Top Questions on the Winnebago Journey

Built atop the Freightliner XCM modular rail bridge chassis, the Journey will be known not only for its versatile floorplan designs with the latest in residential living comforts and technology, but also for a new automotive infused design that provides for the quietest, and most visible ride in the industry.

The Journey was inspired in development from automotive design experts with a focus in quiet performance and aerodynamic design. The Freightliner XCM Chassis of the Journey is integrated with the Maxum II foundation and has 4x torsional stiffness, providing a smooth ride and a comfortable drive experience with diesel power to get you wherever you want to go.

The Journey features abundant storage with SureStore Storage which provides the largest exterior compartments in the industry allowing you to bring everything you need from home.

The front end of the Journey is aerodynamically designed to minimize wind whip. The Journey has a composite front end that wraps behind the driver and passenger in the most insulated front end in the RV industry providing the quietest ride and quietest living experience with the generator running.

Below we have the most common questions asked regarding the Winnebago Journey.


What is a Winnebago Journey?

Answer:   The Winnebago Journey is a Winnebago Class A Diesel Motorhome built atop the Freightliner Maxum II XCM chassis. The XCM modular bridge design chassis provides for flush floor mounting for the coach to alleviate floor pops and travel noise.  This design provides a 4x stiffer torsion on the chassis to ensure a superior ride and handling with quiet travels. This chassis provides a solid foundation with a Cummins ISL 8.9L big blog turbo diesel engine boasting 1,150 lb ft of torque or power, paired with the best of class Allison six speed transmission that includes grade braking, air ride, air braking and engine exhaust braking. The interior of the Journey provides a large open living space with premium amenities. You can pack everything you need from home in the Journey with its massive exterior SureStore storage ranging from 138 cu. ft. to 256 cu. ft. dependent on floorplan.


What are the different Winnebago Journey Floorplans?

Answer: The Winnebago Journey is currently available in only one floorplan.

The Journey 34N features three slideouts. The driver side front slideout houses a portion of the kitchen and the entertainment center and the rear driver side slideout houses the king-sized bed. The large passenger side slideout houses your choice of the Rest Easy Sofa or Theater Seating, the Buffet and Glide and Dine Dining Table and Chairs, the refrigerator and the customizable wardrobe. The all-in-one bath is located in the center driver-side of the coach.

What is the difference between the Winnebago Journey and a Winnebago Forza?

Answer: While the Winnebago Journey and Winnebago Forza are both Class A diesel motorhomes, there are many differences across these models. The Winnebago Journey is the flagship Winnebago diesel model while the Forza is the base level Winnebago Class A diesel. We have highlighted some of the key differences in the Winnebago Journey vs. Winnebago Forza below:


Journey: The Winnebago Journey is built atop the flexible Freightliner Maxum II XCM modular rail bridge chassis. This chassis provides floor flush mounting throughout the coach and 4x stiffer torsion to ensure a super ride and handling.

  • Freightliner® Maxum II XCM Chassis
  • 380-hp Cummins® ISL 8.9L Torque 1150 lbs-ft
  • 36,400-lb. chassis, Allison® 3000 6-speed automatic transmission

Forza: The Forza is built atop the Freightliner XCS chassis. The chassis size is dependent on floorplan as listed below:

26,000-lb. chassis, Allison® 6-speed automatic 2100 MH transmission (34T)

27,910-lb. chassis, Allison 6-speed automatic 2500 MH transmission (36H)

29,410-lb. chassis, Allison 6-speed automatic 2500 MH transmission (38W)

The Forza has a 340-hp Cummins ISB 6.7L engine.


Journey: Outside of the Journey you’ll first notice it Sikkens premium high-gloss enhanced paint finish.The Journey boasts a 22’ Carefree Apex powered patio awning with a wind sensor. Atop the slideouts on the Journey are the Slide-Out Sweepeze that scrape debris off the top of the slideouts. Getting in and out of the exterior compartments is a breeze with the SureStore push button release compartment doors. Standard on the Journey is an exterior entertainment center with 43” TV and a home theater soundbar system with a portable Bluetooth subwoofer. You have the option of adding a refrigerator/freezer on the patio-side of the Journey.

Forza: Outside the Forza you’ll first notice its premium high-gloss sidewall skin. The Forza includes (2) powered patio awnings and an optional exterior entertainment center with 32” HDTV.


Journey: Once inside the Journey one of the first features you’ll notice is the flat floor design throughout thanks to the Freightliner Maxum II XCM modular rail bridge chassis. You’ll also notice the convenient Glide N Dine dining table and chairs. The Journey has an automotive grade sound deadening soft vinyl ceiling. Each floorplan includes buffet storage. For ease in operating your Journey systems the Journey includes the Winnebago Connect control center. On the floor of the Journey you’ll find luxury plank residential flooring. MCD day/night roller shades are standard in the Forza. You have the option of adding (2) versatile Chottomans that provide footrests, extra seating or storage.

Forza: The Forza floorplans each includes a BenchMark Dinette with under bench storage. The Forza has a soft vinyl ceiling. You can upgrade the standard MCD blackout roller shades in the Forza to the MCD solar/blackout roller shades. On the floor of the Forza you’ll find vinyl flooring throughout the coach. To increase sleeping capacity you have the option of adding a powered StudioLoft bed to your Forza.  


