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Old 11-26-2015, 12:34 PM   #41
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Thank you ... my MH is now put away for the winter and the snow is starting to fly. Will not be taking it out until spring.

My unit has all of the upgrades including tile floor and wash/dryer.

Will follow the instructions above.

If it turns out that there is a problem ... is FR footing the bill to correct the problem?

If so ... what is the process

The RB is a almost 100% in need of upgrades. The BH is hit and miss. I have seen some fully loaded that still have lots of room on the SA. Others are surprised to see they are over weight. It is best to load your Moho with full fuels. LP included. 1/3 or so water empty B&G. You should have those that travel with you in the seats they are usually in.
Get your weight and if you are at weight or over contact Randy. He will want your Vin and a copy of your scale sheet. This is not a issue with every Berkshire. It is mostly with the 2010-2013 RB and some BH. This also should be done soon. I would think at some point FR will say enough. Yes it was there mistake but dragging this on and on for years is most likely getting old. I just don't think that it's fair to come to FR after driving a Moho for 5 years and decide it's no longer safe. I don't speak for them this is my opinion so take it for what it's worth. No one at FR has said they would stop doing the upgrade. To me it's like eating a meal at a restaurant and as you are about done telling the waitperson the food was bad and you want a new plate.
This weight issue should be taken care of soon.
To answer your question yes FR has been covering the upgrade.
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Old 11-26-2015, 12:37 PM   #42
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May I add that you just don't have to be over-weight to have a problem. After all the motorhome should carry passengers, belongings and some cargo. I advise empty weight weighing be done with 1/2 tank of fresh water and two passengers. This has be okayed by Randy and is only realistic.



I believe that any 40 ft.Berkshire with tile floors and a 10,410 lb front axle, should get the upgrade, The front axle is the steer axle and FR is most concerned about it, as you should.

Hank

Hank I disagree on this. I have seen lots of weights well below the 10400 lb rating with full loads. As you sad get it weighed and get it fixed but don't assume you have a problem because others have.
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:21 AM   #43
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I am supprised that an engineering error that results in a vehicle being illegal (overweight)
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:22 AM   #44
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Why this would not be considered a recall item.
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:50 AM   #45
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Why this would not be considered a recall item.
This has already been covered! No one has had a blow out or any other safety problem other than being overweight.The frame and axle are actually rated for more weight they install heavier airbags on the front and larger tires with a high load rating. The ride does get better but the Berk has far fewer over weight problems than the bumper pull or 5th wheels on this site that blow tires or develop frame cracks.
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Old 11-28-2015, 03:37 PM   #46
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This has already been covered! No one has had a blow out or any other safety problem other than being overweight.The frame and axle are actually rated for more weight they install heavier airbags on the front and larger tires with a high load rating. The ride does get better but the Berk has far fewer over weight problems than the bumper pull or 5th wheels on this site that blow tires or develop frame cracks.

just my $.02 worth

In addition to what you said Mack, those folks that comment and do not fill in their signature information completely so we have some idea who were talking to; have no idea what level of support we get from the Diesel Division team in Elkhart.



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Old 11-28-2015, 05:46 PM   #47
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There is a good article in the January 2016 Motorhome magazine about weighing you Moho. Click image for larger version

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