RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 

Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Motorhome Tech Topics
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-22-2016, 10:48 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 24.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 134
THOR #1812
Where is my V8 Vegas ???

Anybody hear anything about the V8 engine in the Axis/Vegas ??? Was supposed to be 2017 stripped chassis, but I haven't seen anything on it . I'm WAITING....
__________________

__________________
Stan fowler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2016, 11:35 PM   #2
Site Team
 
EA37TS's Avatar
 
Brand: Entegra
Model: Accolade 37TS
State: Virginia
Posts: 4,898
THOR #1469
Not sure where you got your info but the Ford 2017 stripped chassis specs show the only engine available as the V10.
__________________

__________________
Dave
US Army (Ret)
2020 Entegra Accolade 37TS
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk (Toad)
FMCA - F432054
EA37TS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2016, 12:16 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Brand: Still Looking
State: Texas
Posts: 4,934
THOR #2121
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stan fowler View Post
Anybody hear anything about the V8 engine in the Axis/Vegas ??? Was supposed to be 2017 stripped chassis, but I haven't seen anything on it . I'm WAITING....
Ford announced the 6.2L V8 would be offered as an option to V10 later in year -- on E-Series Cutaway and Stripped chassis. Thus far I've only seen limited information.

Even when Ford starts offering the V8, there is no guarantee manufacturers will buy chassis with the optional engine. Given a choice I'd take the V8 over the V10 but we may not get the choice.

It should just be a matter of time before we see more information on V8.

http://www.thorforums.com/forums/f10...17-a-3336.html
__________________
Chance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2016, 02:55 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 24.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 134
THOR #1812
Yeah,saw a lot on it several months ago, but all quiet now ???
__________________
Stan fowler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2016, 02:56 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 24.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 134
THOR #1812
Surely there is a Ford mole on here ...?
__________________
Stan fowler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2016, 03:22 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Brand: Still Looking
State: Texas
Posts: 4,934
THOR #2121
I'm looking forward to seeing what power and torque ratings they give the V8 when installed in old E-Series Cutaway and Stripped chassis.

In the SuperDuty pickups the 6.2L V8 is rated 80 HP higher than the E-Series' 6.8L V10. Even maximum torque is higher by 10 lb-ft, which is really impressive given engine is much smaller.

Towing (higher GCWR) is where the V10 should still hold an edge over the V8 -- not that it would make much difference to me.
__________________
Chance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2016, 03:38 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 24.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 134
THOR #1812
Yeah - much more modern and higher tech engine - should be better for a lot of things - like fuel economy, noise, etc.

Towing is all about torque and cooling, so not sure V8 will be worse.

But, where is it ???
__________________
Stan fowler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2016, 05:20 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Brand: Still Looking
State: Texas
Posts: 4,934
THOR #2121
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stan fowler View Post
Yeah - much more modern and higher tech engine - should be better for a lot of things - like fuel economy, noise, etc.

Towing is all about torque and cooling, so not sure V8 will be worse.

But, where is it ???
Preliminary Ford GCWR in RV towing guide list the V8 a little lower, but we don't yet have the complete picture. GCWR depends on more than just engine torque. Final gearing also plays a major role, which is why E-Series with 4.56 gears are rated significantly higher than those with 4.10 gears. Unfortunately lower gears often hurts fuel economy so we can't have it all (by lower gearing I mean numerically higher).

Cooling shouldn't be a limitation as long as Ford keeps using the same size radiator, heat exchangers, etc. as with V10. Since V8 engine is more efficient it should reject less heat to coolant. The only place where cooling could limit power relative to V10 is on the outside of engine if for some reason air doesn't circulate as good around the engine to keep exterior cool. But I seriously doubt that will be the case.

We should see more information soon. Of course, there is no guarantee Thor or other manufacturers will use the optional V8 engine. If it cost an extra dollar we probably won't see it in an Axis or Vegas anyway.
__________________
Chance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2016, 07:57 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport 31S
State: Florida
Posts: 303
THOR #4443
Don't forget the V 10 has been around a long time and in a lot of vehicles and its track record is pretty impressive. I talked to my friend who sells Fords and he tells me the motor is bullet proof. I would be leery buying anything with a new motor design but that is just me.
__________________
penguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2016, 10:29 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 24.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 134
THOR #1812
Any new info on the 6.2 in the Vegas??
__________________
Stan fowler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2016, 11:31 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Brand: Still Looking
State: Texas
Posts: 4,934
THOR #2121
Haven't seen any.

The latest I've seen is in the 2017 Tow Guide which still shows "late availability" in January 2017. That's only a month away.

The V10 was previously said to be the standard engine for E-Series, so there is no guarantee manufacturers will specify the V8 as an option. Besides, some buyers may prefer the "proven" V10.
__________________

__________________
Chance is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 10:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×