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Old 05-17-2012, 06:50 AM   #1
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Ford V-10 powered homes

I am looking to purchase a gas powered class a home 30-35ft, looking for advice on which would be the best pulling unit for the money.

I need to haul a 16 ft flat deck with quads, estimating 5500lbs in wieght on the trailer with quads and gear.
We had the ford v10 in a couple of our work trucks years ago and frankly the motor was a dead dog for power,has that changed ? I see alot of units afford with the ford V10
According to my HD mechanic, he does suggest the ford chassis saying it is the most durable...

Would love a diesel home, just a little more money then I would like to spend. Not worried about gas mileage we would just be using the unit for 3-4hr drive trips for quading parking it for a week somewhere
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A Ford chassis on a 30-35' MH will have a total ( including tongue ) of 5000 lbs.towing capacity, earlier years will have less You may need to go to a diesel.
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First thing to do is to check the actual towing capacity of the rig and the rating on the hitch. Ot may have a 3500# rated hitch.

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A Ford chassis on a 30-35' MH will have a total ( including tongue ) of 5000 lbs.towing capacity, earlier years will have less You may need to go to a diesel.







Do you pull a trailer with yours ?
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A Ford chassis on a 30-35' MH will have a total ( including tongue ) of 5000 lbs.towing capacity, earlier years will have less You may need to go to a diesel.



I do see some monaco dynasty's dieseled powered in my price range..98's and older...any opinions on these models?
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I have a 34' V10 and pull a 14' enclosed trailer with 2 fully dressed Harleys. Weight with extra gear is in excess of 4000#. Hitch is a 5000#.

We make a 3000 trip to Fl each year, never a problem and I'm very pleased with performance. Use to pull the same with a 29' class C with a 460, now that was a dog! Of course if you've never owned a MH, none of them are any good if you're in a big hurry

I have the original 295hp 2 valve. The newer 3 valve have 365hp, or in that visinity. You'll certainly need a 5000# hitch and ckeck all the weight ratings on the rig.
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I have a 34' V10 and pull a 14' enclosed trailer with 2 fully dressed Harleys. Weight with extra gear is in excess of 4000#. Hitch is a 5000#.

We make a 3000 trip to Fl each year, never a problem and I'm very pleased with performance. Use to pull the same with a 29' class C with a 460, now that was a dog! Of course if you've never owned a MH, none of them are any good if you're in a big hurry

I have the original 295hp 2 valve. The newer 3 valve have 365hp, or in that visinity. You'll certainly need a 5000# hitch and ckeck all the weight ratings on the rig.

Not in a hurry just have a concern about pulling hills and overheating,
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Do you pull a trailer with yours ?
My chassis is rated for 5000 lbs and I tow a 3150 lb Chev HHR
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We just sold our 2000 Winnebago 35' with a 6.8 litre V10. Probably was in the range of the 295 (dead) horse.

Personally I thought it stunk for power compared to the 8.1 litre we drive now, course we have 340 horses.
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We just sold our 2000 Winnebago 35' with a 6.8 litre V10. Probably was in the range of the 295 (dead) horse.

Personally I thought it stunk for power compared to the 8.1 litre we drive now, course we have 340 horses.
You'd really like the current 362 HP Ford. SWEET
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Besides power you should be looking at the transmission.
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I do see some monaco dynasty's dieseled powered in my price range..98's and older...any opinions on these models?
If it were me and I was only going to use it a few weeks a year and only 2-3000 mi, I would stick to gas. You'll get a newer one and probably nicer. You might pull hills 5mph faster or you may not. You certainly don't need to worry about overheating. You also have a much higher maintenace cost with diesel.
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Besides power you should be looking at the transmission.
I agree, that was the other thing I didn't like besides the 295 (dead) horse V10 was the 3 speed tranny with overdrive (4 speed). Our 4 speed Allison with overdrive (5 speed) does way better.
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You'd really like the current 362 HP Ford. SWEET
No doubt 67 more horses would make a world of a difference!
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