Tuesday, February 18, 2014

2014 Coachman Freedom Express 192RBS 50th Anniversary Edition

I posted big things were coming!  Well, they have. And this past Saturday we picked up our new Travel Trailer.

Are you as shocked as I am?

Remember we sold our totally renovated pup. The 1985 Coleman Chesapeake. We loved that old girl. And have been really missing her. Used that money to upgrade out (TV) Tow Vehicle so we could get a Hybrid. And for the past year and half. We have been debating which one to get. The Jayco 23B or the Roo 21SS.

So a couple weeks ago, January, we went to the huge RV Super show at the Florida State Fair grounds. Just to see these two models.  Well, both were there.  And hubby decides he don't like either of them. And so me in total shock, we head out of that dealer and he comes a cross this Coleman 194QB and fell in love with it. But I was still in shock from going there to get a Hybrid and him changing his mind. So we by passed it, then on the way out he finds this Tracer 235AIR. This was bigger then all of them. We some how got to the point of almost signing the papers and for some reason I couldn't do it. So we left.

Head home, discussing how we got from HTT to TT.  And I guess I can see his point. Its just us 2 so we really dont need all the extra sleeping space.  So the plan changes and we spend hours now searching hundreds of floor plans. And looking for a small one under 23 feet. This is no easy job when your looking for a great floor plan. And decided we loved the floor plan of the Coachman 192RBS and started calling, and everyone we found online had been sold. So found two at Giant Recreation World in Winter Garden, Fl. 1.5 hours away.

So we find out, they will be at the Ocala RV show. 2 horus away.  Last minute Friday night, we decide to get up and run over to the RV show to see these in person. And guess what. They didn't bring them. So we left there and back tracked to the dealer. We were there for only 30 mins. And decided, This one was it and got the paper work started.  And a week later we picked her up.

How do you know if the one your looking at online is a 50th Anniversary? Look at the front on either side of the TT.  Where you see Coachman.  If you see just Coachman, its a regular model.  If you see Coachman, then a brown line with the words 50th Anniversary Edition, then this has every available option. Here is a picture of the front of mine.  Not a great picture, but you can see where its dark under Coachman.

This is the floor plan.

Now! If you are looking for this model. You need to pay attention to if your buying a First run 2014 or 2nd run 2014.  I say this because. The first 2014 were not made with the 50th Anniversary upgrades.  And you could be paying the same for a lesser model.  So the specs above from the website are for the Original 192RBS.  The weight of mine changed to 3858, so of course my Cargo changed to 2000. Which is still a ton of cargo weight. The fresh water tank changed to 49 gallons and now weighs 300 lbs full. And the Gray and Black tank changed to 32 and 34 gallons. So these changes are what makes up for the increased Base rate. But still the camper will weigh 5900 full if you use all the 2000 cargo.

This is what is in the Anniversary package!

Loving that it has the LED lights though out the inside. In the middle of the room, Over the sink, Over the couch, Over the bed, in the bathroom, under the front step, In the front storage. (the LED lights run from one side to the other) Outside light and Runs along the 14 foot Awning. Totally awesome. saves on battery power. Also in the front Storage, Make sure you bend over and look up! The 24 x 48 white resin outdoor table is strapped to the top of the front storage area.  Also not on this list is the upgraded AC, most come with 135000 BTU but this one has 15000 BTU, this will come in handy with this hot heat here in Florida. Also this one does not have a crank for the 24 inch flat screen like most do. This one has a Roof mounted stationary low profile Antenna with a Booster. So no messing with it or worrying about leaving it up.

There is a nice Coleman gas grill that slides in the side. But I think I'm going to take this off (it is removable) because we only cook in our 10 x 10 screen room.  And think I will replace this with some thing else. I will blog post about that when I get to it. Have other mods to do first.

This is the back side. You can see the small slide. I love the small slide because it only slides out 18 inches. So you do not have to worry about parking 5 feet from anything on that side. Also because its small. When slide in, You still have a ton of room inside. And can still access every thing, bed, bathroom, fridge sink and stove. You don't even have to put it out if you don't want to.

 This is the kitchen with 24 inch flat screen that pulls out and swivels to the bed or the couch. Am/FM/DVD surround sound system with USB and MP3 hook ups. This system even has an alarm clock built in. You can select, A, B or C or all at one time. A for outside speaker, B for Over the bed and C for over couch area. Then you have storage and cabinets, little counter top, 3 burner stove with oven (if you go to dollar tree, and get their small cookie sheet, it fits perfect in this oven for making biscuits and stuff). Then built in Microwave with over stove hood. And Double Stone cast sink with high neck faucet. That section right under the sink with two knobs. That actually pulls out and has a silverware divider in there. How cool is that? Those frosted glass disc above the kitchen are the LED lights.

This is the Bathroom door, 50th anniversary clock, And the slide.  You can see the surround sound under the cabinet. And the Pattern is Truffle.

View from front of trailer. By the bed. You can see the Double 6 cubic feet Fridge and Freezer in the back by the door. Kitchen pantry is on the left of the fridge, Bathroom is on the right.
Slide in, couch comes to edge of the clock. So you can see how much room you still have.

Bathroom, Pretty basic here.

And this is view from back of camper where the entry door is. Looking at the Queen walk around bed with underneath storage.

So this is our new Travel Trailer. We love this and think its perfect for us two and if needed, the couch is a Jack Knife sofa to sleep someone.

We paid almost $10K under the MSRP price posted on this camper and think we got a good deal, So it was basically the price of the Base model.   And also we had the DuraTain coating added to the Inside, Roof, Awning, Side body and the underbelly so its fully protected from the elements.

Currently looking for some weekend local camping sites to test every thing out, but every thing is booked till June.  So just booked 5 nights at Fort Desoto in June. But still looking for a weekender or two in the mean time.

Until next post.
Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Congrats Sharon! This is Pam (RotnMom) from PuP! I wish I could find your floor plan but with an additional dinette! I like having extra seating because I'm inside some days. My pup has a gaucho couch & double dinette slide out. But when we upgrade, I don't want to go TOO long! Nice blog!