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JudyJB

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Re: Triton V10
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2016, 08:37:21 PM »
86,000 miles in 4.5 years on my 2011.  Never had a bit of trouble. Wish motorhome manufacturers could make the rest of the RV as well as Ford did this engine!

When I first got mine (new), I drove cross country in 100 degree weather, uphill on very long grades in Wyoming and Nebraska.  I was positive my temperature gage was broken because it hauled my 15,000 pound vehicle without moving even a millimeter from dead center!  Have not done anything to it other than oil changes. 

Also, hauls me up steep mountain grades with no problems. 

I worked as a contract employee at Ford and some of my clients were in corporate quality control.  When they found out I had this engine, they assured me it would run forever!  Said I should easily expect 200,000 to 300,000 miles or more with it.
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2012 Fleetwood Tioga Ranger 31N

gary94

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Re: Triton V10
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2016, 09:51:10 PM »
Have a 31 foot motorhome with this engine. I can't believe how little torque this engine has. Used to tow a trailer with this rig and I always wished it was a diesel. It was fine if it wasn't going up hill. We also have a 19 footer which my wife uses as a mobile pet grooming van. It's on a Ford E-350 chassis with the V-10. Changing plugs in it is a nightmare. It also blows sparkplugs out of the cylinder heads. The newer 3 valve Ford modular engines also has sparkplug issues. They like to break when you remove them.

legrandnormand

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Re: Triton V10
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2016, 09:55:24 PM »
Have a 31 foot motorhome with this engine. I can't believe how little torque this engine has. Used to tow a trailer with this rig and I always wished it was a diesel. It was fine if it wasn't going up hill. We also have a 19 footer which my wife uses as a mobile pet grooming van. It's on a Ford E-350 chassis with the V-10. Changing plugs in it is a nightmare. It also blows sparkplugs out of the cylinder heads. The newer 3 valve Ford modular engines also has sparkplug issues. They like to break when you remove them.


How old are your vehicules ?
Normand
Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada
2010 Gulfstream Independance, model 8367
2009 Smart Cabriolet

KandT

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Re: Triton V10
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2016, 09:59:58 PM »
I often wonder why people have such vastly different experiences with the same product.  Maybe it is expectations or maybe it is maintenance or operation. 

Then again maybe some engines are built Friday at 4:50!!

I seem to be lucky with my mechanical products except anything that has an infrequently used engine - The money I have spent getting carbs cleaned since ethanol has been introduced!!

A big diesel with tons of torque is probably the right answer for customers disappointed with the torque.  Since I don't have the coin but I do have a few extra minutes I will politely move to the right lane and let everyone who can pass me.

Happy motoring!!
2005 Winnebago Vectra 36RD
American Car Dolly
2009 Accord Toad
It's not a problem.  It's a project!

legrandnormand

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Re: Triton V10
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2016, 10:10:48 PM »
I often wonder why people have such vastly different experiences with the same product.  Maybe it is expectations or maybe it is maintenance or operation. 

Then again maybe some engines are built Friday at 4:50!!

I seem to be lucky with my mechanical products except anything that has an infrequently used engine - The money I have spent getting carbs cleaned since ethanol has been introduced!!

A big diesel with tons of torque is probably the right answer for customers disappointed with the torque.  Since I don't have the coin but I do have a few extra minutes I will politely move to the right lane and let everyone who can pass me.

Happy motoring!!
I'll drag you anytime to 60 MPH with any of your diesel engines !
But going uphill for long distances, you'll have the torque to climb it the easiest way with your big torque !
Normand
Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada
2010 Gulfstream Independance, model 8367
2009 Smart Cabriolet

KandT

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Re: Triton V10
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2016, 06:31:21 AM »
I don't have a diesel except in my tractor which would be a heck of a drag race.  A Kubota vs a motorhome!!  Then again two motorhomes drag racing may be about as exciting as watching grass grow!!
2005 Winnebago Vectra 36RD
American Car Dolly
2009 Accord Toad
It's not a problem.  It's a project!

kdbgoat

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Re: Triton V10
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2016, 06:39:03 AM »
Then again two motorhomes drag racing may be about as exciting as watching grass grow!!

Come on man! There's videos out there with motorhomes turning 22 second quarters at over 60 mph! How much excitement do you want? Haha ;D
I know you believe you understand what you think I said,
But I am not sure you realize what you heard is not what I meant


2016 Leprechaun 319DS

gary94

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Re: Triton V10
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2016, 09:15:20 AM »

How old are your vehicules ?
31 footer is 2001 and the 19 footer is a 1998

530ktm

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Re: Triton V10
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2016, 10:35:21 AM »
31 footer is 2001 and the 19 footer is a 1998
I believe the newer engines have improved quite a bit.
2014 Itasca Sunova 33C from SoCal pulling Jeep Wrangler

JudyJB

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Re: Triton V10
« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2016, 11:31:46 PM »
The comparison really isn't between the same product.  There is a big difference in the newer Triton engines and the ones built 15+ years ago that had spark plug problems. 
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KandT

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Re: Triton V10
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2016, 01:19:55 PM »
How often does everyone change their oil?  Knowing they are pushed pretty hard I am guessing every 5k.

Does synthetic make any difference?
2005 Winnebago Vectra 36RD
American Car Dolly
2009 Accord Toad
It's not a problem.  It's a project!

legrandnormand

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Re: Triton V10
« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2016, 04:27:17 PM »
How often does everyone change their oil?  Knowing they are pushed pretty hard I am guessing every 5k.

Does synthetic make any difference?


Since I bought my new mh in 2010, it has run on synthetic oil ever since and I get the oil changed yearly or at 5000 milles.
Synthetic oil just gives you a better quality oil after 5000 milles of usage, it won't give you 10000 milles like many folks think !
Normand
Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada
2010 Gulfstream Independance, model 8367
2009 Smart Cabriolet

BigDan1

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Re: Triton V10
« Reply #42 on: August 28, 2016, 12:00:22 PM »
I hate to buck the trend but a close buddy can't wait to get rid of his class C with a V10. Screams and sucks gas and won't get out of its own way. He's going diesel.


my friend had  two  Triton V10 ......traded for  a diesel last year .....says  that  fuel mileage is almost same ...diesel option expensive , and diesel fuel more expensive .....he likes the torque at low rpm ...but will go back to V10 for the next  one ...

Dan

TXmoto

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Re: Triton V10
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2018, 08:55:33 AM »
I don't mean to start a war...but I have a question...this thread was started in 2012. The last entry was in 2012, but was revived in 2016. Why beat a dead horse?  Please be kind....just asking...and yes, I know the question might be pertinent to some, but after four years?

The advice is timeless...  I'm looking at a 2004 with the V10 engine and came here to see what I could find out about the engine.  So yes, the thread is old, but it still has some value for someone doing research in the future.  Thanks for all the good advice.  I think I'm going to pull the trigger on this 2004 Dynamax today.

garyb1st

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Re: Triton V10
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2018, 09:01:22 AM »
Purchased our 1999 Ford (V10) Rexhall Aerbus with 72,000 miles.  Added 30,000 miles in just over 3 years.  Ran like a new vehicle and never failed us.  Spark plugs were original and yet it never missed a beat.  Maybe we were lucky, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy another.  The 1999 had 275 hp and maybe 425 torque so it wasn't the first up the hill.  But it made it to the top. 
Gary B1st

2005 Pace Arrow 35G
2016 Jeep Wrangler