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Old 01-25-2012, 09:48 PM   #15
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A diesel with 100K hasn't even gotten broke in yet...
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:01 PM   #16
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I had 150K on my first MH when I sold it, a 1988 Fleetwood Jambaree on E350 w/FI 460. Just before I sold it, the C6 trans needed to be rebuilt and I added a gear vendors overdrive.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:19 PM   #17
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100,000 highway miles on a properly maintained gas engine is nothing today. On a diesel that is just the break in period. Proper maintenance is the key. I have a 1999 Ford V10 in one of my company trucks that is used in construction every day and has 290,000 miles and has no signs of compression loss, nor engine noises. It will lose 1/2 of a quart between oil changes. Today's engines, if properly maintained will last a long time. I repeat 100,000 is just a start, if the maintenance is kept up. Another thing is, transmission service (fluid and filter) every 70 -80 thousand.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:29 PM   #18
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:13 PM   #19
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145,000 miles. Cummins C8.3 engine. Seems to run like new.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:06 PM   #20
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We have just over 100,000 on m11Cummins and it does run great. I have always thought the worst thing for a coach is having it sit as things tend ot seize up without use.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:36 PM   #21
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127,000 on my M-11 Cummins, just getting broke in.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:58 PM   #22
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I have 101,000 on my C12

My previous GMC motor home had 172,000
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:17 PM   #23
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Just curious if anyone here on irv2 has over 100k on their rig and if they have gas or diesel. Thought it would be interesting to see how long a gas engine lasts compared to a diesel rig in real world motorhome driving conditions.
We had 99,000 on a 1986 Itasca 454 when we sold it. It ran real nice, didn't use oil.

We have 138,000 on a Cummins ISC 8.3 diesel that purrs down the road. We did have to replace the exhaust manifold, but this is typical for them to "loosen" and warp. We are looking at re-coring the radiator this summer as my mechanic said it's looking like it needs it soon.

Maintenance is the key to engine longevity
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:25 PM   #25
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Just a comment. Not sure what power train you have, but my Dodge 5.9 with the WEAK 4 speed auto now has 360KM on it with a lot of heavy pulling(I am anal about maintenance). That's why I bought the 5.9 Cummins in my Fleetwood..... Both are number 56 castings....
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163,000 on my 02 Journey with a ISB, 275 HP.

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I will have accumulated over 95,500 miles by the time we get back home.

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Just curious if anyone here on irv2 has over 100k on their rig and if they have gas or diesel. Thought it would be interesting to see how long a gas engine lasts compared to a diesel rig in real world motorhome driving conditions.
Almost 122k on the 1988 Southwind we just bought. That being said, the 454 engine and the tranny were both rebuilt at 101k (I actually have the shop receipt in the glove box) . I'll let you know when we get another 80k on the 454

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