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Old 03-14-2016, 01:03 PM   #21
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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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LOL that's a good one Karen! (BTW, the Air Horn on a Berk is LOUD! )
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:03 PM   #22
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All right everyone! I was moments away from signing loan doc's to purchase a new 40BH and at last minute pulled out due to the L-shape couch. My wife couldn't get past the fact that it wasn't a sleeper and didn't want to spend the extra money to get a different couch. So, now we are back to square one and we are looking at the 38A again. I have a few concerns and I am looking for honest feedback. Currently, we own a FR Georgetown 351DS bunk model, it has served us well. Looking at the 38A the layout is almost identical minus the back bath and normal upgrades that come with a DP. With that being said, I don't feel like it's a huge upgrade inside whe you look at the quality of finishes inside like wood work, trim bathroom counters, etc. Also, the AC units are the same that I have in my Georgetown and when you are trying to sleep the noise of the AC unit above the bed is a distraction. Will those of you that own a 38A please chime in and let me know if you have any issues with the quality, anything not holding up, is the AC too loud when running. I really like the layout and obviously the price of the 38A, but need some advise. Hopefully I'm not offending anyone that owns a 38A, I really like it, but it's a lot of money and just want to make sure we answer all questions before moving forward. Test drive was awesome, love the drive and handling!
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Old 03-14-2016, 08:16 PM   #23
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I don't know why the don't make the 40bh with the apposing couch and loveseat as another option. It is a better layout for a family of more than 4.


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Old 03-14-2016, 09:26 PM   #24
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X2 Mike. We just purchased a 2014 400BH and you can't sleep more than one on the L shaped sofa. I plan to build a removable extension to put in place so I can sleep 2 on the L shaped sofa, then just remove it during the day.
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Old 03-15-2016, 12:14 AM   #25
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Our Legacy is just over 39' and we tow a Wrangler Unlimited with the 340 hp. First two trips were Orlando to Pigeon Forge, via Columbia. No problems at all, plenty of power.

Those LED lights are going bad everywhere. Look for dim ones, too. If you turn the lens and remove it, you may see part of the LEDs not working. Typical issue.

Before you take off, check the spindle nuts on your wipers. They have a tendency to leave them loose at the factory. Not fun when the wiper arms fly off the side of the windshield while going down the highway.

Have a safe trip and enjoy the new coach.

PS: If you're near Columbia again, check out Barnyard RV park on the west side of town. We've stayed there twice for one night stopovers. Sort of a strange location as it's adjacent to the Barnyard a Flea Market but the sites are roomy, place us quiet and well maintained.



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Old 03-15-2016, 07:25 AM   #26
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my wife and i are staying at one of those cheesy roadside campgrounds ( this one is about 35 miles from the dealership) for a long weekend to check out the systems. Everything good the first 24 hours. We are missing a pull down shade by the dinette and one of the ceiling lights are out . Nothing big thus far. This is my first DP and I gotta say that the drive and ride is fantastic. Quieter and smoother than what i was accustomed to . Nice motor home , indeed !
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:17 PM   #27
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We pick ours up on or around March 29. Can't wait. We may try to stay at Woodchip, that is only 2.5 miles from Motorhomes 2 Go to test camp the new rig. Hey, did you know you don't get sunscreens on the front window areas? Just found out myself. Motorhomes 2 Go is quoting them to add. Just thought I would mention it. Drove one last week at another dealer. Sweet. Also the bay doors are very solid, unlike the Sportscoach. I thought the (2) upper dash fans were noisy too in the 38A. We can get you more info after March 29th, so keep in touch. Bob and Linda (State College, PA)
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:31 PM   #28
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The 38A is a very well built DP.No,the AC over the bed is quiet and just adds white noise.Having the half bath is great while on the move,the wood work is above standard,the bunks are comfortable even when on the move(reminds me of bunks on sub.)with dvd players to watch or listen to music.The couch opens to a full size bed (just added a topper)that sleeps two adults.The dinette can sleep two people if under 6ft tall.All in All we have found the 38A a great deal for the price.
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:35 PM   #29
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Hey, did you know you don't get sunscreens on the front window areas? Just found out myself.
Hi Bob & Linda,

I believe this (among other things) is what differentiates a standard Berk from a XL & XLT
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:45 PM   #30
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Hey, we will be right behind you Bobbyj, (Picking up our 38A on 4/4) We were planning on staying at the Hidden Ridge RV Resort. But I may check out Woodchip now that you mentioned it. Would you be gone by the 4th? BTW - on this thread, bought this unit because we love the layout.
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