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Old 12-18-2011, 08:08 PM   #15
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A friend tows his Jayco 5er with a Ford V10, don't know what it does towing, but we've rode in it Solo and agree with some other comments, was down shifting on the slightest grade, grades our Duramax would have taken towing without down shifting. Haven't owned a Gas TV since I traded our old 95 K1500 with the 5.7 TBI in 05, so don't know anything about the newer gassers.
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:32 AM   #16
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I had a 2010 F350 V-10 pulling a Forest River Wildwood 32SRV. The trailer grossed out at 14k. but I towed it at about 12. If it was not for the fact that I am in NE PA it would have done a good job. I still am old school in believing a engine should not be screaming and leaving Wilkes-Barre on I81 I was doing 50 mph and 4200 rpm pulling the hill. With my past I sat there the whole time with my fingers grabbing the steering wheel waiting for the BOOM. I know it wont but it just went against everything I grew up knowing.
I liked my V-10 but love my diesel, of course it requires more care. If we lived in the mid-west I could have lived with the v-10 and that trailer.
To the weight watchers.... yea it was right up against the limit fully loaded and I only did that once for about 200 miles because of dry camping. It was not a problem but I was waiting for the problem then too. (Left extra finger grips in the steering wheel )
I am happier with the diesel but the drive to work is shot so I take the long way.... sigh.
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If you absolutely have to go gas, then my vote is for the V-10. I'm on my second one.
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:58 PM   #18
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I say take a look at the new Rams. I just picked up a '12 1500 Larime with the 5.7L Hemi. Oddles of power (390@5000) and good torque (407lb-ft@4200). Yes, it is gas, no I don't like diesels. The truck rides like a fine automobile and is as comfortable a vehicle as I've ever driven. Plenty of bells and whistles and more capacity than I really need. Take a look.
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I say take a look at the new Rams. I just picked up a '12 1500 Larime with the 5.7L Hemi. Oddles of power (390@5000) and good torque (407lb-ft@4200). Yes, it is gas, no I don't like diesels. The truck rides like a fine automobile and is as comfortable a vehicle as I've ever driven. Plenty of bells and whistles and more capacity than I really need. Take a look.
If it works for you it does not have to be diesel.
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I have owned 4 V10 motors for towing and now have a 6.2L gas in a F350 ... tows same 10k 5th wheel just as good as the V10. The secret is in the 6 speed trans as it does not have the low speed torque of the V10 the gearing makes up for it. My 2 cents.

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I have owned 4 V10 motors for towing and now have a 6.2L gas in a F350 ... tows same 10k 5th wheel just as good as the V10. The secret is in the 6 speed trans as it does not have the low speed torque of the V10 the gearing makes up for it. My 2 cents.

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I'm trying to appreciated my Ford V-10, but having my MH down during the middle of my season is not making it easy. I only have two trips on it since I bought it for ~800 miles.

With ~16000 miles on it total, the compression on #5 is down to 60 PSI with a broken top ring land. I have no idea how it happened. I was using 87 octane and did not hear any detonation.

I have Phoenix American RV Elite for a 4/48 warranty and according to the dealer where I bought it, it appears the warranty company is going to approve a new motor. They just have to write up a repair vs replace estimate and told me about two weeks. I don't know if that is to get the new motor or till I will get it back. Still, I will miss another dune trip.

I don't know if there is any other damage done, so I would prefer a new motor, and not a reman. I didn't have a reman in it before, why should I have one now?

Also, the dash AC compressor had a very slight oil leak and they are going to replace the completed AC system. The speedo jumped to 40 MPH as soon as I started moving and was off by 2.5 10ths per mile. The console is going to be replaced.

I'm a Chevy and Dodge man and have hated Fords for a many years. Some from experience and a lot from what other people have told me about their bad experiences with Fords. This is not helping change my mind.
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