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Old 08-15-2013, 11:19 AM   #1
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Loving our 2014 Coachmen Prism 24G

We bought a Prism 24G in February and now with about 12,000 miles, I can truly say we did GOOD buying this rig! Being newbies to everything RV, we are very pleased with how this rig has expanded our lifestyle and experiences. We get 16+ mpg on highway, so we use it like a big station wagon, driving it almost everyday, shopping in it, tailgating, even went to the diner theater in it, so we could have cocktails and hors d'oeuvre before we went in for diner and show. With the 2 slide outs, it makes having to spend longer times in it very comfortable and still provide easy access to almost all city driving and street parking.
What fun we have had so far, the MB Sprinter chassis is a joy to drive and I can see us putting hundreds of thousands of miles on it.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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Very nice! I've been claiming to the wife that our "2nd RV" should be a motorhome like that. But then I get the look of, "you're insane, we're not getting a 2nd RV".
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:53 AM   #3
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Sweet ride! Glad to hear that you made the perfect choice!
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:15 PM   #4
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Prism 2150le

We bought our PRISM 2150 LE in July and have made a couple of short trips since. It is a great ride and I too use it to drive to work a couple of times a week. I am now researching to find a tow vehicle. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:17 AM   #5
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tow vehicle

Earlier this year, we bought a 2013 Jeep Sahara with automatic transmission to tow 4 down behind our 25' Prism 2150 le. It is easy to tow and to hook up. It has reduced our fuel mileage (diesel) by 2-4 mpg based on terrain. But having transporation at our destination outweighs the reduced mileage. It cost around $3900.00 for tow bar and brakes but one can probably get a set up cheaper. We live in a rural area so our choices are very limited. Glad to hear you are enjoying your rv. Wish we would have gotten 2 slide instead of one.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:44 PM   #6
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Towing setup

I bought a 2006 Jeep Wrangler Sport and am wondering what wiring is needed from the 2014 Coachmen Prism 2150le, if any. I am going to use the Blue Ox base and alpha tow and want to use the dead pedal breaking system. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:59 PM   #7
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Hey there. Glad to hear you are enjoying your Coachmen. We just picked up our Prism 2150 and love it. It's our first RV and I am trying to learn about the coach. Do you think you could help me with a question? If I plug into the side of the RV (electric power), does that charge the coach battery under the stairs? Have any of you considered setting up a second battery in there too? Does anyone do anything to the battery as part of the winterization process?
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:59 PM   #8
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Hey there. Glad to hear you are enjoying your Coachmen. We just picked up our Prism 2150 and love it. It's our first RV and I am trying to learn about the coach. Do you think you could help me with a question? If I plug into the side of the RV (electric power), does that charge the coach battery under the stairs? Have any of you considered setting up a second battery in there too? Does anyone do anything to the battery as part of the winterization process?
Plugging into shore power sends 110v to your
distribution panel and to your converter which
reduces the voltage down to 12V to power
your coach and charge your house batteries.
Your alernator on your engine charges your
chassis battery. You can easily add solar
to both systems. If you store for more than a
month, you will need to tend to all of your batteries.
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:02 PM   #9
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Thanks. That helps a lot. I'll research some good solar options. Any recommendations from your personal use?
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Thanks. That helps a lot. I'll research some good solar options. Any recommendations from your personal use?
Try here: Welcome to Zamp Solar - Power to Explore | Zamp Solar
I use a small portable to keep the chassis
battery charged and plug into 15A to run the
converter which keeps the house batts charged
but I never winterize and keep our MH in the driveway.
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