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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:40 PM
Could you please let me know your thoughts?
Now looking at 2005 Allegro Bay with Chevy setup, Should I be leery? What about power and gas mileage advantages?
Any thoughts greatly appreciated.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:05 PM
Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:43 PM
I recently bought a coach that was built with either - while I would have preferred the GM/Allison/Workhouse, the unit I found in great condition and the right price was on Ford foundation - the condition was over-riding factor.
Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:40 AM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:14 AM
Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:02 AM
My previous Motorhome was on a 02 Ford V10 chassis, the current is a 05 Workhorse 8.1/Allison chassis. I was very pleased with the Ford chassis & had no problems in 40,000 miles.
The Chevy/Allison chassis seems to have more power. I noticed that it down shifts less often, or later when going up inclines. I am very happy with the Workhorse chassis. However, the 05 & later Fords do have higher HP.
So far the fuel mileage has been a bit better with the Chevy.
Ellen & Greg
05 National Dolphin 5342
Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:02 PM
For what its worth, I owned 3 on the Ford chassis and currently own a 03 Newmar on a Workhorse. I would be pleased with either and would focus more on finding a coach that fits your needs best and has the best floorplan.
2006 Jeep Commander HEMI toad
Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:00 PM
I believe that both engines are good over all, but these are the numbers I look at when comparing them:
Ford Triton V-10= 6.7 L
457 Lbs of torque @ 3250 RPM's
GM V-8 / 8.1 L
450 Lbs of torque @ 2800 RPM's
With an additional 450 RPM's one gains 7 Lbs of torque
I look at the torque to HP @ a rated RPM's when looking for an engine that will be used to move heavy loads.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:41 PM
I own a 1999 30ft Rexair class A and tow a 1992 Olds Cutlass (full size, four door) on a tow dolly. The coach is on a Ford chassis with a 1998 Ford V10 and Ford transmission. I love that engine even though it is only rated a 275 hp. It does a good job with a super maintenance free record. I've driven it almost 70,000 miles. I drive at 55 to 57 MPH and get about 8 MPG towing and over 9 MPG without a tow. (And that's burning California gasoline!) I feel that the V10 engines are the best gasoline engines Ford (or anyone else for that matter) has ever built!
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