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Old 01-01-2014, 05:46 PM   #21
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I am flying into Florida. What are the dates of the rally?
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:47 PM   #22
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Not going to the FROG but attending the Tampa rv supershow. Debbie you will have no trouble driving the bigger class A. Check out the Lazy Day videos for driving. They are a great help. I look forward to checking out the new rvs side by side. I love my berkshire but would like to change a few things like the step up near the bed, the loveseat,and the tv hidden behind the slide. I too have to address the weight issue, hopefully in March.
Some much has changed in the last 3 years and they keep getting better.
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Thanks. I have watched those videos several times and made my husband watch them as well! Very informative, and very scary at the same time! I'm not sure what y'all are saying about a weight issue, I'll have to review these threads and find out. Thanks
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:51 PM   #23
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I am flying into Florida. What are the dates of the rally?

Jan 21-25th I'm fairly sure there are some spots available
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:51 PM   #24
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Debbie some of the Berkshire mostly the RB model where built over weight on the FA. There is a option for a 12000 lb front axel and larger tires. If you opt for that and get the 360 hp you will not have a problem.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:08 PM   #25
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I am afraid to drive my rv in the winter but I am missing all the fun!!!!! Next winter will be different!
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I won't drive in bad weather. We have a week or so window to leave MI depending on the roads. I don't blame you these 40 " sports cars are not very sure footed. I did it last year and never again. Roads get bad and the feet go down slides out and wait it out.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:24 PM   #27
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Phil,
We are planning on leaving around the 17th. If there is bad weather coming up around then we may leave earlier. Heading to Gaffney first to get the coach looked at. Have a shimmy that I would like them to try and resolve.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:37 PM   #28
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Debbie some of the Berkshire mostly the RB model where built over weight on the FA. There is a option for a 12000 lb front axel and larger tires. If you opt for that and get the 360 hp you will not have a problem.
Interesting ... I wonder if the Legacy is over weight as well - it only has the Cummins ISB 300 Engine and Allison 2500 transmission .... thoughts? I sure wouldn't want to buy one that is already over weight. That is a problem with some of the Class C's. I weighed my Solera and it is about 100 lbs over weight when loaded.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:39 PM   #29
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I postponed taking my rv back to the factory until March because of the weather. Everyone getting on the road safe travels!
Debbie I haven't seen the Legacy but was interested because of the shorter length but you get so much more living space with the berkshire 4 slides.
They are coming out with a 3rd legacy with a rear bath but will be closer to 39ft.
Let us know your opinion of both units. Which berkshire are you looking at. If I trade up I like the rear bath because you have a flat walk around the bed but I also like the idea of the front living with a recliner and fireplace. I do not like the step up to make the bed.
What will happen to the 390's rv with the coming of the legacy and 400?
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The Legacy does, indeed, have a propane tank, since both the on-demand (or "continuous") hot water system uses propane, as does your range top. (I don't know the size, though). The refrigerator, on the other hand, doesn't use propane. It's a residential refrigerator that runs on electricity only, and has a beefed-up battery bank to handle it.

That's the set-up that our Berkshire has. Even with only a 24 gallon tank, we go a month or more in "normal" conditions on the road without having to refill. When we're home in northern Indiana in the winter, experiencing single-digit temps some nights, we might have to fill every ten days.
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