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DmaxCC6spd

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I am considering my first motorhome. I've recently looked at the units in the topic. I love the interior of the Tiffin, but prefer the chassis of the Seneca. The Seneca felt better driving, more natural seating position, much better power and better brake feel.

The Tiffin offers a superior interior and better quality. The braking seemed to be lacking. It also seemed to have far more body roll.

The Freightliner chassis would seem to be much easier to service with the tilt hood.

My biggest concern is pulling grades with a car in tow with the V10 versus the Cummins. The 6.7 Cummins offers about 200 ft/lbs more torque.

Can I get some opinions or thoughts to help with this decision?

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Posted: 09/02/13 05:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You won't regret buying the diesel. We walk right up the grades in our SENECA & toad with the DURAMAX.


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I think you answered a portion of you initial question. The Cummins has 200ft./lbs. more torque. I have a Duramax, it is my first diesel and I love it.

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I have the 2009 Tiffin 34 TGA FRONT ENGINE DIESEL. I too am considering the seneca, et.al. for different reasons.
1. Front engine diesel class A has way too much engine noise in the driver area. Will it be different in the Seneca or do I go to a DP? After looking at many of the class a's, Tiffin pus out a far superior product so I am only comparing Tiffin's to the various super c's.
2. More sleeping room.
3. Drivability ease.
4. Safer in head on collision.

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tcitruck wrote:


4. Safer in head on collision.

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That's the main reason we have a SENECA. I want something between me and the front bumper besides the windshield.

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Airbags, engine, bumper,

I'm in the trucking business and cab-overs are a thing of the past. Everything is going conventional for safety concerns.

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I'm really torn on this purchase. The wife really likes the interior quality and floorplan of the Tiffin. I like the solid chassis of the Seneca. Is the chassis worth almost $300 more per month? Can anyone speak to the overall quality of Jayco's products? There doesn't seem to be any question that Tiffin is top notch.

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DmaxCC6spd wrote:

Can anyone speak to the overall quality of Jayco's products?
I can from owning 2 of them. It is poor. Not the quality of the products used to build it but the total lack of workmanship and their slam it out the door and fix it later attitude.

That said I would still purchase the Seneca over the Tiffin Class A model you are comparing for all the other mentioned reasons.

I had a new Class A DP for 1 month. I hated many things about it. Went to a Super C and doubt I will ever go back to an A. While I am comfortably rolling down the highway I see far too many A drivers hanging on for dear life when I am passing them.

If you are going to put a lot of miles on, go with the Super C. Have you looked at any of the better quality Super C units like the Dynamax or Renegade etc. ?

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My experinence along with many other SENECA/GREYHAWK owners have been just the opposite of az99. Our 2008 has been basically flawless and is now pushing 45,000 miles so it is not just sitting in the driveway.

JAYCO was the largest producer of "SUPER C's" on the KODIAK chassis. The problem is you only hear from those who had problems. I personally know 7 SENECA owners and about that many with GRAYHAWKS and their experience has been basically the same as mine. The few problems we did have were "supplier" issues, Norcold doors being the biggest.

As with any product out there, you will always have a few bad units and JAYCO has gone above and beyond to make it right. I just had my unit at the factory to get a new step installed and while it was there JAYCO corrected a counter top problem, no charge. My MH is 5 yrs old.

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GrumpyandGrandma wrote:


As with any product out there, you will always have a few bad units and JAYCO has gone above and beyond to make it right.
How do you know that since everyone you know got "flawless" units? [emoticon]

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