Re: 460 vs. V-10 in 26' motorhome?
I would be inclined to agree with you, however we are downsizing from a
class "A" diesel pusher so that we can get into State Parks, BLM campgrounds
and other similar small parks and we will be buying a used rig. There just
aren't that many used Class "C" rigs with diesels running around. In
addition, with diesel fuel at a 15% premium in price and driving around
4,000/year, it takes a long time for th durability and longevity to kick in.
"CJB" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Talking about what would be "desirable in a motor home," I wouldn't even
> consider a gas engine when I could have a diesel. The price premium up
> front is several thousand dollars, but the durability, longevity, fuel
> economy, and resale value should even things out over time.
> "glenf" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >I had a 1988 460 with a C-6 that loved gas almost as much as it loved
> > exhaust manifolds! Are the newer 460s with fuel injection any better?
> > What
> > about the V-10? I've heard of problems with wrist pins, warped heads,
> > spark
> > coils, etc. but they are supposed to get better fuel economy. I've also
> > heard that the V-10 is a higher reving engine which, I would think,
> > not be desireable in a motorhome. Any thoughts?????????