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Old 10-17-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Thanks guys,
Well it looks like the Triton V10 is file 13 in our book....
I hope you understood that I wasn't putting down the V10. IMHO it would be an okay engine. It's the Triton V8 that I think would normally be too small for that sized camper.

The V10 doesn't have the pulling power of most diesels, but for the cost savings, I don't think it's a bad choice at all. It's a proven, solid engine with a big fan base.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:37 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Back in the 1950s I did this on the exhaust manifold of a DeSoto straight 8.
yes, very common to do and good eats!!

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Old 10-18-2009, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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yes, very common to do and good eats!!

MANIFOLD DESTINY

Cooking great meals with your car engine. The heat is on. | Wise Bread

OMG...that is priceless
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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I hope you understood that I wasn't putting down the V10. IMHO it would be an okay engine. It's the Triton V8 that I think would normally be too small for that sized camper.

The V10 doesn't have the pulling power of most diesels, but for the cost savings, I don't think it's a bad choice at all. It's a proven, solid engine with a big fan base.
I drive a 21 ton Kenworth dump truck everyday and I know that a diesel pack more power and torque than any gas engine can. I just wasn't quite sure how the big Triton V10 could stack up to a CAT, Cummins or the Detriot motors.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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I drive a 21 ton Kenworth dump truck everyday and I know that a diesel pack more power and torque than any gas engine can. I just wasn't quite sure how the big Triton V10 could stack up to a CAT, Cummins or the Detriot motors.
This is off the Ford site for 2009 vans:

ENGINES............. Horsepower (hp @ rpm)..... Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)
4.6L EFI V8 FFV.... 225 @ 4800...................... 286 @ 3500
5.4L EFI V8 FFV.... 255 @ 4500...................... 350 @ 2500
6.0L PSD V8........ 235 @ 3150...................... 440 @ 1600
6.8L EFI V10........ 305 @ 4250...................... 420 @ 3250


Note that the torque for the V10 is listed at 420 lbs. That's not bad for a gasoline engine! Most V10 drivers that I've talked to have been happy with the engine. The complaints usually arise from high elevation driving (mountains), where the normally aspirated V10s lose their power while the turbo'd diesels maintain theirs.
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Good night and happy camping to all our chatty camping freinds
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Good night and happy camping to all our chatty camping freinds
nitey nite..
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Before I forget... HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY FELLOW CAMPERS!!! We will eat at home this year then it's off tho the woods with all the leftovers! Turkey s'mores for everyone!!
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Before I forget... HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY FELLOW CAMPERS!!! We will eat at home this year then it's off tho the woods with all the leftovers! Turkey s'mores for everyone!!
Now your just trying to make us Jealous, you trouble maker.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Now your just trying to make us Jealous, you trouble maker.
awww.... that's not how I meant it () ! Your welcome to come along, weather's going to be great. Perfect for campfires walks, long conversations over a good meal.....
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