hi folks. I'm.
Ian Baker the product specialist here at American RV in Grand Rapids Michigan today. I'm here to tell you all about the 2017 coachman Freelander 27 QB this is a great Class C, if you're looking for one without having to worry about any slides you want all the space while you're traveling this is definitely a great one to look at start right up front here this one is on the Chevy 4500 chassis, if you've been following class C's for a while you know that Chevy chassés have been pretty tough to get your hands on, but we have one right here great thing about the Chevy you'll see when we go inside has a little more room in the cockpit a little more legroom so, if you're a taller person the Chevy may be the way to go you will see you have fiberglass running boards on there which are nice gives it a nice appeal and of course makes it easier to get in and out of the coach from both the driver and passenger side bi-directional mirrors on here give you great visibility make sure you your help cover your blind spots when you go to switch lanes power awning on this coach as well large power on you can see it spans pretty much the entire length of the home portion this is great super simple to use one touch of a, button that rolls out same thing to go right back in then underneath you have an LED light strips you don't have to remote getting up there and hanging up Christmas lights let's take a look right here this gives you a place for your entertainment center so, if you do want one you see you have your hookups right there nice and easy to go ahead and hook up it is sitting a little bit lower to the ground as well. So, it's nice, if you have lower chairs that way you have a direct shot right at the TV there right down here is where your propane hookup will be go ahead and take a look right there.
So, there's your propane tank nice and easy to go ahead and fill that guy now as we make our way back a couple things. I like to talk about when we talk about the construction of the coachmen one is this outside skin itself this outside fiberglass is color infused. So, what that means it's the same color all the way through.
So, what oftentimes happens is people start to bump up against the side whether it's keys or a, button or you know, if your brush out or go across a tree branch scrapes the side whatever it may be normally you get a big white gash in the sidewall because this is color infused all the way through it's that same color you won't have a big white gash. So, it hides the scratches and everything a little bit better the other nice thing is behind this fiberglass skin most manufacturers use luan coachmen uses an as Dell composite panel al has a couple big advantages over luan one it's lighter weight. So, that's great anytime you can lighten up a coach is always a good thing too it's a green material luan uses a lot of chemicals in order to bond it together you don't have to do that with as Dell.
So, you don't get the off gassing of those chemicals and lastly as Dell will not absorb moisture. So, that's a really beneficial to in the unfortunate event you do get some water in your sidewall the as Dell won't absorb it unlike luan and that's often times when you see the the big bubbles on the side of the coach it's known as delamination and that's what causes it moisture is getting into that sidewall. So, definitely big advantage is when it comes to the construction one more thing on the Freelander here.
So, one of the packages we almost always get on our coaches is the camping cozy package we're located here in Michigan it gets downright cold and this is very important. So, one thing it does gives you heated holding tanks whether you're staying colder climates are driving through colder climates to get somewhere warmer it's nice to have those tank heaters to ensure that the water in your tanks won't freeze up on you, but the other part of it and probably the bigger part of it that everyone can use is this gives you dual pane windows, if you look at your big buses they all have dual pane windows you have dual pane windows at home why because they work it's less chance to get any condensation on the inside and it's better insulation both from the heat and cold the other great part is it helps reduce noise too not just when you're on the campground, but even as you're going down the road. So, that's definitely a huge benefit and that's why we order it on almost all of our coachman products that we can right here is an electrical outlet so, if you need to plug anything in it is nice and easy to do.
So, there right below that is solar prep this unit is all prep for solar all you have to do is buy the fearian panels plug it in right there and it will go ahead and start to trickle charge your battery to make our way back now one of my favorite parts about this particular model is this huge storage in the back take a look at that it is absolutely massive you have multiple access points this is rotocast in here and you can see down in the bottom you have a drain. So, they section some of these parts off which is really cool because, if you want you know like an outside fridge what you can do is you can fill this with ice right here you know put all your beverages whatever you want in there then as the ice melts it will naturally start to drain right out for you. So, that's really cool making our way around to the backside right here is your rear mounted ladder this of course is.
So, you can climb up on the roof it is a fully walkable roof there as well, but that way you can get up you can clean off your roof whether it's Dick's pinecones snow whatever may be up there and you don't have to bring a ladder with you. So, that's a huge space savings by having it right back here rear window. So, you can enjoy the view out of the bedroom right up top you'll see in the light you actually have a backup camera built-in right there.
So, that's nice that way as you're backing up you can make sure you won't hit anything here outside this is the same storage area. I showed you earlier just a different access point right here. So, that way some of the larger items you can go ahead and get into on the sides here you will notice the LED light those are nice you have those on both sides nice and bright and it's less power consumption in your standard lights, but.
