Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-27-2015, 09:18 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 11
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.

Thanks.
__________________

__________________
Dojo1228 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2015, 09:46 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Austin,TX
Posts: 246
We have had a Coachmen Freedom Express 292bhds since April. We have been very happy with it.
__________________

__________________
2012 Ford F-150 3.7L V6 -- SOLD
2007 Rockwood 1640 LTD Popup -- SOLD
2004 Bantam 19 HTT -- SOLD
2015 RAM 1500 5.7L V8
2015 Coachmen Freedom Express 292BHDS
Loraura is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2015, 09:55 PM   #3
Site Team
 
Flybob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 5,575
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.
__________________

2015 Freedom Express 248RBS
TV 2015 Silverado HD2500 Duramax
TST Tire Monitors
Honda 2000I + Companion
2 100W solar panels
Flybob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2015, 09:56 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Scubanut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 302
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.


2012 F150 FX4 Crew 5.0 3.73

2012Coachman Freedom Express 292BHDS (outdoor Kitchen)
__________________
Scubanut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2015, 10:04 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 11
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?
__________________
Dojo1228 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2015, 12:39 PM   #6
Member
 
poofam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Chocowinity, nc
Posts: 91
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
__________________
poofam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2015, 02:22 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 11
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.
__________________
Dojo1228 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2015, 05:01 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Austin,TX
Posts: 246
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.
__________________
2012 Ford F-150 3.7L V6 -- SOLD
2007 Rockwood 1640 LTD Popup -- SOLD
2004 Bantam 19 HTT -- SOLD
2015 RAM 1500 5.7L V8
2015 Coachmen Freedom Express 292BHDS
Loraura is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2015, 06:39 PM   #9
Member
 
poofam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Chocowinity, nc
Posts: 91
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.
__________________
poofam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2015, 07:04 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 11
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.
__________________

__________________
Dojo1228 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
coachmen, freedom express

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:36 PM.