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Old 03-25-2005, 09:22 AM   #1
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Recently purchased a 2000 Winnebago journey 36L, first mileage check indicated 10.65 mpg. I know it will take several more to establish an average, but can anyone tell me what is normal on this MH. It is the cummins 5.9 275 hp with allison 4 speed. Thanks
Thought I would add on edit: I have done a search since I posted this and I have gotten my answers, thanks anyway.
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Old 03-25-2005, 09:22 AM   #2
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Recently purchased a 2000 Winnebago journey 36L, first mileage check indicated 10.65 mpg. I know it will take several more to establish an average, but can anyone tell me what is normal on this MH. It is the cummins 5.9 275 hp with allison 4 speed. Thanks
Thought I would add on edit: I have done a search since I posted this and I have gotten my answers, thanks anyway.
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Old 03-25-2005, 04:38 PM   #3
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So let us all know of the results.
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Old 03-25-2005, 05:20 PM   #4
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I just traded a rig like that in. Over the last 14,000 miles towing a 97' Saturn I averaged 10.48. I tried to keep my speed at around 64 MPH.
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Old 03-26-2005, 03:50 AM   #5
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We have an '01 Journey 32T and have over 50K miles and have driven in every terrain this country has to offer. On fill-ups we average from 10-12 mpg consistently. We tow a Jimmy.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mopargo:
Recently purchased a 2000 Winnebago journey 36L, first mileage check indicated 10.65 mpg. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I think that's just about right. To expect a significantly bigger number is unrealistic. The 2K Journey's engine is sufficiently broken in at this point so you should be seeing a pretty good number at this point. It can only get better or worse depending on speed, weather conditions and terrain.
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Old 03-26-2005, 01:51 PM   #7
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I have a 2004 34H journey with the 350 CAT. After 5K miles my average is only 7.8 - far off the mark of 10+. Is it going to get better?
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Old 03-26-2005, 02:04 PM   #8
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I sure wish I could get 10 MPG on my 04 Journey 36G. The best I can do is about 7.5 but only have about 5K miles on the rig. Sure hope it will get better.
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Old 03-26-2005, 08:32 PM   #9
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bobpie, my search showed the mileage from 8 to 12 mpg, seems to be the same on these responses here, I will be a happy camper if I get 10 or 12. This coach only has 22000 miles on it so the engine isnt completly broken in yet. Time will tell, thanks for the help.
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Old 03-27-2005, 01:24 AM   #10
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7.5 is about what we are getting. The unit has 6000 miles on it now. I guess this is what i expected. People say it will get better. But I am not sure about that.
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Old 03-27-2005, 03:39 AM   #11
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When we talk about mileage, we should talk about, towing/not, speed, terrain. Hills can do a number on mileage. I used to think that the extra fuel burned on the way up was saved on the way down, but it does not exactly work that way. I get 7 to 8, towing, mostly flat land, with a lead foot.
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I guess the bottem line is, if we get 7 or 12 mpg it wont matter, we are still going to go and enjoy it as if it were the last thing we are going to do.
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Old 03-27-2005, 03:14 PM   #13
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We have a 04 Journey 39K with 330hp Cat. In California where the speed limit is 55 (62 to me) when you are towing and 65-70(70-75 to me) when you are solo, I get the same mileage with or without our 99 Grand Cherokee behind us: 7.8 mpg. In Nv and Arizona at higher speeds with tow, it will be 6.5-7.1mpg. Like to see it get higher, but I think the answer is to slow down...bummer.

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