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Old 09-13-2013, 05:45 PM   #21
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From the looks of it, berkshire has discontinued two of its floor plans and only has two now, the 400BH and a 400QL. Forest river added a new smaller diesel line which is the legacy and they have two floor plans too, the 340BH and 340KP. The starting price of the Berkshire went up quite a bit so if you are like me and just got a 2014 berkshire then I'd be happy you got it since the new ones are starting off with a MSRP of $270,000!!
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:37 PM   #22
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Was at the plant this week, lots of Berkshires in various stages of construction.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:21 AM   #23
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Follow up:

We're at the Forest River Dealer Expo, and there are several of the new Berkshires on display, including the brand-new Legacy. It's a 36-foot mid-entry diesel pusher build by the Berkshire division. I've known about it for a month or two, and it's on a few dealer websites, but was asked not to mention anything about it until the Expo.

I'll get a few pix to post.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:46 AM   #24
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Why did they replace the 390BH whit a 40BH? Is there really any difference.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:25 PM   #25
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Why did they replace the 390BH whit a 40BH? Is there really any difference.

I looked at the new 40Bh at the Hershey show last week. New frame-less windows on the outside, a wood grain dash cover, different furniture manufacture inside, and this unit had a residential fridge. Just some of the differences I noticed.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:47 PM   #26
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That is what the options for the 390BH nothing new there. I want to know why the difference in length.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:00 PM   #27
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I don't think it is anything more than truth in advertising. The 390bh was 40 feet long, okay, actually 39' 11" or something along those lines so they are just calling it what it is. This way it compares with the Tiffin Phaeton and the Fleetwood. Otherwise someone might think that the Berk is a foot shorter than the others when it really isn't.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:36 PM   #28
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Any pictures of the new legacy?
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:07 PM   #29
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I didn't get pix at the Dealer Expo, but here are some brochure shots and specs that might be helpful. This is an awsome unit for someone looking for diesel power and luxury in a slightly smaller package.







Introducing the all new Forest River Class A Diesel Motorhome, the Legacy. A living experience without equal is around every turn when traveling in a Legacy. Sophisticated décor, sumptuous hardwoods and unsurpassed attention to detail are all Legacy hallmarks.

Your Vehicle Options
Exterior Entertainment Center w/32" LCD TV
Electric Easy-Bed in Cockpit
Residential Refrigerator w/2000 Watt Invertor & Auto Generator Start
Stackable Washer & Dryer (N/A 340BH)
Sealed 3-Burner Cooktop w/Oven
Front Mask Protective Film
RVIA
Exotic Cherry Cabinetry
Brookside Cogna Cabinetry
Maui Interior Decor
Kona Interior Decor
Golden Coast Premium Paint Package
Silver Satin Premium Paint Package

Standard Features

Appliances
(2)13,500 BTU air conditioners S S
Continous gas water heater S S
35,000 BTU furnace S S
30" OTR convectio microwave oven S S
9 cubic ft. Dometic refer with ice maker
Sealed 3-burner cook top
Fan in bathroom
Fan in galley with thermostat control
Washer/dryer prep

Automotive & Cockpit
Freightliner XCS Chassis
Cummins ISB 300 HP Diesel Engine
Allison MH-2500 transmission
22.5" Stainless steel wheel inserts
GVWR, 28,000
GCWR, 33,000
Electric push button shifter
90 gallon, dual fill fuel tank
13 gallon DEF tank
LCD engine message center
Day time running lights
7-Pin tow power connector
18.7 CFM air compressor
Farr Eco-air cleaner
Air filter restriction indicator
Fuel/water separator
Heated air dryer
Automatic, heated moisture ejectors
Power steering
Washer/wiper with intermittent function
160 amp alternator
Two (2) 950 CCA at 0 degree fahrenheit, maint. free
Full air ABS Brakes with auto slack adjuster
Engine brake
Telescopic/tilt steering wheel
Neway air suspension front and rear
Heavy duty front shock absorbers
Heavy duty stabilizer bar
55 degree wheel cut
I-beam suspension with bell crank
Air suspension deflation system
Cross flow, rear mounted radiator
Transmission oil cooler
5 year / 100,000 mile coolant
(some maintenance required)
4-Spoke VIP black steering wheel
Non lighted entry assist handle, black
Electronic cruise control with high idle
Telescopic/tilt steering wheel

Construction & Exterior
Fiberglass front and rear caps
Full body painted exterior (clear coat) 4-color
Four (4) point fully automatic hydraulic leveling system with auto dump
Heated ext/mirrors with integrated Cameras
Frameless dual pane, dark tint windows
Automotive foam and seal, Ziebart undercoating
Electric patio awning
Side-hinged exterior compartment doors with full pass through storage
Bunk bed includes two (2) flip down LCD monitors with DVD and AV input and two (2) wireless headphones (N/A 340KP)
Fiberglass roof
Sliding storage tray
Layered vacuum bonded roof
Vacuum bonded floor with tubular steel frame
Vacuum bonded sidewalls
Gel-coated fiberglass skin
1/2" Structure wood flooring
Block foam polystyrene insulation
Channeled drains for A/Cs
Steel basement construction
Tubular steel front bulkhead
Shower skylight
Rear ladder
82" interior ceiling height

