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New 2020 trailer and find a dent in right front corner. Turned it in for warranty. Said we were the ones that put dent in roof. Which we didn't. 2 cupboard doors came off. Screws pulled out of the press board. (Cheap) Don't even use real wood. Rejected warranty. These trailers are cheaply made. Buyer BEWARE.
381RD 2019 fifth wheel RV. It's extremely unfortunate to have post such a negative experience that my wife and I have experienced in our new RV. We researched and visited numerous RV shows and came to the decision in buying a brand new Chaparral 381RD. Since our purchase and delivered to our Lot in the spring of 2019, we have had to have our slide out lights re-wired to work, our DVD/Radio replaced, hot water tank board replaced, refrigerator not working for 6 weeks. We just finished our last week of vacation at the end of September and both the hot water tank and refrigerator once again cease to work!
We are the laughingstock of our campground because of our experience. It's really sad that we decided to purchase our very first RV and share the experience with our families only to constantly explain why we can't get hot water or not live out of a cooler in a $50,0000 tent! We purchased this disappointment at Avalon RV in Medina, Ohio. Don & Tammy **, Lorain Ohio
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I am a Proud Owner of a 2015 Prism 24J. I have had several issues over the years and when I call Coachmen, I always get a return call and advice on how to resolve my issue. Lately, I had a crack develop in the Front Tinted Skylight. I called Coachmen Customer Service and spoke with Coachmen rep, Daniel **. I told him my issue and he immediately went to work looking for a replacement. He noted that the shells and skylight were not made at Coachmen, but at Altec. Daniel followed through and found me the correct skylight and had it sent directly to me. I received the skylight and had it replaced within 2 weeks from my call. Thank you Daniel and thanks to Coachmen for standing by me! - Happy Coachmen Owner!
We purchased a new Coachmen motorhome in 2018 and have had nothing but trouble with it and the dealership that sold it to us. Neither the dealership nor Coachmen have been helpful or responsible in any way. Coachmen sent me a survey to see how satisfied we were with our purchase. I responded with the list of issues and received no further contact from them to assist in any way.
We bought a brand new 27' freedom express travel trailer in 2017. We have only had it out 3 times. I have already had to replace 2 electrical receptacles and numerous other little things that should have to be repaired this quick. The receptacles they use are a joke. They break the first or second time you use them. Very inferior materials. Frustrating because I thought by buying a new unit I would not have to do repairs right away. Not a happy camper!!!
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I need to rant‼️ So my 246 RKS has been in Indiana since July 25th for warranty work too large for the dealer to undertake. I was told by Steve ** of Coachmen that they would need to drop the floor most likely. Ok, that’s fine (though the massive leaks shouldn’t have occurred in the first place). Now, 22 days later, I know very little about what’s being done, where they are in the process, etc. Perhaps a picture, an email... Something!
Coachmen, at this point you have MY property, and my request is simply - let me know what’s going on.
Most of us will look to upgrade at some point, and guess what... We don’t have to come back to you for your products. There’s plenty of others to go to. I don’t mind if the job is taking longer than anticipated, but as the customer, I feel like I am entitled to an update on my unit. Coach has black mold, rotted floor, rotted slide floor and cabinet holding fridge is rotted. I just want my money back. Horrible customer service and horrible product.
We have owned this RV for less than 2 years and the list of problems and items breaking just keeps going. Very disappointing!!! Everything from poor quality control to items that just keep breaking. Every vacation we have gone on there is something that broke!!
After about 2000 miles and 5 times of use. Hello all. So this is my first time owning a RV. We've had it since March 2019, and used it as much as we can since owning it. Overall, it has been a good experience except for a couple things. For example, the bed mattress that come with this RVs, just throw them out and get a new mattress. Thank me later. The wall mounted sofa/bed bench conversion setup was a joke. It's held onto the wall with three small screws in each mount, two mounts in each bench.
