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Old 05-02-2015, 05:24 AM   #1
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2015 36la

I'm a little concerned about the motor v 10 having enough power to pull the 36la. Could not afford the diesel .
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Old 05-02-2015, 05:38 AM   #2
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Have you read of any power problems with the Ford V10? I have a 2015 Newmar Country Star 3610 36 Ft.(24000#). It has all the power you will ever need. If you think you can go up a 6% grade at 70 MPH you better rethink you driving plans. They put the V10 in units up to 39Feet. My previous RV was a 31" Winne Access with the 305 HP V10 and it also had all the power it needed.
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Old 05-02-2015, 05:59 AM   #3
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We have a 2013 35 QBA which is the same size as the 36 LA and is the same chassis as the LA. We do not tow but others we know with the same chassis do. We have plenty of power but I will tell you the overall performance was much improved when we added the 5 Star Tune. Things like pulling grades and accelerating on to highways is so much better. We live and travel mostly on the east coast but do drive the mountains of Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee with no problem.
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Haven't ever had any problems with V10 Fords. I always drive in the tow haul mode for the transmission. Several tuners available, but I don't think they are a good idea myself. I use Mobile 1 in V10 Fords, after the first oil change. Dave
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thanks ,,,i think it will be fine..
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We have the 36la with the v 10. It's all about the journey, not how fast or powerful you get to your destination. We tow a Jeep Wrangler and it's all good. 350 miles per day. Stop have a cold beer and relax. Life is short and your dead a long time.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:36 AM   #7
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thanks ,,,i think it will be fine..
I have a new 36LA, I only wanted a diesel, being an old diesel mechanic, but could not justify the extra cost now, the V-10 engine works good, no problems on flat surfaces it will run 70 mph with no issues, we have long steep grades here in California and it will pull them at 45 mph at 4,000 rpm, the faster you go the more fuel you will burn where it is diesel or gas. The coaches with the smaller Cummins engine will only give you a small advantage on hill pulling.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:02 AM   #8
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We have a 36LA and we traded a Rexhall 36 ft. which also had the Ford V10 but with less horsepower and two valves. We towed a Honda Accord w/ a dolly and although we couldn't go up a 7% grade at 70mph we climbed hills that would give some white knuckles. One was on state RT 30 in Pa going towards Gettysburg. This made the climb to Estes in CO.seem tame. Had to go 10mph for miles in 1st gear.
The 36LA has a newer V10 and is really all you need to deal with Colorado or Pennsylvania mountains. Just realize that it is a truck and that the best torque range is 3700 to 4000 rpm for climbing hills. This engine loves this range and does it with ease albeit a little more noise. Take your time on grades. The semis do and we have passed a few up. And I agree the smaller diesels wont be better and certainly will cost more to maintain and/or repair. We learned to relax our time expectations. Good luck
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We have a 2015 36LA also. Have about 5000 miles on it and as previous post mention it has plenty of power. We tow a ford fiesta on a master tow dolly and encountered no problems in Smoky Mountains, averaged about 62-64 mph. We did add a 5 Star tuner to it, which helps considerably with down shifting on larger grades.
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5 star tuner

sorry about all the questions i have had but the answers have been great. a lot of people talk about the 5 star tuner, where can i get it? . One more question, when i use the jacks i have seen people use wood under them,is this a good idea or is it not necessary. And again thank yo all.....Brian
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Haven't ever had any problems with V10 Fords. I always drive in the tow haul mode for the transmission. Several tuners available, but I don't think they are a good idea myself. I use Mobile 1 in V10 Fords, after the first oil change. Dave
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i have not previously heard of "always driving in tow mode".

how does that work, effect the performance, gas mileage, etc.

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