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Old 07-08-2014, 01:52 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info guys. I have paid attention to the weight because once I make that move I'll likely be towing something behind it (trailer with golf cart and motorcycle or vehicle).
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:33 AM   #12
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I have done a 10% grade with my 340hp MH. Granted, there are 500hp MHs out there but you will love the Berkshire when it gets 10 or 11 MPG. FR offers a 360hp Berkshire; while the 20hp isn't much, you get a much higher GCWR rating and you can carry more because of the higher OCCC (occupant, cargo, carrying, capacity) and 10,000 hitch. The 340 Berk uses an Allison 2500MH, while the 360 Berk uses the Allison 3000MH. I have the 340 hp.
The 20 hp is not what you feel it the 140 ft lb of torque increase. Thats a big difference.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:44 PM   #13
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I tow 2012 jeep liberty. I have 2011 390 bh with the 340hp. no problem and I don't really notice car I am pulling. also my MPG did not change when I started pulling car. I get 10 to 12 mpg depending mountains and head wind? Only a few mountain I have drove that drop to 55mph like a 6% to 7% grade. I did drive a 11% grade it did 35 mph but it was very curvy road I couldn't really do any more than that any way. great RV. love it . love it. you wont be disappointed no matter which Berkshire you get. a matter of fact I am selling mine now , as I want to upgrade to the 2015 Berkshire 400BH. a lot more $$ but I love the new floor plan . good luck
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:03 PM   #14
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MPG

proof of my mpg. as I just sent to my friend that has a tiffin that get 7mpg, so sometimes 450hp just isn't worth it? but that depend s who you talk to.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:07 PM   #15
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proof of my mpg. as I just sent to my friend that has a tiffin that get 7mpg, so sometimes 450hp just isn't worth it? but that depend s who you talk to.
Dang! That's nice. I guess I just need to drive faster.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:31 AM   #16
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I tow 2012 jeep liberty. I have 2011 390 bh with the 340hp. no problem and I don't really notice car I am pulling. also my MPG did not change when I started pulling car. I get 10 to 12 mpg depending mountains and head wind? Only a few mountain I have drove that drop to 55mph like a 6% to 7% grade. I did drive a 11% grade it did 35 mph but it was very curvy road I couldn't really do any more than that any way. great RV. love it . love it. you wont be disappointed no matter which Berkshire you get. a matter of fact I am selling mine now , as I want to upgrade to the 2015 Berkshire 400BH. a lot more $$ but I love the new floor plan . good luck

Nice thanks for the info.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:36 AM   #17
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Ericvr4,

I hit send too quick on my last message, but ref fuel mileage, I speak with a friend of mine all the time about fuel mileage. He has an American Eagle with a 400 Cummings and suggested I stay around 330-360hp if possible. He also tows a jeep behind his, and says he don't need that much hp. He only gets 6-7 mpg. He loves his coach, but wishes he could get 10 mpg.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:03 PM   #18
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On my trip to the FMCA rally in GA thus past March, I averaged 11.8 mpg..... My "sweet spot" is a speed between 58-62 MPH.... I tow a Mini Cooper also....


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On my trip to the FMCA rally in GA thus past March, I averaged 11.8 mpg..... My "sweet spot" is a speed between 58-62 MPH.... I tow a Mini Cooper also....


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Damn, the best I have done is just under 10mpg. I keep it around 65 so I guess I need to slow down a bit. I guess you just need to balance fuel economy with reaching your destination a little earlier.
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It took us a while to finally realize that by rushing to our next destination, we ended up missing the whole point of our trip - enjoying our great country as we drove through it ... Soooo - we now slow down, enjoy the sights and still get to our destination (plus the added bonus of better mpg)


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