Ford Chassis Information
Choose a motorhome built on a Ford chassis for reliability.
Known for power and durability, the Ford chassis is a popular choice for vehicles and has service located across Canada and the US. When you are travelling by motorhome this offers peace of mind as there is no need to worry about how far spread service is. Service pricing is much lower cost than a comparable Mercedes-Benz or diesel pusher motorhome chassis.
Current Ford E450 and E350 cutaway chassis features include 7.3L V8 engine, 6-Speed Torqshift Auto Transmission with 350 horsepower and 468 lb-ft of torque. The Ford cab has cruise control, a wipeable vinyl flooring, 208L capacity gas tank, and ABS braking system. Select models will have a combination of the following features as available; lane keeping assist, traction control, computer chip reading of fuel economy and tire pressures, and auto headlights/high beams.
Previous to 2021 Models: Ford E450 cutaway chassis features include 6.8 L V10 engine, 6-speed SelectShift Auto Transmission with 305 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft of torque @3,250 RPM. The Ford cab has cruise control, a wipeable vinyl flooring, 208L capacity gas tank, and ABS braking system.
Ford warranties include 24/7/365 hotline for nearest appropriate service location, assistance in scheduling an appointment, service assistance for motorhome customers with Ford chassis related concern at 1-800-444-3311.
Warranty includes 5 years roadside assistance no charge for the following; flat tire changes, jump start for a dead battery, gasoline if out of fuel, vehicle lock-out service, and towing to the closest dealer.
Ford motorhome chassis have a 3 year (or 36,000 miles) bumper to bumper limited warranty, and a 5 year (or 60,000 miles) powertrain limited warranty, whichever occurs first. Further, corrosion protection for sheet metal manufactured and installed by Ford is protected against corrosion for 5-years with unlimited miles.
Forest River’s Sunseeker was the first class c brand on the market to work with Ford and introduce the 7,500 lb towing capacity on the Ford E450.
This is available due to the full chassis extension rather than tapered extensions that other brands offer, see photo below.
Statistics in May 2015 conclude 70% of class c buyers select a motorhome built on a Ford chassis. For more information about the Ford chassis, see the owners manual here.