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crawford

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My 99 lasted 15 years never a problem now my 06 still to date no problem it has 52,000 on it. It will be my last one being my age 70 plus LOL


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I have owned 3 V10 engs and in my opinion. the V10 eng is the best gas eng that I have ever owned. I go back to the Model A age and have owned many vehicles.


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"It will be my last one being my age 70 plus LOL"

Possibly you can buy a powerful engine next time? V12 at least


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When I owned 99 Bounder with a V10, I drove it over 35,000 miles including trips to Florida, Texas, Iowa, Colorado, Washington and Alaska. That is to say it took us over hill and dale without nary a whimper. True, in the mountains, it would really wind up going up some of those passes but never gave us any moments of concern.

The guy on the radio may have been talking of one isolated incident with a V10, but that could be the case with any engine or vehicle. I believe the vast majority of owners of the V10 engine will say they are very reliable.

If I were looking for an RV with a V10 and I liked the floor plan, and everything else checked out, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it.

That's my story and I am sticking to it

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In fairness to the Show.. It may be he owned one of the plug poppers.. and has never given them a 2nd chance.

Fact: I recall one episode of Car Talk, the PBS show with Click and Clack the tappet brothers.

The complaint: Drive all day no problem
Drive at night dead battery

They prescribed a new alternator which DID fix it. however I'd never have spent that much.. Cars of that vintage used "V" belts not "Serp" belts. and as part of the alternator replacement..... They adjusted the belt tension.

I fixed 5 cars (2 of them mine) with that kind of problem

Mine.. one I tightened the belt. another I had to replace the belt as the specified belt was the wrong size.

Two I told 'em to tighten it up

one (Sticker still in window) They forgot somethign at ye old factory.. THE BELT


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“It may be he owned one of the plug poppers...”

Plug poppers? On radio? I never!

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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.

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I had 3 V-10 Triton's and all 3 performed great. No problems. The motorhomes were all 31 or 32' .. averaged 8.5 mpg, towing/not towing, uphill/downhill. 2004, 2009 and a 2011.

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Posted: 01/11/21 07:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

V10 is a very reliable beast. Modern ones even have power management that protects the engine from over rev and over heat and more. I have owned 2 in 36-37 foot MHs and would buy another.

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No problems with mine.


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