Driver/Passenger Area Standards
One piece windshield
Power front night shade
Manual passenger and driver windows night shades
Fog lights
Dash radio with integrated color back-up and side camera package
Wrap around cockpit with nine (8) gauge instrument cluster
6-Way power driver seat
Leatherite driver/passenger seat
(2)-Cockpit Table/i-Pad/Console stations
Lighted step well
Two (2) Defroster fans with high and low settings
Driver/passenger cup holders
Automotive dash AC/heater with deluxe controls

Entertainment
32" LCD TV, living room
28" LCD TV, bedroom
Satellite TV prep
Cable TV prep
HD antennae with signal strength indicator
A/V distribution for entertainment electronics
Two (2) dash stereo speakers
Sirius satellite radio capable
DVD payer with sound bar

Exterior Equipment
50A service with auto transfer switch & power cord
6.0 Onan diesel generator
Electronic battery disconnect switch
Remote generator start switch (On dash)
LED lighting package
Driv/Pass map lights
Dash, auxiliary start switch
Bedroom individual reading lights
1200 watt inverter/converter
Four (4) six volt house batteries
Two (2) master electric shut off switches
Power entrance step
Patio light

Interior
Vinyl tile forward of the bedroom
Carpeted living room and dining slide-outs
Bedroom carpet with padding
Mattress queen 60x80 312 Coil Everett Slate
Jack knife sofa
Solid surface kitchen & dinette c-tops with flush mount sink and stove cover
Full extension metal drawer guides with ball bearings throughout
Galley storage compartment for range and sink covers
Kitchen pantry (N/A 340BH)
Dream booth dinette with storage underneath
Ducted A/C system
“Soft Touch” padded ceiling
Roller style sun and blackout shades
Bedside wardrobe
Dresser drawers and wardrobe type cabinets
Bedroom, overhead cabinets
Queen bed with bedspread and decorative pillows
Bed night stands
Mirrored medicine cabinets

Plumbing Standard
Variable speed constant pressure water pump
Bath-stainless steel sink c-top mount
Kit/stainless steel sink-undermount
Black water tank flush system
Single lever faucet with pull-out sprayer
Double lever lavatory faucets
ABS shower and walls with glass door
Porcelain china toilet
Whole house filter
Exterior, shower hose
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:03 PM   #30
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Mid ship entry door would be a deal breaker for me. JMI.

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Old 09-30-2013, 06:17 PM   #31
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Me too....
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:07 PM   #32
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I like the look of it. I like where the door is. A walk around bed without the step would be nice. I wonder if it will be 34ft or 36ft. I love my Berkshire but I am doing a lot of solo trips and it doesn't fit in my driveway! Lol
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:20 PM   #33
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Looks like they took the Thor Palazzo and put a FR badge on it. Hmmmmmmm
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:43 AM   #34
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Not for me either, but I do see a market for a unit like this.


The bunk house looks like it would sleep a lot of people. And I do believe that to be a reason why mor MH are not sold. That and price.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #35
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When do you think the replacement of the Berkshire 39 FL will be out. I love that floor plan
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:19 PM   #36
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MHSRV's website lists the Legacy as 'coming soon' but have them priced at the same thing the prior Berkshires were, roughly $159k. They have a generic exterior pic and a floor plan.

New Forest River for sale in Alvarado TX | 2014 Forest River Legacy 340KP W/Res. Fridge, Stack W/D & Ext. TV Diesel Pusher For Sale from Motor Home Specialist in Alvarado Texas
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:50 PM   #37
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Smaller generator, lower towing capacity , fewer slides .... No thanks... I'll keep my Berkshire...
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:19 AM   #38
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I can ask my friend that works at Albany RV what the news is on the Berkshires.
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:13 AM   #39
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Any word on some of the redesigned berkshires floor plans?
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:31 PM   #40
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Any word on some of the redesigned berkshires floor plans?
If you go on RV direct's website, you can see the floor plans and they have pictures of both that they have in stock. I am not impressed!! I have a 2014 but not the new 2014 and mine is much nicer and it was 20k less!! I spoke with my friend (one of the owners of rv direct) and we both agreed that it looks like forest river skimped on the inside to make up the cost difference of the chassis upgrade and frameless windows and new brand of furniture!

Anyone that got the first line of 2014's like mine is lucky because we got the chassis upgrade with out the price increase!! The new ones wall coverings are really cheesy and look cheap! The new bunk house floor plan isn't as nice either (this is my opinion only)

I'm very happy that I got my 2014 when I did because I love mine and not a big fan of the new ones.

Again these are just my opinions and by no means trying to offend anyone. Either way you look at it the berk's are awesome and the best bang for your buck!!!

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