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Old 05-09-2014, 12:14 PM   #1
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New Seneca Feedback?

Hi all, first post here as I am really close to pulling the trigger on a new seneca TS. Deposit is down and deal is close to done. I was reading reviews last night and looking at all of the BBB info on Jayco and got a little gun shy after reading some online frustrations being vented.

I thought this would be a good place to ask for some honest feedback from owners of the same product I am getting ready to purchase. I hope the question as my first post isn't offensive; I'm just really looking for some real world experience from owners.

As a boat owner I am fully prepared for maintenance items and staying on top of systems, etc... But some of the things I've seen, like leaking slides, are causing some hesitation.

So the question is, would you purchase again or have the issues been big enough to make you change your mind?
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:44 PM   #2
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Unfortunately the RV industry is like the auto industry of the 1970's where quality control wasn't the best. I knew getting the new Seneca would require some "fine tuning" of certain items, however; for the cost of a Seneca I didn't expect all the issues that were overlooked by both the factory and the selling dealer.

The rig drives outstanding, could not be happier with the chassis. I know that the coach will be great once all the issues are sorted out. My last coach by Fleetwood had its' own issues so I'm not sure if any manufacture has 100% satisfaction or not.

Buy from a good dealer that you get along with as you may be spending more time getting to know him than you want
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:54 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I forgot to mention that the dealer I'm buying from is nowhere near me. Maybe I need to reconsider this. I was buying from him because he had the floorplan, color etc that I was looking for at a great price.
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:56 PM   #4
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LOL, same with me... I drove 900 miles round trip however; both Jayco and the selling dealer are working out details with me for repairs.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:05 PM   #5
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We have had a Greyhawk for 3 years some minor things burned out bulbs, faulty circuit breaker, few screws loose but nothing along the line of some of the long stories you see from time to time. It moves, you hit bumps, preventive maintenance is the key. We visited 5 manufacturers just to see. Put a deposit on a 2015 Seneca two weeks ago. We are buying again.
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Glad to hear it! Thanks for the reply
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:52 AM   #7
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I also bought a 2014 TS last August. So far I have lost a circuit board for the Big Foot system , a microwave [ which is under a recall now] a battery solenoid, problem with TV antenna not rotating, and a couple of compartment latches. BUT, I would still buy another one. Chuck
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Thanks for the feed back. We are going to look at a dynamax this weekend to see if it's worth the extra money.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:46 PM   #9
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Drove the dx3. Not any quieter in my opinion, finishes are definitely top notch, wiring is very organized and pinned. Quality vehicle but for me I think the value is more in the seneca. I'm sure support and resale would be better with the dx3 but I can't justify the additional $40k. It wasn't a Chevy to Mercedes kind do difference in performance and handling.
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Re: Dynamax.... we purchased a new 2010 340XL and it was the most expensive MH we had ever purchased and by far the worst MH experience we have had out of the 6 MH we have purchased over the last 30+ years... We had significant issues with it on every single trip we took. The workmanship on it was very poor... Had to return it to the factory 6 times! Dynamax makes a beautiful coach, but in my experience it's only skin deep. Hopefully now that Forest River owns them their quality has improved. We are in the process of purchasing a 2015 Seneca. I'm really hoping to have a much better experience with Jayco.
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