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I presently own a ford f150 ecoboost v6. Love the torque and horsepower and the durability shown in their torture test. It got me thinking....since gas motorhomes are now built with ford powertrains why not use a v8 with the ecoboost technology. It would provide diesel like torque and possibly fuel efficiency. I know it would spark me into buying one.

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How about getting it on the Ford V-10?


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Lot of speculation right now as to whether Ford will put turbos on a V8. With cooling and mileage issues I think it may be a ways off. They will have to do something to stay in the (gas powered), heavy chasis market. They are still puting the V10 in motorhome chasis which they say has been surpassed in technology, hence the 6.2 used in SuperDutys. They must know that they need more than the 6.2 for that application and I hope they succeed. Whatever it ends up being will be a compromise I'm sure between power and mileage. As has been pointed out, the Eco is great, but towing mileage is pretty much in line with the V8's, and some, I repeat some are disapointed with non-towing mileage as well. If motor homes continue to not have to meet mileage standards then we may just see a bigger V8 again, but perhaps a 4 valve etc. I am looking at a new SuperDuty purchase in the next couple years and hope they come up with a gas motor with just a little more than the 6.2 has since I'd rather not buy a diesel.


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the silverback wrote:

How about getting it on the Ford V-10?
That would be a major waste. The 3.5 liter with a turbo has more torque, broader power band, and more HP than any current gas powered RV engine in current use. To get decent mileage, you have to have a tiny engine, so you do not waste efficiency from pumping losses. Then make up for the tiny engine by adding a turbo. That is really all the ecoboost is, but the technology is still not what it should be. It still has a throttle plate, and the cam is only variable timing. You need to have variable lift to get rid of the throttle plate and get the efficiency up.


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Ford is enjoying the gas market currently, but it won't last long!

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Eco boost works because most people drive their pickups empty most of the time. An RV power plant operates loaded most of the time similar to a marine duty gas motor. As was pointed out an Ecoboost under load has similar fuel specs as a big cube motor. What really needs to happens is to put a small TD in the pickup. IMO


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Put two engines in the motorhome, with two inputs to one transmission like a V-22 tiltrotor aircraft. Run on one engine when lightweight or on flat ground; start the second engine in the hills.


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