After hearing lots of reviews from Berkshire owners I think I might now know why this coach was traded in with 4000 miles on it. Seems like everyone likes their Berkshire, seems to get good mileage, but all the little problems ( I know , You'll have those in all makes, even the high end coaches ) the big one seems to be the weight issue. Wish I would have picked up on that before my 3 day rescission period expired
Really though I'd say a great percentage or trucks run over weight at some time or another. Over time I guess I can make some upgrades that may help. I could be totally wrong but find it hard to believe that running 2-3 thousand pounds over on these type of vehicles will harm the transmission. I know keeping the tires in top notch condition is very important, along with keeping it at a reasonable speed of 60-65 mph.
So with out getting to beat up
, whats the main issue ? Tickets for over weight ( do you have to usually get into the weight stations or do they not bother motor homes ) ? I realize safety is safety, but will a couple thousand lbs. really make a big difference.
Now I know that I'm green when it comes to motor homes, but my experience in home construction / excavation has had me driving tri-axles, and construction equipment for 40+ years.
Just want to hear why the weight factor is so critical. I'm not talking grossly over weight, say 2 - 3 K lbs. if necessary. Be nice !
One other question. Where do you all get your coaches weighed ?