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Old 03-28-2016, 10:34 PM   #31
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Picked up our new Berk 38A on March 4 and just got back from our first trip (300 miles both ways). Can't comment on MPG since we were delayed 2 1/2 hours by a bus rollover on the way down but I'm sure the mileage was better than 10. Woke up after the first night to discover we were locked in. The lock had broken. Took the local sheriff's deputy and a locksmith to get us out. FR roadside assistance was great! Spent the rest of the trip with a hole in the front door and part of the mechanism held together with ties. Instant waterheater didn't work for crap. Then after four days drove home with a 25-35 crosswind gusting to 50. Sounds bad but we actually had a great time. Don't expect everything to be perfect straight from the dealer. She in the shop getting everything fixed at present. Looking forward to a great summer and fall.
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Picked up our new Berk 38A on March 4 and just got back from our first trip (300 miles both ways). Can't comment on MPG since we were delayed 2 1/2 hours by a bus rollover on the way down but I'm sure the mileage was better than 10. Woke up after the first night to discover we were locked in. The lock had broken. Took the local sheriff's deputy and a locksmith to get us out. FR roadside assistance was great! Spent the rest of the trip with a hole in the front door and part of the mechanism held together with ties. Instant waterheater didn't work for crap. Then after four days drove home with a 25-35 crosswind gusting to 50. Sounds bad but we actually had a great time. Don't expect everything to be perfect straight from the dealer. She in the shop getting everything fixed at present. Looking forward to a great summer and fall.
Wow!! Sounds like a wild maiden voyage for sure!! The only good thing about problems like that is now you will never be at a loss for campfire conversation topics! I hope they can get everything fixed and get you back on the road soon!
Welcome to the Berkshire family! Keep us posted!
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:55 AM   #33
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In the next few weeks two more 2016 38A's will take their maiden voyage. Both will ship out from Grand Rapids, MI. I understand these rigs are unsinkable, so I am not worried even a little. I would be interested in some details on the water heater problems, however. The DW will slap me into a Hampton in about 4 seconds if that baby has a hiccup!! Remember roughing it in a MH means digging into the tool box. I bought my first MH from MHSRV. I now know why they included a 100 piece tool box before they sent us up the road.

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In the next few weeks two more 2016 38A's will take their maiden voyage. Both will ship out from Grand Rapids, MI. I understand these rigs are unsinkable, so I am not worried even a little. I would be interested in some details on the water heater problems, however. The DW will slap me into a Hampton in about 4 seconds if that baby has a hiccup!! Remember roughing it in a MH means digging into the tool box. I bought my first MH from MHSRV. I now know why they included a 100 piece tool box before they sent us up the road.

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Hi Bobbyj!! You are going to love your new 38A!! It is a great, well made motorhome! As far as the water heater, it takes a little getting used to. I think what most people have found is if when showering (if possible) leave the water flowing just a little. That helps keep the temp even. Now of course if you are boondocking you can't always let the water run, but in that case take hand help part down, run water on feet first until you get the water temp right, then rinse body.
We bought our MH from MHSRV too. My husband loves that 100 piece tool set! I guess the best way to never need tools is to keep a 100 piece tool set with you, and of course, buy a quality MH like a Berkshire!!
Welcome to the Berkshire family!
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Old 03-29-2016, 11:23 AM   #35
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We are picking ours up in Grand Rapids in 5 Days 21 Hours 36 Minutes

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Old 03-29-2016, 01:40 PM   #37
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Forgot to mention one other mishap on the maiden voyage. Grandson managed to break one of the doors to the bunkhouse. Somehow expected that to happen since the doors seem a bit light and also a bit awkward. Since I don't plan to use the bunks for storage, I'm thinking about taking the doors off completely. I can always put them back on if I ever sell the coach. Anybody else have this problem or have any thoughts.
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Yes, waiting is the hardest part, but oh sooooooo worth it!
Keep us posted and don't forget to bring a DVD with you to your PDI to check the DVD players!!
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