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Old 05-03-2022, 09:58 AM   #1
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Smile 2023 Coachmen Concord Information

Message out to see if any additional information about the 2023 "coming soon" Coachmen Concord. I saw other threads that had a floor plan from Motorhome Magazine Oct 21?



I have reached out to Coachmen and hear Information forthcoming later in the year but seems like a long time out and then available in 2023.



Looking to step down on size from 38' Class A but have a few desires:


Inverter to run TV/Sat and other systems while not plugged in. Have residential fridge now and works great but tough on batteries. I have four GD and 500W solar currently.



Solar Options


Furnace technology and Water Heaters- anything new out there that will be on this unit for less battery drain for Furnaces and quieter Water heaters. I believe demand water heater will be a feature but do those have to have plugged in or generator to get instant hot water or are they also propane driven. Don't want to start gen to get some instant hot water. My Furnace and Water heater on my class A are both under the king bed and unless I turn both off overnight its like a battle for noise supremacy.



4 house batteries/Lithium Option/cold weather package like Isata's



Raised Ground Clearance from past models- reduce dragging of the sewer pipes and tail.


Enclosed in storage septic / water systems vs. exposed out doors.


OCCC - Seems the past were challenged in the 1200 lbs range especially the 300TS triple slide.



King Bed/Washer/Dryer (the article last year seem to show this option). what are floor plan options.



Propane / Electric fridge for boondocking vs. all electric / residential.


7500-8000lbs towing


2 - AC's


50 amp Genset



Will it have a radius styling like past models or should I look at the Forester C's with the Trekker cab over replacement?


Where will TV be located in living area - Cab Over or other.



32' - 34' or so in length


Anything new out there on Ford chassis for this Concord that would allow additional OCCC and ground clearance... Maybe a 4x4 / AWD option. Is it possible it is moving to the Ram chassis like Isata 5?



Just throwing out some wish list items as I research the next RV.



Not sure if Brian Clemmens with Forest River is over the Coachmen Concord project but would be great to hear he is and any information he can share.



sorry for the length of my post
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Old 05-03-2022, 06:45 PM   #2
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Your best bet would be to start working with a dealer and see if and when they are able to order and customize one for you. With supply chain issues, they are having trouble getting current models out the door... at least that's what I read. People are waiting months for rigs that they've ordered.
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Old 08-10-2022, 04:16 PM   #3
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I contacted coachmen about it and they said they were still working on the prototype but the unit would be available and on lots Q1 2023. I don't know if its going to be all new and abandon the previous body style or what, guess we will wait and see.
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Old 08-10-2022, 05:32 PM   #4
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Rv lee thanks for the follow up message. I too had reached them via email a couple months back and same info. They did say dealer preview in September meeting then posted on website after that and possibly order just after that for Q1 delivery.

Really interested if this will click most of the boxes.
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Old 08-10-2022, 06:50 PM   #5
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We will see, I really liked it the way it was perhaps with some interior updates (white cupboards etc), solar, lithium, on demand hot water etc. I really hope they aren't going to just slap the concord name on a sprinter like Jayco did with the Melbourne and Winnebago did with theirs that had the same body. Unfortunately thats my gut feeling.
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:12 PM   #6
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Sounds awesome!


