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Old 05-03-2014, 11:04 PM   #1
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Looking to purchase new 2014 Berkshire 390BH-60

Few questions

I wanna be able to travel from Alberta to warmer climate in the winter, do the heated tanks work good enough to keep things from freezing in cold AB temps......until we get to warmer climate?

Anyone tow enclosed trailer? I plan to tow a 24 foot enclosed stacker,,,,trailer will weigh around 5500 lbs empty, are you just using equalizer bars or a toad?

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Old 05-03-2014, 11:17 PM   #2
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Sorry.... Used wrong name
Look forward to hearing any comments on the 390BH-60

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Old 05-03-2014, 11:18 PM   #3
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First off, welcome to the forum. The 390BH 60 should have no problem pulling that trailer. It has a 10,000 lb towing capacity. I live in the south so I never had to use the tank heaters. There's a few guys on here that live up north, they should chime on that question.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:20 AM   #4
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I live in MI but I get out of town before it gets to cold. It's doable to camp in below freezing but to much work.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:22 PM   #5
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We have the exact same model 2014 in upstate New York. I filled up with water last month when it hit 70deg. The night before our trip it got down to 23deg. I turned on the tank heater. I also ran a small electric heater in the compartment next to the watet pump. We had no issues with freezing.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:25 PM   #6
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Also, we flat tow a Buick Enclave SUV with no issues. You can barely tell it is there unless you are going over a lot of bumps.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:42 PM   #7
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Thanks for replies......ya living in Alberta does suck weather wise but I can't afford to take the entire 6 month winter off! .....we plan on driving the MH in March to head down to catch NASCAR in phoenix.....so it would only be 2 days & 1 night spent in freezing temps....would have to plan trip around bad weather/road conditions but should work
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:20 AM   #8
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Hey JP we are heading to the Race in November from Alberta also!
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:45 PM   #9
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Greetings. We took a wonderful trip this winter and were in temps as low as -3 for a few nights never getting above the upper teens for almost a week. Tank heaters worked great. There was only one problem area. Inside the compartment on the street side that doesn't open much (latches under coach) where the tanks are there are small diameter plastic lines leading into the pump. We froze solid there and lost all water to the coach. No damage thankfully. We were able to put a heat lamp in the compartment and it fixed it. Long term I'm thinking wrapping that small section in heat tape and figure out a place to plug it in. Other than that rig performed marvelously in the cold.
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Good to hear!
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