Dive Into Jayco's Most Expensive Class C Motorhome, the 2024 "Super" Seneca Prestige

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Every year, countless RV manufacturers unveil what they feel is the peak of mobile living for the following year. This is the case with Jayco's 2024 Seneca Prestige, their most expensive Class C motorhome in their lineup, or, for short, their flagship.
Ladies and gentlemen, before us, stands nothing more than the 2024 Seneca Prestige, Jayco's most expensive Class C RV. Actually, Jayco calls this puppy a "Super Class C" motorhome, telling us a bit about just how far the manufacturer took things this time around.

To kick things off for this deep dive into a life lived out of this machine, let me point out that Jayco is asking us to drop at least $361,800 (€331K at current exchange rates) on this machine. And, while it may sound like quite a bit, as I explored it, I realized what the word "Super" is meant to hint at: the Seneca Prestige boasts Class A RV living on a more manageable and smaller chassis, a Freightliner S2RV Plus.

The result is three layouts to choose from, all of which are 39.25 ft (12 m) long and include multiple slide-outs to expand the interior living space to nearly twice the size of what we see driving down the highway. Did I mention that up to nine guests can be accommodated in these buggers? This depends on the chosen floor plan.

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Now, the Seneca Prestige is considered top-of-the-line living when it comes to comfort and luxury, and part of that is because of the JRide Premium package. It brings a computer-balance driveshaft, rear air suspension, and SACHS shocks to the game, so it's smooth sailing on all six wheels; the rear is set around a dual-wheel axle.

As for the power to ensure you make it to your destination, wherever that may be, a 6.7l Cummins ISB cranks out 360 HP and a peak of 800 lb-ft of torque. It's enough to haul around a peak of 43,000 lbs (19,500 kg), trailer and all. Yes, it can haul a trailer, too, so why not grab a teardrop for the kids or bring along a toy hauler? Yup, I'm starting to get the whole "Super" idea.

For the remainder of this story, I want you to picture yourself among other RVs, possibly on the edge of some forest treeline or nestled deep in the mountains, maybe on a beach. See yourself parking this beast, getting out via the cab doors, stretching your legs, and taking in the view. Once all that's out of the way, it's time to unfurl the Seneca in all its glory.

2024 Seneca Prestige
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At this stage, there are two ways you can go about things: either continue setting up the campsite around the Seneca's exterior or head inside to whip up a bite to eat and refuel for the remainder of the day. But, no matter what you choose, now's the time to extend the slide-outs.

Once you do, let's take our first steps into the habitat and see what Jayco places at our disposal. Sure, entry into the living space can also be made directly from the cab, but for the sake of this daydream, let's use the starboard door that leads us directly into the dining room and kitchen.

For the sake of the remainder of this article, I'll be choosing a particular floorplan to describe, and that's the 37K, a unit fitted with multiple bathrooms, sleeping space for up to six, and equipped with features that simply remind me of home, but one with wheels.

Along the right side of the unit, Jayco lays a beautifully crafted galley in place, fit with a residential fridge, microwave, deep-bowl sink, and more. Be sure to take in the cabinetry and all the storage options this section of the Seneca offers. With a meal complete, enjoy it at the dinette.

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Once our bellies fill up, most of us tend to feel the need to relax for a bit and let things digest. In that case, shift your bottom over just a few from the dinette and take a seat on the reclining sofa that sits across from a large entertainment center. Watch a bit of TV, turn on the fireplace, or just put on your favorite tunes in the background.

What you may find strange here is the way the entertainment center juts out into the center of the living room. Jayco did this because behind this wall of goodies is hidden a bathroom. It's no more than a service restroom with a toilet and vanity, but for when you're entertaining guests or want to keep your bedroom private, it's perfect. If you're traveling with the kids, they'll need to access the master bathroom at the rear of the Seneca.

Now, that may not sound like a big deal, two bathrooms, but it's not to be taken lightly, especially if someone has a bad berry while traveling around the local woods. Furthermore, the whole privacy factor is a win in my book; guests use the forward bathroom, while everyone else uses the one at the rear. Oh, and only the 37K displays this sort of layout.

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Speaking of outdoor exploration, let's head outside and see what we can achieve with a Seneca. First off, the shell of this bugger is built with Jayco's Stronghold VBL lamination, sealing the interior off from the elements. Once R-5 insulation in the walls, R-9 in the floor, and R-24 in the roof are thrown in, the idea of year-round living suddenly pops into mind. Don't forget to winterize your unit if you plan on traveling during the colder months. Plenty of affordable options exist.

Sitting in the backdrop of the Seneca's shell, slide-outs and all, you'll find shade under side awnings, all your knick-knacks hidden in the lower half of the body - lockable storage bays all around - and with that, it's time to throw up a couple of tents, outdoor dining set - Jayco covers the exterior entertainment options - and once the sun sets, whip up a fire and tell stories until eyes start to close. Either crawl into one of your tents or head inside and take advantage of the cabover bunk, a king bed, or convertible couches.

The next morning, you awake to the sounds of the local flora and fauna, maybe kids running around outside, and if you listen closely, you'll hear nothing more. Time to unload some e-bikes, kayaks, or electric motorcycles and explore the natural world, snapping photos for your mental album along the way. They're called memories; don't be afraid to make some. Hmm, sounds like $362K well spent if you ask me.
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About the author: Cristian Curmei
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A bit of a nomad at heart (being born in Europe and raised in several places in the USA), Cristian is enamored with travel trailers, campers and bikes. He also tests and writes about urban means of transportation like scooters, mopeds and e-bikes (when he's not busy hosting our video stories and guides).
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