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CharlesinGA

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Yes they do keep it simple, No awning, no electric steps, no shades with strings, none of that fragile stuff that RV companies use. The CA units have a step box built in so they don't need the electric steps, they use regular cloth curtains, no awning to leave out and tear off or improperly stow. Its that kind of stuff that makes them a solid rental vehicle. I think they all have the 5.4 V8 and not the V10 also.

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CharlesinGA wrote:

Yes they do keep it simple, No awning, no electric steps, no shades with strings, none of that fragile stuff that RV companies use. The CA units have a step box built in so they don't need the electric steps, they use regular cloth curtains, no awning to leave out and tear off or improperly stow. Its that kind of stuff that makes them a solid rental vehicle. I think they all have the 5.4 V8 and not the V10 also.

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I did not know the engines were different, I assumed they they had the same chassis in the rental units that they sold to you and me. Do you think the 5.4 V8 is more reliable than the V-10?

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All E450s have the V10.

The short units such as the 19G, built on the E350 chassis, had the 5.4L.


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The Majestic 19G and the 23A built on the E350 Chassis with the 5.4L. V8.

The Majestic 28A built on the E450 Chassis have the 6.8 liter V10.


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Gjac wrote:

I did not know the engines were different, I assumed they they had the same chassis in the rental units that they sold to you and me. Do you think the 5.4 V8 is more reliable than the V-10?


If I'm not mistaken the 6.8 V10 is literally a 5.4 with a longer crank and block to accommodate two more cylinders. If you do the math the cylinder sizes are exactly the same. I suppose the 5.4 might be incrementally more reliable with fewer moving parts, but both are very reliable engines.

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rjstractor wrote:

Gjac wrote:

I did not know the engines were different, I assumed they they had the same chassis in the rental units that they sold to you and me. Do you think the 5.4 V8 is more reliable than the V-10?


If I'm not mistaken the 6.8 V10 is literally a 5.4 with a longer crank and block to accommodate two more cylinders. If you do the math the cylinder sizes are exactly the same. I suppose the 5.4 might be incrementally more reliable with fewer moving parts, but both are very reliable engines.


Yes, they're both examples of the Ford modular engine family, sharing the same cylinder spacing, bank angle, and other key block dimensions. There are some other differences between the V8 and V10, though, such as the addition of a balance shaft to the V10 (as required to keep vibration under control). Both are quite reliable engines.

I sometimes wish Ford had made an 8.1L V12 engine as part of the line; that should make for a very smooth running and decently powerful engine.





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