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Old 12-20-2010, 02:16 PM   #21
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We have a Birkshire 390BH w/340 diesel and tow a 2004 Saturn Vue, we only have 1450 miles on it but get 9.5mpg in southern NJ and eastern Pennsylvania area. Heading to Flordia in February that will tell the story
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:20 AM   #22
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Iím fairly new to this forum. All of the posting have great information. One thing that no one has mentioned is the tow rating between the 340hp and the 350hp (course now a 360hp). With the 340hp the unit had a 5,000 lb receiver hitch. Where as the now 360hp has a 10,000 lb receiver hitch. So if youíre going to tow a vehicle you need to determine the weight of the towed vehicle. My wife and I are in the process of purchasing a 2011 Berkshire 390BH w/ the 360hp and the towed vehicle has been an determination which engine is needed.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:40 AM   #23
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Iím fairly new to this forum. All of the posting have great information. One thing that no one has mentioned is the tow rating between the 340hp and the 350hp (course now a 360hp). With the 340hp the unit had a 5,000 lb receiver hitch. Where as the now 360hp has a 10,000 lb receiver hitch. So if youíre going to tow a vehicle you need to determine the weight of the towed vehicle. My wife and I are in the process of purchasing a 2011 Berkshire 390BH w/ the 360hp and the towed vehicle has been an determination which engine is needed.

Very good point and the minor increase in HP make a big difference.
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Great point - also keep in mind the 350hp/360hp comes with the Allison 3000 vs. 2500 - which I suspect is a big part of the extra towing capacity..



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Old 01-10-2011, 04:34 PM   #25
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You bet it is....350hp will be just great and I had 2 of them and towed a GMC Envoy......no problems...425 hp just burns more fuel...
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