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Old 07-27-2019, 11:00 AM   #1
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Delivery of 2020 Berkshire XLT 43b

We took delivery of a semi-special order Berk yesterday, and couldn't be more excited coming from the 5th wheel life. We were shopping bunk models from Berk, Entegra Aspire, and Fleetwood Discovery and liked the 43b floorplan the most. Plus, as a race family that will frequently tow a stacker trailer,
every foot less than a 45' pusher keeps us a little shorter overall.

This XLT had just come off the assembly line with nearly every option except the second awning (which is only available in the 43b, I think). We pulled the trigger and sent it back on the assembly line to add the second awning, and it was shipped within a week of ordering.

Dennis Dillon RV fixed a bunch of small issues before we ever saw it, and we found basically nothing wrong during delivery. It drove great on the way home yesterday. Today we are heading out on a couple thousand mile trip through Oregon.

It's all electric, heated floors, aqua hot, etc and we love everything so far except the lack of keyless entry and lack of a storage area/ compartment around the drivers seat for stuff. Hope to find a keyless entry especially.

Look forward to chatting in this forum and enjoying our coach.

Brian
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Old 07-27-2019, 11:02 AM   #2
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Congrats and jealous from Arkansas
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Old 07-27-2019, 02:18 PM   #3
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Absolutely beautiful. If not too personal, what was the approx cost? We've a 2011 390BH and sometimes think of upgrading.
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Old 07-27-2019, 08:30 PM   #4
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Did about 400 miles today. The Freightliner Tag is much smoother and more stable than a 2007 Monaco Diplomat we had.

MSRP was 417k. We got about 35% off.
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Old 07-28-2019, 10:18 AM   #5
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Welcome to the Berkshire Family! You are going to love it! We have a great owners group filled with lots of friendly folks always willing to lend a hand. Best of luck with the new Berkshire! It is beautiful!Have fun out there!!
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Old 07-28-2019, 12:31 PM   #6
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Congratulations, and safe travels. Nice looking coach.
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:44 PM   #7
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I really like the way the awnings are mounted on the slides on the newer units- so you don't loose 2ft of awning. But those new curved awnings are really sweet.
Enjoy the new rig.
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Old 07-29-2019, 12:18 PM   #8
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Thatís one big bus!
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Old 07-29-2019, 08:43 PM   #9
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con grads on new unit have 013 berkshire bunk model 360HP have 35 K on it
nock on wood has been a trouble free unit other then a few small repairs that i did myself
have been thinking about a new unit you said you looked AT INTEGRA BUT PICKED THE BERKSHIRE JUST WONDERING WHY ONE OVER THE OTHER
I HAVE NARROW IT DOWN TO TWO BRANDS THE BERKSHIRE OR THE INTEGRA
ONCE AGAIN THE BERK HAS BEEN A GREAT UNIT THE FOREST RIVER PEOPLE
ALWAYS THERE TO HELP ME CAN"T SAY A BAD THING ABOUT THEM.
THE BIGGEST THINK OVER THE BERKSHIRE IS THE FLUSH SLIDES ON THE INTEGRA
GOING TO THE HERSHEY SHOW IN SEPT TO COMPARE SIDE BY SIDE
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Old 07-30-2019, 04:43 PM   #10
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con grads on new unit have 013 berkshire bunk model 360HP have 35 K on it
nock on wood has been a trouble free unit other then a few small repairs that i did myself
have been thinking about a new unit you said you looked AT INTEGRA BUT PICKED THE BERKSHIRE JUST WONDERING WHY ONE OVER THE OTHER
I HAVE NARROW IT DOWN TO TWO BRANDS THE BERKSHIRE OR THE INTEGRA
ONCE AGAIN THE BERK HAS BEEN A GREAT UNIT THE FOREST RIVER PEOPLE
ALWAYS THERE TO HELP ME CAN"T SAY A BAD THING ABOUT THEM.
THE BIGGEST THINK OVER THE BERKSHIRE IS THE FLUSH SLIDES ON THE INTEGRA
GOING TO THE HERSHEY SHOW IN SEPT TO COMPARE SIDE BY SIDE
Just one bit of caution: Entegra is owned by THOR. Do your research. Go on to sites like IRV2 and read the reports from THOR owners.... then read the reports from Berkshire owners. Not all that glitters is gold.....
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