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1996 Ford motorhome chasis w/460 engine

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  1. gun1357

    gun1357 Active Member

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    My son just purchased a 30 ft. 1996 Bounder with 23,500 miles on it. Now he is wondering if there are any issues with that drive train. I have had both Dodge and Chevy motorhome experience but nothing with Ford. Anything he should know? Ron Renouf
     
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    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    nothing but clean oil and filters...that motor with a C6 behind it is near bulletproof
     
  3. tumbleweed

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    You will need to pull a trailer and a 1,000 gal fuel tank if you want to make the long haul. Other than that you're good to go.
     
  4. Didreckson

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    My Dad had a couple of 460 engine Ford trucks pulling a 5th wheel, and then a small motor home with a 460 in it. Never a problem except feeding it enough fuel. I believe one got around 4 mpg.

    He ended up with a larger motor home that was a diesel pusher, and as I recall it probably got twice the mileage of the 460 with about double the power.
     
  5. gun1357

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    Thanks for the input. The gas consumption is probably why it only has 23,500 miles. I didn't borrow it to drive from San Antonio to Phoenix for the US Open Skeet Tournament here in Phoenix this weekend. Maybe I will meet WPT. Ron
     
  6. Captain Bud

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    I had a 1990 bounder with the 460 and I would get 10.2 mpg on flat terrain running at 60-65 mph. Pulling a jeep grand cherokee mpg was 8.8 at 60-65 mph.

    The overdrive works very well but you may need to turn it off on big hills or hilly areas.

    Up in colorado, we went up a mountain where a deer was by the side of the road eating grass. She just looked over and must have figured that she could easliy out run us. She kept eating. We were going about 5 mph!! Pedal to the floor.....

    Phil
     
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    I had an F250 with a 360. With an empty truck it got 8 MPG, with the 10 foot slide in camper it got 6. Thirsty engines.

    ctreay
     
  8. Bob Hawkes

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    Gun1357, You're not going to find him on the skeet field! LOL Nice club, enjoy and shoot well.
     
  9. gun1357

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    I asked around and was told he probably wouldn't be at Avery until the next registered trapshoot in early May. I Tried... Ron
     
  10. Tdog

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    My dad has almost the same rig. His is a 1997 28 ft BOUNDER with the 460 Ford. The only issue he has had was a bad in-tank electric fuel pump. The pump alone was over $400, and that was 6 or 7 years ago. It's been very reliable otherwise.
     
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