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Old 09-07-2016, 05:55 PM   #1
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Ok going to Hershey next week

Looking for a class A what do I look for or ask About I have a c now.
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:06 PM   #2
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Bring your walking shoes. There'll be more Class A's than you can imagine available. Good Luck
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:42 AM   #3
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There are a lot of considerations, but the top three are:
Cost
Gas or Diesel
Inside layout
We here on the Berkshire forum feel that you get the best bang for your buck with a Berkshire and of course it is diesel. Although RV shows have special deals, remember that on a diesel you can get up to 33% off MSRP, exclusive of trade (some have even gotten 40%). You need to get a good idea on your class-C if you are trading it. Good hunting!
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:40 AM   #4
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    Looking for a class A what do I look for or ask About I have a c now.
    New or used
  • How big do you want
  • How much do you want to spend
  • What floorplan do you like best
  • What features and options must you have
  • What features and options can you do without
  • Gas or diesel
  • Ford or Chevy or ?
  • Transmission make & model
  • Selling or trading your existing class C?
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:46 AM   #5
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Good ideas, and as a travel trailer guy I can't really give good advice on A vs C features, but maybe I can help with what we did buying at Hershey.

Be prepared for sore legs the next day from climbing in and out of so many units. To avoid some of this make a list of must haves and nice to haves and talk to a rep at each manufacturer and ask to see only units that have the must haves and most of the nice to haves at your price point. Or plan on hiring a message therapist and spending three days to fully check out all the As in the Giant Center lot.

Dukes in Hershey is a good meal at a reasonable price when you're done looking and want a place to organize your thoughts before you forget what you saw. Fudrucker's has great burgers too.
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All good suggestion, coming from a C. I'd pay attention to length an type of camping you like to do, i..e. Getting in an out of state parks with a 43' can be a pain.
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Take a camera . Make sure you take pics of anything that might interest you. Who the dealer is if possible their show location. The place is huge and you won't remember where or what you looked at. Jim
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Looking for a class A what do I look for or ask About I have a c now.
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I'll throw this out there, as an owner of a 2015 Charleston, diesel pusher. If your looking at a pusher, I would not buy anything that does not have a side radiator , if you need engine work a shop gets 6 to 8 hrs to pull radiator. If your looking at Forest River , the new Betkshires have a side radiator.option I believe an a tag option, it is a good bang for the buck. An from my experiences FR has always been there for me
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I will add to this, do your homework. You are not always getting a deal. We got a far better deal days after show. We used the show to narrow down "the who's what's and why's". Then went wheelin and dealin!
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I can agree with the so call deals I'm also afraid of the diesel motor just how good are they
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