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Old 06-08-2015, 08:17 PM   #1
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Just ordered a 2016 Seneca HJ and was wondering if anyone has added a second fresh water tank. And would love to hear of other mods also!! Thanks in advance, Pat
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Old 09-11-2015, 06:13 PM   #2
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I have a 2015 Seneca TS with 5500 miles since we picked it up in June. I picked the TS because I wanted to be able to get to the bed without putting the slide out. Since 1978 I have owned 3-4 gas jobs and 12 diesel pushers. Prior to the Seneca I had two 45 foot Prevost Royales and a 45 foot 4 slide Navigator. The Seneca is a great coach with a very large front with the two slides. The bed is hard to make has a bad mattress and the shower is small, but for the money I really like what I have now. I did the a fix to stop whistling and another to stop some rattling. I added electric horns to make it not sound like a VW Beatle.
The Seneca is the easiest to drive o all the RV's I have owned. It is now very quite and it has a very good ride. I am the inventor of the Blue Ox TrueCenter steering stabilizer, but so far in my 5500 miles nothing I have encountered makes me think the Seneca needs any steering help.
We are travelers more than we are campers so access to the bedroom seemed important with the slide in. I would like a little different bed and shower arrangement if I had the ability to change anything, but except for not being able to use more than 48 gallons of my 74 gallon fuel tanks I am very happy.
Right now my inverter is not inverting (I am a little lost on how to address this) there must be a way to reset somewhere, but so far I have not found a answer. The dealer was no help over the phone. I also decided to add a GPS as the factory unit (that worked good) was not used friendly when changes were needed. Now I use a Magellan for GPS and the factory unit for audio books and a full time rear camera to keep a eye on the Jeep and traffic.
Do I miss features I had on $600k-$800k RV's I had before? Well yes. Central locking, smart cruise, collision avoidance, and other stuff was very cool, but really the Seneca is all I need and it was very cheap when compared to the others and I do like driving it better.


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Old 09-11-2015, 08:10 PM   #3
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Can you tell me more about the whistling reduction? I also have either a door rattle or an under dash rattle. It is driving me nuts. The cab whistle above 68 mph is pretty loud.
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I also added 48 gal of fuel at the 1/4 mark. Not sure how much more ussable fuel there is. 9.1 mpg so far.
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Old 09-11-2015, 10:47 PM   #5
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Can you tell me more about the whistling reduction? I also have either a door rattle or an under dash rattle. It is driving me nuts. The cab whistle above 68 mph is pretty loud.
Top plastic bracket on mirror arms has 3 recessed holes. Fill with black caulk.
Test beforehand if you want by covering with finger while driving.

Plastic panel above drivers side saddle tank is only fastened at back.
This causes a loud rattle like noise.
Pull out front a little and put caulk behind, press and let dry overnight.

Seneca is near as quiet as high end RV.
Solid surface tops over range needs cushioning to stop rattle.
Now better than Prevost Royale Coach for noise.
Add electric horn to get rid of factory beep beep horn
Do you know how to reset inverter. It charges but does not invert
no tripped switches on inverter or fuse panel

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Old 09-11-2015, 11:43 PM   #6
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With my 2012 Seneca the only plug the inverter powers when it is turned on is the microwave plug.
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:39 AM   #7
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Inverter does not seem to be working properly

The display (which I thought used to so info at the bottom) now just shows volts only at top.
Before I thought I could charge my phones and computers off outlets using inverter. Now I can not find any outlets to charge phone from.
My batteries charge when on land power line, but when not on land line I cannot find any power.
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:52 AM   #8
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The inverter only powers the micro and both TV's. When the ignition is in the front TV circuit disconnects. There is a thread that tells you how to circumvent the disconnect in the class"C" section.
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:02 AM   #9
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I just need a live outlet where I can charge phones tablets and computers. I will see if the microwave outlet will do the job.
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Old 09-12-2015, 05:53 PM   #10
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You can charge using cigar lighter on dash. Just put in a USB insert or…I added additional dual plug outlet on dash. 1/2 is normal 12v cigar lighter, other half has 2 USB ports. It is wired to house batteries so can be hot without ignition key on.

I use the outlets to power Garmin RV760LMT gps and GoPro camera.
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