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Old 06-26-2016, 07:30 PM   #1
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What's Considered A 'High Mileage' Super-C?

We have been looking at a lot of 2012-2015 Jayco Senecas lately and just wondered what is considered high mileage on those. I see a lot in the 5,000-6,000 range but one we are looking at is in the 40,000 range. I know the truck chassis/engine itself should be good for many hundred thousand miles but what other problems come with higher mileage? Do things tend to shake apart or get loose or anything special I should be looking for?

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Old 06-26-2016, 07:33 PM   #2
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Be hard to find a high mileage RV. Be easier to find one with weather cracked tires from lack of use.

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Most RV's tend to be used for the summer months and or vacations.
Use could be anywhere from 1,000 to 4,000. miles per year. Take it from there.
We bought our 2012 and it had 6,000 miles.
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Old 06-26-2016, 10:04 PM   #4
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high miles to me for a diesel would be 300k plus. Of course the engine would probably go 4 times that... but it's the rest of it I would be concerned with... chassis, suspension......
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and just a tad more... 40k miles wouldn't even phase me...

but in answer to y our question.. with ALL Rv's there's TONS of special things to look for starting from general wear and tear condition to all of the mechanics of the machine.

And don't be nervous to walk if your spidey senses tell you something's not right.
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Is there a listing online we can peek at?

Start with general cleanliness.... does it "look" like it's been taken care of, or does it look like it's been in grandmas back yard?

And from there, you just start checking the operation of everything... it can be an exhausting task.. especially when you don't know what you don't know..
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There are a lot of people on this website that say it's good to see higher mileage; it shows a machine that was likely well used. I do think that if a 2015 had 40,000 miles, it would seem odd as that's high even for a family car. But I don't think 5,000 to 10,000 miles per year would scare me.
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Thanks for the replies. Well... I did it. I just signed the papers today and hope to go pick up the motorhome next week. It ended up 30k miles (my mistake) and was bought new in 2013 (2014 model) so the mileage works out. Actually emailed the original owner (dealer bought it from him) and he reported that he had no problems and used it to follow his son around racing. Pretty reassuring.

Pretty (ok super) excited to start motorhoming!! Really thankfull for all of the help found here over the last year.
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Here it is! Can't wait to start exploring.
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Nice looking RV.Add the details to your profile so when you ask questions or just post your information is available.
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Nice looking coach. Enjoy

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Old 06-28-2016, 09:33 AM   #13
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Russell - seeing your avitar makes me cringe. I spent around 5,000 hours sitting in one of the very first Challenger tractors (75C). It and was the roughest riding thing I have ever sat in. Felt like I was riding a bull for 12 hours a day. It was a beast though.

I'm sure they have improved a LOT since then though
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They get better every year. We just farming so not so bad. I have an old 45 also. It much rougher on the road. About the same in the field. 12 hour generally a short day for us. But not too many of them. Just spring & fall.

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