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Title: Journey's - Transmissions
Post by: Top38 on September 21, 2017, 03:14:14 PM
How can you tell if these motorhomes (older 2002 to 2006) have a 5 or 6 speed transmission?
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Title: Re: Journey's - Transmissions
Post by: afchap on September 21, 2017, 03:47:51 PM
Believe Journey has 6 speed beginning in 2001. My Ultimate Advantage w/2002 chassis has Allison MD 3000MH 6-speed.
Title: Re: Journey's - Transmissions
Post by: Top38 on September 21, 2017, 03:49:34 PM
Not all have 6 speeds. I understand that the DL's came standard with them but not the regular Journey's
Title: Re: Journey's - Transmissions
Post by: cbeierl on September 21, 2017, 09:55:45 PM
Looking at the 2002 Journey brochure (https://winnebagoind.com/resources/brochure/2002/02-Journey-bro.pdf) it looks like they list the number of transmission gears in the AUTOMOTIVE/CHASSIS section.  I would presume the same for subsequent years.
Title: Re: Journey's - Transmissions
Post by: Top38 on October 03, 2017, 10:05:14 AM
I was able to check this in two ways, the model number showed it was the DL version and they only came with 6 speeds and I also found a tag on the tranny that listed it as the 3000 MH which is the 6 speed.

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Title: Re: Journey's - Transmissions
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on October 03, 2017, 11:18:01 AM
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Not all have 6 speeds. I understand that the DL's came standard with them but not the regular Journey's

The transmission is selected to match the engine torque & Hp rating, and to some extent the target price. However, back between 2002 and 2004, the 'regular' Journey used a lower-rated Cummins ISB (275 hp) and was mated to an Allison 2000MH 5-speed. The 2005 & 2006 Journey had an Allison 2500 5-speed as standard but many Journeys were equipped with a higher output engine and the Allison 3000 6-speed. Not sure if it was DL vs regular or an engine option when the rig was ordered, but the DL had the engine/tranny upgrade as part of the DL package.

You can view the chassis specs by year/brand/model at https://www.fcccrv.com/coaches/ (https://www.fcccrv.com/coaches/)