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Product Make

The Product Make is a classification of recreation vehicle that has a substantial degree of commonality in construction of chassis, frame and body, which does not include level of décor, opulence, equipment and price range, and does not have a specific trade mark associated with it.

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RD Motorhomes are built on a rail (or bare) motor vehicle chassis powered by a rear diesel engine. Examples include Sportscoach Pathfinder and Sportscoach Cross Country.

Gas Class A Motorhomes are built on a rail (or bare) motor vehicle chassis powered by a front gas engine. Examples include Coachmen Encounter, Coachmen Mirada and Coachmen Pursuit.

Class C Motorhomes are built on a cut-away automotive manufactured truck chassis (cab portion in place from chassis manufacturer). Examples include Coachmen Leprechaun, Coachmen Freelander, Coachmen Concord and Coachmen Prism.

Class B Motorhomes are built on an automotive manufactured van-type chassis.

Travel Trailers are towable RV mounted on frame and wheels and designed to be towed by a motor vehicle that is constructed with a roof, floor and sidewalls made of rigid materials. Examples include Coachmen Freedom Express, Coachmen Apex, Coachmen Catalina and Coachmen Clipper.

Fifth Wheels are a towable RV mounted on frame and wheels and designed to be towed by a motorized vehicle by means of a towing mechanism that is mounted above or forward of the tow vehicle’s rear axle (typically a truck). Examples include Coachmen Brookstone and Coachmen Chaparral.

Sports Utility Trailers are towable RVs mounted on frame and wheels and designed to be towed by a motor vehicle that is constructed with a roof, floor and sidewalls made of rigid materials with a rear garage type storage facility. An example is our Coachmen Freedom Express.

Camping Trailers are towable RVs mounted on a frame and wheels and designed to be towed by a motorized vehicle that is constructed with a collapsible roof and collapsible partial sidewalls that unfold and extend in the set up mode and fold back up for travel. Examples include our Coachmen Clipper and Viking.

Truck Campers are towable RVs designed to be placed in the bed of a pickup truck.

Range Brand

A Range Brand is the leading predominant common trademark or brand name of the respective Product Make and Product Line. Within the Coachmen Family of Products, there are only 3 (three) Range Brands: Coachmen, Sportscoach and Viking.

Product Line

A Product Line is a specific series of RV products identified by a common trademark or trade name and targeted to a market segment as determined by level of décor, opulence, equipment and price range. Product “Lines” with the same trademark or trade name are not the same unless they also share the same product “Make”.

Examples of Product Lines include: Pathfinder, Cross Country, Encounter, Mirada, Pursuit, Leprechaun, Freelander, Prism, Brookstone, Chaparral, Freedom Express, Apex, Catalina and Clipper.

Product Model

A Product Model is a specific offering within a Product Line and Make that is distinguishable by its length and interior floorplan. It typically will share all or most of the level of décor, opulence, equipment and price range characterized by other Models within the same Product Line. Examples include the 34BH Mirada, 21QB Freelander, 355RL Brookstone, 292BHDS Freedom Express and the 303RLS Catalina.

Weight Specification Definitions

Motorized

The maximum permissible weight of the unit when fully loaded. It includes all weights, inclusive of all fluids, occupants, cargo, optional equipment and accessories. For safety and product performance do NOT exceed the GVWR.
The maximum permissible loaded weight of your motor home and any towed trailer or towed vehicle. Actual GCWR of this vehicle may be limited by the sum of the GVWR and the installed hitch receiver maximum capacity rating; see hitch rating label for detail.
The maximum permissible weight, including cargo, fluids, optional equipment and accessories that can be safely supported by each axle.
The typical weight of the unit as manufactured at the factory. It includes all weight at the unit’s axle(s), including full fuel, all fluids and LP Gas. The UVW does not include cargo, fresh potable water, additional optional equipment or dealer installed accessories.

*Estimated Average based on standard build optional equipment.
The amount of weight available for fresh potable water, cargo, passengers, additional optional equipment and accessories. CCC is equal to GVWR minus UVW. Available CCC should accommodate fresh potable water (8.3 lbs per gallon). Before filling the fresh water tank, empty the black and gray tanks to provide for more cargo capacity.

**Estimated average based on standard build optional equipment

Each Coachmen RV is weighed at the manufacturing facility prior to shipping. A label identifying the unloaded vehicle weight of the actual unit and the cargo carrying capacity is applied to every Coachmen RV prior to leaving our facilities.

The load capacity of your unit is designated by weight, not by volume, so you cannot necessarily use all available space when loading your unit.

Actual towing capacity is dependent upon your particular loading and towing circumstances, which includes the GVWR, GAWR and GCWR as well as adequate trailer brakes. Please refer to the Operator's Manual of your vehicle for further towing information.

Towable

The maximum permissible weight of the unit when fully loaded. It includes all weights, inclusive of all fluids, cargo, optional equipment and accessories. For safety and product performance do NOT exceed the GVWR.
The maximum permissible weight, including cargo, fluids, optional equipment and accessories that can be safely supported by a combination of all axles.
The typical weight of the unit as manufactured at the factory. It includes all weight at the unit’s axle(s) and tongue or pin and LP Gas. The UVW does not include cargo, fresh potable water, additional optional equipment or dealer installed accessories.

*Estimated Average based on standard build optional equipment
The amount of weight available for fresh potable water, cargo, additional optional equipment and accessories. CCC is equal to GVWR minus UVW. Available CCC should accommodate fresh potable water (8.3 lbs per gallon). Before filling the fresh water tank, empty the black and gray tanks to provide for more cargo capacity.

**Estimated average based on standard build optional equipment

Each Coachmen RV is weighed at the manufacturing facility prior to shipping. A label identifying the unloaded vehicle weight of the actual unit and the cargo carrying capacity is applied to every Coachmen RV prior to leaving our facilities.

The load capacity of your unit is designated by weight, not by volume, so you cannot necessarily use all available space when loading your unit.

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