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Old 02-26-2015, 04:33 PM   #21
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chevy I had a 3/4 ford and now have a 3500 dw and the chevy has it all over the ford
The Ford V10 produces 457 ft.lb. @ 3250 whereas the Chevy 6.0 produces 380 @ 4200. An extra 77 ft.lb. at 1000 lower RPM is going to be VERY noticeable. There are benefits to the Chevy 6.0, but being the more powerful engine is NOT one of them.
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I stand corrected about the Allison trans.Did not realize they only coupled it with the diesel.
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It is almost criminal to put a Chevy 6.0 in a 30 foot Class C coach and suggest that it is acceptable to tow anything more than 2,000 lbs.
Probably explains why Forest River is the only manufacturer that does not post towing capacities…they don’t want the liability or want you to know that this set up is inadequate.
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Chevy! 8.4 ltr. But you will pay for the MPG!
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Chevy! 8.4 ltr. But you will pay for the MPG!

8.4 is not an option.
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Bottom line is if you are planning to tow anything, the Ford engine and especially transmission is your best option.

No it isn't GMC duramax pulls as well and IT GETS BETTER FUEL MPG!
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Did any of the Roving Cabal notice post #7 by the OP?
Posts susequent to that sure do appear to be wasted electrons.
Well, yes and no. I had already pulled the trigger by my second post, but I've now read and learned from everybody's, and am grateful for all.

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The Ford V10 produces 457 ft.lb. @ 3250 whereas the Chevy 6.0 produces 380 @ 4200. An extra 77 ft.lb. at 1000 lower RPM is going to be VERY noticeable. There are benefits to the Chevy 6.0, but being the more powerful engine is NOT one of them.
I think the v10 used in the class c is the two valve. It looks like the numbers above are from the three valve available in the class a.

Having owned a ford f350 with a three valve v10 and a class c with a two valve v10, I would say the engine is fine and does what you ask of it.

I would go with the chevy because of the modern steering and more cab room.
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