Originally Posted by NO3putt
Think I would go with the best deal you could get unless there is a 2014 option you could not live without.
Originally Posted by wbonnell
Does anybody know if there are any improvements/upgrades between a 2013 and a 2014? Wondering if I should order a new Berkshire or find something on the lot?
With ALL due respect to everyone that has bought or will buy from a dealer, I totally agree with No3putt. The only thing that interests me is the larger tires, since my 2011 is pretty overweight even when loaded normally. I wonder if they beefed up the airbags as well?
For me (or anyone that is the slightest bit cost conscious), buying a new unit or for that matter ANY unit from a dealer is a mistake. I know about no warranties, and that IS an issue when buying used.
But I bought from a private individual and got a coach with only 3000 miles on it at a savings of $25-30K from the absolute best price I could get from any dealer for the exact same coach. The 3000 miles were mostly getting it from Elkhart to Alvarado, TX (dealer) and then onto the buyer in Salt Lake City. The chassis warranty did transfer to me and that is probably the biggest item.
I'm a "low dollar" kind of guy, and this is what worked best for me. I guess it's a crap shoot without full warranty, but if had to pay dealer prices, I wouldn't even have been able to afford this coach.
Finally, there's the hassle of actually going through the transaction with a dealer. I find it to be almost degrading to deal with them. However, I'm on the other side of the coin when it comes to selling. I just let my old 13 year old Dutch Star gasser go for less than half of wholesale to a dealer. It was worth it to me to not mess around selling it myself.
It is not my attention to insult anyone. If you can afford to buy a new one, knowing you're going to lose a huge amount of money as it's driven off the lot, I truly envy you.
Just m $.02 worth, YMMV.