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Old 12-02-2015, 11:54 AM   #21
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Hey Bama, I don't want to speak for Maria, but I believe the 410qs was a limited run coach with a (425hp?) motor among other things. It may have been on another chassis, which could explain the smart wheel. Interestingly, there was an earlier Charleston model 410qs. Maybe the limited run 410qs Berks were based on some leftover 410qs Charleston chassis before they were model year upgraded. Just thinking out loud here....


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Makes sense .
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Old 12-02-2015, 12:22 PM   #22
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Hey Bama, I don't want to speak for Maria, but I believe the 410qs was a limited run coach with a (425hp?) motor among other things. It may have been on another chassis, which could explain the smart wheel. Interestingly, there was an earlier Charleston model 410qs. Maybe the limited run 410qs Berks were based on some leftover 410qs Charleston chassis before they were model year upgraded. Just thinking out loud here....


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At the end of the run for the Charleston when they went to a tag axle, they used the left over Charleston chassis for Berkshires. Some may have a Mercedes engine. I think that Rich has hit the nail on the head here.
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Old 12-02-2015, 12:27 PM   #23
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Hey Bama, I don't want to speak for Maria, but I believe the 410qs was a limited run coach with a (425hp?) motor among other things. It may have been on another chassis, which could explain the smart wheel. Interestingly, there was an earlier Charleston model 410qs. Maybe the limited run 410qs Berks were based on some leftover 410qs Charleston chassis before they were model year upgraded. Just thinking out loud here....
Rich,

And good thinking it is!! Being new to the Berk, I don't have the model history you long-time owners do

Still, as Joe's email from Dan suggests it *can* be done, it's just a matter of how costly is it and is that cost worth it to you
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Old 12-02-2015, 12:33 PM   #24
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Speaking of Newmar...

I went over to the Newmar site out of curiosity and good grief! They have more options on the Ventana than there are in a SEC Football Playbook

I wonder what one of those suckers would cost if it were dressed to the max? -- I'm guessing
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I would think that most buyers of new coaches, buy what is on the lot, without special ordering options.

Dealers stocking their inventory, picks options that would attract buyers and at the same time keep the price low.

As for the Smart Wheel, it should be standard. Yes, the term Smart Wheel sounds exotic, but it really isn't.

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Old 12-02-2015, 02:20 PM   #26
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I went over to the Newmar site out of curiosity and good grief! They have more options on the Ventana than there are in a SEC Football Playbook

I wonder what one of those suckers would cost if it were dressed to the max? -- I'm guessing

The highest priced one I've seen was right at $348K MSRP.

Google Ventana order form. You can see all the options available on the order form and price one out for yourself. The Ventana with 43xx are the most expensive because they are 43 footers.
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Old 12-02-2015, 03:04 PM   #27
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OK I am surprised!

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The highest priced one I've seen was right at $348K MSRP.

Google Ventana order form. You can see all the options available on the order form and price one out for yourself. The Ventana with 43xx are the most expensive because they are 43 footers.
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Thanks - hard to believe that the Ventana costs out the same as a loaded XLT (it does though).

I am guessing that Newmar dealers do not offer much discount off of the MSRP?
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Bob from what I have read from owners, it's not unusual to get 25% to 30% off MSRP on a Newmar.
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BamaBob, simple solution, find and buy one with the Smart wheel regardless of brand if it means that much to you.
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BamaBob, simple solution, find and buy one with the Smart wheel regardless of brand if it means that much to you.
Sorry Neil, I'm too much of a Forest River fanboy to jump ship

Besides if you don't complain & ask, the Diesel Division won't know it's a popular request
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