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Old 08-09-2019, 07:50 AM   #1
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Who has high mileage? HOW HIGH?

I am just curious as to how many people have really high mileage on the motorhomes. When I look at mh's for sale, most of them have 50,000-80,000 miles on them. Some have 150,000. I have seen 200,000, but honestly it's really rare to see motorhomes with 200k plus miles (excluding prevost that drive musicians around with a hired driver). I'm talking about regular motorhomes used for recreation and fun.

Who has one? Give us the details about your motorhome (year, make, model, mileage, years of ownership, maintenance, etc.) and your travels. Include a pic!

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Old 08-09-2019, 08:15 AM   #2
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We've got a 2004 Monaco Signature the has 131,000 miles. It has a Detroit Series 60 engine that runs like it was brand new. Our previous coach was a 1991 Beaver that had 155,000 when we sold it after 19 years of great travels.

We plan to keep the Monaco until we hang up the keys and quit full timing.

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Old 08-09-2019, 08:19 AM   #3
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We bought our Dutch Star in Dec. of 2015. It had 89K+ on it. Currently, we have about 102K+. So far I would say we dont have any more or less issues to deal with than anyone else whether they have newer, older, more or less miles. As my father who rved for 15+ years told me every time I had/have an issue, welcome to RVing! They all break so do your preventative maintenance and learn how to repair as much as you can yourself to save time and money. Our coach has had an extended warranty/service contract since new and we have continued this. So far I would say were about even on amount paid and services needed.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:20 AM   #4
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Sorry, we have a 2006 Dutch Star 4026.
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Old 08-10-2019, 03:30 PM   #5
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We have a 2003 Winnebago Journey we bought in the summer of 2004. It currently has about 113,000 miles showing on the odo. We've been to 48 states, across the country four times and plan to continue. I do most of the maintenance and repair myself but we do make a trip to the Freightliner Factory Service Center in Gaffney SC each winter for a check-up. I like relying on their eyes and expertise to help possibly avoid a failure on the highway. We also find as the rig has gotten older we carry more tools and spare parts than we used to.
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Old 08-10-2019, 07:25 PM   #6
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2006 Mandalay. Bought it in the fall of 2012 with 36,000 miles. Were sitting on 108,000 today with about 4,000 more miles planned for 2019 before winter sets in. By the time we are ready to sell this thing, Im sure it will be approaching 200,000 Miles.
And she still drives like new.
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Old 08-10-2019, 07:34 PM   #7
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I've got a '99 Alpine Coach 36FDS with the "C" 8.3, 325-HP engine and Allison 3060MH transmission. Coach had 40K mile when I bought it in 2005. Currently a little over 162K. Planning a 10K mile trip starting in September. I expect this coach will run for well over 200K miles (unless of course it doesn't).
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Old 08-25-2019, 12:53 PM   #8
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1998 Newmar DSDP. Original owner. Coming up on 130k. We’ve decided to do a makeover and keep the coach and avoid debt. I’m sure we’ll put another 20k on in the next couple of years.
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:25 PM   #9
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2002 Holiday Rambler Imperial, Cummins ISL 370hp 146,000 miles. Plan to keep it for another 8 or so years.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:05 PM   #10
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I am 64, if my body is willing, and so is God and the creek don’t rise I think my wife and I are going to shoot for some form of full and part time living until we reach our mid to late seventies. We recently bought a 2001 HR Navigator in excellent condition with 70K on it. I am retrofitting many of the coaches decorating and furniture layout/use details and tweaking the on board systems to reflect The Bluetooth integration with electronics.

The power and chassis type is still highly relevant and near the top of the food chain all ready so we just maintain it diligently. That being all said this all ready almost 19 year old coach is looking at another 15 years and probably around 350k miles of use. It’s got the guts and judging by what the market seems to be embracing with modern style it has the functionality to be continually updated for
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:26 PM   #11
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Bought an '02 Country Coach in August of '01 with 79 miles on it. It just turned 180,000 on our way home from Minot
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:34 PM   #12
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Real question as far as I'm concerned....

OK, all of you who have higher mileage over 125,000 to 150,000 miles and diesel engines, what other things than regular maintenance have you had to do.

I really would like to believe that diesel-powered RVs can go a further distance.
And the benchmark for value on NADA does not consider mileage on any diesels.

What's your average yearly mileage?

I'm thinking even if the coach can go 500,000 miles, I'm not sure I can��.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:21 AM   #13
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We have a 2007 HR Navigator with 128,000 miles on it. We've owned it for 2 1/2 years and have put 21,000 miles on it. Previously travelled in by Ann Wilson of the rock group Heart.

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