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Old 08-24-2019, 02:00 PM   #1
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Ford or Chevy?

I am shopping for a new short class c (24') and Ford was my only consideration but with more Chevy chassis available I'm want to hear opinions on the Chevy compared to the Ford. Reliability, power, driving qualities and transmission comparisons as well as anything that is different between the two. E450 and the equivalent Chevy are what I want and will be camping in NF remote sites and would appreciate response from owners of either.

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Can of worms now open.

Will be an endless thread.

Personally, I don't have a preference as I like them both.

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Old 08-24-2019, 03:02 PM   #3
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Pick one with a house that fits what you want to do.

Both will perform well up into the 200,000 mile range.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:09 PM   #4
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Flip a coin.
On the farms and personally.
We have had, do have both pulling heavy duty fifth wheels hauling hay to construction equipment.
Both brands have served us well over the years.
But we do carefully determine is the Dealership we deal with.

We have A preferred Ford dealership and Two GMC, Chevy dealership 's that we deal with.

Right now we have 8, 2014 and newer
Ford Dually 's and 6 GMC, Chevy s.

Plus a few f150s that are running for parts or groceries.
Personal vehicles.

We have no preference overall the past 60 years.

Like I said
Flip a coin.

Personal preference, Dealer service


There are lemons along the way with Every brand.

We are fortunate not to have had to deal with one.

Choose your dealer
Choose your floor plan
Drive both.
Both can serve you well.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:56 PM   #5
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I own a 28 foot 2018 class c on a Chevy chassis. I downsized from a 43 foot pusher and I couldn't be happier with my choice. The leg room in the ford chassis didn't work for me. The Chevy handles great in the wind and with passing trucks with out any modifications to the chassis. I have never driven a Ford class c, so I can not comment on the way it drives.....Bruce
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:28 PM   #6
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When I worked in the auto industry, we had the "Mona Lisa" project and we would purchase other brand vehicles/trucks and would disassemble every bolt in the vehicle for evaluation. The competition would do likewise and if any aspect of the vehicle was superior, it would be quickly adapted into the vehicle design. The bottom line is that the vehicles are very competitive which each other's similar vehicles. The choice is mostly about your brand preference.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:01 PM   #7
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One of the things I missed , was having a nearby dealer that could handle our Class C. Nearest Chevy/GM dealer for warranty is over an hour away . Had I bought a Ford, dealers are close by!
Still would have bought the Chevy , but knowing where to get warranty repairs is important.
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:13 AM   #8
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Had a 28í class C with V10. Now I have a 29í class C with Chevy 2400 chassis.

The stock Chevy chassis handles wind & passing trucks way better. Plus more cab room & no engine noise when down shifting on grades.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:40 AM   #9
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Either will get the job done, pick the RV you like, you'll probably never have any issues with the engine of either one. One caveat is that if you can get the 8.1 over the 6.0 in the GM.

I was looking only at Ford units for the 6.8 V10 and actually ended up with an 8.1 GM. I found out pretty quick that I hadn't been giving the 8.1 near enough credit. It's got plenty of ooooomph!
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:39 AM   #10
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Our Leprechaun has the 6.0 liter , and does seem to have plenty of power. Had 8.1 in last MH had for 10 years had only one issue with ignition wires burning. Workhorse came up with the fix, trouble free after that! Was disappointed when searching for a GM dealer that could service our Class C . The Ford dealers have several that can service their class c chassis, not GM!
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:46 PM   #11
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Iíve been looking for a class c and initially I was leaning towards a Chevy chassis. But Iíve been overwhelmed how crappy the plastics for the interior in the Chevy were. The Fords appear to be about 2010ís quality, but Chevyís more like 1990ís quality plastics. One feature that became a game with my son and I was the plastic covering of the lower panel by the driverís left leg that wasnít connected to the frame. We looked at about 7 mini homes on the Chevy body, many different makes and everyone of them had that panel piece not connected. I havenít decided against Chevy from my search but I definitely find its interior materials a compromise. Iím looking to get a rig that maximizes space on the inside and minimizes exterior size. Oftentimes this is found on the Chevy body since smaller fords are E350ís with Gvwr of 12500 and E450ís are 14500 and Chevy is 14300.
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I couldnít live with the lack of leg room in the Ford. I am more than pleased with my Chevy... other than that, they are pretty much equal.
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Old 08-27-2019, 03:57 PM   #13
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Really good thoughtful responses and no mean spirited put downs are appreciated. Lack of service options for the Chevy could be a deal breaker for me and I will look into that. The Chevy is cheaper looking in the cab area and has fewer upgrades available and has 4.10 gears with lower towing capacity but many have stated a little better mpg. I will be buying in or after March so I have time to sort out my decision and am really curious about the 7.3 Ford possibly being in the mix. The more responses the better, thanks.
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Old 08-27-2019, 05:50 PM   #14
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I drove both before buying mine. Chevy was a better, quieter ride. Seemed to handle better. RV's otherwise identical.

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