulling.
Not true AT ALL! On our last cross-country journey from AZ to FL, once I got out of the mountains of the west and got onto the flats, I averaged 10 mpg on every fill up. Always cruised at 62 mph and that took into account all kinds of winds, weather, traffic, etc. I drive like I have an egg on the gas pedal while accelerating. Yep, lots of people passed me but I passed them at the gas pumps.
Put 26000 miles on my 31 foot class c, Ford V-10, no toad and average mileage was just under 9/mpg. Did I ever go over - heck yes - got 10+ on a long flat highway trip and 7+ on a mountain, flat highway combo. I also seldom drive more than 60. The v-10 gets very hungry above 65. Oh, and for the last 7,000 miles I had a full
Banks with Transcommand. More power, better shifting, less mileage.
A friend told me that they are getting 13-18 mpg with a V10 Ford engine in a 29 ft class c. That kind of blew me away for a minute, but this person is trustworthy if they're calculations are correct. So can somebody tell me if this sounds reasonable? Or what do these units get with gas engines and a length somewhere around 29 ft? Thanks
What he has is a broken calculator.
2005 Chev 5.3 Supercharged 395HP 425 T hp. Two wheels on front, 2 on back. one seat, tint windows. front and rear bumpers, headlights, windows. Door on each side. Heater, floor mats, 6 Reese candy bars, junk behind seats, some dirt. Pulls so hard.