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Old 12-02-2015, 05:11 PM   #1
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Berkshire XL 40A?

Have any of our members seen/purchased/driven this unit? 360/380 engine? This is the first floor plan for which I might trade my 5th wheel so would like to know if there are any members who have observations to share.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:46 PM   #2
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All I can say is I like that A floorplan a lot. It would be the one I would buy if I upgrade to the XLT. They are just hitting the sales lots so you may not find anyone on here that has one.
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Old 12-04-2015, 06:46 PM   #3
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Google the RV Supershow in Tampa, Florida. We went last year and it is an awesome show! Maybe they can tell you what they have listed to be on display this year. (January 13-17). Usually they have a list of all of the dealerships that will have displays at the show, you could call those dealerships and see if they can tell you what they will be bringing. For the RV show at the Ponchartrain Center in Kenner, La. last year we called the dealership (Dixie RV) and they were able to tell us what models they planned to bring to the show. (No, we didn't buy from them. We bought our Berkshire from Motorhome Specialists in Alvarado, TX).
I am sorry I couldn't be of more help to you, good luck in your search.
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Old 12-04-2015, 07:08 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. Hadn't thought about checking what would be at the shows. Motorhome Specialists has a couple in inventory, but didn't want to make that 350 mile trip if someone had already had a bad experience with the unit. May make the trip anyway.

Was your experience with MH Specialist good, bad or neutral? Last time I was there all the salespeople were driving Escalades, which gave me pause at the thought of buying another one for them.
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Old 12-04-2015, 07:29 PM   #5
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MHS great prices not much on service but you can work around that.
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Old 12-04-2015, 07:59 PM   #6
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Check with Berryland Campers in Hammond, LA. They have a 380 but it's a BH floor plan. Might be closer to you.
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Hi RubberNail,
We had a great experience with Motorhome Specialists! They gave us a loner car to use for the 4 days we were there (a 2015 Equinox but one of the other loaners was an Escalade!). We even used their car to drive into Dallas to go to the JFK Museum (which was fantastic). Our new MH was parked under a cover right next to our old coach so transferring items to the new coach was simple and easy. Our tech for our PDI was very knowledgeable and never made us feel rushed. We discovered a problem with one of the windows and 1 phone call was all it took and 2 techs showed up to fix the problem! Our salesman was Mitch Bennett and he said if we sent him a buyer he would take another $500.00 off the price of the coach they wanted to buy. We ordered our Berkshire which made sure there was no foot traffic or test drives on it before we got it. Mitch was really great to work with, no pressure sales and MHSRV gave us a very fair trade in value! (In fact they beat a local RV dealership by $14K on trade in value). The drive from Pearl River to Alvarado, TX wasn't bad at all, and we were able to stop at the Tiger Truck Stop in Lafayette on the way home and see Tony (a real live tiger).
Here is Mitch's contact info: Mitch Bennett Mitch@mhsrv.com 800-335-6054 or his cell 817-437-6679. Tell him the Stevensons 11157 sent you.
MHSRV had the best price on the coach we wanted to buy. They were 4 K cheaper on the 2016 38A than the price a local dealership had on a 2015 38A!! And they gave us a nice bottle of wine, a huge doormat, a new coach set-up kit (which included a sewer hose, toilet paper, a water hose, water connector valves and tank drop-ins), and a really nice 75 piece tool kit. Then on Saturday while we were there they invited us over to their main building for free hamburgers and hot dogs! While we were eating the owner of the dealership came over, introduced himself and said if we had any problems to call him directly and he would take care of it.
So yes, if we were ever in the market for another RV, yes we would go straight to MHSRV! We were VERY pleased with our experience!
Good Luck, and feel free to PM us if you have any other questions. Always happy to help.
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Old 12-04-2015, 08:49 PM   #8
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All I can say is I like that A floorplan a lot. It would be the one I would buy if I upgrade to the XLT. They are just hitting the sales lots so you may not find anyone on here that has one.
Come On Campin Cajun! Turn that "if" into a Very Merry Christmas!!! $500.00 off............ just sayin.................
It is really worth the drive!

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Old 12-05-2015, 08:54 AM   #9
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Thanks Karen, but I need to wait and get my weight issue fixed first. So it will be next year before I buy another moho.
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Thanks Karen, but I need to wait and get my weight issue fixed first. So it will be next year before I buy another moho.
Hi Campin Cajun,
I have been trying for years to get my weight issue fixed! Good 'ole Louisiana food!!!........ Oh, you meant the Motorhome...... Never mind....
Anywayyyyy...... I am sure whenever you buy another moho, we will be here waiting for you!!

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