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Old 07-17-2016, 11:45 AM   #201
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Just got our new chaparral 390 friday.
We've had ours since January. Getting ready for another 9 day trip in 2 weeks. Gatlinburg this time. We love it. Even more than our old 5er we had for 13 years.

I hope you enjoy yours too.

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Old 07-17-2016, 05:30 PM   #202
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Fun.... we just got home from pigeon forge... love that area!
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:04 PM   #203
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We're did you all stay in Gatlinburg
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:47 PM   #204
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We are actually staying in Pigeon Forge. Pine Mt RV Park. First time staying there.

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Old 07-17-2016, 09:32 PM   #205
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We stayed at Anchor Down Rv Resort in Dandridge TN. Best Campground ever.
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:28 AM   #206
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Have had our 2011 FE BH for about 10 months, we have hauled it about 400 miles so far and spent about 25 nights in it. We love it, normally just the wife and I but occasionally our kids visit Headed to New Harbor Maine this week, nothing beats a pot of Lobster while camping on the Maine Coast
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:34 AM   #207
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Just got our new chaparral 390 friday. First run is Monday. Make sure everything is cool before heading up to the rally. This makes coachmen fifth wheel #5.
#5!
I guess it is safe to say you are pleased with Coachmen 5th wheels?
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:07 AM   #208
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There certainly are a lot of very large RVs these days whether trailers or fifth wheels since I was a kid. When we (my parents) got a 31' TT in 1975 I thought it was absolutely huge. Now I see 35+ everywhere. Our 37' TT still seems large. In my state (Missouri) nearly all of the 100 state parks now have extended 50 amp sites for the monster RVs.
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Old 07-20-2016, 01:33 AM   #209
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I've had my issues over the years, but nothing that would make me say 'never again'. I guess I'm loyal to a point. As long as I'm happy and you got what I want I'm buying. Screw me one time and I'm done forever. That's why I don't drive ford's lol! Anyway, the biggest driving factor is our membership in the coachmen caravan/owners club. Love the trips and tours, and the people we meet.
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Old 07-20-2016, 06:26 AM   #210
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What type of coachman trailer do you own and how long..

In the 3 months since we brought our TT home, we've taken 6 trips for a total of 27 days, over 3500 miles traveled and 8 states.
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:21 PM   #211
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We have had a 2017 Freedom Express 279RKDS since February. Couldn't be happier. Solar upgrade with inverter/charger is next on the list.


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Old 11-29-2016, 09:44 AM   #212
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We purchased our Coachmen Apex ultra light 250RLS back in May of this year and boy howdy, sure wished we'd done it sooner.We have been out every month since we bought it.Just put it up for winter this month,and already looking forward to starting out first thing next year.
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Old 11-29-2016, 06:25 PM   #213
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We have had a 2017 Freedom Express 279RKDS since February. Couldn't be happier. Solar upgrade with inverter/charger is next on the list.


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Nice looking trailer!

Question: You say you have owned since February and it's a 2017 model? I wonder when the 2018 models come out?
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Old 11-29-2016, 07:14 PM   #214
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Nice looking trailer!

Question: You say you have owned since February and it's a 2017 model? I wonder when the 2018 models come out?
It's a 2017, I would think that the new models are I now.
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Old 11-29-2016, 07:51 PM   #215
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Yes,that is a really nice Freedom Express,with a great floor plan.We really liked these by Coachmen but found the Apex models worked best for me and my wife
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Old 11-29-2016, 07:53 PM   #216
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We took delivery on the 29th of Feb of our Chaparral.It is titled as a 2016.it was built the second week of Feb.If it would've been built two weeks later it would've been a 2017.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:00 PM   #217
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Wonder why they do that?
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Old 11-29-2016, 09:11 PM   #218
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Here is our truck, bike and 333RETS ready to travel.

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Old 11-30-2016, 11:01 AM   #219
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This is our new/first 5th wheel. We have owned it for a whopping 5 days. On our maiden voyage, we had a few issues (autolevel not working). She is back at the dealer, now. The one night that we were able to "camp" was fun, though. I'm looking forward to many more...
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Old 11-30-2016, 01:24 PM   #220
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My Apex was new in 2015 and road worthy from the start. Completed a 7300 mile road trip over 7 weeks out west to 5 national parks and many great sights along the way. No problems with the TT at all. The layout and ease to set up etc made the journey really comfortable.
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