The Winnebago Journey Top 15 Exterior Features

The Winnebago Journey Class A diesel motorhome allows you to experience luxury travel with modern conveniences and open living spaces. These models sit on a Freightliner XCM chassis with an integrated Maxum ll foundation, and the 8.9L 380 HP Cummins L9 turbo-diesel engine can power your trips near and far.

There are many innovative technology features in the Journey to make each trip enjoyable. These include the Winnebago Connect smart control center with mobile app and the Freightliner DriveTech driving system for maximum control and stability. Inside the Journey, you will enjoy contemporary open living spaces, a modern kitchen complete with Corian countertops, a master bedroom that will feel more like your own personal retreat, and a spacious full bath with dual shower heads for all-around luxury.

Winnebago Journey Exterior

Upon approaching the Journey you’ll first notice it’s exclusive tapered front end. Not only eye-catching, this construction reduces noise and wind resistance. This is just beginning of the incredible exterior found on the Journey. We have listed the Top 15 Exterior Features in the Winnebago Journey below:

HIGH GLOSS SIDEWALLS WITH SIKKENS PREMIUM PAINT – The Journey is available in 6 different high-gloss enhanced paint finish exterior colors.

AUTOMOTIVE INSPIRED DESIGN – The Journey boasts the quietest and most visible ride in the industry with front aerodynamic ranking from the ground up. The Journey’s front end is inset 3 degrees for aerodynamics. The curved windshield in the Journey provides for aerodynamics and optimization of driver visibility. The Journey’s large curved one piece panoramic windshield provides a critical view of the lower stanchions and other obstacles lower than the horizon dash view of other diesel pushers, while providing full visibility to each of the tear drop larger chrome side mirrors. The Journey’s XCM Modular Bridge Chassis is 4x stronger for stiffer torsion in driving. The Journey boasts best in class sight to ground.

QUIETEST RIDE AND STAY IN ITS CLASS – The Journey boasts the quietest ride and stay in its class. The Journey is built with an industry leading steel foundation and the proprietary Winnebago Superstructure. Items that contribute to the Journey’s best in class ratings include:

  • Low Density Composite Acoustical Closed Cell High Density Foam insulation is applied to all interior Journey cab surfaces to reduce road noise and dampen vibrations.
    • Full interior roof cap and cab sidewall coverage
    • Full interior firewall coverage
    • Coverage between the firewall and fiberglass generator door.  Used to dampen wind noise before it gets to the firewall
    • Exterior coverage on the entrance step surfaces.
  • Exterior Door
    • Automotive door style door with comfortable entry handle design with an independent screen door and significantly stiffer-dual latches.
  • HWH Slideout Mechanisms
    • Less sound intrusion due to tighter room tolerances and a tight fit Hydraulic mechanism with four corner control.
  • Windshield – automotive style application, wind noise improvement with curved shaped and greater pitch angle.
  • Coach ceiling – perforated foam backed material improving the articulation index and richness.
  • XCM Modular Bridge Chassis – This chassis is over four times stiffer in torsional perspective and 20% improvement lateral strength. It also provides a more precise level floor to eliminate floor pops.

RECTILINEAR LED HEADLAMPS – Leading headlamp technology found in the Journey provides more lighting for a safer driving experience. These headlamps are 30% brighter than traditional headlamps and have increased serviceability and reduced replacement costs than prior models.

BEST IN CLASS COMPARTMENT STORAGE – The Journey includes industry leading exterior compartments in size and functionality. The Journey’s compartments are up to 31” tall and are heated, lined and lighted.  The Aqua-Hot heated compartment in the Journey includes temperature sensor in basement.

22’ CAREFREE APEX AWNING WITH WIND SENSOR – The Journey includes a Carefree powered patio awning with LED lighting and a wind sensor so it will automatically retract when it detects strong winds. The Journey also includes an innovative entry awning which is centered over the entry way when in use. The entry awning stows away to prevent the joust like appearance of competitive coaches. This secure storage helps to reduce wind noise while traveling.

HWH HYDRAULIC SLIDEOUT SYSTEM – The Journey’s HWH Hydraulic slideout system includes flush mounted slides with the HWH slide mechanism (cable in wall slide system) and provides 1,000 lbs of pressure at each corner of the slide. The HWH system provides for a tighter fitting slide room to provide quiet transit and quiet operation.

SLIDEOUT SWEEPEZE – The Sweepeze system found in the slideouts of the Journey remove debris from the top of the sliderooms. This system blocks areas where debris, leaves etc. might get trapped. The flat top of the Journey slides prevents water intrusion and improves Sweepeze functionality.

PASS-THROUGH SLIDEOUT TRAY – The unobstructed exterior storage in the Journey includes a pass-through slideout tray that is accessible from either side of the coach.

SURESTORE PUSH BUTTON RELEASE COMPARTMENT DOORS – The Journey boasts sturdy compartment doors with robust hinges. The Journey’s powered door pulls seal tight upon closing with a powered cinch close. A manual release is included in case of a power outage.

INDEPENDENT RETRACTABLE SCREEN DOOR – The Journey includes an independent screen door for a tighter close.

EXTERIOR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM – The exterior entertainment system in the Journey includes a 43” TV and home theater soundbar system with a portable Bluetooth subwoofer. It is Satellite TV antenna system ready.

EXTERIOR WASH STATION WITH POWER RETRACTABLE HOSE – The powered retractable hose in the Journey allows for quick cleanups and includes an easy ergonomic drainage hose position.

POWER RETRACTABLE SHORELINE CORD – The powered retractable cord in the Journey allows you to easily power up your coach when you arrive or unplug it when it is time to leave.


And these are just the top 15 exterior features…just wait until you get inside! The Winnebago Journey,  is designed for luxury travel and entertaining and features stylish, modern refinements from front to back. Call a Lichtsinn RV Consultant today to find out more about the Winnebago Journey.

Winnebago Journeys For Sale

Experience the Best® at Lichtsinn RV, the #1 Winnebago Dealer in North America for the last six consecutive years. Lichtsinn RV is located 1 mile north of Winnebago Industries in Forest City, IA and we proudly sell new Winnebago motorhomes and pre-owned RVs from various manufacturers. While at Lichtsinn RV, you can expect no delivery miles on new RVs, a complimentary half-day educational orientation of your RVexcellent guest reviews, an assigned support team from sales, parts, service and the business officesuperior accommodationsno-hassle pricing and competitive financing. See our extensive new and used inventory here.

Return to

Posts You May Like: 

Top 20 Interior Features in the Winnebago Journey

The Winnebago Journey XCM Chassis

Winnebago Journey Floorplan Comparison

The new Winnebago Journey. Sleek. Streamlined. Aerodynamic.