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Old 02-14-2020, 06:16 PM   #1
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2021 Ford E 450 chassis upgrade

Ive been reading about the new 7.3 liter Ford gas engine coming out. I was on the phone with a Ford Motorhome rep yesterday seeking information. From my understanding, the E450 chassis will be upgraded with this new engine and better brakes along with possible other improvements starting in the 2021 model year which comes out this fall. I was never a big fan of the Ford chassis suspension or the V10 motor. Furthermore the cabin is so tight and I am only 5'9. I hope that Ford addresses that issue as well. Does anybody else have any insight on this new chassis coming out ?
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:59 PM   #2
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So will the E-350 retain the V-10 engine and 6-speed automatic?
We have been hearing that the doghouse on the V-8 is smaller, because the engine is smaller on the outside, and bigger on the inside (sort of like the TARDIS?). WE have also heard that the V-8 will produce more power, and also has a 10-speed automatic.
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Old 02-15-2020, 12:04 AM   #3
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I found on page 71 & 72 of this brochure that the new V-8 engine entered production last month, as a 2021 model. Both the E-350 and the E-450 will have the new engine, but it appears the automatic transmission is still a 6-speed. I have the 6-speed, and it seems just fine, with even splits between the ratios.
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Yes, that is my understanding also. The motor will have higher horsepower and more low end torque along with better MPG. I was ready to purchase either the 25B or 22M until I saw this news. Hopefully, it will be available in the fall without delay.
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Old 02-23-2020, 06:29 PM   #5
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My guess is you'll never see the 10spd in the E-series because it won't fit the chassis floorpan area. Just a guess obviously
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:03 PM   #6
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Yes, that is my understanding also. The motor will have higher horsepower and more low end torque along with better MPG. I was ready to purchase either the 25B or 22M until I saw this news. Hopefully, it will be available in the fall without delay.
Even if you wait until fall to buy a 2021 model year RV it will most likely have the "old" chassis. Usually the chassis is from the previous model year.

My 2011 Reyo has a 2010 Sprinter chassis. It was the same with my 06 Sightseer which had a 05 Workhorse chassis. Maybe if you buy later on during the 2021 model year you have more luck.
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Here is a link to the E Series brochure and also job one date for the 2021 E series cutaway was 1/2/2020
https://www.fleet.ford.com/cmslibs/c...2020_ARLSD.pdf
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I personally would not get the Ecoboost engine, too many problems.
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Old 02-23-2020, 11:03 PM   #9
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I called Lichtin Rv in regard to this. Henry called me back and that from his understanding after talking to Winnebago ; this new chassis will be on their motor homes this fall. I hope it’s true.
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I would caution y'all to not buy a first year Ford motor. I've been down that road, with Ford eventually having to buy my truck back from me. They have quite a bit of history the last 15 years or so of having issues with new truck motors. I'd suggest cutting yourself a break and letting someone else work the bugs out of it.
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I would caution y'all to not buy a first year Ford motor. I've been down that road, with Ford eventually having to buy my truck back from me. They have quite a bit of history the last 15 years or so of having issues with new truck motors. I'd suggest cutting yourself a break and letting someone else work the bugs out of it.
yup I am on Ford sites and that is so true. My friend just lost his engine on a eco boost Ford F150 with the V6 ecoboost. There are some inherent design issues.
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this might work.https://www.ford.com/commercial-truc...f53-motorhome/
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Old 02-24-2020, 11:28 PM   #13
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The 2021 E 350 / E 450 chassis will have the 6-speed-automatc. The cab interior will be similar to the Super Duty series. Optional Ford offers now adaptive cruise control, lane assist etc. Guess that the RV-industry will use the new chassis for the 2021 models, perhaps for the 2022, due the fact, that they buy their chassis a year in advance.

There will also be a less powerfull version of the 7.3L V8 which runs on lpg, replacing the 6.2L V8.
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I was on the phone with two different Coachmen factory reps. Both confirmed that the new Ford chassis with the 7.3 engine will be in their motor homes later this year. The dealers don’t want to promote this information because it will hurt the value of their current inventory.
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