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Old 01-01-2014, 06:52 PM   #31
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I'll know more tomorrow after we go touch and feel them! I'm leaning more toward the Legacy because it is somewhat shorter in length (36 ft instead of almost 40 ft of a Berkshire) and I really think I would like a mid ship entry ... and I don't think I want a big slide out the passenger side where we sit and have our "outdoor" time. The Legacy does have a back slide on that side, but it is small and not quite in the way. At least that is what it seems. Again, won't really know until we physically see them tomorrow. Thanks, for all the info.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:54 PM   #32
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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.
Thanks Bob ... quit working and enjoy your day off!!!! See you in St. Augustine ... are you ready for Ed again????
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Looking forward to seeing all of you and everyone else when we hit St. Augustine.

By the way, Ed gave Cindy a restaurant recommendation for New Orleans when she went there for our grandson's seminary / master's degree graduation a couple of weeks ago. Everyone went to Copeland's on Ed's advice and absolutely loved it.

See you there!
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:32 PM   #34
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I'm surprised there isn't a Legacy page yet. FR is cranking them out and I'm sure there will be a large owners group looking for info. Might be early yet.
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I'll know more tomorrow after we go touch and feel them! I'm leaning more toward the Legacy because it is somewhat shorter in length (36 ft instead of almost 40 ft of a Berkshire) and I really think I would like a mid ship entry ... and I don't think I want a big slide out the passenger side where we sit and have our "outdoor" time. The Legacy does have a back slide on that side, but it is small and not quite in the way. At least that is what it seems. Again, won't really know until we physically see them tomorrow. Thanks, for all the info.
DebbieMH: Looking forward to your "review" of the Legacy. Been reading specs and looks like a really nice unit. Be sure and drive it while you're there. With Salesman on board, he won't let you get into any trouble with it! Don't know that you'll have a chance to drive far enough to get really comfortable, but you will get used to the size of it fairly quickly. DPs ride like a dream!
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:23 PM   #36
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Got to look, feel and finally drive a Legacy today. Really liked the layout, liked the feel. The outside storage was a bit disappointing, actually looks like less usable space than our Solera! And there was not an outside electric outlet

However, everything else was good. Liked the bath, bedroom, etc. The salesman was bound and determined not to let us drive it until we have made a "deal". Since there wasn't anyone else there that might buy at the moment, when we were leaving, he finally said he would take us to drive it. Well ... that was interesting. I've never had air brakes before, quite touchy things, aren't they? The wind was blowing about 20-25 mph and could really feel it and when semi's passed, we were given quite a push.

But, all in all ... I do think if we took the driving course at Lazy Days and really took it slow and steady, we could learn to drive it. I've also read on here about beefing up the steering with "Steer Safe"? Anyway, something to think about.

Not going to pull the trigger right now .... going to wait at least until after the St. Augustine Rally. There I can talk at leisure with others that have an A and their driving experiences.
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I added the steer safe to my Berkshire and I feel it helps. You will love driving the class A. As a woman driver this forum was a great help for questions and support. Just take your time and enjoy!
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Got to look, feel and finally drive a Legacy today. Really liked the layout, liked the feel. The outside storage was a bit disappointing, actually looks like less usable space than our Solera! And there was not an outside electric outlet

However, everything else was good. Liked the bath, bedroom, etc. The salesman was bound and determined not to let us drive it until we have made a "deal". Since there wasn't anyone else there that might buy at the moment, when we were leaving, he finally said he would take us to drive it. Well ... that was interesting. I've never had air brakes before, quite touchy things, aren't they? The wind was blowing about 20-25 mph and could really feel it and when semi's passed, we were given quite a push.

But, all in all ... I do think if we took the driving course at Lazy Days and really took it slow and steady, we could learn to drive it. I've also read on here about beefing up the steering with "Steer Safe"? Anyway, something to think about.

Not going to pull the trigger right now .... going to wait at least until after the St. Augustine Rally. There I can talk at leisure with others that have an A and their driving experiences.
DebbieMH: Don't know about a salesman who wants you to buy a coach without driving it first! He's either lazy or stupid!

How far did you test drive it?

You'll probably find a 110V outlet inside one of the storage compartments rather than an outside wall - maybe more than one! You'll get used to the air brakes. Yes they are sensitive - but my solera's brakes felt sort of spongy, And you won't need to use them as much since you'll have a pac-brake (great for coming down mountains!!!)
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There is a 110V in the storage compartment, but I really like to run a fan outside during hot, buggy weather ... and bringing the coffee pot out in the mornings. Guess I can run an extension cord and just leave the storage compartment door ajar.

Our daughter is going to move out sometime this spring/summer. We are now giving some thought to selling our S&B house in Alabama and living in the Legacy at a campground near work during the week. Then go back to our NOLA S&B on Friday through Monday.

We are going to sell it when we officially "retire" anyway, so why not go ahead and do it and get rid of those financial obiligations???? Anyway - lots to think about.
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Our daughter is going to move out sometime this spring/summer. We are now giving some thought to selling our S&B house in Alabama and living in the Legacy at a campground near work during the week. Then go back to our NOLA S&B on Friday through Monday.
WOW! Before we know it you'll be a full-timer!
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