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The biggest complaints are :

• Loud, because it has to use lower gear/higher RPM to climb hills
• Not the best fuel economy.


I experienced the opposite. I had two of the chevy chassis and then one V10. the chevys seemed to drop to a lower gear quicker and roar whereas the v10 seemed smoother.
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Bumpyroad wrote:

theoldwizard1 wrote:

The biggest complaints are :

• Loud, because it has to use lower gear/higher RPM to climb hills
• Not the best fuel economy.


I experienced the opposite. I had two of the chevy chassis and then one V10. the chevys seemed to drop to a lower gear quicker and roar whereas the v10 seemed smoother.
bumpy


Now it's a pickup not MH but I agree compared to other pickups.

If it's turning 3000-3500rpm to climb a grade, it's smooth and quiet about it.


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theoldwizard1 wrote:

The biggest complaints are :

• Loud, because it has to use lower gear/higher RPM to climb hills
• Not the best fuel economy.

This depends on the base insulation. On our Allegro 36LA, the RPMs are the issue. At lower RPMs, we have no issues with talking in normal voice. With higher RPMs, like climbing a steep inclines, the noise level rises beyond normal conversation. Our rig has insulation (Dynamat style) installed by mfgr, which makes a world of difference.

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valhalla360 wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:

theoldwizard1 wrote:

The biggest complaints are :

• Loud, because it has to use lower gear/higher RPM to climb hills
• Not the best fuel economy.


I experienced the opposite. I had two of the chevy chassis and then one V10. the chevys seemed to drop to a lower gear quicker and roar whereas the v10 seemed smoother.
bumpy


Now it's a pickup not MH but I agree compared to other pickups.

If it's turning 3000-3500rpm to climb a grade, it's smooth and quiet about it.


I agree. My 02 Excursion with the V-10 and 4.30 gears was somewhat loud at WOT. But I also had a K&N cold air intake on it. Now with the class A even sitting on top of the engine I can talk to my wife normally even when climbing a mountain. I do definitely believe the insulation and the way it’s built have a lot to do with it.


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We've owned our 2011 for only 3 years and 15k miles. I'm impressed. It does wind up, but it may be the most effortless high rpm I've experienced. Very smooth and happy to be revving.

From all my internet research, it seems to be in the top tier of all time reliability.


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I had two different RV's with V-10 engines. Both were 2000 yr models. Best gas RV engine out there. Put about 65,000 miles on these without any issues. Both were nearing the 100,000 mile mark when I sold them

I have a son who is in the automotive repair service business. He takes care of a number of fleet vehicles with V-10 engines. Plug blowing out problem is far and few between. Usually it happens when people change plugs and do not properly torque the plug.

When one does blow out it is a simple process to fix. He would hilo coil the plug. He never had one come back after doing this process. Kit is available at NAPA.

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Was this a GM sponsored show?



GM sponsors shows on backwater AM talk radio stations to bash the competition? Interesting. Please tune in to Joe the mechanics Automotive advice line Saturday morning at 10 on KEGR, sponsored by Mary Barra.

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