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Old 01-06-2014, 02:25 PM   #51
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Great looking coach!! Congrats and here's wishing you many fun, memorable and trouble free trips!
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:10 PM   #52
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Hi Debbie. I moved up from a 32 foot class C to a Berk last summer and understand your concerns with moving to a bigger coach. I wondered if it would too big to handle. I will say that I should have started with the A. I find that it is much less stressful to travel in overall. You just need to realize the size limitations that come with a bigger vehicle. With air ride, air brakes, etc., it is a pleasure to drive.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:54 PM   #53
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Psw757. Congrats! And thanks for posting the pics! Beautiful.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:44 PM   #54
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I can tell you from someone who has owned and driven both there is no way the Legacy is heavier than the Berkshire. The Berkshire is longer has a bigger transmission. He'll the ceramic tile must add 800 to 1000 lbs that has to be a misprint. I am looking at the specs and you are correct is says the legacy is heavier but I am telling you that is wrong
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:01 PM   #55
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I can tell you from someone who has owned and driven both there is no way the Legacy is heavier than the Berkshire. The Berkshire is longer has a bigger transmission. He'll the ceramic tile must add 800 to 1000 lbs that has to be a misprint. I am looking at the specs and you are correct is says the legacy is heavier but I am telling you that is wrong
The specified weight is GVWR. It is quite possible that the empty weight is lower than the Berkshire. Perhaps Legacy owners will have a greater CCC. Any owners want to report on what their yellow stickers say?
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:11 PM   #56
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The specified weight is GVWR. It is quite possible that the empty weight is lower than the Berkshire. Perhaps Legacy owners will have a greater CCC. Any owners want to report on what their yellow stickers say?
I think you are correct with this assumption. I will look at the yellow sticker tomorrow as I don't recall the exact number but I do remember it being higher than expected. Gvw is 28k and I haven't weighed my coach yet but I'm guessing it will end up being in the 24-25k Range loaded. There is no way it is heavier than the Berkshire. One other thing I did notice was all of the other 34-36 foot coaches we looked at had gvw's of 26k so the legacy may indeed have a heavier frame than the others.
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:15 PM   #57
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Weights

Got a chance to look at the yellow sticker today. The dry weight of coach was 21800 and the Ccc weight is 6005 lbs. hopefully this helps.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:04 PM   #58
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Yeah my Berkshire 390rb-60 is 25180 dry and ccc of 5020
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If I recall, some of the older RB models had a CCC of closer to 2000. The empty weight of the legacy does appear to be lower even though the GVWR is slightly higher.
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:08 PM   #60
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Spoke to the factory yesterday. They agree that the published weights for the Legacy are way off. The Legacy is substantially lighter than the Berkshire. My 2014 Berk RB is rated at 25,249 lbs shipping weight and 31,000 lbs GVWR. These weights are right off the Certificate of Origin and are within 100 lbs of the yellow sticker on the door. They are in the process of upgrading the web site to correct this. That is how the Legacy achieves such high MPG ( as high as 12 MPG) with only a 300 hp. One of the delivery drivers for Forrest River reported getting the 12 mpg delivering a unit to the west coast. My original paperwork on the Legacy stated 28,000 lbs GVWR. Assuming carry capacity is similar that's a 3000 lb difference.
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