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Old 12-18-2015, 09:13 AM   #1
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Towing with a Seneca

Does anyone tow a good sized trailer with a say 2013-2015 model? We generally tow a 24 foot 4000 lb trailer behind our pusher and are looking at a Seneca. If so what is your max cruising speed? any problems with grades? Thoughts?
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:38 AM   #2
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We tow a 2016 Chevy Traverse. It is loaded with kayaks on top, bikes on the hitch and 'ride on trains" inside. with all kinds of tools and things stuffed around them. Use a "Brake Buddy" and "Blue Ox" towing arms. No problem and down the road at 70 plus, if we have to. Try to keep it around 62 mph. I'm guessing we are towing about 5500 to 6000 lbs.
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Old 12-18-2015, 10:18 AM   #3
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Ric, he's asking about towing a trailer behind a class C motor home.
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Old 12-18-2015, 10:30 AM   #4
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We tow the Traverse with a Seneca. Its not a trailer, but the weight is there. I was offering the help I could. Many times I think of the Traverse as a trailer. I was not trying to mislead or offend, but just offering my experience.
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Old 12-18-2015, 10:36 AM   #5
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Towing with a Seneca

Thank you for the post, At least it gives me an idea with weight. I know it is not the same but similar. My Son quartermidgets races so we ALWAYS have a trailer behind us. While i am at it what MPG do you get when towing?
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Old 12-18-2015, 10:49 AM   #6
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To be truthful, I don't really notice a difference with power or miles per gallon. The towing capacity of the hitch on a Seneca is 10,000 lbs. With no tongue weight, because Traverse is on its own 4 wheels, and we are only half or 60% of towing capacity, its not an impact. I'm really glad we have the backup camera, that is always on, because otherwise we would forget it is back there. We get about 10 to 11 mpg's on a new Seneca Cummins engine with less than 7,000 miles on it.
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:38 PM   #7
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DocBrown,

We tow the Traverse with a Seneca. Its not a trailer, but the weight is there. I was offering the help I could. Many times I think of the Traverse as a trailer. I was not trying to mislead or offend, but just offering my experience.
Whoop! Sorry. I read your post as towing a TT with a Traverse.
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Old 12-18-2015, 04:08 PM   #8
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We have a 2015 Seneca TS - We pull a 10,000 lb. boat on a 3 axle trailer over the very steep mountains crossing Vancouver Island in British Columbia with no issues. The road is very narrow with many sharp corners so speed is not an issue.
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Old 12-19-2015, 09:14 AM   #9
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I tow a 20' enclosed trailer with a weight of around 7000#. It tows well and is while I know it is there power, braking and stability are very good.
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Old 12-19-2015, 01:43 PM   #10
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I tow a 24ft racecar trailer with no problems at all. 7000lbs or so, plenty of power and get around 10.5mpg on the flat and level.
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