Journey: The galley in the Journey is showcased with a handsome tile backsplash with Corian border. The Journey includes a 2-burner portable induction range top. The refrigerator/freezer in the Journey is a 2-door 18 cu. ft. residential stainless-steel refrigerator with a water dispenser and automatic icemaker. For your convenience in the kitchen countertop of the Journey you’ll find a pop-up 110V charging station. The Journey also has a central vacuum system. You have the option of adding a stainless-steel drawer-style dishwasher in your Journey.

Forza: The galley in the Forza includes a 3-burner gas range top with storage below. Each floorplan in the Forza includes a 2-door 110 VAC residential refrigerator and freezer with an icemaker. The 34T | 36H floorplans include a 16 cu. ft. refrigerator/freezer while the 38W has a 19 cu. ft. refrigerator/freezer.


Journey: A king sized bed is standard in the Journey and includes the E-Z Make bed system with power incline headrest. For your entertainment you’ll find a 43” Smart HDTV in the bedroom of the Journey and for versatile storage the Baldacci Customizable Italian Wardrobe System.

Forza: A queen sized bed is standard in the Forza floorplans with the option of a king sized bed in the 36H floorplan only. Each Forza floorplan includes a bedroom HDTV however the TV size varies by floorplan as follows: 28” HDTV (38W), 32” HDTV (34T) and a 40” HDTV in the 36H. The Forza floorplans have wardrobe bedroom storage.   

Heating & Cooling

Journey: The Journey 34N includes (2) 15,000 BTU air conditioners. For heating the Journey uses the Aqua-Hot 400D hydronic heating system. You have the option of adding hydronic heated flooring throughout your Winnebago Journey.

Forza: The Forza 34T floorplan includes (2) 13,500 BTU air conditioners and a 35,000 BTU ducted furnace. The Forza 36H floorplan includes (2) 15,000 BTU air conditioners and a 40,000 BTU ducted furnace. The Forza 38W floorplan includes (2) 15,000 BTU air conditioners and (2) 20,000 BTU ducted furnaces.

Electrical System

Journey: The Winnebago Journey includes a 3,000-watt pure sine wave inverter/charger and a 8,000-watt Cummins Onan generator. The Journey has (6) deep-cycle Group 31 Marine/RV batteries. To help you stay connected the Journey has a WiFi Router and a Winegard Air 360+ Antenna. You have the option of adding the Lithium system upgrade to your Journey which includes (4) 125 amp-hour batteries and (3) roof mounted solar panels, 115-watts each.

Forza: The Winnebago Forza includes a 2,000-watt inverter/charger and 6,000-watt Cummins Onan generator. Also included are (4) deep-cycle Group 31 Marine/RV batteries. To help you stay connected the Forza includes a WiFi router signal booster. You have the option to add a Winegard Trav’ler automatic HDTV Satellite System as well.

There are other differences between the Winnebago Journey and the Winnebago Forza, we have covered just a handful of them.


How long is the Winnebago Journey?

Answer: The Winnebago Journey 34N measure 35’6” exterior length.

How tall is the Winnebago Journey?

Answer: The exterior height on the Winnebago Journey is 13’3”. The exterior height is measured to the top of the tallest standard feature and is based on the curb weight of a typically equipped unit. The actual height of the RV may vary by several inches depending on chassis, A/C or equipment variations. The interior height measures 7’ on each floorplan in the Winnebago Journey.

How wide is the Winnebago Journey?

Answer: The exterior width of the Winnebago Journey is 8’5.5” while the interior width is 8’.5”.

What are the Tank Capacities on a Winnebago Journey?

Answer: The Tank Capacities in the Winnebago Journey are the same regardless of the floorplan thanks to the innovative Freightliner Maxum II XCM Chassis and can be found listed below:

  • Freshwater Tank Capacity (gal.) – 105
  • Holding Tank Capacity – Black (gal.) – 57
  • Holding Tank Capacity – Gray (gal.) – 96


How much does a Winnebago Journey Cost?  

Answer: The base MSRP price of a Winnebago Journey built on the Freightliner Maxum II XCM chassis starts at $468,032 and varies by floorplan. Most items on the Journey are standard, however, there are options that you may choose that would increase the cost of the MSRP.

The options that will increase the MSRP of your Journey most significantly include hydronic heated flooring throughout the coach, the Lithium system upgrade which includes (4) 125 AH batteries and (3) roof mounted 115-watt solar panels, a washer and dryer and the exterior patio-side refrigerator and freezer.

Other options that will increase the MSRP of the Journey include the addition of the Fisher & Paykel stainless steel drawer dishwasher, the Winegard Trav’ler automatic HDTV Satellite System, the theater seating and (2) versatile Chottomans to provide an additional footrest or extra seating and storage. To protect our factory discounted pricing and honor our Winnebago Dealer Agreement, Lichtsinn RV does not publish our actual sale pricing online. Contact a Lichtsinn RV consultant to find out the price of the Journey with your desired options that you are interested in.

The Winnebago Journey Class A diesel motorhome was designed for luxury travel and entertaining. The Journeys high end features include stylish and modern refinements from the front to back of the coach. The Journey features a flat floor design throughout the coach with a residential feel and large open living space with premium amenities.

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Information current as of 3/26/2024

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