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Old 02-22-2014, 02:44 PM   #1
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No love for the Chaparalls???

We have ordered a new one.Was just wondering why no posts for them in here?WE ordered the new for 14 29RKS.The one we saw at the Tulsa show looked to be a pretty well built unit.Our first 5er in 20+ years.We have a 08 Outback 26 RBS now and really do like it,but the dealer gave us a great deal on trade in and we had the"BUG".Just wanted to see if anyone had one of these or something like it.Dave
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it is a coachman product which is a Division of FR ,not even in the factory FR website, they don't even show you love their either...
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Old 02-22-2014, 03:44 PM   #3
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it is a coachman product which is a Division of FR ,not even in the factory FR website, they don't even show you love their either...
you're looking at the wrong FR website. you need to look at the FR corporate website, not the FR RV website.

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Coachmen, PrimeTime, Shasta, Dynamax and Palomino are all listed there, along with the original FR RV line.

as to the Chaparrals, Coachmen had its own owner's club website, way before they ran into financial trouble and FR bought them up. probably a big reason that we don't have a lot of Coachmen owners here on FRF. they're over at the owner's club website:

http://www.coachmencaravanclub.com/
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We have ordered a new one.Was just wondering why no posts for them in here?WE ordered the new for 14 29RKS.The one we saw at the Tulsa show looked to be a pretty well built unit.Our first 5er in 20+ years.We have a 08 Outback 26 RBS now and really do like it,but the dealer gave us a great deal on trade in and we had the"BUG".Just wanted to see if anyone had one of these or something like it.Dave

Hi DaveandSue, I also have Chaparral. You're in the right place for this forum. There's just not much activity for our specific brand. I've found it's still the best place if you have questions.
If you look at the big picture most of these 5ers are built the same and use the same components that might give you problems so it's good place to get help or to visit. There's lots of good people with a lot if knowledge here.

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Old 02-22-2014, 05:21 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info. We are just getting back into rving.We both retired last year and are enjoying the traveling.
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:25 PM   #6
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I have a Chappy, be one happy camper as well.

WELCOME.
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:00 PM   #7
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Maybe that's why there is not too many posts.Everyone likes their "Chappy."
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I just bought a new one last month. Love it, just waiting to use it.
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No love for the Chaparalls???

I bought mine in Oct. We did a 4 day shakedown trip. Used the AC/Heater and everything else.
We only had a small plumbing leak. The galley tank leaked at the drain connection. On the third day camping I noticed a drip coming from the underbelly. Dropped it off at the dealer and did another shakedown and all was well.
Can't wait to head out again.
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We'll like I posted,ours is suppose to be in the end of March.Wish it was this week.Getting anxious to get it loaded up and head out for a short trip.
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