cummins motorhome forum Class A Motorhomes > Maintenance Issues & Tips > … 312.1K members. I have spent a lot of time there, but there is not much of anything in WY not just a CAT RV repair center, However there are plenty of CAT truck repair station in Cheyenne. Cummins Care at 800-343-7357 in the United States; Outside the US 812-377-3000. WJOMullins; Jun 20, 2020; Replies 1 Views 305. Never had the rig weighed. 2005 Winnebago Journey 39K, C7 350HP Jeep Grand Cherokee, Airforce One Diesel RV Club Officer & Board Member Diesels are usually easier/more legal for aux tanks as well. Unlike Cummins, Cat is heavily invested in off road applications. Also with the increased HP and torque of the 400ISL you may be a little heavier on the pedal going up hills. After having driven a CAT C9 for over 95,000 miles, I still say the same thing. I just got back from the Grand Canyon, pulling the Suburban, and got 6.2mpg. Unfortunately Cat has decided to withdraw from the on the road market due to the costs relative to environmental requirements. I'm coming up on 40,000 miles on our ISL. I certainly would not let the CAT vs. Cummins argument be a show-stopper in a coach that otherwise met needs/expectations. On hills I let the computer manage shifting. I get close to the same when not towing because I go faster. Bob W. I've owned 3 Cummins, 1 Cat & 1 Mercedes. Getrag 5 speed, dual oil coolers, new clutch 1200 miles. 58K on the odometer, 22,000 miles since complete restoration. A year ago, I addded the VMSpc computer program and track trips by individual fill ups and overall trip mileage. I do think the gear ratio is different on the new coach. Jun 27, 2020. son32. Some of you may find my mileage hard to believe....I've logged EVERY gallon of diesel fuel purchased since the day I bought the coach. I'm going to Jackson Hole in a couple weeks. Gross weight is a big factor. The most popular heavy-duty engine in North America, the X15 is capable of powering premium motorhomes of any size with up to 605 hp and 1950 lb-ft of peak torque. Class A / Diesel Pushers ... For Sale RV Front window full screen. Advantages the the Cummins are definitely the weight over the front axle when towing, exhaust brake, and power available at all RPMs. Looking at getting a MH and wondering how the 6.7L cummins with 340 HP preforms in the rocky mountains. I would also buy a rig with a Detroit Diesel without a second thought. I would not hesitate to buy a motorhome with a Cat engine. Their revolutionary design makes these generator sets up to 15 dB(A) quieter than other diesel-powered generators, and quieter than most gasoline sets. Its like when your wife gives you a choice between the black or red nightie ....... Its all good . Than Cat under warranty there are some models of each that are better/worse have 26k.! 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Never had the rig weighed. 2005 Winnebago Journey 39K, C7 350HP Jeep Grand Cherokee, Airforce One Diesel RV Club Officer & Board Member Diesels are usually easier/more legal for aux tanks as well. Unlike Cummins, Cat is heavily invested in off road applications. Also with the increased HP and torque of the 400ISL you may be a little heavier on the pedal going up hills. After having driven a CAT C9 for over 95,000 miles, I still say the same thing. I just got back from the Grand Canyon, pulling the Suburban, and got 6.2mpg. Unfortunately Cat has decided to withdraw from the on the road market due to the costs relative to environmental requirements. I'm coming up on 40,000 miles on our ISL. I certainly would not let the CAT vs. Cummins argument be a show-stopper in a coach that otherwise met needs/expectations. On hills I let the computer manage shifting. I get close to the same when not towing because I go faster. Bob W. I've owned 3 Cummins, 1 Cat & 1 Mercedes. Getrag 5 speed, dual oil coolers, new clutch 1200 miles. 58K on the odometer, 22,000 miles since complete restoration. A year ago, I addded the VMSpc computer program and track trips by individual fill ups and overall trip mileage. I do think the gear ratio is different on the new coach. Jun 27, 2020. son32. Some of you may find my mileage hard to believe....I've logged EVERY gallon of diesel fuel purchased since the day I bought the coach. I'm going to Jackson Hole in a couple weeks. Gross weight is a big factor. The most popular heavy-duty engine in North America, the X15 is capable of powering premium motorhomes of any size with up to 605 hp and 1950 lb-ft of peak torque. Class A / Diesel Pushers ... For Sale RV Front window full screen. Advantages the the Cummins are definitely the weight over the front axle when towing, exhaust brake, and power available at all RPMs. Looking at getting a MH and wondering how the 6.7L cummins with 340 HP preforms in the rocky mountains. 