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SHRED

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My new 2021 E-450 chassis motorhome will come equipped with it and the 6 speed transmission.

Just curious how it compares to the Triton V10. I just sold my 1995 class C with the old 460 workhorse. It was a great engine.

* This post was edited 04/20/21 02:17pm by SHRED *


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There are about a dozen posts here:

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f84/new-7-3-ford-gas-519454.html

You will find a lot more if you just Google up "Ford 7.3 gas motorhome" or other terminology. Hope that helps.

There was a problem early on (with some installations) involving inadequate air flow in the area of the spark plug wires IIRC. It's been resolved by now (by most all the MH manufacturers) I am sure.

I have the venerable V-10 and it is amazing IMHO, but I would rather have the new one you are getting ...... more power, less noise and just a whisker better fuel economy (maybe.) Just my $.02

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In 2021 is there a choice regarding engines ?

Can it be ordered either way v10 or v8 ?

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“ Anyone have the new Ford 7.3L V8?”

In a M/H, no, but in several pickups in our fleet, yes.

Everyone is impressed with them so far.

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bobndot wrote:

In 2021 is there a choice regarding engines ?

Can it be ordered either way v10 or v8 ?


Bob, from my reading on several forums, I "believe" some of the early 2021s still had the Triton V-10 (old stock) but when they are gone (and they are probably all "gone" right now) I get the idea that the Ford cutaway chassis will be "Godzilla" powered only ...... dunno about the F-53.

Others more knowledgeable will hopefully chime in.

Best.............

* This post was edited 04/15/21 07:48pm by youracman *

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bobndot wrote:

In 2021 is there a choice regarding engines ?

Can it be ordered either way v10 or v8 ?


Ford is not producing E-series chassis with the V10 anymore, but only with the new V8. If you were ordering a chassis on your own, you have no choice (nor, if memory serves, would you have had a choice previously as only the modular engines were available). An RV manufacturer may be building on older chassis for some or all of their current model year production, depending on their inventory and production lead times and model year changeover dates and similar sorts of things.





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youracman and Drew , thank you.

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Thanks.
Can't wait to try it out!

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SHRED wrote:

My new 2021 E-450 chassis motorhome will come equipped with it and the 6 speed transmission.

Just curious how it compares to the Triton V10. I just sold my 1995 class C with the old 460 workhorse. It was a great engine.


I got a new 2021 BT Cruiser with the 2021 Ford E-350 chassis and so far I love the new 7.3L V-8 and 6 speed transmission..

It runs in low RPM's and hardly ever goes below 5th gear at highway speeds, stays in 6th gear 90 percent of the time at 62 mph.

So far my average mpg is 10+ and can get 12-13 mpg at 60 mph with cruise control on..

mpg reading is on the dash display

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