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Old 07-24-2016, 11:44 AM   #11
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Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of A's and motorcoach models I would love to own (think Precept!) but I equate driving many Class A's as "driving a living room". I like driving trucks, and my Seneca is just that. Also in the (hopefully unlikely) event of a crash I have a lot of structure and engine in front of me to absorb some of the impact.

I have driven numerous A's and the ride was superb, but I also felt "disconnected" from the road. Maybe just me!

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Old 07-26-2016, 12:19 PM   #12
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Nick, we were in a (kinda) similar situation. My wife talked me into a 2016 TS. Primarily due to the opposing slides. We have over 60 nights in the TS, and absolutely love it. I have three different "dingy" vehicles, depending on the road trip. I also bought a tow dolly. After six months in, I would not do the tow dolly again. It is much easier/faster to just tow 4-down. As far as price - sounds like a good deal. I was at Camping World in Mesa AZ earlier this week, and they had a 2015 TS on "fire sale" at $143K. I an sure they would take less, but $100K sounds like a really good deal.

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Old 07-26-2016, 01:20 PM   #13
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I really couldn't justify a newer Seneca, but I wanted one nonetheless. Did my homework, looked at a number of them, measured my driveway several times to be sure, and finally pulled the trigger on our 2006. The chassis isn't quite as refined as the Freightliner, and it's hard to beat the Cummins/Allison combination. But we love our Seneca on the Kodiak chassis, and I'm quite familiar with the Duramax/Allison power train.

As for the comparison with our Chevy Crew cab 4X4 pulling our trailer VS the Seneca, we went this way for several reasons. First and foremost, I apparently have a very large bladder, and our distance between stops is enormous compared to the truck and trailer combo. We enjoy getting there more than we used to, as it was just a necessary evil we had to put up with to be where we wanted to go. Now, the whole trip is awesome! And the travel is just another fun part of the adventure. Sure, it's more expensive. Had no payments on the truck and trailer. But we are much more comfortable. And I like Robby's comment above about feeling in command of the road. I can see what's going on up ahead much easier. The Duramax is plenty of engine for the 34SS plus our Jeep Wrangler toad, and we like the feeling of riding in a truck and on a truck chassis. My wife ruled out riding in a Class A right off the bat. She felt unsafe. Like a bb in a can if you ever get in an accident. I don't like being right up against the tow/haul limits of the chassis, and I get more headspace on the capacities with the Seneca. I really like this rig, even if it's not brand new. You would love the newer ones on the Freightliner chassis.

Oh, almost forgot, they are MUCH easier to work on than almost any Class A. Flip up the front end body work, and the whole engine is in front of you, accessories and all.

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