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Old 04-23-2016, 06:30 PM   #15
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I would like to hear from people who have a Cummins 5.9 in a 34ft coach.
The usual questions power etc.
Anything good or bad would be appreciated.

We found a low miler at a good price, but not sure about the power as it seems small. However my 3/4 ton Dodge would pull a 35ft tt with no problem.
I have a 02, 275 HP, 5.9. The coach and toad are approximately 26,000-27,000 lbs. when fulled loaded. Been in every state in continental us and most provinces in CA. Never hit a hill I couldn't climb or a car or truck I could't pass on flat ground. Get a average of 9 MPG running at approx. 65 MPH over the 194,000 miles that I have driven it. Wouldn't trade 1-2 MPG less for more power.

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Old 04-23-2016, 08:46 PM   #16
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I have the Cummins ISB 5.9 liter 325 HP with Allison 2500 tranny in our 2008 35ft class A motorhome. I've been happy with the performance and 10-11 MPG. It does the job of getting us down the road just fine. I have traveled across the mountains in NC and TN with no problems even towing a 4500# car & dolly. I hope this helps you as you consider your options.
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Old 04-29-2016, 04:38 PM   #17
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I have the Cummins ISB 5.9 liter 325 HP with Allison 2500 tranny in our 2008 35ft class A motorhome. I've been happy with the performance and 10-11 MPG. It does the job of getting us down the road just fine. I have traveled across the mountains in NC and TN with no problems even towing a 4500# car & dolly. I hope this helps you as you consider your options.
That is impressive also.
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I have the Cummins ISB 5.9 liter 325 HP with Allison 2500 tranny in our 2008 35ft class A motorhome. I've been happy with the performance and 10-11 MPG. It does the job of getting us down the road just fine. I have traveled across the mountains in NC and TN with no problems even towing a 4500# car & dolly. I hope this helps you as you consider your options.

Pretty similar set up in mine, 340 hp, 2500 Allison. 40' ,Tow a full sized truck. No problem. Great fuel mileage.
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300hp MH3000 6 spd Allison Total weight towing a 22' Enclosed 30,900# gets about 8.5mpg at 62-64 mph no trouble so far
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I have a 1995 Monaco 36' Windsor with mechanical 5.9. I have a Banks Stinger on mine. I tow my race boat in a 26' enclosed trailer(around 7000 lbs) or a 14' enclosed with a couple Harleys(probably around 4000). Mine goes up the hills awesome. I have been in the trucking industry for close to 40 years so I know how a vehicle should pull. I was skeptical about the 5.9 when I bought it but after going to Florida from Ohio and running in the Mountains in Tenn. I am sold on this engine. I get around 10 mpg and pass most semis going up the hills.
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Old 05-19-2016, 06:03 PM   #21
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I would like to hear from people who have a Cummins 5.9 in a 34ft coach.
The usual questions power etc.
Anything good or bad would be appreciated.

We found a low miler at a good price, but not sure about the power as it seems small. However my 3/4 ton Dodge would pull a 35ft tt with no problem.
i've had them...i think they made them from 230 hp to 300,,..

they work

most of the time you will run a speed with pedal to spare... they'll slow down up the hills
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I have a 02, 275 HP, 5.9. The coach and toad are approximately 26,000-27,000 lbs. when fulled loaded. Been in every state in continental us and most provinces in CA. Never hit a hill I couldn't climb or a car or truck I could't pass on flat ground. Get a average of 9 MPG running at approx. 65 MPH over the 194,000 miles that I have driven it. Wouldn't trade 1-2 MPG less for more power.

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and it's a nice looking coach
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I have a 02, 275 HP, 5.9. The coach and toad are approximately 26,000-27,000 lbs. when fulled loaded. Been in every state in continental us and most provinces in CA. Never hit a hill I couldn't climb or a car or truck I could't pass on flat ground. Get a average of 9 MPG running at approx. 65 MPH over the 194,000 miles that I have driven it. Wouldn't trade 1-2 MPG less for more power.

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seems to me I took my 02 to banks and they hopped itup a little...

I don't think it really made much differance...
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