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Old 07-04-2019, 12:47 PM   #1
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Thumbs up New Seneca Owners

My wife and I recently purchased a 2015 Seneca 37TS with @ 22K miles on it. After owning almost every other kind of RV over the years...WOW...what a pleasure to drive. We really like the comfort, the stableness, and the POWER !
We have found a few small things that we had to fix. I still need to tackle the "wind noise" issue, but we are still very happy and proud owners ! I have found some very helpful info on this forum, and I thank each and every contributor !
First long trip was to Pocatello ID. to see family from central Commiefornia where we live. Coach did very well, except for a rear pinion leak that developed. We will be making an appointment at our local Freightliner dealer for a service and reseal. I hope to retire in about 1 year...looking forward to seeing more of this beautiful country of ours !
That's all for now, Thanks..."Uncle Bill"
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Old 07-04-2019, 12:53 PM   #2
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Welcome! Lots of info and helpful folks here. If you have issues and/or questions just post, probably one of us has "been there, done that"!
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Old 07-04-2019, 01:03 PM   #3
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Thanks Robbbyr. I have read a lot of your input and value it very much. I come from an automotive background and I now work as an electrical foreman for a local power company. I have always found your feedback and advice to be spot on and accurate. WELL DONE and thanks again !
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Old 07-04-2019, 01:18 PM   #4
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Welcome UncleBill! This is a great site and has been very informative/helpful to me. Pinion leak? If you can, please post a picture so the rest of us know what to look for and put this on our checklist. Thanks!
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:06 PM   #5
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My Seneca also had a rear end leak, but it was actually where the differential housing bolted into the axle housing. It left a spot on my concrete where it gets parked and the lower part of housing was always "wet" with oil.

Took it to Freightliner dealer, I was outside of the warranty but they called corporate trying to get a warranty repair authorized. Alas no, but the dealer's Service Manager was sympathetic and repaired it for around $500. I was expecting far worse since they had to pull the axles to remove the carrier so they could clean it up and reseal the housing. Absolutely fixed the issue.

And I recall another Seneca owner had the same issue, so maybe there was a manufacturing issue with our early units.
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:26 PM   #6
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Congrats and hope you enjoy. We love ours too. Have a 2017 and this July 4th adventure we just rolled 30k on the mileage.
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:32 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum, UncleBill.
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Welcome to the Forum! Im a newbie myself.
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Old 07-04-2019, 08:27 PM   #9
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Welcome to the Seneca family! We love our 2015 FK and are not far from you at the moment (Just west of Twin Falls ID on US-93)
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