September '20

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60 • RV PRO • September 2020 RV PRO ➤ NEW MODEL YEAR PREVIEW That floorplan will fall in the $20,000 to $25,000 price point range. "At the first of the year, we went with less options and more standards. At Shasta, we had a lot of options, and with the environ- ment we're in, it's really hard on the plant," says Grierson. "So, we adjusted base prices, took some options away and made them standard, like stab jacks, a spare tire, outside shower, standard ducted air conditioning, large grab handle, bedspread and sink cover. It has helped dealers tremendously." BERKSHIRE Berkshire diesel motorhome National Sales Manager Tim Cunningham says Berk- shire has undergone a complete overhaul of interior décor for a more modern look, all the while staying true to the company's brand identity. "We want to remain desirable to our current customers," says Cunningham. "We understand why we fit. We stay true to our customer base." The new 34B floorplan replaces the 34QS with a full-wall slide under 36 feet. "It's more spacious with a bigger hallway," he says. Meanwhile, the Berkshire XL receives all new front and rear caps, as well as new exterior paints. The coach is now all-electric, with an Aqua-Hot 250D hot water system, eliminating the need for propane. "We added six, six-volt house batteries in the 3,000-watt inverter," says Cun- ningham. "All featuring the most towing capacity at 15,000 pounds for a non-tagged axle diesel." The Berkshire XL also has a living room heated floor option and convenience package, which comes standard with a 100-watt solar panel and is pre-set for up to a 550-watt solar panel. Meanwhile, the Berkshire XLT also has new front and rear caps, new exterior color options and a mobile line collision awareness system now tied into the OptiView dash screen. Also, interiors in the XLT have received a modern refresher, and all XL and XLT products now have TPMS as a standard feature. PREVIEW Shasta Product Manager Meg Grierson is pictured next to a stick- and-tin travel trailer. Grierson says Shasta is introducing a number of new floorplans for 2021, while also updating existing products with new color schemes. Forest River's Berkshire line has undergone a complete overhaul of the interior décor for 2021. Meanwhile, some motorhomes will receive all-new front and rear caps, as well as new exterior paints.

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