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The Quiet Diesel Series models are the heavy-duty choice when low noise and low vibration are required. Whether I am loaded with 10k pounds of sand toys and trailer or just towing a 5k pound Jeep I generally have the cruise set at 67-68 MPH and run along with most OTR rigs. The new Mercedes Benz Diesel Rotary engine is a tremendous option and will be available on the new Monaco roadmaster chassis by the new Monaco RV. Since I do most of my travels in and around the Rockies. in many cases bad connection to motor. ***** For me personally I would … Your mileage at 6.2 mpg may indicate a problem. Also CAT has just announced they are no longer be in the OTR engine manufacture, all they'll make from now on are engines for heavy construction equipment. As the comedian George Wallace used to say, "Five on one hand, 1/2 of 10 on the other". None of the repairs to my Cummins have been preformed at RV centers. We got 8.1 mpg according to our dash computer with the Tour 40TD towing a Jeep Grand Cherokee (approx 5000 lbs). For an outstanding reference on performance and MPG read the link below by Brett Wolfe. With 24,000 miles the mileage is better than it was when new. They have all been done at Cummins Truck repair centers and most covered by warranty. As others have said anyone qualified to work on a Cummins can work on a Cat. We have 41000 on ours and the average has been 8.8 mpg when adding all of the fuel purchases. I like to drive at about 60 mph or as soon as the coach drops into 6th gear. I used to say when I was driving Cummins powered motorhomes that I would not pick the motorhome based on the color of the engine. bad actuator motor. Hopefully the computer is a little off.... Mike, how hilly was your trip where you averaged 7.4? Both Cummins and Cat are world class engines. How many miles do you have? I can only speak from my experience. Go with Cummins. We also have a 4:88 rear gear so it has seemingly unlimited power and I do tend to use the power when needed. I tow a '07 Jeep Wrangler. besides the perfect MH is the one both of you can agree on. I just did a trip down Route 13 to the OBX and I show an average of 7.4....have gotten as much as 8.2 if I ease off the gas and cruise at 62 mph (that magic place where 6th just kicks in)....but then DW wants me to go faster......note that Route 13 has many traffic lights on it with varying speed limits. I have the 6.7 ISB in our 34' HR and all I have to say about it is that it pushes the RV down the road plenty fast, did 16,000 miles between 6/2 and 12/16 with no problems and ran over all of the I-40 passes on the way home on the cruise control at 60, I-15 from Vegas also. Currently pulling a 4,000# Sport Trac. It's nice to be able to pass all those slower vehicles. Powering You Through Life's Adventures Cummins and Onan have rich histories providing reliable stationary and mobile power around the world. But if the motorhome you find is a real deal make sure you have both the C9 and Allison computers revved to current levels and you should be fine. In 2020, only 142 companies made the North American index over nearly two-dozen categories, ranging from automobiles to utilities. The information applies to any device pushed down the road with a diesel engine. Caterpillar RV Service Hotline at 877-777-3126. WJOMullins. Our list of RV Performance upgrades for Cummins-powered RV’s includes power RV Performance Chips or Modules, RV Performance Exhaust upgrades, and RV … It's torque that gets you over the mountains. We did run the generator while driving a lot on this trip, and don't know if the trip computer is incorrectly registering generator fuel consumption as Cummins fuel consumption (I doubt it sense the generator has its own fuel line right?) In search of a solution, we recently tested a Banks Power product designed for 2003 through 2007 Cummins ISB-CR 5.9-l engines. I would avoid the Cat C9 engine since it was underpowered compared to the Cummins ISL and only used a couple years in motorhomes so they had trouble mating it with the Allison transmission. This is like the old Ford vs. Chevy vs. Pick the rig that suits your intended use! Parts and support are easily available. More required hp means more fuel required. I am looking at the Forza 34t and maybe the Palazzo 33.2 both have 26k GVWR. The Diesel RV Club Technical Forum is an unofficial effort to enhance communication and exchange ideas and is open to anyone with an interest in Diesel Engines. Towing a Suburban with the Phaeton, here in the Rockies, I would average 7.2mpg. Most diesel engines in motorhomes, if properly maintained, will out last the coach. Then, when computing