DW=Dear Wife The one we drove had every possible option, built for and bought by the Dealer himself! Around $230,000.00 MSRP I believe!
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our previous coach was a 2010 seneca 36fk and we loved the floorplan
the m2 is a step up from the 5500 kodiak
but what was jayco thinking when they,,,,
stayed with the same 19.5" wheels?
no air ride/breaks ,,,,,,,,,
failed to address the wb to length issue. the wheel base on this new 2012 is shorter than it was on my 2010
imo jayco missed it with this one, even though their charging for it with the increased msrp.
theres other mfg out there that build on the M2 and all on 22.5" with air.
having not owned or driven one of these, I am not familiar with the problems the smaller Rims, wheelbase, and WB will cause. Another reason why I ask these forums for "things to look out for."
Another post below talks about the Emark TB390 and I think this is way more coach that we need right now. We are between a gas-powered 31ft coach (greyhawk, forester, etc.) or the lower end super-C like the Seneca.
The Freightliner M2 ISB 6.7 chassis has been in use since 2007, and has a proven record in the business class truck world. Jayco has been working on this new 2012 Seneca RV/Chassis design for 2 years, including road testing thousands of miles. It has all the things plus more that made the 2010 original Seneca the #1 seller that it was. And will continue to be.
You certainly can't even compare it to the old Kodiak Chassis...this Freightliner is advanced in every way. Maintenace items are easily accessed, and a huge cab with giant sized windows gives you a terrific view.
•6-speed automatic Allison 2500 TRV Series transmission with overdrive
•74-gal. fuel tanks: 40 gal passenger side, 34 gal driver side
•10,000-lb. hitch with 7-pin plug
•A/C and cruise control from factory
•Accuride aluminum rims
•All-wheel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
•Deluxe, heated, remote-control, side-view mirrors
•Dual chassis batteries
•Cummins ISB 6.7L 340HP
•Cummins Exhaust Brake
•Heavy-duty front stabilizer bar
•Power anti-lock brakes with power steering
•Power windows and door locks
•Tilt steering wheel
•Transmission temperature gauge
•6 Gallon Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank
I drove one last week at my Jayco Dealer...loved it! Even the DW felt completely comfortable behind the wheel...and she was a bit intimidated at first!
this is a little off topic and not ment to steal the op thread but i thought i'd share this
looking at those pictures of the shower,have a look at the latch that locks the shower closed while traveling.
on our first trip out with our new 2010 seneca last year, we were camping with friends.
one evening after atv riding Bruce asked if my wife and i would like to run up to the lake for some fishing.
my wife declined and said she would be staying behind to take a shower and read a book.
three hours later we return and when i open the coach door and say hello i hear from the restroom, "HELP!!! HELP!!!"
going to help, i find my wife locked in the shower because that latch had closed on her while she was in there.
i asked, "how long have you been in there", she replies "my friggen hair is dry isn't it.
she was stuck in there for about 2 1/2 hours. (this still makes me lol when i think of it)
after retrieving my wife from the shower the next thing i did was to move that latch up to the top of the shower door so if one did lock themselves in all they would have to do is reach over the top to release that latch.