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Old 06-16-2016, 05:07 PM   #11
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possible spec changes?

Sorry to bump an older thread, but I'm in need of a little help...

Seems like Coachmen changed all their Chaparral brochures and descriptions for MY2016. I've been trying to find where the confirmation is about the EHUB, but I can only find notations about the Azdel sidewalls and Radiant Shield Insulation.

We're specifically interested in the 371MBRB and 372QBH, so can anyone confirm if these Chaparral mid-profile 5W models do, indeed, have the EHUB as either standard or optional equipment?

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Old 06-16-2016, 05:35 PM   #12
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I just picked my 371 mbrb up from the dealer and asked them the same question. And he told me yes with it being enclosed the way it is it is heated there are just no tank heaters on these models. He said if it gets blow 0 you might want to kick the heat on as low as possible it will warm it up in no time there
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What Alex said. I have a 2016 390QSMB. It definitely has an enclosed underbelly and I was told the bottom of the in floor furnace duct have some cutouts that blow hot air into the underbelly. I've never seen them, but camped in below freezing weather and didn't have any issues.

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Old 06-24-2016, 08:11 AM   #14
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What Alex said. I have a 2016 390QSMB. It definitely has an enclosed underbelly and I was told the bottom of the in floor furnace duct have some cutouts that blow hot air into the underbelly. I've never seen them, but camped in below freezing weather and didn't have any issues.

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You are correct. We just bought a new Catalina 253 RKS with an Enclosed Underbelly and your furnace mounted on the floor is ducted underneath and has vents to allow some heated air to be blown into the underbelly area.

If you pull your underbelly cover in a corner you can see this.
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I just picked my 371 mbrb up from the dealer and asked them the same question. And he told me yes with it being enclosed the way it is it is heated there are just no tank heaters on these models. He said if it gets blow 0 you might want to kick the heat on as low as possible it will warm it up in no time there
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What Alex said. I have a 2016 390QSMB. It definitely has an enclosed underbelly and I was told the bottom of the in floor furnace duct have some cutouts that blow hot air into the underbelly. I've never seen them, but camped in below freezing weather and didn't have any issues.

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You are correct. We just bought a new Catalina 253 RKS with an Enclosed Underbelly and your furnace mounted on the floor is ducted underneath and has vents to allow some heated air to be blown into the underbelly area.

If you pull your underbelly cover in a corner you can see this.
HUGE thank you to all three of you! This just made our decision - a Chaparral will be our first 5W.
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HUGE thank you to all three of you! This just made our decision - a Chaparral will be our first 5W.
Welcome to the club! I hope you enjoy it as much as we are. I'm actually out for a long weekend in Branson right now.

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You are correct. We just bought a new Catalina 253 RKS with an Enclosed Underbelly and your furnace mounted on the floor is ducted underneath and has vents to allow some heated air to be blown into the underbelly area.

If you pull your underbelly cover in a corner you can see this.
How do you pull the underbelly cover? Does it just snap on and off, or are those screws or rivets holding it in place? I see what looks like little pyramid shaped fasteners, but have not messed with them fearing I might break something. Mine is 2016 Coachmen 281 RLDS.
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