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Old 11-13-2015, 08:55 AM   #701
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We saw a BUNCH of Berkies on Wednesday! Susan, Craig & Tommy at the Berkshire factory treated us like royalty and we are here to tell you that they ARE listening to the Berkshire Owners. They were happy to take the suggestion list we came up with in the forum--in fact they took our list to their Wednesday Staff meeting and discussed the requests -- so stay tuned!!

Here are a couple of photos from the factory.
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Old 11-13-2015, 02:40 PM   #702
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That your new Berkshire Tag?

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Old 11-13-2015, 06:21 PM   #703
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I think those are at the factory ready for delivery.
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:29 PM   #704
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I'm loving that XLT!!
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:45 AM   #705
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That your new Berkshire Tag?
I wish Russell

Those photos were part of the factory tour we took. The Berkshire Tag (XLT) is just now ramping up production (in fact all the coaches you see in the production line are XLTs!)

It will probably be mid-16 before we can get ours.

Here are some photos of the new Freightliner V-Ride Chassis, the ultraSteer Tag, and the BEAST of a 450HP Diesel Engine! The XLT has a 15K tow rating

Once the Chassis is inspected and certified by Berkshire, it goes across town to MORryde to have the Tru-Brace frame installed. We were amazed--MORryde installs the frames with a level tolerance of 0.010 that straightens the natural bend of the Freightline frame --this virtually eliminates the springboard effect!

The sub flooring is one piece so there is little chance of road squeaks like you would get if the flooring was several pieces.

This is truly a quality built coach from the ground up!!

The last photo is Craig Kruchowski, one of the Berkshire Diesel Division management team and out tour guide for the day.
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:52 AM   #706
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Thanks Bob. It looks like mine is fast becoming a dinosaur. Oh well it's still home for a while yet.
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Old 11-15-2015, 10:16 AM   #707
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Love the fact that when you swing the back doors open you can see and get at the engine. One of my wants when looking at coaches to buy was that feature, but then saw my Berk which had just about everything else we were looking for and fell in love with it. Will be interesting seeing how well the new Berks perform with the tags.
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Old 11-15-2015, 11:23 AM   #708
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Ya I knew where you were at Bob. Just messin with you. But thanks for the slide show & info. Bought a first year coach once never again. I'll wait and see how it performs before getting to interested. Look real nice tho.

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Old 11-15-2015, 11:35 AM   #709
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LOL! I will tell you this guys, the tag drives like a dream and the V-Ride suspension is amazing! We were purposely routed over some REALLY rough roads (we crossed over into MI :roll eyes: ) and I swear it was like nothing - ya could'a had a cup of coffee on the dinette and would not have spilled a drop!

Since the management team took our suggestion list we're with ya'll - I want to wait until they put a smart wheel & the Data Closet with conduit to the roof before we bite (no way I want to drill holes in that one piece Fiberglass roof

Speaking of a potential place for the data closet, check out what's BEHIND the TV! and look here - all the controls in one nice safe secure place!

And finally, here is a shot of that one piece fiberglass roof under construction -- that big machine in the back is the laminating machine that bonds the roof together.
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Was you heading south on hyw 101 in California we were heading north it was between Santa Barbara and LA. Kool.


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