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Old 02-08-2016, 10:42 AM   #11
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Congrats your new coach have many safe miles and have fun on your journeys.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:08 PM   #12
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So what have you been seeing for gas mileage so far? 1 month and 1 day and 8 hours till we get to go pick up our 38A. We will be going through the (close to dealer) campground thing too. Near Grand Rapids.
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:01 AM   #13
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Picked up my 2016 38A yesterday .......

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so far ,so good on the hp...; we are in a hilly area near columbia , sc , so there were some inclines that tested out ok, but i havent yet had a chance to try out the cruise control, which i am eager to do ......most berkshire owners have told me that they find the 340 hp sufficient and they really appreciate the gas mileage....my cousin has had some biggies , 450 to 600 hp , and he told me that 340 will not be a problem for a 38 footer .

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Old 03-08-2016, 08:32 PM   #14
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So what have you been seeing for gas mileage so far? 1 month and 1 day and 8 hours till we get to go pick up our 38A. We will be going through the (close to dealer) campground thing too. Near Grand Rapids.
I havent tracked the gas mileage yet, but i am hearing ten plus from most folks.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:10 PM   #15
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Please don't use that word GAS on a diesel site.Try the words Fuel mileage.I've seen to many new diesel car and truck owners putting gas in their tanks cause they can't get that word out of their head.
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:45 AM   #16
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Our fuel mileage varies depending on whether we are towing our CR-V or not. But we usually see 10-11 mpg. When driving find your "speed sweet spot". Most MH owners usually keep the coach at about 63 MPH. Remember, it is a BIG BOX going through the air, so maintaining your speed will help you with control and fuel economy.
As far as the cruise control, just remember your new big box takes a LONG time to stop! So keep an eye on the traffic and use the cruise accordingly. Also (and it sounds simple and ridiculous) but when traffic is heavy keep in mind where your horn is. If someone stops short in front of you blow that horn while slowing down. People in cars I guess don't realize that a large MH (or truck/5er, or truck/horse trailer, etc) can't stop on a dime. I would rather wake up that driver with the horn than the front of my MH!!! When driving through towns remember those cars don't want to be behind a large MH or large truck so they will dart out in front of you to avoid getting stuck behind you. Drive Defensively!! Keep an eye on both your side mirrors and your back up camera to know your escape route if need be. Drive thinking "what is the stupidest thing that guy could do right now"... plan for that...... and drive accordingly. It is better to be safe than sorry.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:00 PM   #17
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Sorry about that, old habit, Just getting rid of my Class C (GAS) MH and moving to the Berk 38A (In less than a month now, I'll spare you guys the count down). I thought about that the moment I posted it, and said to myself, MPG would have been a better choice.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:29 PM   #18
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X2 Karen!


When we were out on a test drive last year, I noticed mini cooper tailgating us and trying to peek around the DS of the bus. I mentioned to DW & salesman --this idiot is gonna try to pass me when I clear this corner. Sure enough he did and was somewhat surprised to see a oncoming car. Instead of braking and getting back behind me....


It was close...my aggressive braking and the Mini putting his foot through the floor on the accelerator...he made it with me leaning on the air horn and the car leaning on his horn (and making a WIDE variety of obscene gestures )

Only consolation is I am pretty sure that Mini driver was gonna hafta change his drawers and clean his seat! Yeah it's a funny read after the fact but....

Moral of the story: Treat every other driver out there as a moron. Trust no one. (mmm... well OK I will trust the Berk driver in front of me - as long as I know them! )
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:49 PM   #19
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LOL!! Bob it serves the Mini driver right for acting like an idiot!! I always tell Rick "nothing speeds up a left lane driver faster than a MH in the right lane putting on their left blinker"!!

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Old 03-10-2016, 07:04 AM   #20
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Congratulations on the new rig. We have same and love it. Welcome to the Berk family.


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