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Old 08-21-2016, 09:55 AM   #101
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So do you own your lot there like you do in Florida ?

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Old 08-21-2016, 10:02 AM   #102
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Don't forget your combined weight rating is in there too. The TOAD and its hitch count against that number. You should be solid because the Berk has a 10,000 pound tow rating and your unloaded Jeep should weigh in about 4800 pounds.
Well how about that... 15K tow rating for the XLT
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:28 AM   #103
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So do you own your lot there like you do in Florida ?

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Yes we do. It was to good a deal to pass on.
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:21 PM   #104
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Don't forget your combined weight rating is in there too. The TOAD and its hitch count against that number. You should be solid because the Berk has a 10,000 pound tow rating and your unloaded Jeep should weigh in about 4800 pounds.
Actually Lou it is15K with the XLT
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:24 PM   #105
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Well how about that... 15K tow rating for the XLT
Yeah Lou and our Basements and upstairs are FULL! I can't imagine where we could stash 7K worth of stuff LOL!
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:41 PM   #106
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Quite the machine. We decided to wait till next year to see what the new designed Charleston floorplans look like.
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Quite the machine. We decided to wait till next year to see what the new designed Charleston floorplans look like.
When we were at the factory, I got some intel on the Charleston plans Herk.

All I can say is if you think the XLT is a rolling palace, wait until you see the 2017-18 Charleston!

Oh, and the 2017.3 /2018 XLT is not going to be a slouch either!
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Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang, Bought A Berk!

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When we were at the factory, I got some intel on the Charleston plans Herk.

All I can say is if you think the XLT is a rolling palace, wait until you see the 2017-18 Charleston!

Oh, and the 2017.3 /2018 XLT is not going to be a slouch either!

To me it's all about the Glitz. How much you want to pay for that?

I wish they would build a striped down Berk with the tag. Could even be a 40' one.

I don't care to show mine. Just would like the tag for handling. Just put a tag under my 40' FL would be cool.

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Old 08-22-2016, 02:01 PM   #109
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We are looking for something to "mostly-time" in.

I figure 2 more years of savings and we can get that new Charleston with the bugs worked out.
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Old 11-15-2016, 05:19 PM   #110
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So with the TV arguments raging… buy this truck because it has a Cummings engine!…no, no this one because it has a Allison transmission!

We finally found the dream team solution: buy a Berkshire! It has not only the Cummins ISL9 engine (450HP @ 2100 RPM, 1250 LB/FT @ 1400RPM), but sports the Allison 3000 MH 6-speed transmission– a match made in RV heaven!

Yep, pulled the trigger and signed for the new “Bear Cave” today! Looking forward to many happy years of touring the USA and Canada with the love of my life, Anne-Marie (6Actual).

Retirement for both of us comes next December so we have about 18 months to install all the mods and make furniture changes as necessary and then we hit the road Fulltime 31 DEC 2017!
We have been thinking about this coach but with a booth.

Can I ask you what issues if any you have had? How does it drive? Many rattles? Is the kitchen design workable for prepping food.

What don't you like? How is the quality of the coach?

Kind regards

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