Wife and I aren't owners yet, but we're buying in 2017, and we've been doing our research, found the Berkshire 38A, and have fallen in (virtual) love with it! Went to a local RV dealer today who carries Forest River, but they don't carry the Berkshire, so we're still looking forward to checking one out in Real Life sometime soon! We were able to go inside some other FRs, as well as other brands, and we could really tell the quality improvement that going with Forest River seems to give!
We're a family of 5 (3 boys - 7, 9, and 11), so we really like the additional sleeping capacity with a bunk that the 38A would give us.
A few questions:
1. Forest River doesn't seem to have a large presence in the PacNW - or have we just not looked in the right places yet?
2. We're completely new to owning a motorhome - I've been in plenty of TTs before, and I've towed TTs before, but I haven't driven anything as big as a motorhome. What's the best way to learn, prior to buying? We've looked in to moho drivers training courses, but they all require you to bring your own - I'd like to learn how to drive one before I drive mine off the lot!
3. Are we being foolish, with planning to just jump straight in to a 38' diesel pusher? I *really* like the idea of the longevity of the DP vs. gas (and the safety and power benefits, as well!), but I don't want us to over-reach ourselves with our first step in to moho ownership.
Looking forward to making new friends here, and thanks in advance for any advice!