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Old 11-30-2020, 01:14 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,
I am looking at the 3011ds with the new 7.2 engine.
wanting input how this engine performs. thanks for any input that you could give me on this. Thanks Dale
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Old 11-30-2020, 02:24 PM   #2
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I thought the new engine was a 7.3 liter.
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Old 11-30-2020, 02:29 PM   #3
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I searched on Ford E-450 7.3 and see a that review was done and posted. Here is a link to that thread: https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ns-216373.html


Maybe the originator of that thread could answer any specific questions you might have.
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Old 12-01-2020, 10:26 AM   #4
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I searched on Ford E-450 7.3 and see a that review was done and posted. Here is a link to that thread: https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ns-216373.html


Maybe the originator of that thread could answer any specific questions you might have.
Ok yes the 7.3 is the one I am wanting input on. Fords web site mentions two engines for the e series 450. looks like one is the standard and the other is the economy with less horse power and torque. Are they putting the standard motor in the E450 for class c motorhomes. Thanks every one for your input. Dale.
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Old 12-01-2020, 03:02 PM   #5
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We use the premium Engine PKG.

see ford's website for all the specs.

https://www.ford.com/commercial-truc...0-cutaway-drw/

hope this helps
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Old 12-01-2020, 06:06 PM   #6
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We use the premium Engine PKG.

see ford's website for all the specs.

https://www.ford.com/commercial-truc...0-cutaway-drw/

hope this helps
I am looking into ordering a new forest river class c and wanting to get the more powerful premium engine. This information will help thank you. also can i tell by the VIN number if it has the premium or the economy engine? Thanks for any help you can give me on this subject. Dale.
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Old 12-02-2020, 12:30 AM   #7
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We bought the 2861 with the 7.3. They all come with the premium engine, 350HP/468TQ. It is a HUGE improvement over the V10. More powerful and a nice flat torque curve. Quieter, little heat around the dog house. Recently drove it up the mountains in PA and unlike the V10 there was no screaming engine, it just pulled up the inclines with little effort. We are very pleased with it. Plus it has a nice V8 rumble at idle.
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We only use the Premium Engine PKG - I will have to look but pretty sure we cant even buy the economy engine with the RV upfit pkg. My guess is that engine must be for box truck fleets
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Old 12-02-2020, 08:57 AM   #9
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We bought the 2861 with the 7.3. They all come with the premium engine, 350HP/468TQ. It is a HUGE improvement over the V10. More powerful and a nice flat torque curve. Quieter, little heat around the dog house. Recently drove it up the mountains in PA and unlike the V10 there was no screaming engine, it just pulled up the inclines with little effort. We are very pleased with it. Plus it has a nice V8 rumble at idle.
Thanks for the information it is nice to hear about the improvements. we are looking at options on the Forester and the dealers in this area. we would like to order local will just have to see how things work out. we like to keep the weight down. when it comes to leveling jacks they would be nice to have not sure we need them considering the weight that they add. thanks Dale.
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Leveling jacks are worth it!!
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Old 12-22-2020, 09:35 AM   #11
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I only have 1500 miles on ours, but I love this engine so far. You can see it hold a gear and throw 6 degrees of extra timing advance going up grades if you have low knock and good gas (OAR is running -0.96). It’s a beast. I wish it had the 10 speed, but the wide torque curve works great with the 6 speed.
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