Best Class C engine; Ford V-10 vs Chevy V-8 ??

dmsf

New Member
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I have a 2003 class A 29' Damon w/ the 8.1 workhorse (no slides). My wife preferrs to drive a class C , so we are looking into a new/newer class C in the 28'-31' size & I'm towing a 05 GMC Envoy XL (4600 lbs). The engine options seem to be the Ford 6.8L V-10 (305 HP)or the Chevy 6.0L V-8 (300HP). I'd like anyone w/ info on how these compare.
 
#2
Re: Best Class C engine; Ford V-10 vs Chevy V-8 ??

I'm enjoying my V10 Ford E-450 on a Winnie Class C. About 7mpg average. I see 8 occationally, but usually between 7 - 8. Plenty of power in overdrive, but tends to kick down into third too easily with cruise activated.

Overall plus marks.
 

C Nash

Senior Member
#3
Re: Best Class C engine; Ford V-10 vs Chevy V-8 ??

Either engine should serve you well. I would not let either engine be a deal breaker if I found a class C that I liked. GM might be best on MPG. I have the V 10 Ford in a class A and have had no problem. 8 t0 10 mpg with toad @ 55mph.
 

Kirk

Senior Member
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Re: Best Class C engine; Ford V-10 vs Chevy V-8 ??

I would agree with the other posts. Most owners feel that the one they have is the best one. So if you prefer a Ford, bet one, but if you happen to think Chevy is better, get that. If it doesn't matter, base it on what you get the best price on.
 
#5
Re: Best Class C engine; Ford V-10 vs Chevy V-8 ??

Too bad Ford did away with the 460. That V-10 doesn't have near the same power or torque. I used to get 14mpg with my '89' 26 foot Tioga but sold it in 98 because it had too much milage ( I had it in a rental fleet). I wish I still had it though.
 

hertig

Senior Member
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Re: Best Class C engine; Ford V-10 vs Chevy V-8 ??

I have the GMC 6.0L in a 2001 pickup, where it works great. But when I was towing about 6500 pounds, it struggled going up hills. When towing at 75, I got 8.2 MPG and at 55 I got 10.2 MPG. I hear that later model 6.0L engines perform better than mine.
 
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