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Old 07-21-2019, 05:18 PM   #1
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Jayco class C Greyhawk gas engines

Considering trading in 5th for C. Always had diesel trucks and Iím a little concerned with the gas V10. Any personal experience with this model in going thru hills and mountains ? Seems like gas is only option in Jayco regular class Cs. Trying to downsize and donít want super C.
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:08 PM   #2
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Been through the mountains of Colorado with a 32 ft C towing an Escape on an open car trailer. You won't run the speed limit up hill unless you like hearing the engine scream at 6 grand,but most times a little faster then the 18 wheelers.
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:51 PM   #3
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Considering trading in 5th for C. Always had diesel trucks and Iím a little concerned with the gas V10. Any personal experience with this model in going thru hills and mountains ? Seems like gas is only option in Jayco regular class Cs. Trying to downsize and donít want super C.
Not sure why you're asking about a Jayco Motorhome, in a Forest River forum, since Jayco is not a FR product.
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:02 PM   #4
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Great question Dan, my experience indicates lots of RVers trade and change RVs from time to time. Havenít noticed a lot of brand loyalty so Iím just reaching out to a larger community. Currently Iím in a Forest River product.
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Old 07-22-2019, 01:18 PM   #5
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I have a Coachmen Class C, 30ft, same Ford V10 engine. Have been to Alaska and back, through the mountains of Colorado, with no problems. I pass semi's going both up and down, but of course, it's not as fast as a car. The Ford 6 speed trans does a great job of shifting appropriately going up, and downshifting as needed when going downhill, to conserve brakes. This is without a toad. Seems that the feedback on this forum is positive re this engine/ trans combo.
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Does the OP plan to toad. I can ditto what donkro wrote with our 30' C.
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:02 AM   #7
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We have the same engine in our Lexington. Never gone through the Rockies but no problems in the east coast. We have a short 7 percent hill in our area - we won’t win the drag race but no issues getting up it lol.
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Same engine in our Sunseeker 3010DS. We have put 5000 miles on it in the last 3 months use since we got it. Id, MT, WY, and CO from 3000 to 8000 foot elevation with no issues.
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