MPG, I remove that fuel burned from the total fuel burned (average .5 GPH for each). No power to dash n ignition switch. Rick, on a side note I must mention that I don't drive at 55-60 MPH either. With my 40-ft Horizon and a 425ISL I get 8-8.5 depending on the wind which I have found is my biggest factor. Does the extra weight fully explain the mpg difference (I do a lot of climbing out here)? Jun 20, 2020. Boost, EGT and tachometer gauges. there are no absolutes in this world. Also compare rear end gear ratios. Our engines and generators have led the way in reliable mobile power since mass production of RVs began in the 1960s – coming from our local manufacturing facilities in Minnesota and Indiana. Thanks guys! If you're lucky, none of the pieces will make it into the engine. There isn't a dimes difference between Cummins and Cat. Accelerate faster, get better mileage, better horsepower, and more from our selection of upgrades for your Dodge Cummins Motorhome, from the 1993 to the 2009 model years. View Handbook That's mot bad mpg I sometimes approach that coasting downhill with the engine off and a strong wind at my back. actuator housing. Gives a more accurate picture of the actual MPG, which is low 8s. If we develop an engine problem will that be a serious problem? I bet your hubby has owned a Cummins but not a Cat....right? Your DH is right, Cummins is better than CAT. Posted By: rdalcanto on 07/06/11 07:38am When I went from the Cummins 360ISC in my Phaeton, to the 400ISL in the Revolution, I was expecting similar mpg numbers. chassis with a 400ISL (Weigh in at about 30000 lbs) and tow a small toad (3000 lbs) have 37000 miles on the coach and average pretty close to 7.75 mpg. Snidly; Nov 9, 2015; Replies 1 Views 1K. I keep the speed around 58 because California is 55 towing. Share motorhome advice and have all your motorhome questions answered 24/7. But, if you want to tow 12,000 lbs better get a 3500 if you want a Cummins or you will likely be overloaded. RV’s are the new source of income for dealers and they are happy too receive the new uneducated owners with open arms. The new coach is 6,000lbs heavier (36,000 vs 30,000). Good luck getting the coach you want. That is a lot worse than I was getting with the Phaeton pulling the same toad. When I went from the Cummins 360ISC in my Phaeton, to the 400ISL in the Revolution, I was expecting similar mpg numbers. The fact that a motor home had one or the other wouldn't enter into my decision. It just so happens that the Cummin's dealer is more suited to Motorhome service. brakes were stuck at the start. Includes helpful tips for operation along with maintenance, parts and service information. Having driven both, I have to say I prefer the Cummins. I have close to 19,000 miles on 400ISL, so it is as broken-in as my 360ISC. problems found in the actuator assembly. If you can't find a place for your RV-related comment elsewhere on the forums, then this is the place to post it. This is a cummins 8.3 350 the road relay 4 is showing this message" SID 237 active 3 engine controller subsystem ID # 237 unidentifiable. Select a vehicle category below, or look through all of the products we offer for Dodge Cummins Motorhomes. Banks Products for DIESEL MOTORHOMES - CUMMINS. The payload is so low on a 2500 Cummins that the 2500 Hemi will usually out tow the diesel if you are concerned with being legal. so today i had to help my uncle get his rv up in the back of the yard chopped up some trees. Funny...Cummins still makes diesel truck engines. Tuned Cummins 4BT (P pump), turbo, intercooler, ram air, block heater, dual oil filters. The Cat's have had issues with their ACERT technology and the Cats require a valve lash adjustment the Cummins does not, but overall, I would buy the coach I like and don't sweat the Cat or Cummins issue. The Banks Power option for this application is the PowerPack, which consists of … 8.3M posts. I see a quick recap on MPG differences as: I get close to 8 when towing my 5K lb Hummer which puts me right at 40K lbs. Well, I have had both Cummins engines and CAT engines. When I have a grade coming up such as Malad Pass up towards the Utah/Idaho border I will get to around 70 MPH at the base and downshift before the transmission does to keep it in its sweet spot as much as possible. Computer says 7.3 mpg since new. All systems updated. Batteries at 12.8, disconnect switch power - Answered by a verified RV Mechanic Since I have hour meters on the generator and the Aqua Hot, I log their hours when I refuel. When I drove the Revolution from Minnesota to Utah with no toad, I got 6.8. XT refers to extra torque for hill-climbing ability. Our current Motorhome has a Cummins. Towing a Suburban with the Phaeton, here in the Rockies, I would average 7.2mpg. Take time to read these two PDF's on Milage. 