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Old 07-28-2021, 09:49 AM   #1
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2000 V10 F550 or F53 chassis??

Not that it makes much diff now, but my original Ford build sheet calls it out as a F550 chassis. Would this be because it was possibly a 1999 chassis? Or were they all one of the same? Just curious when I have gotten parts over years I've said it was an F53 & everything has seemed fine.
Always kind of wondered figured one of you Ford experts could me, thanks!
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I always heard the F550 was a dump truck chassis and shared a lot of parts with the F53. Whenever I can't find an F53 listed, I try to see if the F550 is.
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The F550 is a straight truck chassis. It is a cab and chassis combination similar to the F450 used for class C motorhomes. It can come in either a 2wd or 4wd configuration, and can have either a 2 door or 4 door cab. It does share some components with the F53 class A motorhome chassis.

Like the F53 chassis the F550 cab/chassis assemblies are sent to body builders to be converted into a variety of vehicles, anything from a flat bed, to a dump truck, and even a buss. Here's a link to a site offering several used F550 conversions for sale.

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used...per-Duty-d2224
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The F550 is a straight truck chassis. It is a cab and chassis combination similar to the F450 used for class C motorhomes. It can come in either a 2wd or 4wd configuration, and can have either a 2 door or 4 door cab. It does share some components with the F53 class A motorhome chassis.

Like the F53 chassis the F550 cab/chassis assemblies are sent to body builders to be converted into a variety of vehicles, anything from a flat bed, to a dump truck, and even a buss. Here's a link to a site offering several used F550 conversions for sale.

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used...per-Duty-d2224
Maybe it’s just a typo, but Class C units are almost always built on E350 or E450 Ford chassis units.

F150, F250, F350, F450, F550, F650 and such are pickup truck variations. Their engine compartment is longer than the “E” series and do not have the typical “doghouse” found in the cockpit of Class C motorhomes.
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The F53 is the Class A motorhome chassis. No cab or any body part, just the engine, frame, suspension, axles, steering column.
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Maybe it’s just a typo, but Class C units are almost always built on E350 or E450 Ford chassis units.

F150, F250, F350, F450, F550, F650 and such are pickup truck variations. Their engine compartment is longer than the “E” series and do not have the typical “doghouse” found in the cockpit of Class C motorhomes.
You are correct that most class C's are built on the E series chassis. However recently several brands have started using the F350, F450, and F550 chassis as well. Thor has made several "Super C" models utilizing the F series chassis as well as the Power Stroke diesel. A company called REV also makes their Renegade model on an F550 chassis.

Most of the models utilizing the F series chassis are in the "Super C" category
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Thor is now moving to a F600 4x4 chassis in 2022 for their Super C's (omni/magn'), its a cross between the F650 heavy duty capacities and amenities/body of the F550....
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REV is a large investment group that bought up many RV mfg names during the 2007/08 recession. Monaco was one of them.
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