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Old 07-02-2016, 02:15 PM   #15
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Hello, I don't have a coach yet, but we're looking at a 2005 Winnebago Journey with 51K on it. We, however would probably do about 40K/year, given our current travel pattern.

We've been told that the diesel engine would do fine with that. Does that seem right?

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That is just no problem on a dp.
Low, low mileage would be more concerning to me.
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:20 PM   #16
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We got our 05 KSDP in 2013 with 102K. We are now up to 122K.


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Old 07-03-2016, 02:22 AM   #18
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Old 07-03-2016, 05:05 AM   #19
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Hello, I don't have a coach yet, but we're looking at a 2005 Winnebago Journey with 51K on it. We, however would probably do about 40K/year, given our current travel pattern.

We've been told that the diesel engine would do fine with that. Does that seem right?

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Wow! Over 3,000 miles every month! That's a lot of driving!
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Old 07-03-2016, 06:47 AM   #20
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Yeah, it is a lot. We've been hauling a trailer for most of that time. Thinking that the motorhome will make that a bit easier!
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Old 07-03-2016, 11:24 AM   #22
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We just made the plunge on purchasing a last century Winnebago, 1993 Vectra 35RQ with the 5.9 Cummings and 6 speed Allison, pusher, 125,000 miles.

No slides, old enough to remember when we had dirt and water and no one thought of mixing them together to have fun. The price was higher than NADA and we didn't haggle. Second owner and he has owned it for fifteen years. He has fixed everything when it broke and it hasn't been sitting, lots of short trips and a few long ones.

Besides the total lack of odors the next thing that started the lusting in me was the dash air works. I don't believe I have seen a used older coach where the dash air worked like this one does. But the important thing is he is a detail type and everything was maintained and it shows it. He's selling it because they have moved up to a 40' Monaco.

We've been rv'ing since 2007 when the best thing about me retired. Some things are brand independent that will break at any time for any reason. The important thing in my book is good maintenance and easy to work on mechanicals.

I figure we're looking at 15,000 miles a year for the next seven or so years. I'm 68 and the best thing about me is 72. The coach will not have the miles my 2003 C5500 welding rig has right now, 270,000. Both are diesels and 200,000 miles isn't a big thing for them. What is important is the major mechanical issues like brakes and servicing of the motor/generator, tires, batteries is all current with receipts.

I'm a lot more comfortable with this purchase than I would have been with some much newer but less documented and loved models we've looked at the last couple of years.
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Just curious as to what kind of milage some of you folks have on your coaches.... Also would be interested in knowing what year your coach was built.... I can't really weigh in on this since I have a 2008 Forest River Berkshire with only 44K on it....
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Yeah, it is a lot. We've been hauling a trailer for most of that time. Thinking that the motorhome will make that a bit easier!
It'll DEFINITELY make it easier & more comfortable! Good luck!
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Thanks! Seems like there is so much to learn. We're really good with the trailer by now, but this is a whole new world!
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