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Old 08-20-2015, 10:20 AM   #101
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Most dealerships would no be able to get by with 1 tech !!!
Do you not think that training a tech is part of owning a dealership ???
Do you want some one working on your RV,,, that knows less that you do ??? Properly training workers is part of owning a business !!!
Of course training a tech is part of owning a dealership but I didn't say that the dealership would only have 1 tech. I said that the dealership would not spend the money to train a tech on a specific coach. And which coach would the dealership choose to train the tech on? Each manufacturer does things differently and if I go to a dealership with my Berkshire and the dealer trained his tech on a Winebago, how would that help me? And, as I said, if that tech is doing PDI's, walk throughs, and repair work, that length of time to get a coach repaired would increase exponentially.
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:30 AM   #102
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YES the prep time would increase,,, but so would quality of the RV you took home !!!
It used to take me days to get Manufactured Homer ready for the owners !!!
But I very seldom had to go back !!!
Once a tech has been trained properly,,, most of the problems we have are the same no mater what unit it is !!!
Any thing is better than having a tech that knows almost nothing working on your unit !!!
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:32 PM   #103
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CR@P this thread is getting out of hand.
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If we "bi***" enough, we'll all most like sell our rigs and never have one again.

Wait...... that would make me truly homeless!!!

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Old 08-20-2015, 10:53 PM   #104
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If we "bi***" enough, we'll all most like sell our rigs and never have one again.



Wait...... that would make me truly homeless!!!



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boo, you truly have a way with words.

I think my Berk is great as far as the non problems I've not had. I just wish I loved the floor plan and the towing capacity. Those are really the only two problems I have to deal with.

I can't wait to see the specs on the tag axle model coming out. That might be my new one.

I'm sorry all you other guys have so many problems.
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Old 08-20-2015, 11:08 PM   #105
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I got a Berk 390fl because of the floor plan. It was the ONLY one that had the floor plan I liked.
And buying used was the right way to go for me so the original owner could work out the bugs.


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Old 08-21-2015, 11:56 AM   #106
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boo, you truly have a way with words.

I think my Berk is great as far as the non problems I've not had. I just wish I loved the floor plan and the towing capacity. Those are really the only two problems I have to deal with.

I can't wait to see the specs on the tag axle model coming out. That might be my new one.

I'm sorry all you other guys have so many problems.
Yep, I love mine..... Especially when I put it on the road. Makes me feel rich and important; even though I'm poor and unimportant. Like waiting in line at Disney World and getting motioned by the staff over too a separate lane just for RV's.

My biggest beef is STILL that the carrying capacity was vastly over stated by FR. I've learned to live with it, but still consider it false advertising.

You DO have normal maintenance of a house too, BTW. And everyone expects it. Things break, even at home. Coach no different.

That being said, if I could upgrade to a luxury coach like a Newell, I would. But for what I have invested, it's the very best.

Oh, and thanks for the complement (?) BTW. I AM known to flirt with "crossing the line" fairly often. But I'm an old fart and can usually get away with it.

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Old 08-21-2015, 07:36 PM   #107
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I got a Berk 390fl because of the floor plan. It was the ONLY one that had the floor plan I liked.
And buying used was the right way to go for me so the original owner could work out the bugs.


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Haha, that may be a good strategy, I just didn't want to inherit any bugs a previous owner might have left!
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:19 PM   #108
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Yep, I love mine..... Especially when I put it on the road. Makes me feel rich and important; even though I'm poor and unimportant. Like waiting in line at Disney World and getting motioned by the staff over too a separate lane just for RV's.

My biggest beef is STILL that the carrying capacity was vastly over stated by FR. I've learned to live with it, but still consider it false advertising.

You DO have normal maintenance of a house too, BTW. And everyone expects it. Things break, even at home. Coach no different.

That being said, if I could upgrade to a luxury coach like a Newell, I would. But for what I have invested, it's the very best.

Oh, and thanks for the complement (?) BTW. I AM known to flirt with "crossing the line" fairly often. But I'm an old fart and can usually get away with it.

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I love your posts, can totally relate to all of them. We got a Legacy because the DW fell in love with the floor plan which suites us to a tee. I knew it was a notch below the Birk's, but we have been and are still very happy with it. I am retired and very crotchety when it comes to dealer repairs so I prefer to be as self sufficient as I can. Took ours back for a dozen or so minor items when it was delivered and they tried to talk me out of most of them, "claimed" to fix a few, and actually fixed 2. I just buckled down and handled them all and away we go. Off on a 2 month adventure around the US this Monday.
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I love your posts, can totally relate to all of them. We got a Legacy because the DW fell in love with the floor plan which suites us to a tee. I knew it was a notch below the Birk's, but we have been and are still very happy with it. I am retired and very crotchety when it comes to dealer repairs so I prefer to be as self sufficient as I can. Took ours back for a dozen or so minor items when it was delivered and they tried to talk me out of most of them, "claimed" to fix a few, and actually fixed 2. I just buckled down and handled them all and away we go. Off on a 2 month adventure around the US this Monday.
Thanks captnrick...... And just to go a bit further on "crossing the line".... I do apologize to any/all I may have offended here, over the years.

Don Rickles once said that it really made him feel bad if anyone was ever actually offended by his "shtick". I feel exactly the same way.

I know I hit 15berkxl here pretty hard here awhile back over a posting about pets. Once again, my apologies to Wayne. I was probably having a bad hair day.

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Old 08-23-2015, 12:40 PM   #110
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Sadly this is an issue in the whole industry. Disregard for the consumer...all they really care about is the bottom line for the stock holders .Doesn't really matter whether you buy a FR or some other manufacture.... they support each other and know we want campers.
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