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Old 01-22-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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New to Coachmen ... just bought

We just bought a new non-current 2011 21bh with triple bunks... we are coming up from a much cheaper quality built Sportmen Classic. I very much like reading all the coachmen catalina posts. I will be tightning plumbing right away. I am impressed by the overal quality compared to what we had.

Has anyone attempted to install the hot water bi-pass for winterizing? Anything else I should check out before we take possession ?
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:35 PM   #2
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congrats

cant answer the bypass question because I live in Florida which doesnt need winterizing.

when I did my walk thru - the only thing I noticed out of place was a few scratches / gashes in the face of the cabinetry - I took delivery cause I didnt want to drive back two hours to pick it up and figured I was going to do much worse since I had a 5 year old - about 5 months later I had my daughters bike in the camper and sure enough I put a big ole scratch in the wood and was like oh well I just added to what I already had LOL

Have them hook water up to the city side and fill some in the fresh water tank to make sure the pump works as well

just do a full systems check and dont forget the paper work for the 2nd years warranty also - if they do not give you that paperwork - it can be downloaded here on forest river forums and sent in
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
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wait a minute? did you say 2nd year warranty ? is that a Forest River thing or Coachmen thing? I was told 1yr. OK, where do I find the link for that ?
Forum help is awesome! Thank-you very much.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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you pay a little for the 2nd year

it is a forest river thing - let me see if I can find it and post it here for you

I do not see coachman on the list but if Forest River makes it then I dont see why they wouldnt offer it - Here is a link to the paperwork - http://www.disruptiveweb.com/images/warranty_addon.pdf

Might be worth a call to the Factory and see if they offer it for your model - got nothing to lose

by your signature has new owners spelled owerns LOL
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:20 PM   #5
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FR offers a 2nd year factory warranty on their RVs. but apparently they don't on the new companies they've acquired, like Prime Time, Shasta and Coachmen.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:05 PM   #6
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Thanks ... I am looknig to add some drawers under the bed and dining seats too. I will be calling the 'factory' anyways to try and get some cabinet doors- no harm to ask about warranty too.
Can't wait to get it back home to start adding some mods !
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:25 AM   #7
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Hey guys i just purchased a coachmen catalina 25rks and called forrest river for the 2nd year warrenty and they dont offer one for their coachmen TT.
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seems to be a trend when large RV manufacturers buy out bankrupt or closing brands.
Jayco has a standard 2 year warranty on their rigs, but after they bought Starcraft, they kept Starcraft's 1 year warranty.
even after the Starcraft brand became clones of Jayco's rigs.
you can by the same exact trailer from either brand and you'll only get a 1 year warranty, if it has Starcraft on the side.

at least FR is only doing that to the newly acquired brands, that aren't clones of their own brands.
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