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Old 12-27-2015, 09:18 PM   #1
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Any Coachmen Freedom Express 923RLDS owners?

Any owners of Freedom Express 923 or other models out there???? Looking at this trailer as a contender for purchase here in the near future. It's a toss up between a Spree and a Coachmen. We love both.....

Do you love yours? Any issues ? DO you wish now you would have purchased something else?

I just like hearing the good and the bad, realizing all brands come with issues.

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Old 12-27-2015, 09:46 PM   #2
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We have had a Coachmen Freedom Express 292bhds since April. We have been very happy with it.
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Old 12-27-2015, 09:55 PM   #3
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We have had our Freedom Express 248RBS for a little over a year. Very happy with it. No issues. Layout perfect for our needs and other than a little sawdust behind panels no complaints.
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I like my 292bhds as well, had it since 2012. No major problems with it. I did beef up the leaf springs and some repair to the outdoor kitchen door.


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Old 12-27-2015, 10:04 PM   #5
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This is all good to hear. I think the only thing I hate in any trailer is the dinette. I want it removed so I can add a free standing table or be creative and make something. I just don't love the dinette. I'd rather have that 7 feet or so of space. Thanks for all your responses.
Does anyone have the Maple Leaf Edition? I am assuming a tad here that maybe it's made a little differently being it's for Canada? Better insulation or maybe seasonal?
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:39 PM   #6
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I had a 2012 REDS wife liked layout my biggest problem was lack of good insulation & fit and finish. You get what you pay for 😜 I don't know the other models you are looking at but if you plan to use it in cold weather look elsewhere. My 2 cent
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Old 12-28-2015, 02:22 PM   #7
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I appreciate your 2 cents. We are in the Richmond, VA area and man has this been a great extended camping season for all in this area. We like the idea of camping later in the season because summers are so hot and humid that Fall Spring becomes the best time to camp.
We are teachers so when the weather is awesome like it has been for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year it sure would be awesome to camp at this time of year. I can't see us heading to Western NC or Western VA this time of year or up North, but it would be nice to go coastal at the holidays. Thanks for your input.
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Old 12-28-2015, 05:01 PM   #8
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the Maple leaf and Liberty editions have a few extras (and thus weigh a little more):

• Gel Coated Fiberglass Cap with LED Hitch and Marker Lights
• Front Rock Guard on Cap
• Special Liberty/Maple Leaf Edition Graphics
• Black Tufkoat Skirt Metal
• Slam Latch Baggage Doors on Pass Through Storage
• Enclosed and Heated Gate Valves
• Power Tongue Jack
• RG6 TV Hook-up Camp Side
• Camp Side Security Light
• Central Control Panel for Switches and Gauges
• Raised Panel Glazed Independence Maple Doors
• Raised Panel Refer Inserts
• Solid Surface Kitchen Countertop Undermount
• Stonecast Sink with Sink Covers
• Designer Eyebrow with LED Lights over Kitchen Cabinet
• Silver Reeded Glass Backsplash
• Pull Out Sprayer Faucet
• Hide-A-Bed Sofa
• Hinged Door, Slider Drawer, and Pots and Pans Drawer Under Dinette
• Freedom Sky View Window with Pleated Shade over Dinette
• Designer Bedspread with matching Pillows
• Porcelain Toilet with Foot Flush
• Three Upgrade Décors - Java, Slate, Sunset

Optional "premier" package, only available in these upgraded models include:
• Electric Fireplace with Wrought Iron LED Lit Translucent Slate
• Large 8 Cu. Ft. Refrigerator
• 3” Recessed LED Lighting over Dinette
• Wrought Iron Ceiling Decoration with LED Lit Translucent Slate
• 4” LED Recessed Lights in living Area
• LED Rope Light at Awning, 12” LED Strip Light
Entry Step and Pass-through Storage
(N/A 293 RLDS & 297 RLDS)
• Durable 24” x 48” Resin Outdoor Table

I can tell you that my regular version came with the following upgrades:
• Power Tongue Jack
• RG6 TV Hook-up Camp Side
• Camp Side Security Light (If they mean porch light)
• Stonecast Sink with Sink Covers
• Hide-A-Bed Sofa
• Designer Bedspread with matching Pillows (If you could call it that... I immediately replaced)


I liked the fireplace, but hated the ceiling molding.

I also did not care for the skylight over the dinette. It gets hot enough in there already without adding direct sunlight. If you put a slide topper on it you get a nice view of the under side of the slide topper, and it's one more place for things to leak.

In the end my dislike of the ceiling and skylight paired with the added weight of all the extras swayed us toward the regular edition. It would have been nice to have a fireplace, a bigger fridge, solid surface counter tops, and a porcelain toilet though.
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Old 12-28-2015, 06:39 PM   #9
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Dojo we went from coachmen to cedar creek cottage to this Saturday we pick up our Landmark. We are full timers but on a permanent site on the river in Chocowinity nc. We liked the Cottage but wanted a better built/insulated Rv my wife liked the Charlston so that's what we got. Budget/weight is the only thing that limits most people so do a lot of looking and you will find something that will fit your needs. Don't limit yourself to the dealer down the road there go to Rv shows there is one in Richmond Va Jan or feb you might be surprised what you fall in love with. Good luck in your quest if you're ever make it to Twin lakes campground come say Hello.
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:04 PM   #10
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Poofam, Thank you. We have been researching like mad. We are not in a hurry and want to be happy with what we choose now and down the road. We already have several RV shows on the Calendar in Feb here in Richmond, then Hampton and Tidewater. We have walked the near by lots.... not thrilled... and I am more then willing to drive to get it. I just worry about the drive to get it will be the drive to service as well so buying local would be ideal, but I am willing to go where the deal can be made. I am from Raleigh, NC but where is Chocowinity, NC? Can't say I have ever heard of it!! :>) I will keep Twin Lakes in mind. Thanks.
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We are east of Greenville 20 miles south of Washington 3 mi. I looked up the KZ and they don't have enclosed underbellys. We went to the Hershey Rv (the big one) in September and I can tell you there is a lot of JUNK out there. As far as service we have 2 local independent Rv tech that do warranty work and will work on mine if I need it. Take a Saturday drive up to Mcgorge in Ashland va big lot pick some out online to look at, bad part salesmen and golf cart required. We are getting our new one from myrtal beach at a ma and pa dealer and so far it's been smooth. The good part I couldn't find any bad reviews on the dealer. The one place I personally would stay clear of is Camping World❗️Went to one and had a MSRP $5,000. more then the REAL MSRP and service dept backed up. Just my opinion
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Old 12-29-2015, 12:06 PM   #12
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We have a 2014 Freedom Express 297RLDS Liberty Edition and love it. Refrigerator and AC went bad this year but were repaired under warranty and both work great now. Some small cosmetic issues and the two recliners were replace due to damage. We went with the 15K AC due to the size of the TT. Love the sky light and solved the slide topper by having a hole cut above the sky light and clear vinyl sewn in place...works great.
Tongue weight came in at 1200 and now using an Equalizer WDS with RAM 1500 Hemi TV. PM me if you have questions.
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