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Old 09-07-2020, 08:59 PM   #1
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2002 Itasca Horizon 32' Cummins, Buy???

We are looking pretty seriously at a 2002 Itasca Horizon with the 300 hp ISB 5.9 Cummins and a 6 speed Allison tranny. I am somewhat bound to a 32' (which I hardly ever see for sale) due to storage space.
This one is a Horizon model and looks pristine all the way around. Real leather, real cherry wood, a couple of slides. Garage kept and it shows.

The big question mark I have is that there is 110,000 on the odometer. Am I thinking that could be OK on this diesel, or is that mileage something to be concerned about? It is currently priced right at NADA high retail.

Appreciate any input you may have.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:19 AM   #2
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I guess you already made a decision by now but here's my two cents. When we purchases we faced the same dilemma. Everything in my budget range was older and higher mileage.

We finally found a 2003 one owner Journey 32T with the same 5.9 Cummins you describe. It had 121,000 miles on it. The paint and interior was impeccable. It does leak some oil but it runs like a champ. If it was a gas engine I would say steer away from it. With a diesel- no worries. Some of our diesel trucks at my work place have well over 1 million miles without a rebuild.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:33 AM   #3
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Buddy of mine just bought a 2005 journey 32 T with cummings paid 53,000 nice rigg.
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Old 10-26-2020, 03:57 PM   #4
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We bought a 2003 journey 32dl excellent condition, 98k, no worries, headed to Alaska when covid abates,
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Old 11-12-2020, 01:43 PM   #5
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You have probably bought already, but here's my 2 cents worth.
This past October I purchased a 2002 Itasca Horizon 34' Motor home, with a Caterpillar 330 HP diesel and Allison 6 speed. It had only 55,459 miles and I bought it for $33k.
I have since run about 3,000 miles with it and so far so good!
It replaced my 39 foot 1998 Monaco Dynasty Duke with a Cummins and Allison 6 speed, which had 167,000 miles and was still running great.z
I like the two slides and the shorter wheelbase on the Horizon.
Also, the Horizon's ride is somewhat smoother than the Monaco.
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Old 11-16-2020, 07:01 AM   #6
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To the OP. Did you buy it?
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