Review of the 2015 Forest River Charleston 430BH

Forest River Charleston 430BH
2015 Forest River Charleston 430BH

The all-new Charleston 430BH floor plan by Forest River is exactly what motor home owners think of when they envision a luxury coach. The Charleston is the slightly larger and more powerful counterpart to Forest River’s flagship Berkshire model, and with just as many creature comforts and amenities.  With multiple interior and exterior options and furnishings, Charleston owners are sure to drive off in a coach that not only suits all of their wants and needs, but has the style and class that will keep heads turning wherever the road takes them.

The Power

Not all diesel pusher’s were created equally, and that is apparent when you open the hood of the Charleston 430BH. This coach is powered by an 8.9 liter, 450HP Cummins turbo diesel engine that makes driving this 43 foot-long, 22 ton a joy regardless of the terrain you’re on. 1250 ft. lbs. of torque make the Charleston a great coach to tow a vehicle, boat, or just about anything else owners need to transport along with them. Constructed on a Freightliner XC-Series chassis, owners can expect a smooth, quality ride for years to come.

The Exterior

With everything from a single piece, panoramic windshield, to multiple full-body paint options, to 2 lb. density, block foam polystyrene insulation throughout the cabin to keep the cabin at a comfortable temperature regardless of what’s taking place outside, the Charleston is almost as nice to admire from the outside than it is to actually ride in one. While there are nearly limitless options owners can choose from when purchasing their coach, the standard features put most other motor homes to shame. The exterior of the 430BH has bus style, side-to-side underbelly storage, an external shower, a power patio awning, external speakers, a fiberglass roof, Hehr frameless dual pane, dark tint windows, a 7-pin tow power connector, a 100 gallon, dual fill fuel tank, polished aluminum wheels, and much more. The Charleston comes standard with 4 deep cycle six volt house batteries on a slide tray and a 50 amp 120 volt distribution panel with an energy management system to ensure that owners will have power wherever the road may take them.

The Interior

Forest River Charleston 430BH

The interior of the Charleston 430BH floor plan is not only aesthetically beautiful, but also incredibly practical and functional. Starting in the ergonomically designed cockpit of the coach, the driver of this coach has the best seat in the house. A telescopic “Smart Wheel” adjusts to fit any size driver comfortably, while power adjusting automotive style foot pedals making navigating the roadways as easy as it is in a much smaller vehicle. Moving from the cockpit to the cabin, and then to the rear master bedroom has a very seamless flow, which was designed to make the Charleston 430BH feel like home. All interior appointments were crafted to give the cabin a luxury and homey feel – from the full size refrigerator and residential style kitchen, to hand crafted woodworking and trim, and the custom tile flooring, passengers will experience comfort like never before while on the road. The good folks at Forest River certainly didn’t forget about creating a spacious environment when building the 430BH as there is room for 10 passengers to sleep comfortably thanks to 4 slideouts, two roomy bunk beds, leather pull out, sleeper sofas, and an incredible master suite with a king size bed and rear entertainment center.

The 2015 Forest River Charleston 430BH is truly a coach fit for a king…and his family. The luxurious interior furnishings, power, and spectacular exterior look of this coach makes it one of the most desirable diesel pusher motor homes on the market.

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