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Old 12-15-2016, 12:29 PM   #1
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Tiffin 31sa. Is the v10 have enough power to get the job done
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Old 12-15-2016, 01:07 PM   #2
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Rock climbing, no. Traveling yes.
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Old 12-15-2016, 01:26 PM   #4
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Might I suggest elaborating a little more on your concern(s) If you describe in detail exactly what you will be doing with the rv I am sure that you will get some good advise. General statements tend to get passed by.

1. What type of travelling will you be doing? Mountain/highway, ect...
2. Estimate the weight of all cargo and passengers for the average trip.
3. Any chassis/engine/tranny upgrades or modifications.
4. Recommend also stating the Year and milage of the unit also.....

I am sure that there are many more but....my brain is tired today...hahaha

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There's nothing you can't do with that set up. I put 93,000 miles on two covering all 49 States ( almost twice ) all 10 Canadian Provences and the Yukon Territory. Enjoy it.
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You aren't gonna win any races going up steep grades, but it does the job. We're plenty satisfied w/ours & it's the older 5-speed.

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Tiffin 31sa. Is the v10 have enough power to get the job done
Ample.
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If you are a "peddle to the metal" driver you won't like the hills. If you're a go with the flow, don't punish your vehicle kinda driver you will have no issues. Also, there is a flash you can do if it's off warranty that should boost power and gas mileage. It's a few hundred bucks I think so it'd take lots of miles to justify that.
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When people are critical of a motorhome's mountain climbing ability I always wonder how often are you climbing mountains?
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I think that might depend on a persons location in regard to the mountains. Personally I am about 1 hour from the Rocky Mountains and make frequent trips through the mountains and it's passes. But for the average person. Not so.
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I've done some mountain driving and I haven't seen any dead V10 motorhomes littering the sholders. They must be OK.
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Look at it this way, the 31 is the smallest, lightest model Tiffen offers with that engine. If you were to purchase the biggest, heaviest gas model they offer it too would have that engine.

Engine power/performance is a subjective personal thing. At least you know that the engine in that unit will offer better performance than any other gasser they build.
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I think that overall performance involves more than just the engine. Transmission and rear end gear ratio are also important to consider.
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Tiffin 31sa. Is the v10 have enough power to get the job done
You didn't say which year Tiffin.

The V10 has enough power but it will be noisy going up the hills.

In 2016 Ford started using a 6 speed transmission instead of the 5 speed.

A lot of the Tiffin owners have complained about handling problems with the Ford chassis and have added after market items to improve the handling.

Check out the Tiffin RV Network for a lot of information.
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