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Old 08-11-2015, 11:10 AM   #1
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New Berkshires

Just got back from a tour at the diesel division. Got a new surprise coming with future model for the Berks. Going to have a Berkshire tag axle. Can't wait to see this in production.

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Rich you stole my thunder. LOL. I was just going to post that after talking with Randy. He said the prototype was crashed going to or from the paint shop. Oops.



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Does anyone know if they are finally going to get rid of the cable slides?
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Why would anyone be excited about a tag axle. I see no benifit but several drawback
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Rich you stole my thunder. LOL. I was just going to post that after talking with Randy. He said the prototype was crashed going to or from the paint shop. Oops.

Just walked past your place. Beer later?

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Does anyone know if they are finally going to get rid of the cable slides?

I think that they are already gone.

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Why would anyone be excited about a tag axle. I see no benifit but several drawback
Handling, weight carrying capacity increase, annnnnd, this model will come with a 450 HP side radiator cummins.(plus a host of other upgrades) IMO, the company is nailing it right now with product development. I know I'm excited. After this week of seeing Forest River's commitment to customer service, I'm not looking elsewhere when I upgrade.


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Beer sounds good. We were thinking of going out for dinner tonight. We have no plans. Welcome to join in.



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Beer sounds good. We were thinking of going out for dinner tonight. We have no plans. Welcome to join in.
Actually heading to Das Essenhaus today about three. Early time, but my wife has to head back for a meeting at 7P and then work tomorrow. Call me if you guys are interested.

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OK I'm gonna need specs and pics of this tag model......
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I think that the info will be released at a dealers meeting/convention in the near future. New blue paint job that looks sweet.

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Thanks Rich, next time sneak some pictures......lol
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Handling, weight carrying capacity increase, annnnnd, this model will come with a 450 HP side radiator cummins.(plus a host of other upgrades) IMO, the company is nailing it right now with product development. I know I'm excited. After this week of seeing Forest River's commitment to customer service, I'm not looking elsewhere when I upgrade.


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And 7-8 mpg. I like my 10+ mpg on my Berk I have now!
There are brand new 2014 Charleston's out there for sale under $220k right now on RV Trader if you want a tag and 450 hp.


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Thanks Rich, next time sneak some pictures......lol

I took a couple, unfortunately they don't show much.

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Horse power for show ... it's torque that makes it go. What is the touque and GVW of this new unit
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Horse power for show ... it's torque that makes it go. What is the touque and GVW of this new unit
I think same as Charleston. 450 HP/ 1250 lb/ft torque.

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Just remember...... Supposedly maintenance costs increase dramatically on tags. I've heard as high as 3X the normal single axle annual maint costs.

Don't know if true; just sayin'

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Is that due to the tag axle or the larger engine. I would expect that the oil volume is larger but that would not account for 3X. I can say that costs jumped about 3X (even more if serviced thru Cummins) going gas to dsl
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Just remember...... Supposedly maintenance costs increase dramatically on tags. I've heard as high as 3X the normal single axle annual maint costs.

Don't know if true; just sayin'

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Good point. Something to think about if you're not getting a lot of road time each year.


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Our next coach will be a tag... My father had a 43' Allegro Bus and got 8 mpg...
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