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wtmtnhiker

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Posted: 02/11/22 10:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking at a 2013 Itasca Sunstar motorhome with a Ford V-10. It has a little over 37,000 miles on the drive train. Assuming it was well maintained can I expect allot more life out of the drive train or move on to something else? Thanks to all for reading.

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Hi,

My 2005 v-10 has over 110,000 miles on it. So far one mass flow air sensor has been replaced.

This is not proof--but is anecdotal evidence.


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For a 2013 Ford F53/Triton V-10, 37,000 miles is little more than broken in. That's not much over 4,000 miles/year, so the RV likely hasn't been "rode hard and put away wet". Our 2001 F53 based motorhome has just over 72,000 miles on it, and the closest thing to a "major" repair it's had was having a new starter installed last year. Everything else has been routine normal maintenance items.


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Posted: 02/11/22 11:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If the maintenance schedule has been followed there is a strong possibility the chassis will out last the house that is built on it.


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The V-10 has been known to go well over 500k miles with proper maint. The 5 speed is also very solid and dependable as well as the rest of the chassis.

Have it inspected before purchase.

With that low of miles make sure to run the generator so you can see if it can handle the loads put on it from the ACs and other AC appliances. It shouldn’t surge when running under load or at idle. If it hasn’t been serviced it will need it. Low hours on a generator are not a good thing, they need to be used or they have running issues. My 2012 has 450 hours on it. You will want to see at least in the upper 200’s for hours.


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My opinion would be that it has not been used too much unless it has been lived in. Not enough use is hard on generators and engines and other mechanicals.
I am going a little above just the v-10. The V-10 has been spectacular since the early models.


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The chassis and drive-train are bulletproof and will outlast the house if properly maintained. In a 10 year old coach I would be more concerned about hoses, slides, roof seams, generator etc. Just make sure you or a competent person does a through inspection.

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way2roll wrote:

The chassis and drive-train are bulletproof and will outlast the house if properly maintained. In a 10 year old coach I would be more concerned about hoses, slides, roof seams, generator etc. Just make sure you or a competent person does a through inspection.


I second all of this. The entire house portion needs to be inspected closely,

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Thanks to all for the helpful replies. Coach is at a dealership and I'm going to look at it tomorrow.

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Sounds good. just look closely for water damage, Under all windows and at the corners near the floor. As well as the roof seems.

The chassis portion will be just like a car. check all fluids and make sure there are no lights on.

Personally knowing the chassis. I would be more concerned about any "house" issues.

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