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Old 11-23-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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Apex 215RBK

Just ordered a Coachmen Apex 215RBK with the elite package, electric awning and frameless windows.
Traded in my Surveyor SV233T. Hope I won't regret it.
Needed something smaller and easier to handle.
Anyone have any quality issues with Apex line?
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:25 AM   #2
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We have had only one problem with our Apex 22QBS, the hot water bypass valve was open, so no hot water flow, an easy fix. Other than that very pleased with it, we also got the Elite pkg
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:27 AM   #3
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I have had a few issues.

Deadbolt lock tumblers faulty, so I got locked out. I brought it in, and they replaced the lock, now working well.
The screw covers (plastic cover that lines the entire trailer, about an inch wide) became brittle and cracked off. I have an appt set up to get that looked at. Service shop claims that is unusual?
The front, interior speaker has never worked. I will be getting that looked at when I take it in for the screw covers.

They are hopefully "relatively" minor repairs, we will see.
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:20 AM   #4
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We also have a 2014 Apex 22qbs. Mostly minor problems, hot water bypass,tv and sat cables reversed etc. Only major issue was the electric awning stopped working. Turns out it was on a recall list, so Dometic(sp) sent a tech to the house and replaced the motor. Happy Camping.
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:58 PM   #5
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Just saw my new Apex 215RBK at the dealership for the first time! Very nice unit, exceeds my expectations.
Now just waiting for the snow to melt so I can clean out my trade-in and finalize the sale.
The elite package, electric awning, and frameless windows really dress up this unit nicely, and are just what I wanted.
Even though I did not order the '50th anniversary package', the decals on the camper say "50th Anniversary", did not expect that. Kind of like this anyhow since my wife and I will be married for 50 years in 10 months!
Not so sure if I like the new omni-directional TV antenna (without the crank handle) time will tell.
The white exterior with black trim looks really nice and the interior is well designed with lots of storage.
Will provide additional comments after more detailed inspection and after I get the unit home.
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:00 PM   #6
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We have an Apex 258RKS, that is a year old now. Had the hardware on one cabinet come loose, and the decor panel over the kitchen table came loose. I have fixed one problem, the other is also an easy fix, just have not had time. We have been very happy with our trailer.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:35 PM   #7
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Hi. We're also getting excited. Upgraded our 13ft cikira to an Apex18bh. We go tomorrow for a predelivery inspection but won't bring it home until May. We still have 2ft of snow. So much for spring in Ontario. Ours also says 50th anniversary edition. We are adding the rock guard on the front. Hurry up spring. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-31-2014, 01:48 PM   #8
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Hi. We're also getting excited. Upgraded our 13ft cikira to an Apex18bh. We go tomorrow for a predelivery inspection but won't bring it home until May. We still have 2ft of snow. So much for spring in Ontario. Ours also says 50th anniversary edition. We are adding the rock guard on the front. Hurry up spring. Attachment 48420
Congrats.. I have a 2012 Apex 17rbx - double axle.

So far it has been good. However just minor issue that were covered under warranty - Locks for tent ends jammed, replaced. Lock on door jammed, replaced. One tent end leaked - adjusted and not leaked since.

These are all minor issues - overall I am happy with the unit.

Im with you on the spring, from Ontario too.
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Just saw my new Apex 215RBK at the dealership for the first time! Very nice unit, exceeds my expectations.
Now just waiting for the snow to melt so I can clean out my trade-in and finalize the sale.
The elite package, electric awning, and frameless windows really dress up this unit nicely, and are just what I wanted.
Even though I did not order the '50th anniversary package', the decals on the camper say "50th Anniversary", did not expect that. Kind of like this anyhow since my wife and I will be married for 50 years in 10 months!
Not so sure if I like the new omni-directional TV antenna (without the crank handle) time will tell.
The white exterior with black trim looks really nice and the interior is well designed with lots of storage.
Will provide additional comments after more detailed inspection and after I get the unit home.
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I think you may like the omni-directional antenna. I have it on my 2013 Surveyor, and didn't like the idea at first. But now I really like it. No more crank coming down through the ceiling (had one once that leaked around the crank), no more remembering to retract it before leaving the campground. No more climbing on the roof to lubricate it in both the up and down positions. And it brings in faraway channels very well. Good high-def reception.

As I understand it, the antenna doubles as the radio antenna as well, and I get very good radio reception. So no separate radio antenna to fold down when putting the cover on the camper.

Fewer moving parts = a good thing, in my opinion.
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I think you may like the omni-directional antenna. I have it on my 2013 Surveyor, and didn't like the idea at first. But now I really like it. No more crank coming down through the ceiling (had one once that leaked around the crank), no more remembering to retract it before leaving the campground. No more climbing on the roof to lubricate it in both the up and down positions. And it brings in faraway channels very well. Good high-def reception.

As I understand it, the antenna doubles as the radio antenna as well, and I get very good radio reception. So no separate radio antenna to fold down when putting the cover on the camper.

Fewer moving parts = a good thing, in my opinion.
Yes, I have also had some bad experiences with my crank-up antenna. The crank falling off was the latest issue!
Was just wondering if the TV reception was as good with the new omni-directional antenna.
The idea of this antenna also amplifying the radio signals is very good news. The FM radio reception has always been problematic to me, to the point were I had to rely on a portable 'super radio' to listen to my favorite FM stations.
Thanks for the response.
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