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Old 06-11-2017, 08:34 PM   #11
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Fuel gauge seems to be way off. Showed almost empty with warning light on. Was only able to put 40 gallons in it.
A very common Seneca complaint. Many of us use a ScanGauge which can display fuel used on a trip.
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:44 PM   #12
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Loose steering and wandering at highway speeds can be a symptom of not having enough positive caster. Just saying.
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:49 PM   #13
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That's my guess, that is alignment of some sort. I'll send it to freighliner this week to get it checked out. Then to the rv dealer to fix the water heater that almost fell out on the way home.
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:11 PM   #14
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You have a good warranty with Freightliner... They have been VERY good at taking care of things on our Seneca Chassis. I would have them look at the entire rig and give you an express assessment. Then you can have the confidence that there is nothing wrong with anything that is chassis related that the Dealer or Jayco has minimal
experience with.
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I just finished a 2000 mile round-trip to Rockville, MD. Mine definitely wandered until I brought the front tires down to 90 psi (cold). I will probably take them down to 85 for my summer trip. Also, the front-end feedback was very harsh when the cold pressure was above 90. Watching my tires very closely for any abnormal wear patterns. Also handled very well at 70-75 as long as the wind was low. Any significant winds, the handling would get concerning above 65 mph.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:32 AM   #16
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I had the same complaint driving home from dealer with tires at 110 psi. Once I dropped tires to 85 it was a pleasure to drive.

I am also thinking the sweet spot speed for mpg, comfort and safety will be 62-63. Thoughts?
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:07 AM   #17
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I had the same complaint driving home from dealer with tires at 110 psi. Once I dropped tires to 85 it was a pleasure to drive.

I am also thinking the sweet spot speed for mpg, comfort and safety will be 62-63. Thoughts?
85psi will definitely be a very comfy ride vs. 110. I have found that my preference is 95. I had dropped it all the way to 85, however, I felt like there was a bit of slop and my road-holding ability wasn't as good, so I brought it back up on all 6 tires in 5psi increments until I was satisfied.

We definitely aren't getting as good of a ride, but I feel better in the wind gusts and turns at this point.

On our trip, we typically kept it at 68 and had an average of 9.8mpg over 2800mi (calculated by total gallons purchased at pump, so this also includes approximately 29hrs of generator usage, which would get our *actual* average up to somewhere closer to 11mpg).
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memphis02, what did the Michelin table for RV tires say your tire pressures should be set at?
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memphis02, what did the Michelin table for RV tires say your tire pressures should be set at?
I believe we could have gone down to as low as 70psi based on the chart as we were not incredibly heavy (8,530 front 15,110 rear).
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Took it in to freightliner today. We'll see what they find out. I asked about tire pressure on the steering axle and they said 100, which is where they're at.
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