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Old 01-03-2014, 10:51 AM   #41
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WOW! Before we know it you'll be a full-timer!
No .. kinda a part time full timer!!! If there is such a thing. Who knows - but it does make sense, lesson the burden! And our Al house requires much more than our NOLA house and we aren't ever there except to sleep and pay the bills a couple days a week! The majority of the time we are either in New Orleans or traveling in the Solera (Enterprise). Might be time to get a bigger starship to explore strange, new worlds ....
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:37 AM   #42
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No .. kinda a part time full timer!!! If there is such a thing. Who knows - but it does make sense, lesson the burden! And our Al house requires much more than our NOLA house and we aren't ever there except to sleep and pay the bills a couple days a week! The majority of the time we are either in New Orleans or traveling in the Solera (Enterprise). Might be time to get a bigger starship to explore strange, new worlds ....
Or maybe a full time part timer!
Does make sense. Real estate market is doing well here - don't know about Alabama. Take that money and blow it all at once! Before I know it you guys will be driving a Newell!
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:19 PM   #43
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As a previous Legacy owner I can offer the following thoughts keeping in mind the Legacy was my first RV
1) for just two adults it has a great layout and a bigger bathroom than most 40 footers
2) bedroom in back has a very nice layout and plenty of storage
3) 300 hp Cummings has plenty of power and spunk and very good on gas- we were ave over 11.3 mpg when we traded it in with 4500 miles on it
We have since traded up to the Berkshire and the ride and drive are superior in every way. I find it much more relaxing to drive than the legacy. Does not sway and bob as much as the lighter Legacy. In my option the Berkshire for the money is by far the better value. The space, finishing touches , tile floor, fireplace( we have the RB) etc are very nice. I am a rookie RV owner but a Veteran boat owner ( all wastes of money) so I know what I am talking about in build fit and finish. My last point is since you drive so much make sure you drive both on the highway before you buy. Any dealer that won't help you do this is not someone you want to be buying from anyway. Good luck
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:42 PM   #44
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We have since traded up to the Berkshire and the ride and drive are superior in every way. I find it much more relaxing to drive than the legacy. Does not sway and bob as much as the lighter Legacy. In my option the Berkshire for the money is by far the better value. The space, finishing touches , tile floor, fireplace( we have the RB) etc are very nice.
Thanks for your insight ... do you have the beefed up front axel and larger tires that Phil57 referred to earlier on your RB?
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I just looked it up - according to the specs, the Legacy is heavier than the Berkshire RB, not by much, but a little bit. I think the real difference in the stability is probably the wheelbase. Legacy is only 208 vs 252 for the Berkshire RB.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:56 AM   #46
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Thanks for your insight ... do you have the beefed up front axel and larger tires that Phil57 referred to earlier on your RB?

All of the 2014 berk's are on the beefed up freight liner chassis. I ordered mine back in April and before I ordered I spoke with Randy (forest river diesel rep) and he stated that all of the new berk's regardless of floorplan are on the new chassis. Mine arrived at my dealer in July and it was on the new chassis with larger tires, airbags and a higher gvwr. I traded up from a 34 foot class a gas to the berk and all I can say is I'd never go back!!! The ride and handling of the berk is just awesome!!! Good luck with your search!!

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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.

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I use the storage compartment outlet with an extension cord. No need to leave the door ajar. There's plenty of play in the rubber gasket to have a power cord pass through with the door shut. I have the cord come out underneath the door rather than between it and the adjacent door.
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I use the storage compartment outlet with an extension cord. No need to leave the door ajar. There's plenty of play in the rubber gasket to have a power cord pass through with the door shut. I have the cord come out underneath the door rather than between it and the adjacent door.
I had thought the same, but not having seen a Legacy, was unsure what kind of gaskets they're using. Some types of moulding will take a "set" if compressed for too long, but I can't imagine they would use that for weatherstripping one of those compartments. At any rate, plugged into one of the interior compartments (lockable) makes it less likely the power cord may grow legs and walk off!
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I just looked it up - according to the specs, the Legacy is heavier than the Berkshire RB, not by much, but a little bit. I think the real difference in the stability is probably the wheelbase. Legacy is only 208 vs 252 for the Berkshire RB.
We just picked up our new Legacy a week ago and love it so far although we haven't camped yet. The 70 mile drive home we averaged 11.8 mpg and coming from a 31 ft class c that was loaded to the max, the legacy drives like a dream. It was windy the day I drove it home and wasn't all over the place and you also don't feel the big rigs blowing you around when they pass either.

There are a couple different electrical outlets in various storage bays and regarding the storage which was a initial concern for me as well after getting it home and loaded I find it to be more than adequate. I think there is quite more than it seems when looking at it on the lot.

If you buy just make sure you weigh the coach and have your tire pressure set correctly, most dealers have it set near max.

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