Long time since I've posted, wanted to get some input on my next airplane. I've done research on the Piper Seneca's and it just so happens a good friend of mine is selling his, gonna get a great deal on it as well. Haven't flown since March 2015. I'm a low time pilot (135hrs) all in a PA-28 235, so while I have the HP endorsement I'm gonna need to get the complex as well as the Multi Add On. Not a huge deal, all in due time. I am in no hurry to fly the twin solo. My best estimate for safety and insurance would be something like 25hrs dual instruction but I am just guessing at this point. I solo'd at 10.5 hours but wouldn't feel comfortable with any less then 25 in type. Also, going to be training for my IFR in type. Thoughts? Also, my mission is different then before. Whereas I flew the 235 about 2hrs from North Texas to South Texas, my mission now is a bit longer. Flying full fuel, baggage and myself. Doubt I'll ever hit gross under these circumstances. T67 < KDIK (867NM) Roughly a 5.5hr flight in the Seneca II averaging 165Knots. The great thing about my job now is, its 3 weeks on 2 weeks off and I pick when I get to leave. So that means I can wait it out a day or two if the weather isn't ideal. My concern is that this distance will have me crossing paths with weather fronts. Does the plane fit the mission? Obviously I wont fly in the flight levels unless I am IFR rated, so I'll stick to around 8500-11,500ft. Cant wait to actually fly again.