Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ridgefield, WA
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Re: V10 VS (OR) 460
We have a 2003 6.8 in a 31 foot C that has about 14K miles now; it scales at about 13,900 and it often pulls the 20' race trailer that scales at approx 5K with the toys and tools in it. I run the v10 out of OD often at 65-75 and it gets 7.5-8mpg. I run it hard, it uses no oil, and couldn't be happier. Without the trailer, it feels quite strong and has no trouble accelerating in a short freeway on ramp.
In 02, I spent a fair amount of time looking at various motorhomes. I found a real clean '95 28 ft Class C (but not enough room) w/ a stock 460. It was smaller/lighter and ran good, but wouldn't have beat the 31 footer. The motor was not my prime concern, but, it was rougher, noisier, etc.
After the late 90s I don't think you'll find too many 460s in Cs or As. For me, I wouldn't buy a motorhome just based on the motor anyway. All that you can do is compare for yourself--
94 F250 SC, 4x4, 5spd, 4.10ls, LuK, Toyo Country AT 285/16s, 190K, edge evo, shimmed FPR, Bilsteins, Add-a-leaf, 3"DP/4" exh, new ACs, ISSPRO, Term. 17* HPOP, pedestal mod, Tymar Intake and HPX, IDM and CCV mods
335HP, 716TQ (3-08)