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Old 01-17-2011, 04:18 PM   #1
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Forest River -- Tiffin

Has anybody done a comparison on the Tiffin Allergo Red and the Forrest River Berkshire?
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why?
Isn't that like comparing a cadillac CTS to a camry?
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:42 PM   #3
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why?
Isn't that like comparing a cadillac CTS to a camry?
Although both are M/H's I am not sure they are close enough (value) to actually do a fair comparison. I hope some Forest River owners will chime in. And I am sure that quite a few Tiffin owners might have a few words for you.
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Don't know which one JimM considers to be the CTS or the Camry but as far as useful and hopefully helpful info goes IMO you can't beat Tiffin for customer service and standing behind their product.

RJ, a Tiffin owner.
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I see route 66 figured out which way i am leaning, i would also like to get some helpful information on which is the cad and which is the camry and why do you think one is better than the other?
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The chassis on both are very similiar. They are both on the Freightliner XCR chassis. They both have 340 Cummins engines and 2500 Allison transmissions. The Berkshire has 228 inch wheel base as compared to the Red's 208. The Red rides on 275 tires while the Birkshire has 255s. The Berkshire comes in 5 floor plans that run 38 or 40 feet. The Red comes in three floor plans that run 35, 37, or 39 feet (all lengths rounded up 3 or 3 inches). The rest is pick your floor plan, quality of build, and service after the sale. I never been in a Forrest River so I can't speak for them, good or bad, but I driven my Tiffin for almost 5 years and 35,000 miles and expect to have it rolling down road many, many more years.
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Tiffin hands down.
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Tiffin has a great reputation and great support.
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I'll cast another vote for Tiffin.
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I owned a Forrest River 5er and it was a great unit but I have to say if I were in the market for another MH I would go with Tiffin again. My unit is over 6 years old with over 40,000 miles and has been trouble free.

The only service calls that I've had were for on board equipment such as the refrigerator and door awning neither of which are made by Tiffin.

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Nothing wrong with forest river, they are a great entry level brand. I've looked at a bunch tho, and the quality and amenities just aren't all there. You get what you pay for.
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