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Old 02-03-2008, 04:31 AM   #1
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I AM CONSIDERING BUYING A 2008 CHARLESTON OR BERKSHIRE IN 36' OR 39' LENGTH.(40' WON'T FIT IN THE GARAGE).
I AM CURIOUS ABOUT:
(1) OVERALL QUALITY OF CONSTRUCTION.
(2) INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR STORAGE SPACE.
(3) PERFORMANCE AND MILEAGE OF THE CUMMINS 6.7 340HP ENGINE WITH 5 SPEED ALLISON.
(4) PERFORMANCE AND MILEAGE OF THE MERCEDES 330 HP WITH ALLISON 5 OR 6 SPEED.
(5)GENERAL SATISFACTION WITH THE FOREST RIVER PRODUCT.
THANX FOR YOUR HELP IN ADVANCE. IT'S A MOTORHOME JUNGLE OUT THERE!! JACK
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:31 AM   #2
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I AM CONSIDERING BUYING A 2008 CHARLESTON OR BERKSHIRE IN 36' OR 39' LENGTH.(40' WON'T FIT IN THE GARAGE).
I AM CURIOUS ABOUT:
(1) OVERALL QUALITY OF CONSTRUCTION.
(2) INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR STORAGE SPACE.
(3) PERFORMANCE AND MILEAGE OF THE CUMMINS 6.7 340HP ENGINE WITH 5 SPEED ALLISON.
(4) PERFORMANCE AND MILEAGE OF THE MERCEDES 330 HP WITH ALLISON 5 OR 6 SPEED.
(5)GENERAL SATISFACTION WITH THE FOREST RIVER PRODUCT.
THANX FOR YOUR HELP IN ADVANCE. IT'S A MOTORHOME JUNGLE OUT THERE!! JACK
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:10 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">40' WON'T FIT </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Beware that a "39'" rig could be 39' 11" ...and even if it is only 39' it likely has a ladder on the back that might make it "too long" for your garage! If your garage is that tight, be sure to measure a 39' rig before deciding it will fit.
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Love the Berkshire 36 ....much research done.......jim...
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:48 PM   #6
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I have an 08 Berkshire and I love it! It is a quality product.
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I think the 6 speed allison is important for the fuel milage.....5 speed??...the 2012 comes with a 6 speed...they say u may ge as much as 12mpg...go to the berkshire site....great video's on the construction....steel basement.....check out.....jim
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my 36 is toooo new still checkin out the milage...will keep u posted.
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