How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Gas Engine In a Motorhome?

by Anonymous

We just bought a Class C Motorhome (Bigfoot with 4 wheel drive) with a Ford V10 engine that needs replacement. What might we expect to pay for the replacement including parts and labor?

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This is one of those questions that I dread answering because there is no accurate answer to it. I am going to assume that you are going to replace your existing engine with a rebuilt one.

If you shop around you can probably get a rebuilt Ford Triton V10 for around $3,400 to $3,700 with a core charge of anywhere between $700.00 to $900.00.

Depending on what part of the country you live in and what kind of deal you can wrangle with a repair facility you may end up paying anywhere between $600.00 to $1,100.00 in labor.

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I am sorry that I could not be more accurate than this, but a lot of the cost is going to depend on where you live and how good you are at negotiating prices with people.

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NY, NY looking to purchase and fix
by: JGandolfini

My comment is more like a question since you know a lot about what I need to find out.

I found a 1992 Fleetwood Southwind on Craigslist in New York, does not run. Engine seized Now, I can get up the money for the purchase, but to find an engine to replace here in NYC, that will cost more than I can afford. Can the engine be rebuilt, by someone who knows how to work on them, or is it completely gone?

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