Coachmen RV products have been in US campgrounds since 1964, and in 2008 Coachmen RV became a proud brand of Forest River, Inc. Headquartered in Middlebury, Indiana their manufacturing facilities occupy over 220 acres and more than 23 of those acres are under roof. Coachmen manufactures Class A, B and C motorhomes, fifth wheels and travel trailers. Coachmen travel trailers are manufactured at a separate facility located in Centerville, Michigan which occupies 90 acres. In five decades of building RVs Coachmen has built over 600,000 and they design and build reliable RVs with exceptional value. Today, Coachmen is stronger than ever as part of Forest River so you can be confident that they will be around for years to come. Plus, with over 50 years of history they have a nationwide network of loyal dealers and service centers committed to keeping the RV lifestyle trouble free.
Coachmen RVs feature Azdel Composite panels to replace wood in the sidewalls. Azdel Composite panels are constructed with a blend of polypropylene and fiberglass to create an extremely strong and lightweight wall. These walls are 50% lighter than wood and impervious to water. They have three times the insulation value of wood and are formaldehyde free. The composite panels are sound and energy absorbing making for a quieter RV with stronger sidewalls to help prevent damage.
The Chaparral has been the flagship fifth wheel of Coachmen for over a decade. Chaparral Mid-Profile fifth wheels come well equipped with residential features and elegant interiors that surround you with a home-like feel. Roomy bedroom suites and large storage areas coupled with an aerodynamic profile and low gross vehicle weight will make weekend or month long road trips far more affordable and comfortable than staying in a hotel. Coachmen Chaparral fifth wheel has ten floor plans.
The Coachmen Chaparral is constructed with standout features such as
- UV Resistant Gel Coat Exterior Sidewall Panels
- Residential 5″ Truss Rafters (16″ On Center)
- Full Walk On 3/8″ Roof Decking
- Vacuum Bonded and Aluminum Framed Sidewalls W/ Rot Proof AZDEL® Composite Sidewall Panels (x2) (MID-PROFILE PACKAGE – MANDATORY)
- 6 Layer, Bonded and Aluminum Framed Main Floor Structure (MID-PROFILE PACKAGE – MANDATORY)
- Weather Shield+™ Space Age Reflective Technology (Underbelly, Roof, Slides and More!) (MID-PROFILE PACKAGE – MANDATORY)
- Weather Shield+™ R11 Sidewalls, R30+ Floor, R38+ Roof (MID-PROFILE PACKAGE – MANDATORY)
- Dexter® E-Z Lube® Axles (MID-PROFILE PACKAGE – MANDATORY)
- Road Armor® Suspension by Trail Air® W/ Heavy Duty Shackles and Wet Bolts (MID-PROFILE PACKAGE – MANDATORY)
- Dual Zone Thermostat/Controller
- Dual USB Charging Ports
- Oversized Under Bed Storage
And much more.
There are three bunk models in the Chaparral line including the 367BH. It has five slide-outs to allow for optimum living space. This model has a queen bed, two tri-fold sofas, a flip-down bunk and a bunk over the outdoor kitchen. It also has theater seating, entertainment center, free standing dining table and kitchen island. In addition, The Coachmen Chaparral 367BH has two full bathrooms. Another bunk model is the 360IBL with two double bunks in a slide out in a private room with overhead storage. Likewise, the Chaparral 373MBRB is also a bunk model with two double bunks centrally located in a slide out in a private room. Click here to see all the Coachmen Chaparral floor plans.
For the smaller family the 27RKS may be more suitable. With theater seating, tri-fold sofa, free standing dining table with four chairs and a queen bed it’s perfect for a couple. The Chaparral 27RKS has a GVWR of just 12,000 pounds and measures 33’ 6” long.
The Coachmen Chaparral has six floor plans that are not bunk models but still provide sleeping for four with a queen bed and tri-fold sofa. The Chaparral 370FL has a front living room with two tri-fold sofas and a queen bed allowing it to sleep up to six adults comfortably. The Coachmen Chaparral 392MBL has a den with a tri-fold sofa, removable table, separate entertainment center and wardrobe. There is also a loft above this room so this model can sleep up to eight. The Chaparral 27RKS, 298RLS, 367BH, 373MBRB, 392MBL and the 397QSMB-DSO all have outdoor kitchens which are a nice feature for the outdoorsy type.
