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Old 12-18-2011, 12:45 PM   #43
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Nope! The FORD has MORE Horsepower and MORE Torque!.
Now in order for the Ford to achieve its 362 HP it has to wind itself up. By the time a quarter mile comes up, the V10 would be in the rear view mirror. The 496 will get to its peak Torque and HP quicker.
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:54 PM   #44
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I have read mostly about problems having to do with Workhorse. Ford has it's issues too but overall, there have been fewer recalls it seems with the Ford. I'm very happy with ours and have been thankful for not having engine or brake failures.
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My suggestion was just a solution to the "bench racing" comparos happening. Im offering real world objective data. ...... I consider the chevy power plant to have an edge over the ford.
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:51 PM   #46
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I have read mostly about problems having to do with Workhorse. Ford has it's issues too but overall, there have been fewer recalls it seems with the Ford. I'm very happy with ours and have been thankful for not having engine or brake failures.
The only recall I can recall on our Workhorse was for the brakes.

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Anyone have any thoughts,what's good and bad with each chassis? I'm considering buying a 2007 Bounder 35E gas and are not sure which chassis would be best. Thanks Guys.
I'm making the assumption that Charlie would like to go RVing not Drag Racing.
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I am almost willing to bet that in the end of this discussion that most of the WH owners are happy with their units and most of the Ford owners are happy with their units.
Its the old Chevy vs Ford vs Dodge thing again, except no Dodge in this comparison.
The rest is based on personal opinion.
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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'.
I strongly believe the level of Workhorse Service Centers has started to falter and will drop-off even more in the comming years. Just economics, units are not being produced, therefore service centers cannot support a product.

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Just economics, units are not being produced, therefore service centers cannot support a product.
Fred, Existing chassis are not going to just disappear. There are well over 100,000+ Workhorse Chassis on the road and all of them I would expect are running. My service center always always has a row of motorhomes outside of their business.

The Workhorse service organization as far as I know remains consistent and I have not heard anything from our service center sponsors that anything has changed.

I do expect that in 2 years time there will be no more gasoline powered motorhome chassis under factory warranty.
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The only recall I can recall on our Workhorse was for the brakes.

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I knew this would turn into a back and forth Chevy ford match the bottom line is buy what you want and enjoy if you want to go racing then go racing each has its good and bad but the bottom line is Chevy is dead in the class A chassis market for now unless government motors (GM) changes something and wants to compete with ford so all the Chevy lovers are stuck with a used coach to get their Chevy or stuck with a ford with a new coach

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just gotta get my 2cents on this one.
before buying ours we drove 4 new ones. same model. 2 fords, 2 workhorse. long drives over same course for all 4.
thought the fords rode a little better.
no contest on pulling power. i thought the workhorse won hands down and the alison was to die for compared to the "tow HAULY".
last but not least, goin through the mountains at 3200rpm is gotta be better than 5000.
now i'm gonna go hide!
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and pitman arms on the steering
The Pitman arm recall that you are quoting was only related to the W42 Commercial step van and the W18 RV chassis. There were very few of these and there are no reported injuries or accidents due to the recall on the "Castle Nut" due to an over-torque. There was still a cotter pin through the castle nut so it would be unlikely that the component would separate.

There was one other recall for an incorrectly splined intermediate shaft that was incorrectly supplied from the component manufacturer.

That's the sum of all steering issues.

There have been only 20 recalls of all types since 1999. Some only involve replacing name tags. The largest of all the recalls was the Bosch brake caliper recall which is rapidly approaching completion.
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Chevy is dead in the class A chassis market for now unless government motors (GM) changes something and wants to compete with ford so all the Chevy lovers are stuck with a used coach to get their Chevy or stuck with a ford with a new coach
Chevy has been DOA in the Type A motorhome market since 1999. They did come to market with a Type C which was marketed by Workhorse for about 3 years however that arrangement concluded by sometime around or before 2010.

What died is the 8.1L Vortec that PSI, Mercruiser and Workhorse used however GM continues to supply Workhorse with the 6.0L Vortec engines.

I would like to see a GM motorhome type vehicle come back in production. It was small, lightweight and it still has a loyal group of owners that go to extreme lengths to keep their vehicles running.
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