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Old 03-18-2013, 06:59 PM   #15
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Thanks for the solid info on some of our key questions - certainly confirms our decision. I'm very impressed, especially with the mileage - I imagine you must drive with a fairly light foot?
Congratulations on your new motor home!

I probably do drive with a lighter foot, however the key to great mileage is using the mode button on the Allison transmission. You can press it at any time (underway or stopped) When the red light is lit you are in economy mode and it changes the shift points to lower RPM's. If you're not driving in serious mountains then the mode button is your best friend when it comes to fuel mileage.

Post up some pictures when you get a chance. We love to see RV pictures.
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It's been a whirlwind the last few days with work and finance etc on the purchase bit we have our walk through tomorrow morning then we get to drive away in our new rig for the first time. Can't wait!

I'll definitely post some pictures. Thanks for asking - fun to share the excitement with those who understand what it's like!

Do you have the Allison 2500 or 3000?
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Congratulations on your new motor home!

I probably do drive with a lighter foot, however the key to great mileage is using the mode button on the Allison transmission. You can press it at any time (underway or stopped) When the red light is lit you are in economy mode and it changes the shift points to lower RPM's. If you're not driving in serious mountains then the mode button is your best friend when it comes to fuel mileage.

Post up some pictures when you get a chance. We love to see RV pictures.
Thanks - we're thrilled!

It's been a whirlwind the last few days with work and finance etc on the purchase bit we have our walk through tomorrow morning then we get to drive away in our new rig for the first time. Can't wait!

I'll definitely post some pictures. Thanks for asking - always fun to share the excitement with those who can understand!

Do you have Allison 2500 or 3000?
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:00 PM   #18
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Here she is!
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I am not aware of any motorhome being well insulated. It just does not seem to be a high priority. The large front windshield will transfer a lot of cold into the coach. So maybe that is why they don't bother.

The Jayco Seneca just might be the best all around unit for how you will be using it. I think it will be easier to keep it warm. It has the power and structure to go over the mountains. Jayco also builds better than average products.

Also check out a 2009 or 2010 Jayco Embark. They do not build the Embark any longer but it is a step up from the Seneca. It is a unit I would want to boondock in. 105 gallon fresh water, 52 gray, 52 black. It is a Seneca on steroids. It has an 8.3 litre engine. The model TB390 has the bunk beds.

Plus the kids would love the way it looks. It looks cool.

Good luck
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Did you see the current issue of MotorHome magazine? It has the Berkshire 390 BH as it's featured rig!!!

Cool MH.
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Here she is!
Congratulations on the new coach. I have a 2012 390bh. My family and I love it. We put on 12k miles already and plan another 6k trip this June. Great coach for the money. A few tips- we removed our doors on the bunks- it makes it a bunch easier with the kids and space. Also I noticed from the picture you have the original window. That window has a upgrade that fixes the rattling problem. Our window was replaced under warranty and if I were you would demand they replace it for you as well. The new window has a smaller slider part that eliminates the window noise. Hope you enjoy your coach.
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