We didn't know, but the front side of both benches were not held into the wall via the 1" aluminum frame like it should have been, but just being held into by the thin wall. The manufacture missed the frame by over an 1"?!?! Wow?!?! How they stayed up with 20lbs benches is beyond me. First time it came out of the wall, was in transit to Indianapolis from Chicago. Thank God since I had a previous incident where the bench folded out and hit my motorcycling while in transit because the stupid floor to wall strap they expect to hold the bench up against the wall does NOT work.
So to fix the issue I've used two tie downs for each bench to hold it against the wall via the legs of the bench to the arms of the Happy Jack bed above it. In turn, when the mounts gave out after, this saved the bench from falling down one side, hitting my motorcycle again. However, it would have caused a lot more damage because would have been able to swing back and forth freely, and probably ripping out the other mount, metal hardware allowed to rub on the bike for hours.
Same trip, two days later, my parents on are sitting on the other side, with the `good` bench, and 5 mins later, they collapsed down to the ground with the front-running mount ripped from the wall. So at that moment, I made the decision to remove the benches all together. I think this is why they made the decision to incorporate the benches into the Happy Jack system on the later models. The rest of the RV seems solid overall, so far. But paying tens of thousands of dollars on a trailer RV, and having these stupid episodes isn't really making me happy. This is a called out to you Coachmen. You think applying a little bit of basic/common sense QA to your trailers would medicate a lot of these issues. At this point, I don't know if I'd buy a Coachmen again.
We have 25000 mi on our mh. We like the layout and the Mercedes platform. Since our first use we have had problems like cabinets falling off, inoperative tank sensors, awning won't extend, lp tank installed in a way that most places can't connect to fill, etc. The most recent and dangerous problem was the front supports for the fresh water tank broke while going 60 mph. What a thrill. Fortunate that I stopped before the frame jammed into a road seam. I contacted Coachman rep Greg and he informed me that the problem was that you're not supposed to travel with a full tank of water. WOW...I'll bet no one knew that. He offered to provide a new tank and improved frame but no labor. All I want is a proper install of what I have. By the way, one bracket broke and the other had the drill tip screw come out. There are other problems but enough for now.
In 2017 we purchased a Coachmen Brookstone 325RL 5th wheel RV. From Funtown RV in Purcell, Okla. Little things began going wrong from the start and we pulled it back to the dealer for repairs.
2. Auto leveling has never worked & been to the dealer 2 times.
3. A/C - 2 units for total of 30,000btu for 38ft RV and doesn't keep up. Lost 3-5 degrees this past weekend at 96 degrees & parked in the shade.
4. Fireplace was not working properly. Remedy - dealer contacted company & new fireplace inserted by dealer.
5. Under structure by hitch was falling down. Remedy - dealer fixed.
6. Shower door handle loose - remedy - dealer fixed.
7. 1 window shade not able to pull down. Remedy dealer said fixed, but never fixed.
8. Plungers on bed to allow to get to storage under bed not installed properly and not able to use storage unless 2 people were available. Remedy - we took lose & installed them properly & 1 person able to utilize it.
9. Clothes rod was only attached with short screws - remedy - we purchased longer screws & drilled holes & fixed it.
10. Hot water heater went out. Remedy - had repairman to check it out & wiring was stretched too tight & caused to short out. Remedy - repairman fixed.
11. Refrigerator went out & had to have new coil replaced. Have lost approx $300 in food. Remedy - Repairman dealt with warranty company & we had to pay additional $700 to have replaced & still not working properly & not trust it to leave things in to spoil again.
12. Now this past weekend, the bed hinge supports came loose which were only attached with very short staples. Remedy - we went and bought screws and took bed frame apart and used clamps to hold up the boards and put long screws to hold in properly. This took approx 1 1/2-2hrs.
We purchased the 7yr extended warranty, but it doesn't cover the full price of the repairs that we have encountered. This RV is "very poor quality" and would not recommend purchasing.
Vickie ** in Oklahoma
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Headquartered in Middlebury, Indiana, Coachmen has been developing and manufacturing RVs since 1964. Coachmen became a brand of Forest River, Inc. in 2008. Coachmen has a full range of RVs, including motorhomes, toy haulers, fifth wheels and more.
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