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Old 11-13-2015, 08:55 AM   #1
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Just got back from Elkhart

Got the tires and airbags replaced on my Berk (explanation in earlier thread) and all I can say is WOW! The driving experience is completely different. Much more relaxed ride. Well worth the 12hr drive(one way) to Elkhart.

Special thanks to Randy for taking care of this. The experience was fantastic. (You created a Berkshire owner for life.)

Also, thanks to Craig for the factory tour. Very enlightening.

Saw the Berk XLTs getting built. They are very nice. If they decide to build a bath and 1/2 model, I will be spending some $$$ to upgrade!
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:16 AM   #2
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I'm glad FR Berkshire is backing their product and doing the right thing.
I'm dropping my unit off Monday at a Freightliner dealer for my upgrade and some scheduled maintenance.
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:30 AM   #3
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You can't beat the team at the factory. We have never been disappointed.

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Old 11-13-2015, 07:00 PM   #4
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What are you having upgraded?


Mike & Amy + 3 and the dogs!
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Old 11-13-2015, 07:10 PM   #5
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Front airbags and tires. We were sold units over weight on the front axle. 2011 rb 40. Bath and a half 340 hp engine tile floors 10,400 max front axle 22.5x255 tires. We were overweight with full fuel, propane, empty coach empty fresh, gray, black tanks just wife and myself.
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Old 11-13-2015, 08:57 PM   #6
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I have a 360 and the 360 has the same front axle.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:43 PM   #7
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The 360 should have a 12,000 lbs front axle and the larger tires. I don't think the bunkhouse is affected. I have the rear bath and a half.
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The 360 should have a 12,000 lbs front axle and the larger tires. I don't think the bunkhouse is affected. I have the rear bath and a half.

Not true. Up until 2014 all Berkshires came with 255 fires and 10400 lb steer axel. This includes the 340 and the 360 hp motor. You are correct in that the RB is most affected by over weight but there are a lot of BH that are over as well. The best thing to do is get your Moho weighed. Don't assume you are over weight or that you are good. Weigh the Moho.
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Not true. Up until 2014 all Berkshires came with 255 fires and 10400 lb steer axel. This includes the 340 and the 360 hp motor. You are correct in that the RB is most affected by over weight but there are a lot of BH that are over as well. The best thing to do is get your Moho weighed. Don't assume you are over weight or that you are good. Weigh the Moho.
Exactly. I assumed for 16,000 miles that since I had the 360 AND a bunkhouse I was fine. So I had the coach weighed and I was over. Just take the time to weigh. If anything, it will help you know how much air pressure you need in your tires.
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Is it not great to read something POSITIVE for FR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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