Coachmen Chaparral Lite
Coachmen Chaparral Lite Fifth Wheels are designed with great aerodynamics and lightweight materials to provide half-ton pickup owners an RV that pulls incredibly light but lives exceptionally large. The combination of Alumicage construction and Turn Tec Engineering has taken tow-ability to a whole new level. The aerodynamic design and Turn Tec Engineering in the Chaparral Lite and the Chaparral X-Lite may even negate the need for expensive slider hitches.
The Chaparral Lite has nine floor plans, three of which are bunk models with the ability to sleep the whole family so there is one to fit any lifestyle. The Chaparral Lite 274BH for sale at Guaranty RV has a bunkhouse in the rear with three bunks and plenty of storage. Another bunk model is the 295BH. This is a 34’ 7” fifth wheel with two double bunks in the rear and a pull out outdoor kitchen with a grill. Several of the other Chaparral Lite models have outdoor entertainment and/or kitchens as well. The 29BH has four bunks in the rear bunkhouse with the living area centrally located and a queen bed in the front bedroom. Coachmen Chaparral Lite fifth wheels are available with single, double and triple slide-outs and are designed to meet and exceed the needs of today’s RV enthusiast.
Each Coachmen Chaparral Lite includes six layer, bonded and aluminum framed main floor structure, 13,500 BTU air conditioning, exterior TV hookup, roller night shades, solar panel prep, 50 AMP service with detachable marine cord and is prepped for a backup camera and so much more. The 4-point electric auto-leveling system makes setting up easier than ever. Coachmen Chaparral Lite fifth wheels come with a hot/cold outside shower, black tank flush and dual 30# “Saddle Storage” LP bottles with auto change over.
Coachmen Chaparral X-Lite
Coachmen Chaparral X-Lite fifth wheels offer four top selling floorplans in an affordable, value packed design for half ton trucks. Two of the Chaparral X-Lite floorplans are bunk models. They are the 274X and the 395X with two double bunks. For those who don’t need the bunk models there is the 284X with a 78” tri-fold sofa, theater seating, kitchen island and outdoor entertainment center. The Chaparral X-Lite 284X has opposing slides in the living area to maximize living space. There is also the 285X-DSO which has the same features as the 284X but also has a wardrobe slide out in the bedroom. Coachmen Chaparral X-Lite fifth wheels range from 33 to 35 feet long and have GVWR ranging from 11,000 to 11,500 pounds. They are fully featured and offer a modern charcoal interior décor and an automotive painted front cap.
Each of the Coachmen Chaparral series are constructed on the same production line and use the same core construction methods and high quality materials. Providing consistent reliability throughout the entire product line.
Coachmen is the proud sponsor of one of the largest manufacturer sponsored camping clubs in North America. It is called Coachmen Owners Association (COA). COA memberships include: planned trips/tours and rallies with bulk rate discounts, free trip routing, free campground directory, free monthly email newsletters, mail forwarding, a dedicated Coachmen Owners Association website, local and state club activities and Caravan Chapter membership opportunities. Most importantly, COA enhances the Coachmen ownership and RV lifestyle experience. Visit https://coachmenowners.com/ for more information or to join the Coachmen Owner’s Association.
Coachmen RV provides peace of mind by never making safety features an option… they come standard. They also provide Roadside Assistance for the first year of ownership on most new Coachmen RVs. This is a 24/7 service for operational, technical and emergency road service coverage. It also includes towing, lockout service, tire assistance, fuel delivery, jump starts (on motorized RVs).
Another way Coachmen offers peace of mind is that all their facilities incorporate extensive recycling of many materials. The materials within Coachmen RVs are low emitting and all units go through an in-depth third party quality evaluation to confirm and certify that their customers are getting a quality RV that conforms to consensus standards for green construction.
Coachmen gets the fundamentals right; build to the highest standards of safety, fit, finish, function and quality in each category and back it up with superior warranty support. They value the relationships they have with Coachmen owners and stand behind them all the way. When searching for a new fifth wheel consider Coachmen Chaparral, Chaparral Lite or Chaparral X-Lite. You’ll be glad you did.