Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-30-2015, 08:45 PM   #131
Senior Member
 
gasman94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Southwestern Mi
Posts: 1,201
Tom, as much as I would love to move up, my coach is only 2.5yrs old and if I was full timing, it would be a no brainer. The tag really adds the weight carrying capacity and the suspension upgrades are supposed to help with the handling a lot. Heated floors with the upgrade and that includes a third a/c and a 10kw genny (and whisper quiet a/c). But for my 5-6 mos. and 6-8k miles a year at present, it doesn't make financial sense right now....but there will be either a Berk xlt or Charleston sometime in my future!

Cajun, I believe that the area that you're referring to is the curbside bedroom slide. It appears to have a solid plate with rollers. That is a long slide that includes the dual sinks as well. I believe that both rear slides are electric and the fronts are hydraulic. Mine has a single hydraulic ram for both front slides. This one has three rams front streetside slide and two curbside. Just as a side note, the drawers in the kitchen and bathroom are soft close, so no plastic latches...really nice. Lots of other nice little touches!


Rich
__________________

__________________
gasman94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2015, 09:21 PM   #132
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 76
I will check tomorrow to see if any other floor plans are on display
__________________

__________________
2016 Berkshire XLT 43a
TwiceTheIce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2015, 09:54 PM   #133
Senior Member
 
Campin Cajun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Cut Off, La.
Posts: 1,830
Soft close drawers are a nice touch.
__________________
2013 Berkshire 390BH
Campin Cajun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 09:53 AM   #134
Senior Member
 
gasman94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Southwestern Mi
Posts: 1,201
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paulie Boy View Post
The paint is ugly. IMHO.


Paul
Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums

Hey Paul, the picture doesn't do it justice (IMO). It does look better out in the open (in person???)

Rich
__________________
gasman94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 10:25 AM   #135
Senior Member
 
Campin Cajun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Cut Off, La.
Posts: 1,830
For some reason no coach pictures looks like it does in person.
__________________
2013 Berkshire 390BH
Campin Cajun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 10:40 AM   #136
Senior Member
 
gasman94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Southwestern Mi
Posts: 1,201
Quote:
Originally Posted by Campin Cajun View Post

How big is the bathroom?

Cajun. Bathroom has a two sink setup on the curbside that is on the slide. The toilet is in a small room with a door across from it on the streetside as is the enclosed shower with single door. The shower is square, not radiused like ours. Appears to have about the same amount of usable space, just different configuration.


Rich
__________________
gasman94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 12:09 PM   #137
Senior Member
 
BamaBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Whereever our Berkshire is Parked!
Posts: 6,987
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil57 View Post
One of the biggest differences would be the DS is all electric. The AquaHot is almost mandatory on a Moho in that price range.
I understand the Charleston will have AquaHot for 2017?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Campin Cajun View Post
I don't know if I would like AquaHot, I read about a lot of problems with it. And the maintenance is expensive. My DW loves propane for cooking also. So having an all electric coach would not work for us.
The XLT is "Virtually" all-electric (it still has 2 propane-fired furnaces; 30K Front and 20K rear & the tankless gas hot water heater). But that's it. Everything else is electric.

Like CC, I have heard a lot of bad comments about AquaHot.

Even though the furnaces are Propane, I'm here to tell ya that the heated floor *rocks* I would not consider an XLT without one! When we toured the factory it was in the high 40's and we went in a XLT with the floors & fireplace on - it was easily 65-70 deg in the living room and that with the door open! I think it would have to be very cold outside (like below zero) befoire we would need to turn on the furnaces.

