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Old 04-15-2015, 03:54 PM   #1
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New Georgetown XL or Used Bershire

Prices are pretty equal and floorplans real similiar. I am in the market for a bunkhouse and keep flip flopping on which would be the better deal. I have found a couple of 2011 Berks for close to the same price as a 2015 Georgetown XL. What are your opinions, please.
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Old 04-15-2015, 04:14 PM   #2
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Drive them both and you will pick the Berk. I've had two gassers but won't have a third. If its in good shape work on the price. Are the tires new on the Berk?

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Old 04-15-2015, 04:17 PM   #3
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No, I'm pretty sure they will have to be replaced.
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Old 04-15-2015, 04:18 PM   #4
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The immediate difference will be the smooth ride of the Berkshire.
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Old 04-15-2015, 04:23 PM   #5
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Have driven both, Berkshire by far has better ride. If your planning on long trips, Berkshire for sure. If your only going on short weekend trips then the Georgetown may be your best bet. We purchased our 2009 Berkshire in 2010 and now have almost 42,000 miles on it.
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:35 PM   #6
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There ain't nuthin' like a Diesel!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They'll take mine away when they pry my cold dead fingers from around the steering wheel.

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Old 04-15-2015, 07:21 PM   #7
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You're looking at about four to five grand on tires, so consider that in the price. We love our Berk! The ride and the brakes for hilly driving are no comparison to a gasser. I think the Berk will hold value better.

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Old 04-15-2015, 08:15 PM   #8
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Berk tires should be good for 8 to 10 years unless they show side wall cracks or are warn. Should not have that much mileage on it to have tires warn out.

You can talk to your copilot in the Berkshire. Must yell at copilot in Georgetown.

Georetown will get into state campgrounds easier if you like to go there.

I have had both. Have Berkshire now and will not go back.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:03 PM   #9
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I take my Berk into state parks with no trouble.... Planning a 8 week trip this summer and will be staying in numerous SP's...

I also had a gasser before my Berk and I'll never go back after having this diesel.... Just too many plus's for a diesel....


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Old 04-15-2015, 09:44 PM   #10
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Ordered new tires for our Berkshire thru FMCA program, $3600 including mounting and balance. Forgot to mention, buying a used Berkshire the first owner all ready took the new unit loss when they took it off the lot. Hopefully who ever had it took good care of it.
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