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Old 02-14-2020, 02:43 PM   #81
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I ran across a bit more information on the 2021 Ford E-Series, some of which affects motorhome applications.

Ford Co-Pilot 360 Technology is an option on Cutaway chassis but is not available on Stripped Chassis (which is used for Axis and Vegas).

Motorhome Prep Package is not available with combination of SRW and Premium V8. Unfortunately, the Economy V8 and SRW chassis is limited to 13,000 pounds GCWR. The Premium V8 is rated 18,500 pounds, making it more useful as a small motorhome with high towing capacity. It seems to me that Ford is trying their best to force sales from E-Series to Transit in lighter GVWR chassis.

Option for forged aluminum wheels on SRW Cutaway chassis has been discontinued.

Tires are Hankook DynaPro and same size as before. They are listed as HT on Dual Rear Wheel, and RH03 on SRW.
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Old 02-17-2020, 04:19 PM   #82
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Ford dealers are starting to advertise they have 2021 E-Series Cutaway in stock, so Class C RVs (and Axis/Vegas also) based on revised 2021 chassis may not be far behind.

Anyway, a window sticker for one of these new E-Series shows the “Economy” 7.3L V8 engine option as a price reduction, saving $350 from MSRP.

Since manufacturers often look at opportunities to lower RV costs, they may take this option which lowers power, torque, and towing capacity. I’m just sharing this information so someone doesn’t end up buying a motorhome with an engine option they didn’t want.

The Economy V8 has similar power and torque as outgoing V10, so if it saves fuel over Premium 7.3L V8 it may be worth it to some buyers.

The Economy engine is rated 300 HP at 3,750 RPM, and 425 lb-ft at 3,250 RPM.
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Old 03-03-2020, 12:00 PM   #83
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Ford is finally addressing additional legroom for the E-Series. As previously discussed, since the new 7.3L V8 is significantly narrower than outgoing V10, it begged the question of whether such a large engine doghouse was needed. The press release below unfortunately makes it appear the modification is limited to the engine cover.

I’d guess this will provide added “legroom” between engine cover and seats, and perhaps on either side of engine, but doesn’t sound like it will address space for feet at floor level. I had hoped Ford would have made sheet metal revisions also, but that seems unlikely now. However, any revision to improve mobility in and out of cab seats is welcomed.



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Also new for E-Series cutaway next year is a scalloped engine access cover that provides additional legroom, in response to customer requests primarily from the recreational vehicle industry. E-Series is the most popular platform for Class C motorhomes, with 58 percent market share**.
https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...eadership.html
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Old 03-03-2020, 02:44 PM   #84
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Ford also just updated their website to include the 2021 E-Series.


https://www.ford.com/commercial-truc...eries-cutaway/


A couple of details I had not noticed previously are the TPMS display right in center for the dual rear wheels (standard on motorhome package), and also the shifter having an “M” mode, along with a +/- button on shifter just inside the TowHaul selector. Perhaps someone with a Super Duty or other similar Ford can confirm this will allow for manual shifting of the automatic transmission.

P.S. — Is it a button or does entire lever move up/down when in “M” position to shift up and down?
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