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Old 01-02-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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What motorhome do you have?

I haven't seen a thread on this general subject, and there are too many choices for a poll, so call it a survey. What year, make and model do each of you own? Units on order count, as does any drivable class. I would expect most on this Forum will have Forest River products, but that is not a requirement. Please keep it short. Thanks for your responses.

I have a 2011 Georgetown 280DS (on order).
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:15 PM   #2
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:09 AM   #3
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Ours is a 2011 Berkshire 390bh on a 2009 chassis. This one is our first diesel pusher after two A gassers and a C gasser. The DP has it all over the A gassers as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:48 AM   #4
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Ours is a 2008 3100ss Sunseeker. It was "used" they said. Got it in September 2008, had 1200 miles on the odomiter and no wear or tear, looked brand new. The dealership originally said it was a used 2007. When doing the finance paperwork it came back as a 2008 according to the VIN. We could not be happer with it except for the gas milage, but you got to have something to complain about, right.
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:14 AM   #5
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Ours is a 2010 Sunseeker 2300 on a 2009 Ford E450 chassis. WE just bought it in late October. It was a left over unit after the 2011 came out. Only used it 3 times to date. So far, so good. Just the DW and I so it is perfect. Making small mods here and there and checking it out. Have to put in a $4K driveway and pad to get it behind the fence and out from in front of my shop! Wish the black and grey tanks were in heated compartment like the 2011! Thinking of accomplishing that in the future.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:14 PM   #6
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:36 PM   #7
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We have a 2007 Georgetown 370TS with XL Package. Bath & a Half with 3 Slides. 37'-4" Long. Came standard with Arctic Pak (forced option) and Spare Tire. Added Satelite Dome with DirecTV, Inverter and Air Springs.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:40 PM   #8
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Ours is a 2008 Gerogetown XL 378 model that came with all of the extra options such as HDTVs front and rear, artic package, convection/microwave oven, two A/cs and fireplace as standard back in 2008. We ordered it with dual pane windows, spare tire, 15,000 btu A/c in front, gas oven and rear window. We added the king dome antenna, direct TV receiver /recorder, VHS/DVD player/recorder, Safe-T stablizer, washer/dryer, and vent covers. Since then we have added two extra doors for storage access in the hall way below the pantry door, interior private screens on front windows when parked, 110V outlets on both sides of the coach, an air compressed set of air horns (can't let the diesel rigs outblast me), a CB radio with a few extra watts of power, a 12 CD blue tooth player with detached Satellite/FM Stero/AM/Weather radio, and an onboard compressor for tires or rubber rafts.
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:47 PM   #9
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i just bought on this dec 31 a georgetown 338s 2010,im returning to what pleases me the most a motorhome,leaving my everest 345s fifth-wheel 2008 and my gmc 3500 dually 2006,will take delivery on this friday,i made the right choice,having many more features than with a class b plus or class c models,plus the incomparable view,
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i just bought on this dec 31 a georgetown 338s 2010,im returning to what pleases me the most a motorhome,leaving my everest 345s fifth-wheel 2008 and my gmc 3500 dually 2006,will take delivery on this friday,i made the right choice,having many more features than with a class b plus or class c models,plus the incomparable view,
I know you will enjoy driving and parking the Motorhome. We towed two Montanas for years before getting ours. Still have the 05 GMC (wasn't a dually) Every guy has to have a truck. We have over 20,000 on ours now with trips out west and down to Florida every year during the winter months. Forest River makes a good rig.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:31 PM   #11
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I have a 2010 GT 330TS on a 2008 chassis and tow a 2006 Jeep Liberty. Traded in a BigHorn 5th wheel and just love the ease of setting up the GT.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:26 PM   #12
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we have a new 2010 sunseeker 3100ss with the queen aft. so far we love it. only issue was they cut the wall hole for the 12v recept. larger than the recept. thus there was nothing for the mounting screws to attach to. the dometic ac power box crapped out at just 6 mos but dometic and a local repair service handled under the warranty. have been to fla and back and all around nj, va, and eastern pa.
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:21 PM   #13
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It's kind of interesting that all of these rigs are no more than four years old, with most being new within the last twelve months. How long has Forest River been making motorhomes? It would seem like they are relatively new in the market based on this survey, which I understand is far from scientific.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:29 PM   #14
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:06 PM   #15
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2011 Berkshire 390BH here!

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Old 01-05-2011, 09:54 PM   #16
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We have a 2010 GT 378TS. Love IT! The floorplan is the best.

Tow the Jeep at times and trailer the motorcycles at times.

I don't know how long FR has been manufacturing motorhomes, but my first FR MH was a 2002 GT 325DS, and had another 2006 325DS. Then, I made the mistake of going to an RV show last January and saw the 378TS. That did IT! Another FR motorhome. Have been real happy with them.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:16 PM   #17
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Ours is an '02 Georgetown 325S, F53 V-10. We bought it last July from the original owner who'd had to give up because of health issues. It's in gorgeous shape, with less than 12K miles when we bought it. Apart from a couple of grubby spots on the upholstery (the barrel chair by the door and the top of the forward dinette seat back), the interior looked like new.

Obviously we had to replace the original chassis '01 GY tires. Since we're in Les Schwab territory, we got their Toyos. The only other issue has been a rotted slide topper on the living room slide. I think this resulted from the previous owner parking it for the best part of 18 months with the slide deployed and facing south.

We did about 2700 miles between late July and the end of October, getting about 8 mpg. We've docked it for the winter alongside the garage and expect to be resurrecting it in mid-April.

At present, our trips tend to be 4 or 5 days, because of limitiations of our 13+ year old Labrador. She has a tough time with the entry steps, so we keep the trips short.

We're considering longer trips when she's not with us any more and may look into toads. We don't stay long enough anywhere to need one in our present style of travel, but if we go farther afield, a toad would be useful.

We have a Kia Sedona van, weighing abiut 4500 lb and our hitch is rated at 5000 lb. It would be prohibitively expensive to modify an 8-year-old van with 80K on it for flat towing, but a braked dolly would probably push us over the hitch limit. Still working on that!
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I have this unit myself have you had any problems with slides pass side hitting the body when you close them paulser39
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