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Old 05-17-2018, 12:57 PM   #1
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Forest River Factory Visit

Just got back from 3 days at the Diesel Coach factory watching them build our new Berkshire XLT. A couple of pictures of that and some of the new features found on the 2019 models. Chrome mirrors, Aqua Hot, solid surface shower, additional front speakers 20 lb propane tank to feed quick connect on passenger side.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:20 PM   #2
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Very nice. Congratulations
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Love the mirrors
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:43 PM   #4
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real tile straight down to OSB with no subfloor. Sounds like a recipe for troubles.
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:12 PM   #5
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real tile straight down to OSB with no subfloor. Sounds like a recipe for troubles.


Thereís a full aluminum frame underneath the OSB.
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Thereís a full aluminum frame underneath the OSB.
Always taught never to tile over plywood. Always tiled over mud job, concrete board or hardi board
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I believe, unless things have changed, that the xlt has heated floors so the tile is not laid directly over plywood. There is a mat with heating coils running through it between the floor and the tile.
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I believe, unless things have changed, that the xlt has heated floors so the tile is not laid directly over plywood. There is a mat with heating coils running through it between the floor and the tile.


Itís an option that most of them seem to have.
We also ordered it on this one.
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real tile straight down to OSB with no subfloor. Sounds like a recipe for troubles.
18 years ago I said the same thing- when redoing my house- but 18 years later nothing has moved, loosed or cracked. The new style of adhesives really holds tile solid.

With all they are adding- they are going to be competing with Dutchstar.
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We are buying the 45a that also includes the drop down bunk in the cockpit. They made some really impressive improvements in the 2019 model. Those showers are much bigger then the fiberglass ones in the 2018. We took the tour too. Very nice people.
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