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my wife and I or planning to purchase a class a motor home in the 32 to 36 foot range. Will appreciate hearing from someone who has a motor home in this size range with aFord V-10 engine. power? gas mileage? Tom

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i have a 2010 sunseeker 32' class c. at times i pull a dolly with a buick century behind. with the v-10 i have never had a power issue regardless of terrain. i dont even know the car is back there. i am still breaking it in i feel since i have under 7500 miles. that being said, i get around 9-10 mpg when alone and about 7-8 when towing.

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Ours is a 2011 Tiffin 32', although we have not towed with it we have had it loaded up, no problem at all for power and 9+ mpg, we're in British Columbia(hills everywhere)

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I reckon it is one of the best gas engines ever for motorhomes. Had a 2006 in a 28 foot Class C and loved it.


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Had a 08 35 ft Winnebago voyage, power was great we took it to the US and Canadian rockies and up and down the east coast also, milage was 6-7 .We put 22,000 miles on it in 2 1/2 years.


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What year?? There is more than one V-10?


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Currently have a 2009 Hurricane Class A, Triton V-10, no slides. has no issues with power, even towing a Cobalt. Had a 2004 Winnebago Sightseer, 31', Triton V-10, one super slide. Also towed a Cavalier with that one. Went from FL to Maine, across NH, back down through VT, no issues at all.
Plenty of power with both motorhomes. Current one is 31'plus a few inches.
Mileage on both average out around 8 (mostly with overdrive but not in hilly terrain)towing. Around 9-9.5 without toad. Not a heavy foot.

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we have a 34 foot class A and tow a jeep. It's a terrific engine - lots of power but gas mileage is under 8. It's a little noisy especially on the downshifts. As a previous poster indicated there are different HP engines in the Ford V10. We had a class C with the same engine but it had less horses and the Class A pulls better than the lighter C because it has more power. Might want to check that out.

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garym114 wrote:

What year?? There is more than one V-10?


Oh ya
1997 to 1999 was a two valve engine, this one was the lowest power and mileage engine in the production.

2000 introduced an improved crank at added about 15 HP and <1 MPG
2005 introduced a 3 valve version that upped the power by over 55 HP and 35 ft-lbs

Now the 3 valve was NEVER put in a E-series chassis, that engine is always the 2 valve, and that is the engine they are still putting in class-C chassis

I have heard there were some model-years where there was an option to get either the 2-valve or the 3-valve on the class-A MH chassis, but I don't know that for a fact.


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For what it is worth I have a 2002 Ford F250 with V10, i pull a 32' travel trailer. Truck has 194,000 miles on it, pulls strong - about 8 miles to gallon towing.

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