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Old 04-23-2011, 10:03 PM   #1
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Charleston delivery on Monday

We are taking delivery of our Charleston on Monday. Trading our Berkshire, we really like this coach but felt we needed more room in the bath and I wanted the better stability of a tag. Anything in general we need to be aware of with the Charleston. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:20 PM   #2
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Be sure to post pics of your new toy when you get it. We're looking forward to seeing the new ones. Where did you get it?
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:48 PM   #3
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Congrats on the new coach and good luck with it!!

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Be sure to post pics of your new toy when you get it. We're looking forward to seeing the new ones. Where did you get it?
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:06 PM   #4
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So far I must say that the quality of build was much better with our Berkshire. I realize that thing will need adjusted but there are so many things that need attention. Latest issue is a broke drain line in the shower. Poor fit from the factory caused stress on the line and it snapped. Now whole shower has to be removed to make repairs. Just worry what issues that will cause. I only have 400 miles on the coach.
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Hate to hear things like this. One would think (hope) that a higher end coach would have a better build quality. I guess that theory just went out the window!!
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:47 PM   #6
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I too thought that a higher end coach would have a better build quality. Just not sure where quality control came in to play on final inspection. It's not like they are building a 100 of these a day. Hopefully we will get past the fit and trim issues and begin enjoying our coach. On a plus side Forest River did agree to pay for repairs that had to be done at an independent dealer. Couldn't get our coach back to the selling dealer without a major delay.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:30 PM   #7
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what other little issues have you run in to so I can keep an eye open as I'm looking at the Charlston bunk model if I can find a dealer that has one.....
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:30 PM   #8
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We had a pretty big issue with the shower drain, it cracked due to stress on the pipe. Cut too long at the factory. Cargo doors needed to be realigned after the ride home. Speaker cover fell off and won't stay attached, broken ear tab. Icon light on the LCBU came loose and now it doesn't work. Most are minor repairs that I believe can be easily fixed. It's just the issue of quality control.
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:42 PM   #9
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Not to get off topic - but I did just read that Discovery just came out w/ a tag axle bunk model. However, I can't for the life me understand the configuration of their bunks. They are at the back of the coach in a closet w/ no windows and not laid out very well - at least I didn't care for it at all.

Do you find the doors on the bunk area a nice addition or do they get in the way?
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:30 AM   #10
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We took a little break in trip over the weekend. When we got home and started to unload the coach I found nearly a quarter inch of water in all our cargo bays. Not sure how the water got in the bays. Our outside TV was completely wet. I don't think this is an easy fix. Looks like water traveled across the frame rails and entered the bays. I just think this is a lot of water so I'm sure there is a major leak or else water from the road sprayed up and into the bays(drove home in a major rain storm).
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