We have a 2011 390BH w/ the optional 360hp and Allison 3000 tranny.
We did consider the Fleetwood as well. To be honest - I liked the Fleetwood. I can't speak to the quality as I did not actually own one. This said - my feeling is RV's are a bit of a money pit and the more it costs to get into one - the more you are going to lose..
For us the price difference between the Fleetwood and Berkshire was almost $50k. That is a huge chunk of change and pays for a lot of camping!! :-)
At the time - I was also NOT able to find a 2011 Fleetwood - only left over 2009's. (Yes - almost $50k more for a left over 2009 vs. a new 2011 390). The Fleetwood does have some very nice features - Residential Fridge, Full Slide vs. 4 slides on the 390) and this is of course subjective - but perhaps a slightly nicer floor plan.
As far as repairs FR has been great dealing with my local independent RV repair center. I have had several small warranty issues handled and am working on another right now. The Dealer calls FR directly and they are working out the costs. I was worried about not having a dealer nearby - but luckily this has not been a problem.
I like the 390BH - for the reason that it gives you a lot of bang for your buck at this price point.
I also talked to Tom at RV Direct and can recommend him, as well as Evan at Terrytown RV in Mi. I would not hesitate to deal with either of them. They both offered a great price and were very eager to earn your business.
Good Luck with your search!!
have been happy with the unit and the
Originally Posted by J3c7l
I'm in the market for a diesel pusher with bunks. I am considering a Fleetwood Discovery 40G but came across the Berkshire 390B with a much better price. My question is, " do you get what you pay for or is the quality equivalent?" I own a Jayco Seneca and have been disappointed with it's quality and would like to avoid that again. Also there are no dealers anywhere near me vs a Discovery dealer about 50 miles away. Any input is appreciated.