Monthly Archives: January 2021

The New Ford 7.3L V8 Is Here

– And Our Motor Homes Have It!

Enthusiasts are singing the praises of the new Ford 7.3L V8 engine designed for RV’s introduced in 2020. We love it too, making it the standard engine for our Conquest C and BT Cruiser motor homes.

The “Premium” 7.3L V8 we use has two things every RV’er wants more than anything else: Plenty of power and plenty of torque! Just look at the ratings:
• 350 horsepower
• 468 lbs.-ft of torque

That’s the kind of muscle you want to put your family on the road, no matter where that road may take you. And while RV’ers drool over ratings like these, the 7.3L has other strengths that make it the ideal RV power plant.

Famous Durability

The new 7.3L V8 optimizes power with a cast-iron block, forged steel crankshaft, aluminum heads and variable cam timing. Attached is a 6-speed automatic transmission with a Tow/Haul mode and Auxiliary oil cooler.

Widespread Serviceability

No matter where your adventure takes you, you’re never far from Ford Factory-Authorized service, parts, and repairs. No other auto manufacturer blankets North America better than Ford.

Economy and Efficiency

Nothing matches the combination of economy and efficiency of the RV-optimized Ford 7.3L. It’s not only the lowest-priced option in its class, it uses readily available Regular (87 octane) gasoline.

Almost 60 Years of Experience

Ford has six decades of experience building RV-ready engines and drive trains. No other manufacturer can come close to the depth of knowledge Ford brings to the RV market.

Make Sure That Ford 7.3L V8 Is Driving A Gulf Stream Coach Motor Home

Gulf Stream Coach Conquest Class C motor home

If you’re shopping for a Class C, you will quickly learn that the Ford chassis is used by many other RV builders. You will find other chassis options out there too. But expect to add tens of thousands of dollars to the prices of motor homes built on other platforms. Even a chassis with lower capacity and less power can cost more. That’s something that simply doesn’t make sense to us.

Only Gulf Stream Coach can give you the “Cradle of Strength”

Gulf Stream Coach "Cradle of Strength" logo

Once you decide that the Ford chassis (and that new 7.3L V8) is right for you, consider this. Only Gulf Stream Coach can offer the exclusive “Cradle of Strength.” Gulf Stream Coach invented and validated the “Cradle of Strength” in its R&D department more than thirty years ago. By adding the strength and weight of steel to the chassis, the Cradle of Strength improves the handling, stability, and safety of our motor homes.

Get The Whole Story

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Renting A Motor Home?

Try our Conquest Class C

Conquest 6245

If you’re like many new RV’ers, your first real RVing experience may be in a motor home that you rent rather than buy. Many Gulf Stream Coach dealers maintain fleets of motor homes that you can rent for a weekend, week, month, or longer. Renting can introduce you to the adventure of RVing while you discover what you’d like when you decide to buy.

What makes the Gulf Stream Coach Conquest a rental leader?

You’ll find the Gulf Stream Coach Conquest Class C is one of the most popular motor homes available for rent. You may wonder what gives Gulf Stream Coach this leadership position among all the brands and builders.

We’re glad you asked!

Here are some of the major reasons so many RV renters choose the Gulf Stream Coach Conquest Class C:

  • The “Cradle of Strength” adds steel reinforcements, braces, and welds to the Conquest chassis to lower the center of gravity and strengthen the foundation. No one else has the “Cradle of Strength” and no one else has the reliable, responsive handling of the Conquest.
  • Conquest walls use Azdel, a synthetic structural layer, to separate the outside world from the inside living area. Azdel can’t absorb moisture and won’t mildew or rot like plywood. Plus Azdel insulates better and weighs less than the wood it replaces. That makes it ideal for our light, durable, rigid walls.
  • We provide chassis-anchored safety belts for all seating positions in the Conquest. Everyone can travel with the security of a certified seat belt in a Conquest.
  • Our rental units include RV owners’ fifteen most-requested, most-appreciated luxury features. Included are things most RV’ers consider essentials, like a backup camera, 4kW generator, motorized awning, big-screen HDTV, stainless steel appliances, and much more.

A legacy of quality and a passion for new ideas

Rental customers have built their confidence in Gulf Stream Coach over a thirty-eight year history of independence and quality. When that legacy is combined with our latest technology and style, the Conquest is the perfect choice for people renting a motor home.