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Old 12-17-2011, 03:02 AM   #15
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I have 36 ft w22 with the 8.1 Chevy on a holiday rambler vacationer.and have not had any problems
Plenty of power.
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:43 AM   #16
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and which company is still making gas chassis?

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Im not sure what that statement is supposed to mean?
Ive driven both extensively. I would spend my money and someone elses on the workhorse/chevy before any ford.
Maybe someone who cant tell an alternator from a refrigerator... might not care or even notice. Kinda the same folk that buy harbor freight/big box store generators that make more mechanical noise than a bucket of bolts @ 100yds...versus the mechanically superior EU honda series gennies that are barely audible from 10'.
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:02 PM   #17
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I consider myself a Ford guy, but my choice when I bought my 08 Southwind was the Workhorse/Allison combo. We've put 44000 miles on it with no issues. I do tow my Ford Fusion behind it, though.
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:00 PM   #18
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I've had both, prefer the Ford, have much better control, doesn't wander like a Workhorse with its mushy ride.
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:31 PM   #19
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Did anybody mention that pound for pound and foot for foot, an 8.1 Workhorse will blow the doors off a V10 Ford powered F53.

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Old 12-17-2011, 04:39 PM   #20
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Did anybody mention that pound for pound and foot for foot, an 8.1 Workhorse will blow the doors off a V10 Ford powered F53.
I didn't see that coming!
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:48 PM   #22
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As I understand it the changes Ford made to the F53 in 2011 were big improvements. While I would have liked to have purchased a new Adventurer with the W22 I had no choice. After delivery I add Steer-Safe and that help with wind and big truck wag. I also had Brazel's do their magic and that made a huge difference in the performance. All in all I am delighted with the F53 and really enjoyed the 16k miles we traveled the last 16 months.
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The only reason Workhorse doesn't have a gas chassis is because GM(government motors) quit making the 8.1. Why is it when there someting good on the market, some idiot screws it up. Ford had a real good engine in the 460, then some idiot decided they would make thd v10 instead. Why do you think Chrysler quit making the v10.

I hear workhorse is looking at a 8.8 v8 for their gas chassis.
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I hear workhorse is looking at a 8.8 V8 for their gas chassis.
I wouldn't push that rumor out too far. GM continues to furnish the 6.0L Vortec to Workhorse for existing products and they may have a new product that they may introduce with the 6.0L but we'll have to wait for the press release to be sure.
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As I understand it the changes Ford made to the F53 in 2011 were big improvements.
I concur. The new F53s are nice rigs!
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87,000 on my FORD V-10 and no problems.
Rick, Why you parking that thing for so long! 95,000 miles and counting!

Nice to see you putting some miles and smiles on that rig of yours! Enjoy!
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Did anybody mention that pound for pound and foot for foot, an 8.1 Workhorse will blow the doors off a V10 Ford powered F53.

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did you read earlier in the thread... there was no difference between the v10 and the 8.1.
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