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Farmhills53565

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I was looking at documentation and I have a question about the Ford V10 drivetrain. Does anyone know if the entire drivetrain used in a Class C the same as a Class A? Do they have the same transmission? We are looking at Class As and are wondering if we were to buy an older Class C would it have the same drivetrain as a Class A from the same year.

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Up until 2005 both A’s and C’s had the same drivetrain V-10 4speed. Around 06 I think the they got the 5 speed auto. The class C though never got the 3valve Triton the A’s got. Around 2017 or so the V-10 got the 6 speed auto. I may be off in my years by 1.


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The three valve cylinder heads for the V10 are too big to fit inside the E series engine dog house.


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My 2007 'C' had the 5 Speed. My 2016 'A' has the 6 Speed, really like it.

The 5 speed has it quirks but it is a solid transmission. Either way I wouldn't let the transmission be your deciding factor.

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Farmhills53565 wrote:

Does anyone know if the entire drivetrain used in a Class C the same as a Class A? .


Entire drivetrain, no, the front half is usually the same in equal years.

The class C is normally built on, depending on size and year, either an E350 or E450 chassis, the class A is usually built on the F53 (a stripped on F500) chassis.

That also gives it bigger wheels, brakes, etc....

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Engines were the same until the 3 valve V10 was introduced (for the F53, not for the E series).

Transmissions are the same.

Axles and differentials differ, of course--and also differ based on the specific ratings and options of the particular chassis. The suspension designs also differs, most notably in the front axle: a solid axle with leaf springs for the F53, and the (rather basic) twin I-beam independent front suspension setup with coil springs on the E series.

There are a few small Class A's that are built on bare E series chassis rather than the F53 chassis, but they're definitely the exception rather than the rule.





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Entire drivetrain, no, the front half is usually the same in equal years.

The class C is normally built on, depending on size and year, either an E350 or E450 chassis, the class A is usually built on the F53 (a stripped on F500) chassis.

That also gives it bigger wheels, brakes, etc....


The Ford F53 chassis is NOT a striped F500 (F550) chassis but is built by Detroit Chassis LLC in Detroit MI. Exclusivity for MH service.

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RLS7201 wrote:

JaxDad wrote:


Entire drivetrain, no, the front half is usually the same in equal years.

The class C is normally built on, depending on size and year, either an E350 or E450 chassis, the class A is usually built on the F53 (a stripped on F500) chassis.

That also gives it bigger wheels, brakes, etc....


The Ford F53 chassis is NOT a striped F500 (F550) chassis but is built by Detroit Chassis LLC in Detroit MI. Exclusivity for MH service.

Richard


Actually, it's based on the 550 and up chassis. Not the same but modified for use as a universal chassis.

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dodge guy wrote:

RLS7201 wrote:

JaxDad wrote:


Entire drivetrain, no, the front half is usually the same in equal years.

The class C is normally built on, depending on size and year, either an E350 or E450 chassis, the class A is usually built on the F53 (a stripped on F500) chassis.

That also gives it bigger wheels, brakes, etc....


The Ford F53 chassis is NOT a striped F500 (F550) chassis but is built by Detroit Chassis LLC in Detroit MI. Exclusivity for MH service.

Richard


Actually, it's based on the 550 and up chassis. Not the same but modified for use as a universal chassis.


Are you able to document you statement?

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I mistyped, I meant F550 not F500.

It is my understanding that other than the frame rails themselves and a few minor bits, all the drivetrain components are the same as an F550.

Detroit Chassis LLC “assembles” the chassis from Ford built components.

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