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Old 01-03-2016, 02:59 PM   #1
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Best layout for families

Happy New Year everyone! I am looking to upgrade from my current Georgetown 351 DS bunkhouse to a Berkshire. I have 3 kids and 2 are out growing the bunks. I am still considering upgrading to a Berkshire with the bunks, but wanted opinions on the models that have a nice layout with sleeping space for a family of 5. I've looked at all the different layouts, but looking at pictures isn't the same as traveling and spending time inside. Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-03-2016, 03:22 PM   #2
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Well a bunkhouse model for sure. How about pulling a pop up for the kids LOL
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Well a bunkhouse model for sure. How about pulling a pop up for the kids LOL

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Old 01-03-2016, 08:08 PM   #4
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We have a 2012 390BH60 with two teenage kids. Best Floorplan hands down
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Well a bunkhouse model for sure. How about pulling a pop up for the kids LOL
I saw a motorhome pulling a pop-up just the other day!
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I have the 390bh with 3 kids. One 6-2",one 5-10" and a youngster. The bunks and pullout couch work great. We put a 2" memory fome top on pullout and it works great. Stores under couch.


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Old 01-04-2016, 04:29 PM   #7
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I saw a motorhome pulling a pop-up just the other day!
Had a 36' Coachman diesel. Carried a tent for young guest. Everyone happy.

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We have a GT 364TS BH It is one of the few FR models that still have a pull-down bed over the driver's compartment. It is stressed for over 200# and folds out of the way in an instant. We used to have a 5ver where we used the pull-out bed. What a mess. Blankets and pillows all over the place. Others could hardly squeeze past the bed. The side bunks are also sturdy and can be occupied while traveling. That's why we enjoy the layout. With three adult sized teens, we are quite comfortable with ample room parked or on the road.
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Happy New Year everyone! I am looking to upgrade from my current Georgetown 351 DS bunkhouse to a Berkshire. I have 3 kids and 2 are out growing the bunks. I am still considering upgrading to a Berkshire with the bunks, but wanted opinions on the models that have a nice layout with sleeping space for a family of 5. I've looked at all the different layouts, but looking at pictures isn't the same as traveling and spending time inside. Thanks in advance!
Check out the new 2016 XLT 43B. Since it is a Tag, you will have much more CCC than a non-Tag. With 3 kids, and all the ash & trash a family takes camping (I know - we camped with 2 ) the extra storage capacity in the XLT will be welcome. Also, when we took the factory tour, we were told the bunks are rated for 300 pounds - at 6' long, don't thing those 2 will outgrow the bunks! The LR sofa makes into a third bed, so there you go!

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Well a bunkhouse model for sure. How about pulling a pop up for the kids LOL
Folks may take this as a joke, but I have seen several MHs pulling PUPS and have been in camps where they were set up side-by-side (granted you pay for 2 sites)
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