2002 Newmar Kountry Star Cummins Diesel Pusher Class A Motorhome RV (Oceanside) $27,000 Cables for dual batteries Dodge Ram Cummins diesel 5 9 F-250 350 Ford (Battery cable Cummins diesel 7.3 powerstroke dual battery ca) $110 a suggestion if and when you have your motorhome looked at. I get in the high 7's to low 8's with my 400ISL, but I'm towing a Saturn Vue and not a Suburban. ´77 Dodge D400 Avion MH22 classic, restored aluminum motorhome. any way made the video by my cell phone so … For every mile and every gallon of diesel we are at 9.9 mpg. Our RV at the Banks testing facility. Jump to content. An old saying that nobody has offered here is: Maybe the same reason GM painted their engines black for a while starting mid-80's: black paint dissipates heat better. Cummins is one of only 10 included from the capital goods sector. Fail Mode" what does this mean? I will have to do my own calculations and see what I get. Some of our road tractors are Cat powered. No offense to WY. It would be impossible to say one is better than the other without comparing specifics and even then each has comparable engines for size and weight coaches. I also do not have to contend with the western mountains. I know that the ACERT, two-turbo system on CAT, sometimes described as "an octopus making love to a set of bagpipes," has been a problem and the main reason CAT has gotten out of the road business. Cummins Inc. has introduced a new 350-hp diesel engine for motorhomes: the ISB XT. If we did get slowed down due to traffic it would pick the speed back up with no problem fully loaded (6 months worth of stuff) pulling 2800 lbs. The Revolution also seems to have a harder time going up the same hills. An absolute worst-case scenario: Blowing the #1 turbo, which should be repaired by replacing both turbos and air-to-air cooler. Diesel engines have become a cult thing and until you put a couple of hundred thousand miles on any of them it is a waist of breath, IMHO. Forums; RVing In Class . Come join the discussion about reviews, drivetrain swaps, turbos, modifications, classifieds, builds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! Any diesel can have a problem, it is serious if you can't repair it with shop rates over $100. CAT offers the RV industry a deal they cannot refuse and in thus doing so, stabilizes their dealers future. Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum Since 2005 A forum community dedicated to Dodge Cummins Diesel truck owners and enthusiasts. None better in my opinion. ... Open Roads Forum > Class A Motorhomes > Maintenance Issues & Tips > … 312.1K members. I have spent a lot of time there, but there is not much of anything in WY not just a CAT RV repair center, However there are plenty of CAT truck repair station in Cheyenne. Cummins Care at 800-343-7357 in the United States; Outside the US 812-377-3000. WJOMullins; Jun 20, 2020; Replies 1 Views 305. Never had the rig weighed. 2005 Winnebago Journey 39K, C7 350HP Jeep Grand Cherokee, Airforce One Diesel RV Club Officer & Board Member Diesels are usually easier/more legal for aux tanks as well. Unlike Cummins, Cat is heavily invested in off road applications. Also with the increased HP and torque of the 400ISL you may be a little heavier on the pedal going up hills. After having driven a CAT C9 for over 95,000 miles, I still say the same thing. I just got back from the Grand Canyon, pulling the Suburban, and got 6.2mpg. Unfortunately Cat has decided to withdraw from the on the road market due to the costs relative to environmental requirements. I'm coming up on 40,000 miles on our ISL. I certainly would not let the CAT vs. Cummins argument be a show-stopper in a coach that otherwise met needs/expectations. On hills I let the computer manage shifting. I get close to the same when not towing because I go faster. Bob W. I've owned 3 Cummins, 1 Cat & 1 Mercedes. Getrag 5 speed, dual oil coolers, new clutch 1200 miles. 58K on the odometer, 22,000 miles since complete restoration. A year ago, I addded the VMSpc computer program and track trips by individual fill ups and overall trip mileage. I do think the gear ratio is different on the new coach. Jun 27, 2020. son32. Some of you may find my mileage hard to believe....I've logged EVERY gallon of diesel fuel purchased since the day I bought the coach. I'm going to Jackson Hole in a couple weeks. Gross weight is a big factor. The most popular heavy-duty engine in North America, the X15 is capable of powering premium motorhomes of any size with up to 605 hp and 1950 lb-ft of peak torque. Class A / Diesel Pushers ... For Sale RV Front window full screen. 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