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Old 10-04-2015, 05:58 PM   #11
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Nelly I bought a new Berkshire as our first MH. I I had it to do over I would buy the same but would look at used.
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:33 AM   #12
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Thank you so much for all the great information! Love this forum, it will be great to own the FR3 30DS, and be a part of the Forest River family! : )

Nelly

I did a ton of research before buying our 30DS as well. All of the diesels I looked at were 30k to 50k more.

I figured that if Miles per gallon was the concern, I could buy a whole lot of gasoline for the 30k to 50k difference. I just couldn't see spending that much more for a diesel. Our 30DS with the Ford Triton V10 pulls everything just fine.

Good luck with your new rig!
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Old 10-05-2015, 08:24 AM   #13
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I did a ton of research before buying our 30DS as well. All of the diesels I looked at were 30k to 50k more.

I figured that if Miles per gallon was the concern, I could buy a whole lot of gasoline for the 30k to 50k difference. I just couldn't see spending that much more for a diesel. Our 30DS with the Ford Triton V10 pulls everything just fine.

Good luck with your new rig!

There are a lot more advantages to a DP than towing capacity. Ride is a biggie. Drivability is the biggest. Storage is another.
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Well I am not buying one like you mentioned but I traded my 2000 Holiday Rambler Gas powered coach for a new Legacy DP. My gas mileage is much better going from 8 mpg to 11 with the DP...towing my Harley trailer I went from 6-7 mpg to 10-10.5 mpg

Ride is amazing...yes it costs more to buy but after owning a class C...then a Class A and now a DP....it was the best buy I have ever made.

Bought mine new for $149,000...yes much higher than your Gas unit but i bet in 10 years mine will hold more of its initial value...
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