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triple602

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Posted: 09/11/13 09:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bought a used 2008 Jayco 36FS and was very disappointed with the poor build quality.

That said, maybe things have improved???

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Posted: 09/12/13 01:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are really interested in the Senaca also. Love the RB. However, some Motorcoach resorts only accept Class A's,.seems ridiculous. But they won't let a C or Super C in.

But I do love the driving position on the Senaca.

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MikeRP, do you have any examples of Class A only resorts east of the Mississippi? I get the concept of wanting to keep a campground nice, quiet and free of riff-raff, but whatever happened to innocent until guilty. A seneca is by no means an inexpensive coach. A&*holes come in all flavors. I've seen plenty of noisy, inconsiderate idiots driving class A motorhomes. It's about the people - not the equipment.

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MikeRP wrote:

We are really interested in the Senaca also. Love the RB. However, some Motorcoach resorts only accept Class A's,.seems ridiculous. But they won't let a C or Super C in.

But I do love the driving position on the Senaca.
I went thru this in spring in Fla. It seemed to be about half of the places would allow Super C's and half would not. I also found out that some of the RV developments would not allow Super C's in their A only sections. From the people I talked to it seems that more of the A only places are allowing Super C's and TC's.

You definitely still need to check in advance though.

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DMAX- Just Google Class A Only RV Resorts. There are many of them all over. Usually upscale/expensive.

I can appreciate what they are trying to do. But how do you advertise and sell it? There was a big discussion over on the other forum about this with very different opinions. [emoticon]

To me it is no different than a housing development that requires a 4,000 sq.ft. house. If I don't have or want what they require, I go elsewhere.

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I don't understand the noise issue with front engine diesels ? Ours is quite running down the road . We have a C-7 Cat 350 HP runs great. I like being able to check my oil with ease and look at the whole motor for any issues such as leaks . I also like the safety issues some have brought up. If you do need to get your motor worked on it's a lot cheaper to work on a front end diesel than a rear end diesel. I like keeping the mechanic outside the motorhome not on the inside removing the bed and getting everything dirty.

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Tiffin has had their share of issues too, I know of someone who traded off a few year old lemon. I'd say pick the chassis and floor plan that you and the wife can compromise on. Personally I find the Seneca to be priced way to high for the package...


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Disclaimer for the daft: Don't confuse my opinion with facts.


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seneca cab noise was improved in our 2010 36fk than it was in our 2007 33s.

i agree with az99 on the build quality we had on our 2010 seneca, far too many little things along with some not so little.

jayco's 2yr warranty is is second to noone. if you have the time (lots of time)and your willing to deal with the issues jayco will eventually make things right.

i made the comment to the warranty dept, "i you would just take care of the little things on the assembly line the big things will look after themselves." meaning there wouldn't be many big issues.

while the seneca is almost ok in terms of quality it doesn't compare to our used 2008 haulmark. the trim and finish on our haulmark is built solid where the seneca had a tinny feel,

imo it would be worth your time to investigate all the truck conversions that are out there.

in may of 2011 we traded our 1 yr old 2010 seneca and 65k for our 2008 haulmark, which was about the same price as a new 2012 seneca when they hit the floor.


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I have a 2007 Greyhawk gasser 32SS and it's been a good unit since I bought it new. I would have preferred a diesel, but at the time the extra $14K was more than I could swing. Mine doesn't sit in the driveway either. I've crossed the Rockies four times in it and have 42,000 miles on it in six years. There were some initial issues like every unit I've owned, but they've been minor. The norcold door has been an issue and I'm about to put my third one one. That would happen to any norcold unit though so it's not a Jayco issue.

The 6-spd allison transmission is what makes the gasser work so well in the mountains. I don't have to ride the brake at all and it maintains a good speed going downhill even with the car behind it.

I would buy it again. Now....that being said, I'd prefer a Class A because I would like that extra 7 or 8 ft up front to be usable space. The big window would add to the openess of the coach compared to the class C feel of this one.

It does drive great and it has served us well so I shouldn't even be looking at a class A, but we still do.


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Was the Greyhawk equipped with the 8.1 GM engine?

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