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Old 02-23-2011, 05:07 PM   #1
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1997 Triton V-10 VS 1997 Ford 7.5L V-8?

I currently have a 1997 Class-C (31 foot) Ford Dutchmen with a Triton V-10. I have recently found a (33 foot) 1997 Four Winds Class-A with a 12 foot pullout. The problem is, it only has a 7.5 Litre V-8 EFI engine.

Right now I am extremely happy with the gas mileage and power of my Triton engine but I like the styling (and pullout) of the Class-A. I worry the V-8 wont be powerful enough and thus will get much worse gas mileage.

I drove 1500 kms on $350 fuel with the Triton which I consider very good. Any idea what I could expect with the V-8?

I have combed the net and am not having much luck. Any and all suggestions and direction is greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-23-2011, 05:21 PM   #2
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My 1997 Ford V8 with a 32', 18,000 lb class A on it gets 7mpg average pulling a 3000 lb toad. Don't know how to convert that to dollars and kilometers.

BTW, the V10 actually has a smaller displacement than the V-8.

Good luck with your choice.

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Thanks very much. Hmmm, I think with my Class C I'm getting about 10 miles per gallon but am not exactly sure? Although I'm not towing anything with it. I just worried the V-8 would be working alot harder and hotter than the V10 and thus problems will occurr.

I guess its hard to compare apples to apples when you are looking at a Class-A VS Class-C and then add on two different engines to compare also!
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