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Old 03-17-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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Charleston Tag Axle?

OK.. Let's try this again... Unfortunately I have not gotten ANY responses from my last post. I am seriously considering the purchase of a new Charleston with a tag axle. I understand that this is a relatively new design and would really appreciate some feedback (any feedback) from someone that actually owns one of these new Charleston models. I have owned a Georgetown and currently own a Berkshire and considering upgrading to a Charleston. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:37 AM   #2
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Allen, you might have to wait awhile for someone with a tag axle to log into the forum.....if there are any members with that setup.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:51 PM   #3
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I just purchased a tag axle . We specifically wanted the tag, as opposed to our Berkshire which didn't have this feature.
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:12 AM   #4
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We have a 2014 Charleston with tag. We recently drove it it to Seattle from the mid west and found it to be quite stable in high crosswinds while crossing the plains. It also seems to help smooth out the ride on rough roads.


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Old 07-30-2014, 07:54 PM   #5
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We recently upgraded to a 2012 Charleston with tag vs our 2003 Fleetwood Discovery. The difference in driving is amazing. One thing I always hated was just driving into a parking lot over the small curb at any kind of angle, the whole coach felt like it was being shaken back and forth, unsettling everything. Now with our Charleston, that is only a memory!


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Old 08-10-2014, 04:52 PM   #6
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Hello. I'm new to this. The wife and I want a reliable safe RV. We have a son and a mother-in-law that will travel with us. Out budget is $200-$250 max. I really like the stats so far on the Charleston. Can anyone tell me the good,bad and the ugly of ownership of one?

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Old 08-10-2014, 05:10 PM   #7
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I own a Berkshire the little brother if the Charleston. I have had it for 2.5 years and bought it new. Any MH you buy will give you fits sometimes. They all break and have issues. Some are big issues and some are minor. FR is no exception. I have had major and minor repairs done to mine and it's been to the "factory" several times. The Berkshire and Charleston are made on the same line. In the 2.5 years the MH has been out of service as in I can't use it maybe 5-6 days total. My point is if you buy a MH buy it from a company that will back it. I can tell you from my experience FR will stand behind the product the build 100%. I hope to trade some time down the road up to a Charleston. Good luck on your purchase.


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I can answer you so fast because I'm camping at the factory gate in Elkhart waiting for service work in the morning. I'm bored.


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Old 08-10-2014, 05:37 PM   #9
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I hear you! But I'd rather be doing what your doing! I travel for work all next week. Planes and autos. Should I get the extended warranty?
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I did but the dealer started at 6000 and I paid 2500. They make filthy money on it.


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