Re: Chinook Motorhomes
The V-10 is a terrific motor. And very thirsty, too. There are stories of the early ones blowing spark plugs out, but it's not common and didn't keep me from buying a C with a 1999 V-10 in it. It runs very well and is strong and powerful.
But, as I mentioned, I think you could pour raw gas down its throat and it wouldn't flood. If you get much better than 10-12 mpg at freeway speeds, I'd be surprised. I get 9-10 mpg in a 24 ft E350 Class C driving 55-65mph, not the 75 poster here in AZ. At 75, I'll get 8. Also, they are huge and take up a lot of room in the cabin, especially in the passenger foot well area. I'm going to sell my C and get a B with preferably a MB 4 or 5 cylinder diesel, because I'm tired of buying gas for that pig. Even a small Chevy V8 in a Roadtrek Ranger would be a huge improvement, albeit with a large reduction in living space.
2006 Dynamax Isata 250 Touring Sedan
"Il Travato Rosso"
2015 Travato 59g