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28 • RV PRO • SEPTEMBER 2015 rv-pro.com Other key features include a 20-cubic- foot French door Whirlpool refrigerator, 30-inch Whirlpool over-the-range micro- wave, walk-in shower with a built-in seat, 40-inch TV, Sony DVD player, tri-fold sofa, all LED lighting throughout and a freestanding dinette. A neat feature of the outside kitchen is a metal countertop. The unit also comes prepped for a washer and dryer. The 381RBOK will measure about 41 feet from bumper to front cap and carry an approximate dry weight of 12,500 pounds. Base MSRP will be about $52,000. This floorplan also will be available in the Sandpiper. Diesel Motorhome division: The lineup for 2016 will include the Legacy (first introduced during the 2013 Open House), which will be enhanced with four new exterior paint choices, an Atwood tankless water heater, upgraded TVs and pre-wired for the Winegard Trav'ler satellite system and the option of that receiver. The Legacy is built on a Freightliner straight rail chassis with a 340-horsepower Cummins engine. MSRP for the Legacy SR 340 will range from $218,000 to $223,000. The Berkshire, introduced last year at the Open House, will have a new floorplan, the 38B, bath and a half. This will be an addition to the 34QS, a four-slide, king bed, washer/dryer floorplan along with the 38A, a three-slide bath and half bunkhouse. This product boasts a 30-inch entry door, slide-out generator, water manifold system, polished aluminum wheels, raised rail chassis with front disc brakes and numerous other standard features. Built on a Freightliner raised rail chassis with a 340-horsepower Cum- mins engine, MSRPs for the Berkshire will range from $240,000 to $249,000. The Berkshire XL will be introducing the 40A floorplan at Open House, which offers a large mid-ship bathroom with dual sinks and private toilet. The division is also offering the 8.9-liter 380ISL with 1,150 foot-pounds of torque engine as an option over the 360ISB, 6.7-liter engine with 800 pounds of torque. The Berkshire XL also will include aluminized steel chassis skirts, new to all products Berkshire to Charleston, Quiet A/C system, and hardwood cherry cabinetry and polished porcelain flooring. The Berkshire XL is built on a Freightliner raised rail chassis with a 360-horsepower or optional 380-horsepower Cummins engine. MSRPs will range from $285,000 to $295,000. Another new addition to the growing lineup for Forest River Diesel will be the 43A Berkshire XLT. It will be equipped with the Freightliner XCR tag axle complete with consumer hot but- tons such as side radiator, 450ISL 1,250 foot-pounds of torque power plant complete with adjustable pedals, Ultra Steer rear tag, 150-gallon fuel tank, 15,000-pound towing capacity, Quiet A/C System and a two-stage Jacobs braking system. It will also offer an optional 10K Onan generator with heated floors and five color Sikkens paint upgrade options. Other new floorplans, the 43B and 43C, will be added at a later date. Berkshire XLT with tag axle is built on a Freightliner raised rail side radiator chassis with a 450-horsepower Cummins engine and will carry an MSRP in the $320,000 to $335,000 range. The Charleston will be adding the Bose sound bar as standard, an armless patio awning with LED lighting, shoe storage rack, Black and Burlwood VIP Smart Wheel along with two new optional five-color Sikkens upgraded exterior paint schemes. Built on a Freightliner raised rail with a 450-horsepower Cummins engine, the Charleston will retail from $367,000 to $375,000. Dynamax: Dynamax will be debuting two new Class C's under the revived Isata brand. One is the 3 Series on a 3500 Mercedes Sprinter chassis and the other is the 5 Series on the Dodge 5500 chassis. The inaugural floorplan for the 3 Series features a full-wall slide with a front lounge, a walk-around queen bed in the back, Corian countertops, fiberglass roof, all-weather MaxxAir ceiling fan and an optional solar package. The 24-foot-long 3 Series will be shown with a dry weight of around 9,500 pounds. Another notable feature of the new floorplan is the use of Italian light poplar plywood throughout. "Weight is always an issue," says Brian Clemens, general man- ager of the Dynamax division, "so we're utilizing as many weight- saving factors as possible. The trend in the Class C business is going smaller, but we feel there is a gap between entry level and the higher level and we think we can fill it." Forest River's diesel division will have three models of Berkshire available for 2016: the Berkshire, Berkshire XL and Berkshire XLT. MSRP for the three models range from $240,000 for the Berkshire to $335,000 for the XLT.

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