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Old 08-21-2015, 05:15 AM   #1
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I thinking about buying a new jayco seneca 37
I would love to hear about anybody experience with the jayco seneca, any model

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Old 08-21-2015, 11:56 AM   #2
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We bought a new 2015 Seneca, and really do enjoy it. Not to say we haven't experienced the usual "bugs" that come with a new unit. I cannot say enough about the Cummings engine. Plenty of pulling power, with pretty good fuel milage. The Seneca drives, and handles like my full size pickup. My wife drove it most of the the way from Southfork Co. back to Oklahoma. Don't be afraid of the microwave-oven, it works great!

My advice to you is find a unit you like, then spend the entire day going completely through the camper. Check everything from the front bumper to the rear tail lights. I will list some of the issues we have experienced with ours.
The head lights were out of adjustment. (Shining 4feet in front of hood
Make sure all doors close properly. Includes side door!
Check outside tv to see if their is proper insulation behind the tv.
Make sure you understand how all, and I mean all the tvs, and radios work! How they work with satellite, cable, and air antenna.

Don't let the excitement of buying a new rv, blind you from cutting corners when trying out the rv. Spend the day trying out different models of the Seneca. Find the one that fits your family the best. Try out the seating verses where the tv is located. Do you have to bend your neck to watch tv? Does the bathroom fit YOU?

After buying the Seneca, I would recommend this coach to anyone. Their are so many stiles to choose from. I forgot to mention, we also pull a jeep, and we cannot even feel the jeep behind the Seneca.

Hope this helps with your new purchase!

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I just bought a 2015 Seneca HJ. I have taken 2 trips with it so far so here are my thoughts:

I have a ton of experience driving trucks and trailers from pickups to F650's and even a number of semi's we have owned. While the Seneca drives nice it is nothing like a pickup (at least for me). It is not bad just very different. First it is over 13' tall so choose your route wisely. 2nd it is wider than most other trucks. 3rd the tall swing is pretty significant and lastly it is long.

I think part of the issue for me is first trip out I was towing a 20' V-nosed trailer and the 2nd trip was towing a Jeep. The JS with the trailer is like 65' long so that is a pretty serious rig.

The power is pretty good but (is there ever enough HP) another 100 lbs/ft of Torque would be nice.

We love the unit but really make sure you inspect it thoroughly first. Perhaps do an inspection with the idea that you aren't taking it (and paying for it until the punchiest is complete). There are a lot of little BS things that are not right. And yes they are mostly little things.

My mirrors vibrate so badly you can't see much fine detail. The cab has a pretty good anount of wind noise and lastly there is a clanging in the door or under the dash that is driving me nuts!!!
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:40 PM   #5
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BTW around 8.5 mpg towing the Jeep on a new non-broken engine.
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