Coachmen RV Showcasing Redesigned Concord Class C at Forest River Expo

Middlebury, IN, September 21, 2022. – Coachmen RV is set to showcase the much-anticipated Concord motorhome redesign at this year’s Forest River Expo.
“Concord is back and better than ever. We are thrilled to bring back a highly recognizable brand with a ton of history and brand equity in the industry. The interior and exterior redesign was largely driven by Customer input and has created excitement among our retail customers. We cannot wait to showcase the total redesign at this year’s Expo” said Luke Handyside, General Manager of Coachmen’s Freelander, Leprechaun and Concord Class C’s.
The Concord is built on the Ford E-450 chassis with an industry first true air ride rear suspension. A unique and marquee feature is the large panoramic window in the fiberglass front cap. “This large window is the centerpiece of the coach and showcases the natural beauty of the great outdoors,” Handyside continues.
Other notable features on Concord’s double slideout floor plan include a power king bed, washer/dryer combo, dishwasher, wine chiller, beverage dispenser, free-standing dinette, dual air conditioners, and 50 Amp service. “We are really breaking new ground and setting new expectations for what is possible on a Class C platform. The redesigned Concord will be one of the most affordable, luxurious Class C models ever produced,” said Handyside.
Forest River, Inc., is one of America’s leading manufacturers of recreational vehicles, pontoon boats, cargo trailers and buses.
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Old 09-27-2022, 07:22 PM   #7
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Thanks for posting. Ironically I emailed Luke this morning as he had responded in June that they were having that meeting in Sept. Asked if there were any updates. Where did you find that article and was there any photos or specs? Glad it is moving forward.
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Old 09-27-2022, 07:31 PM   #8
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Read a little more on the Expo and saw this one also. Looks like a Dynamax Isata 5 alternative using the Chevy chassis. I look hard still at the isata 5 due to the 4x4 option here for Colorado but the OCCC has been way too low. Wonder if the Chevy will provide higher. Would love a Concord with ground clearance with 4X4 or the Chevy Super C without the cab over. Options may be coming, be interested to see the two new offerings in detail.
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Read a little more on the Expo and saw this one also. Looks like a Dynamax Isata 5 alternative using the Chevy chassis. I look hard still at the isata 5 due to the 4x4 option here for Colorado but the OCCC has been way too low. Wonder if the Chevy will provide higher. Would love a Concord with ground clearance with 4X4 or the Chevy Super C without the cab over. Options may be coming, be interested to see the two new offerings in detail.

New Concorde is still F450 (gas) based. I've been looking for pictures all day and haven't found a single one. Article says it has a big panoramic window in the front cap so wondering if its still like it use to be or a more traditional class C with sleep bunk.
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Old 09-27-2022, 07:41 PM   #10
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Sounds like the expo is still going on until Wednesday this week so maybe website will be updated then. Link to Entourage Chevy Super C. Sounded like the same floor plan..King Bed, Washer dryer etc. as the concord.



https://rvbusiness.com/coachmen-rv-t...per-c-at-expo/


If you find any photos please share!!
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Old 09-27-2022, 07:45 PM   #11
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Sounds like the expo is still going on until Wednesday this week so maybe website will be updated then. Link to Entourage Chevy Super C. Sounded like the same floor plan..King Bed, Washer dryer etc. as the concord.



https://rvbusiness.com/coachmen-rv-t...per-c-at-expo/


If you find any photos please share!!

Ok gotcha. If you want a lifted small super C 4x4 diesel check out Jayco Seneca XT. Its also brand new - I dont like the floor plan though. It has a 4 inch lift over the others.


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I was actually watching a review video from that Matt guy on the new Entegra XT version. I did have a look at the Seneca XT this morning. 3 floor plans with a $300K starting price....ouch! Although I see Motor home specialists are starting to show some 30%+ discounts off MSRP like the old days.

I'm hoping the Concord comes in at a $160K or less MSRP and then maybe a reduced price in the $110-$120,000 sell price. Will See. I guess that Chevy Super C 4x4 likely priced like the Seneca XT or Omni 4x4's. $270K-$300K
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Nexus just showed a new budget diesel super c for $160K


https://rvbusiness.com/videos/airstr...nexus-verrado/
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My DW gives it two thumbs up for placing TV directly across from theatre seating.

We both like it!

Nix wine cooler & bar.

We would not get the dishwasher or all in one washer/dryer combo.

DW & I both believe it should be shown with only seating for two at the dining table. Push the leaf in and fold up two of the chairs.


https://youtu.be/LP_Cl01l8r0
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My DW gives it two thumbs up for placing TV directly across from theatre seating.

We both like it!

Nix wine cooler & bar.

We would not get the dishwasher or all in one washer/dryer combo.

DW & I both believe it should be shown with only seating for two at the dining table. Push the leaf in and fold up two of the chairs.


https://youtu.be/LP_Cl01l8r0
I read this in video comments: Place the dining table lengthwise with wall, allowing two occupants to sit facing the window, and have it so the table can be repositioned for sitting across from each other. Doing so would allow couples to choose how to set it up for dinning.
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I read this in video comments: Place the dining table lengthwise with wall, allowing two occupants to sit facing the window, and have it so the table can be repositioned for sitting across from each other. Doing so would allow couples to choose how to set it up for dinning.

Yes this is how Fleetwood does it


https://youtu.be/6igq_SAwoic?t=673
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