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Old 08-29-2018, 02:07 PM   #1
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Class C vs Class A

I currently have a Class C Jayco MV 2017 . It is powered by a Ford v-10 .
I was thinking about buying a 36 foot class A with the same motor.
And I worried about being under powered .
Has anyone down this and your thoughts.
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Old 08-29-2018, 02:24 PM   #2
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The v10 f53 has plenty of power.
I drove a 2004 35 footer for 2 years and it was fine.
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Old 08-29-2018, 04:59 PM   #3
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The V10 in a class A has more then in the C. Different heads and more HP and torque!
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Old 08-30-2018, 10:03 AM   #4
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The one thing I don't like about our V10 A is the noise and the harsh ride they have. Try to test drive some like we did the second time around before you pull the trigger. I wish we would've the first time around but live and learn I guess.
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Old 08-30-2018, 04:14 PM   #5
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I suspect your performance will be similar, perhaps the Class A will be a little less because of the additional weight, AND depending on the year (less than 2006)
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Old 08-30-2018, 05:13 PM   #6
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The class A may have a higher differential ratio to counteract the extra weight.

The better breathing, 3 valve per cylinder, engine plus the different gear ratio may lower the MPG a bit but the power should be comparable.

Ford has specs listed for all if its chassis.
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Old 08-30-2018, 05:21 PM   #7
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Your best bet is to take it out for a test ride and see if it meets your expectations . I like lots of hp , but have driven may vehicles that were under powered and they still got me to where I was going.
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Old 08-30-2018, 05:54 PM   #8
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If you want a class A, buy one, youíll love the extra room! If itís gas, expect similar performance and mileage. Unless you step up to a DP, it is what it is. The engine noise in ours doesnít bother me as much as the road/wind noise. Trying to reduce that is going to be my winter project. Once you decide on a floor plan, a really, really long thorough test drive is your friend.
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