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Old 11-09-2014, 11:11 AM   #11
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Thanks CC,

That's what I thought.

Can anyone chime in on the leather?

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Old 11-09-2014, 11:53 AM   #12
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Hmm, I always thought it was ultra leather rather than the real deal.
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Old 11-09-2014, 12:17 PM   #13
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Hmm, I always thought it was ultra leather rather than the real deal.

I believe you are correct. I know in my '13 390BH it is. I have not been inside of of 2015 as of yet.
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:30 PM   #14
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It is "not real deal". It is leatherette in all of them.
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:07 PM   #15
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Always has been what they call 'pleather'. Price would probably be a lot more if it was real leather.
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:51 PM   #16
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Back in mid nineties I was working at the auto dealer and I remember that we were charging $1200.00 to custom re-upholster the car with leather seats. Now that $1200 included a lot of manual labor to custom measure the seat and then manually stitch, take seats out, install the new covers - not just material. I would imagine that about 75% of the cost was labor. I don't see it being more than a couple of thou, as it involves the same amount of labor, so difference is only in the cost of leather vs. leatherette.

I wish that leather was an option, but it is what it is.
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:49 PM   #17
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40 has a longer wheelbase than 39

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Old 11-09-2014, 05:25 PM   #18
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390BH vs 400BH

The split year 2014's started using HDMI cable also for HD satellite systems like the Travler'
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:29 AM   #19
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This Sunday I've heard fro a factory rep and he was nice enough to go over all the changes that Berkshire went through between the models and model year. Here is the summary:
2013 into 2014 for 390 the only real change was the cabinets. In 2014 they starts to use all wood construction, while in 2013 walls between the cabinets were not.

2014 390 to 2014 400:
Obvious changes were the floor plan and length of the bus. All structural and mechanical stuff stayed the same. They switched to a different furniture manufacturer of a somewhat better quality and and started to use softer leatherette.


Going into 2015, the entry door became 2" wider and quite air system required redesign of front and rear caps
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When I orders my 2014 390BH a year and a half ago, this is what the differences were between the 13's and 14's. Actually quite a bit of stuff. All of these upgrades also went into the 400's....


-Optional wood accent dash insert.

-Full porcelain tile entry step well...used to be black metal.

-Flex Steel L-shaped sofas in select floor-plans.

-Stainless appliances.

-Hardwood cabinet trim throughout...used to only be wood in the passenger side slide cabinet trim.

-Molded bath sink...under mount now vs. mounted on top of cabinet.

-New booth dinette (larger with a solid surface Corian tabletop).

-Full coach HDMI ready. No more co-ax.

-Larger TV's

-Residential refer option on all floor-plans.

-Stack-able Washer/Dryer option on all floor-plans.

-Larger tires 275 vs. 255. This is due to the increased GVWR. They went up to 32,000lbs from 28,000lbs which gives you another 4000 lbs of cargo carrying capacity.

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