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Old 11-11-2015, 10:46 AM   #1
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Seneca Winter Travel

Hey fellow Jayco owners. We have had our 2015 Seneca TS for roughly 6 months now. I thought I would hop on and report that the Seneca does well for winter travel. We are making a loop from Indiana, to Utah, to Texas and back to Indiana. We've been on the road for a week now in sub-freezing weather during the nights and have been able to stay warm and cozy using the furnace and a couple small electrical heaters... We took the scenic route down Highway 191 from I-80 in Wyoming and the Freightliner has handled the mountains fantastically! Here are a few pics...
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:43 PM   #2
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Thanks for the information. We have had our Seneca for two months now and plan to depart in two weeks on a long winter trip. I plan to take two small electric heaters also, glad to hear it's working out fine for you. How many miles have you been driving between fuel stops?

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Old 11-11-2015, 04:08 PM   #3
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Wish I could be there. Another 12 years or so until possible retirement.

So what size propane tank does the Seneca have. I would assume it an on board tank.
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:31 PM   #4
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Propane tank is 56# on the Seneca
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:10 PM   #5
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Very nice! We just got back from a 4100 mile round trip from Indiana to Death Valley and back. 9 mpg towing a 4000 lbs Jeep. We took the southern route. 18,000 miles on our Seneca now. Had a slight coolant leak on the Seneca that I fixed in a couple minutes, other than that trouble free. We had some below freezing nights. Used a Vornado electric heater and were nice and toasty. Hung a thick blanket to separate the cab from the coach, you could feel the cold radiating through the windshield. Worked great.
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Old 11-13-2015, 08:59 AM   #6
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Hello Grandpa, just curious if you are towing a vehicle, did not see anything in the pictures. Have a great time and be safe. Sam
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:25 AM   #7
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My Bride and I take off in 7 days on our longest trip yet. Traveling to CO Springs for Thanksgiving dinner with our youngest(can't make it home for Thanksgiving, military). I am relieved to here the electric heaters work well. Our first winter trip.
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:25 PM   #8
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Curious how cold it got for you. In looking at my 2016 37HJ, I am not impressed with the insulation near the compartments that house the tanks. Only the 1/4" black plastic of the compartment walls between the tank and outside. The heater duct work does run through some compartments, but in truly cold temps, I wonder if it would be a loosing battle. I am considering having foam insulation sprayed on in strategic places so I can run in Michigan and/or Colorado during the winter. Have also considered wiring some 100w incandescent lights in cages with temp switches in a couple of compartments to help out. Did that on 2 previous rigs and hit single digit temps with no freeze ups.
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:16 AM   #9
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ya gotta love Flaming Gorge, beautiful pictures there

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Old 11-30-2015, 06:14 AM   #10
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Thank you for posting the pictures and starting this thread. We came north out of Florida to home in Southern Illinois to be with family. Weather has only been flirting with freezing and we have kept unit plugged in at CofE campground to prevent need to winterize. Headed back south tomorrow. Inside truck and cabin everything seems fine. Most concern seems to be control area for water and sewage in the outside control compartment. I've placed a small cube heater in that area, directly under the fresh water filter. This seems to resolve any concerns. That area seems to be the most vulnerable in shoulder temps between freezing temps and above freezing temps. For a couple of days , I'm not concerned about a 70 some gallon tank of water freezing, but small pipes and filters a different story.

Obviously, different areas and climates will vary the concerns.

As far as the light cover that is standard and divides the truck cab from the cabin, I certainly can see where a heavier blanket could be a real benefit and will keep that in mind.

Sounds like a great trip.

This is why we went with the Seneca. We wanted to be able to go north and south for the Holidays in comfort and with the critters. Would like to bring it home for Christmas, but will have to pay close attention to weather forecast to see how far north we will bring it. Even keeping it in Alabama or Tennessee allows us to make a one day trip out of the dash north and south.

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