Originally Posted by Campin Cajun
Hello all, the wife, kids and myself have been RV'ers for a long time. We are ready for an upgrade to a MH. We are shopping around and I wanted some opinions on the quality and amenities on the Berkshire (390BH) vs an Allegro Red (38 QBA). We've looked at both and are trying to decide on which one would be the better buy.
Hi Cajun and welcome to the forum. When we bought our Berkshire we also looked at the Tiffin. There were a number of things that pushed us away from the Tiffin and to the Berkshire. The Tiffin was very, very tight with the slides in and even though I'm not huge it was still a tight squeeze to get to the bathroom. Also the Tiffin dinette was kind of chopped off so that two adults could not sit side by side without basically sitting on each other's lap.
The real big turnoff about the Tiffin was the massive quality issues that seem to be in all of their motorhomes. Cracked roofs, rotting wet bays, slide outs cracking, cracked front caps, and cracked rear caps. Tiffin owners will tell you that Bob will take care of you. Well, that is true....if you are willing to go to Red Bay, Alabama and spend weeks there waiting for repairs.
When we looked at the quality of the workmanship in the rig, the reputation of both the dealer and the manufacturer and the amenities of the Berkshire, it became a no brainer for us. The Berkshire was by far the best bang for the buck. My only regret about the Berkshire is that I didn't buy one sooner.
If you want the best information on the Tiffins, check out the Tiffin RV Forum. There are some great folks on there who will tell you the good, the bad and the ugly. Yes, there are some that don't want to admit that Tiffin is not nearly the quality motorhome that it once was, but if you hang around there for awhile you can get the straight information to make your judgement call.
Good luck in your search.