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Old 02-25-2011, 12:09 PM   #1
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Wondering about the history of the Birkshire...

Fairly young model. Best I can tell the oldest Birkshires are 2008. Correct?Also did Forest river start from scratch or did it buy an assembly plant that previously assembled another brand? If so what was the previous coach at the plant? Seems to be a coach well put together with quality component parts. Just wondering!
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:50 PM   #2
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Wow, what a great question. I own a Berkshire and have no idea about the background. All I can tell you is that the Berkshire came about shortly after the Company was bought by Berkshire Hathaway, also known as Warren Buffet's investment fund.
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:09 PM   #3
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you might find this interesting..

History of the aquisition by Berkershire Hathaway


and some tidbits about Forest River in 2010

Forest River Inc. Seizes Motorized Leadership | RV Business

Forest River Expects 2,800 at Dealer Meeting | RV Business

Bottom line - Forest River is a very serious contender..
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:11 PM   #4
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Great info there amarzano. Thanks
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