Don't know if I posted it before, but here is a photo of the XLT Induction cooktop. CC - I think your DW would LOVE this. I got a portable Induction that Anne-Marie used in our 5er at BamaGanza and she is hooked (good thing we will be selling the house in 2016 or I would be installing a Induction cooktop in the S&B )
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	XLT Induction Cooktop.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	387.3 KB
ID:	95367  
__________________
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
| SMI AF-1 Air Brake | 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland TOAD | Pedego Bikes |
Nights Camped: 2013 - 24 • 2014 - 42 • 2015 - 56 • Jul 2016 - Fulltime •
BamaBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 12:34 PM   #138
Senior Member
 
BamaBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Whereever our Berkshire is Parked!
Posts: 6,987
Quote:
Originally Posted by gasman94 View Post
Cajun. Bathroom has a two sink setup on the curbside that is on the slide. The toilet is in a small room with a door across from it on the streetside as is the enclosed shower with single door. The shower is square, not radiused like ours. Appears to have about the same amount of usable space, just different configuration.
CC - What Rich said

Initially I was not too wild about the his n her sinks - DW was absolutely in love with them & won me over after we started opening doors, drawers and mirrors on the sink. Here is one cool feature most every woman will like: the mirrors have opposing hinges so that you can position them so you can see the back of your head. And the sheer storage volume in the cabinet is pretty amazing! All 4 mirrors open to a very spacious medicine cabinet -- in fact we won't have that much storage in our S&B medicine cabinet!

The shower is indeed square - I do wish they had made the shower door flush with the toilet compartment, but the upside is that space is used for towel racks. Of course the shower has a seat.

The toilet closet is very roomy and there are cabinets and a toilet paper holder installed. The only thing I did not like is they are still using a flimsy, cheap, plastic toilet seat. We suggested they start using the Dometic wooden seat instead - sure hope they do so!

No good way to photo the shower & toilet closet - but you can see them in the mirror in the 3rd photo
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	XLT-His-hers sink.JPG
Views:	69
Size:	104.1 KB
ID:	95373   Click image for larger version

Name:	XLT-His-hers sink2.JPG
Views:	71
Size:	135.2 KB
ID:	95374   Click image for larger version

Name:	XLT-His-hers sink3.JPG
Views:	66
Size:	61.0 KB
ID:	95375  
__________________
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
| SMI AF-1 Air Brake | 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland TOAD | Pedego Bikes |
Nights Camped: 2013 - 24 • 2014 - 42 • 2015 - 56 • Jul 2016 - Fulltime •
BamaBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 12:47 PM   #139
Senior Member
 
BamaBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Whereever our Berkshire is Parked!
Posts: 6,987
Quote:
Originally Posted by gasman94 View Post
I've got to go along with some earlier posts and say that the Berk tag (XLT) comparison is more in line with the Ventana than the Dutch Star. This is my comparison basis
2016 Newmar Ventana 4037, Class A - Diesel RV For Sale in Orlando-Winter Garden, Florida | Independence RV 8736 | RVT.com - 108625 Moving the Berk up in price range will make for greater scrutiny. One of the strong points of the Berk to many of us was the price to standard amenities ratio. I wonder what the new strategy will be? Anyway, I'm still extremely interested in this new offering.
When we were at the factory we were told that the 'plan' was to compete with the Dutch Star & Ventana - I must have gotten things mixed up

I was also told that the focus was to provide comparable quality while keeping the price point significantly lower than the Ventana & Dutch Star. So far, that seems to be the case as Dennis' post illustrates.
__________________
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
| SMI AF-1 Air Brake | 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland TOAD | Pedego Bikes |
Nights Camped: 2013 - 24 • 2014 - 42 • 2015 - 56 • Jul 2016 - Fulltime •
BamaBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 12:52 PM   #140
Senior Member
 
BamaBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Whereever our Berkshire is Parked!
Posts: 6,987
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paulie Boy View Post
The paint is ugly. IMHO.


Paul
Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
Quote:
Originally Posted by gasman94 View Post
Ya, that grey lower strip and upper one are kind of busy. Rich
OK that is officially hilarious!

We were shown this unit at the factory.
Our first comment?
Wow that's not very attractive
Plus folks going to the South & Southwest will not like all that black paint --it's a huge heat sink.

We got the distinct impression that the guys at the factory did not believe us.

Oh Well
__________________

__________________
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
| SMI AF-1 Air Brake | 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland TOAD | Pedego Bikes |
Nights Camped: 2013 - 24 • 2014 - 42 • 2015 - 56 • Jul 2016 - Fulltime •
BamaBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
axle

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:34 AM.