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Old 07-08-2008, 05:15 PM   #1
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What are your opinions of a 300hp Journey-- is this enough hp -I will only be towing a jeep wagoneer.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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What are your opinions of a 300hp Journey-- is this enough hp -I will only be towing a jeep wagoneer.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:05 PM   #3
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I'm not sure that anyone can answer this question exactly ...

Since you posted this on the Winnebago bulletin board I am guessing that you are asking about a Journey or Meridian ... I am sure that a 300 hp engine and an Allison transmission will get you to the top of any grade on any US highway ... you probably will not be the first one up the hill .. but you will get to the top ... and safely down the other side ...
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:27 AM   #4
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I have the 300HP Cummins on my Journey 36 and I tow an a Acadia (dry weight 4900). It does fine, and i get about 9+ MPG when towing.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:42 AM   #5
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Tough question with no coach length, year, etc, but if you like the coach and the towing capacity is sufficient for your toad, I wouldn't worry about it at all.

300hp certainly should be enough to effectively move a coach and toad down the road -- it's more hp than many, not as much as many others.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:16 AM   #6
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We had a 36 foot 2000 Itasca Horizon (sister to the Journey with more bells and whistles) with the 300 Cat. We towed a 4 dr, 4WD Tracker all over the west, including the Rocky Mtns. Then a Honda Element for several thousand miles in the east and west. There was adequate power for whatever we needed. We have even passed other RVs while going UP Monteagle mountain in Tenn.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:05 AM   #7
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The Cummins 300 ISB02 with turbo has worked well for us. We have run it in the mountains of western North Carolina and Virginia and it has performed flawlessly. It is a great simple diesel, a real workhorse. As said you may not be the first to the top, but you sure won't be the last either. This one has 4800 miles on it and has been averaging over 9 mpg for this trip so far, with 10 plus mpg on certain legs of the run.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:59 AM   #8
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I have a 1999 Winnebago Chieftain 36' with 275 hp ISB and allison 6 speed transmission. I tow a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4X2. The power is adequate for this set up. The six speed transmission is a definite advantage over the 4 speed some units have with the 300 hp ISB. What transmission does the unit you are considering have?
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