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Old 06-28-2015, 11:37 PM   #1
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New Coachmen 27QBC checking in

Flew down to Pasco, WA and picked up a 2016 Coachmen 27QBC. Had a heck of a first road trip driving it about 2500 miles back to Fairbanks, AK.

Taken it out twice now, once to Harding Lake, AK for it's shake down cruise and this weekend to Fielding Lake, AK. So far so good. Hit a rabbit in the Yukon that took out a section of the front grill and today discovered the passenger side front tire was flat. Ordered the parts to fix the grill and swapped out the spare tire, hope this is it!

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Finally home from the road trip.



Shake down trip to Harding Lake:



Camping at Fielding Lake State Park, AK:



I'll add there are a few minor QC issues that I had to address. The chalking around the shower appears to have been done by a 3 year old, had to remove it and redo it. The trim around the outside of the shower was installed sub-par, had to remove it and reinstall. There is a 3/8 gap in the paneling between the shower and the wall, from the floor to about 8 inches up, going to cut a pieces of wood and glue it in place. The window shade over the cook top was not installed correctly, the plastic pieces that hold the bottom of the shade are to far apart and one end of the shade is missing the piece that locks it into place. Have not fixed this yet, don't want to move the plastic piece because that will leave 2 holes in the wall. Otherwise everything works as it should.
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:44 AM   #2
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Living in Alaska, while full of natural beauty, can be a pain at times. Got a flat coming back from Fielding Lake on the passenger side front tire. I had a 12T bottle jack, electric impact wrench, sockets and extensions to change it out thanks to a stop at Harbor Freight in WA. Changing the tire was easy enough and the spare was exactly like the one that went flat.

Took the tire in to the local tire shop and it can't be repaired. That's where the fun began. Called around and no one had one in stock, best guess was 2-4 weeks to get one in and it would be $248 plusmount/balance. Welcome to Alaska!

Being an Amazon Prime junkie I searched Amazon and low and behold they had he exact tire I needed for $177 with free Prime shipping! Paid extra for 1-4 business day shipping and total cost was $198 and it will be here tomorrow. Right on time for our trip to Valdez for the 4th of July weekend.

Thank you Amazon!
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Old 07-27-2015, 03:16 PM   #4
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RV is doing great. 9.2 MPG average, up from 8.9 before I had the oil cahnged at around 5K miles. Using this RV every weekend, don't know why I didn't buy one sooner.
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RV is doing great. 9.2 MPG average, up from 8.9 before I had the oil cahnged at around 5K miles. Using this RV every weekend, don't know why I didn't buy one sooner.
How did you get 9.2?
Mine is running 8.1
I have the chevy 7liter motor
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:49 PM   #6
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How did you get 9.2?
Mine is running 8.1
I have the chevy 7liter motor
Haven't done anything special, run Mobile 1 oil and change annually. I typically tow a trailer with two ATVs when we go camping. I keep my speed between 55 and 65, the highways in Alaska are not very good so you don't want to go to fast. Could be the type of gas here, no ethenol mixed in the gas here. I've gotten 9.8 miles to the gallon when not towing on fairly level roads at sea level.
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I'll add we had another flat, again the passenger side front. Was a easy fix and it's now the spare. Something about the passenger side front tire.
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How we roll. Denali Highway last month.


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Haven't done anything special, run Mobile 1 oil and change annually. I typically tow a trailer with two ATVs when we go camping. I keep my speed between 55 and 65, the highways in Alaska are not very good so you don't want to go to fast. Could be the type of gas here, no ethenol mixed in the gas here. I've gotten 9.8 miles to the gallon when not towing on fairly level roads at sea level.
I bet it is the ethanol mix down here, thanks
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