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Old 09-19-2011, 11:56 PM   #1
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Hi! I am looking for feedback from current/former owners of a Berkline Class A. Please let me know the pros and cons of this unit. Thanks.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:01 AM   #2
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Sorry, I meant Berkshire 390QS!
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:00 AM   #3
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Hi hark582:
I currently own a 2010 Berkshire 360FWS. It is a nice coach but the fit and finish leave a lot to be desired. My problems have been small but annoying. My mud flap was ripped out due to a design flaw. The mfg would not replace it even through it was still under warranty. My sofa and all the shades were replaced. Four tiles have cracked. The Moulding does not fit properly. The dash where the key is fell out four times causing the coach to shut down completely as if I turned the key off. This happened while I was driving down the highway. Talk about being scared. The dealer had to bolt it in instead of glueing it.
You do get a lot for your money but my question is because your getting less than the top of the line coach does that mean you get less than the best craftsman to put it together?
Buying a used one is probably better than getting new because hopefully they already fixed all the problems.
All I can advise is that you do your homework. Make sure you check everything.

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Old 09-21-2011, 08:38 PM   #4
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The RV Consumer Group gives that coach 2 out of 5 possible stars. So not awful, but Camera man gave his own personal experience.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:02 PM   #5
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I have a 2011 and I find that it was the best deal out there. You get a lot for your money. I do not have any of the "fit and finish" issues that Camera Man had. I don't know if there is a difference between the 2010 and the 2011. I have had a few problems with some of my appliances (air and refrig), which the factory was extremely helpful and quick to resolve. Overall, I find that the quality was much better then the 2009 Fleetwood that we had. And Fleetwood was terrible when dealing with them.

I delt with Randy Howser at Forest River. He really took the time to make sure that we were happy with our purchase. He could have sent me to deal with a local dealer, but he took care of my issue himself.

If you do your research, you will find that all new coach owners will tell you that they had minor issues that needed to be fixed. The biggest diference is how the manufactor helps you through the process.

I don't know when Warren Buffet became involved in Berkshire, but that may be the difference with the quality issues between the years.

I have spoken to several Berkshire owners (2010 & 2011 models) who all say that they love their coach and it was the best value.

As of this date, I am very happy with my Berkshire and fully recommend it!

Good Luck
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