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Old 03-11-2015, 08:51 AM   #1
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I am looking to buy a 2013 Forest River Charleston 430BH need feedback please!!

I am looking to purchase a 2013 Forest River Charleston 430 BH.

It only has 5241 miles on it and I can get it for $195k.

Has anyone had any experience with this model? It has the 450 C. diesel.

I have 4 younger kids 13 and under so the bunk model really makes sense.

Trying to figure out if this is a good deal? Low retail on nada is $206k and this unit is in perfect condition.

How do they hold their value against others in the same price range? Just curious what I should expect if I try and sell it in 3 yrs with say 50k miles on it?

Thx in advance for your help!

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Old 03-11-2015, 09:34 AM   #2
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Try the Forest River Charleston Forum

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Old 03-13-2015, 06:37 AM   #3
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forest river is consider a low quality coach in its class from what we saw when we were looking.

not that there bad just not the highest quality. at 195k and essentially new is a good price.
floor plan is very important- engine and chassi are next- all other stuff is just bragging rights saying you have it. the next class jump is 50k to 75k (talking new) -
saving that kinda doe and still having basically a new coach with those certain criteria feels good if you ask me. good luck
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I am looking to move up to one of these BH as well - and we like the FR Charleston layout, quality, and roominess with the opposing slides...

let me know what you find out, and if you indeed purchase one...

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I looked at Forest River gas coach once and was not impressed with any of the quality inside and moved on quickly.
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:20 PM   #6
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We did buy the Charleston and absolutely love it!!! The bunk beds are a huge hit with the kids and they live that they can be in them while we are traveling down the road.

I have had two other Monaco Diplomats prior to purchasing this coach and feel it is the same quality. The tile floors are awesome and the higher 7 ft ceilings make it very roomy.

I pulled our 25 ft boat through the mountains and it has done great!

Anyway we have put about 10k miles on it since May and never Had any problem.

I may sell it come the end of October as my dad and I bought it together and he is looking to build a cabin that we could use more permanently. I hate to do it, but the cabin will get a lot of use as well.

If you are still looking then let me know!



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