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Old 01-10-2015, 09:41 PM   #11
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Those are two very good reasons, IMHO!
What he said.
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Old 01-12-2015, 06:00 PM   #12
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Well said, Grumpy!
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:17 PM   #13
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Today I drove an FS model, which has a bunk section that can convert to wife-pleasing clothes closet. The controls seem positioned unnecessarily awkwardly, and generally reminiscent of a couple decades back. But it is a truck.

Two problems I encountered on a brief 20 mile drive on both surface streets and freeways. First, there was a loud whistle at highway speed, probably emanating from the windshield. Has anyone run into that?

Secondly, after a half hour in the driver's seat my butt was getting sore. It would require some beefing up. The seat. Not my butt. Has anyone noticed that? Again, the seat, not...

I first had a walk around and aside from the 2 - 4, 1 - 3, Country Fill thing it all seemed pretty clear. Is that because I missed something?

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The controls do take a little getting used to - adjusting the cruise control requires me to lean way forward to reach behind the steering wheel. The window switches are close to the driver, making it a tough reach for the passenger. The ignition is on the wrong side too

A couple of owners have reported the whistling noise - it seems to come from the side-view mirror attachment point. I haven't noticed it yet on ours. Someone said that putting some tape over the screw holes fixed it.

I've found the seats to be comfortable, even on marathon 8-10 hr drives.

Not sure what you mean about the country fill thing - it just uses the water pump to pull water into the fresh tank if you're somewhere you don't have water pressure to fill it (city fill).
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Thanks, Anav8or. I was referring to the settings for city water, fresh water filled from a city water hose, country fill which the salesman said was how a tender could fill you (in a boondocking situation?), a position for, if I recall correctly, sanitizing/winterizing and one just for sanitizing. The salesman had to check with the GM to explain their meanings. Like the dash panel, it could be improved but is certainly nothing more than annoying.

Just two comments that people may disagree with. First, all these Cs that I've seen, gas or diesel, seem underpowered to me. Secondly, I'm yet to see a bathroom handicap option that would provide a taller commode and grab bars there and in the shower. Not that there would be any room left for a person in the Seneca shower.

All taken together, there's not much not to like about the Senecas.

Oh yes. While there I walked a pair of Jayco Precepts. Very nice for the price. But a V10.
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Ahh, now I understand. Design could maybe use improvement, but it is a whole lot better than our previous coach where we had to install a bypass to winterize without putting pink stuff in the fresh tank.


I was ok with the power of the V10 Ford in our old coach and I've found the Cummins in the Seneca to be adequate. We tow a Honda CR-V and haven't had any problems going through the VA / WV mountains.


Completely agree with you on handicap access - even if the bathroom in ours was big enough to accommodate, the hallway would be tough to navigate. The rear bath model might be better, but you'd still need to get around the bed to get to the big bathroom.
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You may have hit upon why there are no handicap provisions made. I didn't have wheelchairs in mind, just the things that make it easier on bad backs, unsteadiness, etc. But if they provided those simple adjustments, sure enough, there would be demands citing the ADA to go all the way. I believe the ADA is one of the many ridiculously onerous laws and regs on the books. Too much of a good thing.
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I'm yet to see a bathroom handicap option that would provide a taller commode and grab bars there and in the shower. Not that there would be any room left for a person in the Seneca shower.
Since my wife has a walking disability the shower is one reason we didn't go with the new SENECA. If they were still using the neo-angle shower we may very well have bought the 37TS. The rounded shower has a smaller opening and absoutely nothing to grab. With the neo angle the frame was a little more substantial and there was a bar molded into the back wall that worked great. We now have a similar bar in the PINNACLE shower.

As to handicap options as mentioned, there are only a couple companies who specialize in those upgrades/modifications.
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You can't go wrong with the Seneca's Diesel engine. Plenty of power. We pull a 16' trailer with a full size Harley Ultra and Harley Trike, 2100lbs for just the two cycles plus whatever the trailer weighs. No problems at all even traveling through the mtns. Have a forum friend with the same 37TS Seneca who also pulls a 16' trailer but with a car inside. They too say they have no problems pulling through the mtns. Both of us are getting near 13 mpg on fuel when not trailering and between 9 to 11 depending on terrain when pulling. That is a far cry from the 7 on good terrain we were getting with our 3500 diesel Chevrolet pulling a 40' toy hauler. We love our Seneca and chose it over the A's because like others we wanted more in front of us than the A provided, and the guys at my husband's shop can handle any engine work. While under warranty Freightliner will take of it. We are lucky to have one not far from us. Also with the class A for some reason my husband's neck and shoulders would ache after just 3/4 hours in the seat causing bad headaches. Must have been something about the seating position because he says he is fine in the Seneca even after 7/8 hours riding.
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Diesel would be only way I would go on a mh if traveling in any hills. The def systems r not new and have been around for years. My 2014 ram cummins uses it and there r no issues. After owning both gas and diesel trucks, no way I would go back to a gasser and can't imagine a mh with a gasser. The super x's r nice and a good bit cheaper than a diesel pusher a
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