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Old 02-02-2013, 04:12 PM   #1
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Smile How is the 6.8L Ford V 10 engine?

I am looking to buy a 2006 used 32' Class A Damon Daybreak. Is this engine sufficient? Will it be ok also in the mountains?
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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I think the older ones had spark plug issues, they are a high rpm engine as being suffIcient you only have two choices workhorse or ford I'd say performance about the same handling different. I had 04 36 ft HR and I could push cars up and down the smoky mountains.
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I am looking to buy a 2006 used 32' Class A Damon Daybreak. Is this engine sufficient? Will it be ok also in the mountains?
we have a 2007 huricane on a 2006 f53 chasis, i believe this is the year the increased the h.p. to362. we have used ours for two seasons tow a mini cooper very happy with performance.this past summer did a1300 mile trip N.H. to niagra falls (Canada) then to Lancaster county P.A.from canada to p.a. took rt. 15 through apalachians went up and down 10%grades with no problem.the v10 is pretty bullet proof low maint.
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Iv'e had 3 6.8 V-10's and one of them was in a 2004 Damon Daybreak. I love the engine. Plenty of power and reliable.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:34 PM   #5
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We live in Georgia. We have made three trips out west in 2007,08, and 2009. We traveled all through the rockies and never had a problem with the engine. It ran cool on the tallest mountain grades and pulled the 12 percent grades in second gear with no hesitation. This with a 35 ft. motorhome and towing a Honda 4 door civic.
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You won't have any problems with the power or the quality of the Ford V-10. If it has the 5 speed trany, thats a plus too.
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There are two different Ford V10's.

Triton V10 3-valve SOHC, 362 hp (270 kW) and 457 lbft (620 Nm).

Triton V10 2-valve SOHC, 305 hp (227 kW) and 420 lbft (569 Nm) ratings for 2000 and later model years.

My previous MH was a F53 with the 3-valve V10 and 5 speed tranny and it pulled a 3,600# Malibu with zero problems. The Triton V10 is a strong and proven engine for RV's.

I think most of the Ford chassis class a's are 3 valve and most Ford chassis class c's are 2 valve.
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I think most of the Ford chassis class a's are 3 valve and most Ford chassis class c's are 2 valve.
you are correct the 3 valve is to large physically to fit in an "e" series chassis and heat extraction because of the tight fit would be a concern
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The spark plugs in question are two-piece, and sometimes break during attempted removal, resulting in an expensive repair. Use Google to find additional information and the Ford dealer repair process. BTW, I have no interest other than talking with a friend who had the same plugs in a F150 engine, and wanted to pass along the information.

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