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I had a 460V8 mated to an E4OD for 12 years, and I had only two gripes with it: 1) the V10 has a lot more power, and with the improved transmission it rides a lot smoother, and 2) the #8 cylinder spit out the exhaust manifold bolt caps twice. The manifold warped enough to break the bolts, or in some cases (not to me, thank goodness)to crack heads.
Ford has had plenty of time since 1997 to improve the 460 design. Remember the early V10s had teething troubles of their own. Let's see what they came up with.


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I will stick with my old school V-10 with the 5 speed transmission and stay away from another high debt motorhome that will need lots of improvements to get where I am today..

I will wait till a all electric drive motorhome with a big genny to charge the batts while driving down the road that will get about 35 mpg..

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jy wrote:

They could of at least put aluminum wheels on it!


Ford will be happy to put aluminum wheels on your new F53 based motorhome, but, in most cases it's a special order extra cost option that most new owners opt out of.

https://www.ford.com/commercial-trucks/stripped-chassis/models/f53-motorhome/

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timmac wrote:

I will stick with my old school V-10 with the 5 speed transmission and stay away from another high debt motorhome that will need lots of improvements to get where I am today..

I will wait till a all electric drive motorhome with a big genny to charge the batts while driving down the road that will get about 35 mpg..

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That's where I am at now. 85K miles on a 2006. The "RV" is in great shape. I am fully expecting to put in a new engine at some point, perhaps around 150K miles.

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Pirate wrote:

That's where I am at now. 85K miles on a 2006. The "RV" is in great shape. I am fully expecting to put in a new engine at some point, perhaps around 150K miles.


Why do you think you would need a new engine at 150K? There used to be someone that posted here a lot that had a V10 in his van and had over 400K miles on it. Pulled a large travel trailer. I think he said he went through a few starters and alternators but the engine was original.


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MetalGator wrote:

Pirate wrote:

That's where I am at now. 85K miles on a 2006. The "RV" is in great shape. I am fully expecting to put in a new engine at some point, perhaps around 150K miles.


Why do you think you would need a new engine at 150K? There used to be someone that posted here a lot that had a V10 in his van and had over 400K miles on it. Pulled a large travel trailer. I think he said he went through a few starters and alternators but the engine was original.


I think 150k is a reasonable guess as to when major engine work might be required. I have a friend with a 350 Chevy that has 550k on the original engine. But it's the exception, not the rule (he also burns a quart of oil every 500 miles). I have a 2006 V10 as well. 87k, and it burns no oil. My wife asked me how long the engine would last. I told her I, of course, didn't know for sure, but it was probably good for at least 150k, which for us would be 6 or 7 more years with this RV. My 2 cents....

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Pirate wrote:

timmac wrote:

I will stick with my old school V-10 with the 5 speed transmission and stay away from another high debt motorhome that will need lots of improvements to get where I am today..

I will wait till a all electric drive motorhome with a big genny to charge the batts while driving down the road that will get about 35 mpg..

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That's where I am at now. 85K miles on a 2006. The "RV" is in great shape. I am fully expecting to put in a new engine at some point, perhaps around 150K miles.



Only 45,000 miles on my 08 Bounder, if you change the oil once per year with Mobile One full synthetic oil and service the radiator/transmission every 30,000 miles you should see 250,000 miles or more..

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MetalGator wrote:

Pirate wrote:

That's where I am at now. 85K miles on a 2006. The "RV" is in great shape. I am fully expecting to put in a new engine at some point, perhaps around 150K miles.


Why do you think you would need a new engine at 150K? There used to be someone that posted here a lot that had a V10 in his van and had over 400K miles on it. Pulled a large travel trailer. I think he said he went through a few starters and alternators but the engine was original.
Wife is in a wheelchair. It would be a pita to breakdown anywhere. I am trying to be really proactive in preventing problems. Discussed this with the man I may use to put in a new engine. He said he has hand new (crates) come back with problems so nothing is guaranteed. 150K is just a number. May be more or less.

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As to the longevity of the V-10. its as bullet proof as they come. they are known to go over 400k without issues. the biggest problems are the exhaust manifold studs breaking (wont leave you stranded) and the very early 2000-01 V-10`s would pop a spark plug if they were overtorqued! Other wise if you maintain it regularly it will last to well over 200k miles with nothing more than routine maint!

I hope the new 7.3 is as reliable as the V-10 is! it has big shoes to fill and as I said, time will tell.


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Bruce Brown wrote:


Not sure thats a good example. The 6.0 was a diesel, built by Navistar, and sold to Ford.


The 6.0 block was built by Navistar...the rest was Ford.


Having a bullet proof 460 in Red, I look forward to the new 7.3 gasser, it should be a beast. Like the old diesels.....new electric ones not so much.

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