I love how bright they are then right down below here is your pole right hitch that's rated for 5000 pounds 500 pound tongue weight. So, that will allow you to pull a car or a boat or trailer behind the vehicle then right here this is the third access points that same storage area. So, as.
I said a huge storage area that and you can get to it from just about any side allows you to easily access everything that you want to put in there let's move up here real quick couple last things of course we have our fuel fill right there here you can see your water this is for your cable city water goes right here Electric plugs right into there and then as we open this up you can see some additional storage right over here and lastly we have a compartment for our Cummins Onan 4000 watt generator you can see that guy right there that will of course allow you to use everything inside the coach even without shore power so, if you want to run the AC or microwave you can just go ahead and turn that guy on, but all right folks that wraps it up to the outside let's go take a look at the inside welcome to the inside of the 2017 coachman Freelander 27 QB this particular model is a nice tone mist interior. So, big appeal to this floorplan is a fact you don't have any slides. So, what you see is what you have even while traveling while slide outs are great when you're parked when you don't have any slides you essentially have more room and travel which is very nice let's go ahead and start off right over here you'll see you have a jackknife sofa here there is some storage underneath just go ahead and lift that up very easy to get to you'll also see your seat belt anchors you do have three sets of seat belts here for three additional riders right above that nice large window.
I love this window placement because that way you can see out to your campsite and that's what you want to see Plus as all windows do lets in a lot of natural light during the day right up top here is a king jack this is pretty good are pretty nice too this replaces your old crank style TV antenna. So, with this you don't have to worry about lowering it back down before leaving don't worry about it breaking off all you have to do is just turn it to find the best signal. So, you don't just simplifies breaking down camp when you're done, but up here of course is the cabover which signifies your Class C 350 pound weight capacity up here you'll notice that it is nice and ample space this right here just drops right down into this location and then.
I often get asked what these seat belts here for well what it is is on this piece you have this safety net and on that safety net are your other end of your belt buckles. So, in this piece is in place you just go ahead buckle that to the ceiling tighten it up that way your screen is here in place making sure people don't roll out and hurt themselves also up top you'll see the window there LED light extra vent here so, if you want to open that up to get a cross breeze coming through you can then over to the side is your TV this is on a swing arm mount. So, you can go ahead and swing that out.
So, whether you're sitting on the couch or in the dinette cooking you can go ahead and see it right down below is our cockpit you'll see it has a nice rubber mat in there which is great makes it nice and easy to clean because it says Chevy as. I mentioned to get a little more legroom which is nice so, if you're a taller person you might enjoy the Chevy chassis a little more over the Ford plus it does get slightly better gas mileage right over here is your boot style dinette this is great too you'll see it does have additional seat belts here you can see you have two on this side as well as two on this side right here and this does drop down into a bed so, if you want to make it into a bed you have these legs right here just go ahead remove both of those the table will then sit on the rails right here on either side of the dinette go ahead and fill that in with cushions and that becomes an extra sleeping space again right above you can see you have a large window window there you have two LED lights also tucked underneath here there it is is your electrical outlet. So, that way, if you want to sit here and plug in you know a tablet or laptop something like that you can go ahead and do.
So, DVD CD player right here that is hooked up to the TV so, if you want to watch a movie just pop it right in new decorative glass on here this is a fall model this is a new interior color in general, but you can see they've changed the glass on here to kind of gave it more of a designer look and then right inside you will notice there's excellent storage space and that continues on here there is a divider, but you do have more storage space right over here entering into the kitchen go ahead and open that up for you and you can take a look at that right down below here is the rest of our kitchen window off to the side here double bowl sink larger bow on the Left smaller on the right high rise faucet here makes it nice and easy to do dishes and then over to the side is your three burner cooktop now this is atwood your front one here is high output which is nice and then you also have the standard oven underneath, if you need to do any kind of baking now as far as plugins and countertop space you do have some over here you know not a ton of workable space, but what you also have is this right here you have a countertop extension this pops up. So, that gives you some extra prep space which is nice and a plug in right here as well as right over here so, if you need to plug stuff in you can easily go ahead and do that then underneath you'll see a LED light control for that right there as well microwave fully functional hood and fan right there to take a look at some of the storage underneath to see underneath the oven here you have some storage and then also underneath the sink you have a divider built in right there, but again more storage over to the side this is the Dometic fridge freezer combo go ahead and open that up for you. So, you can take a look this unit does run off of both propane and electric and also has automatic switch over.
So, that way, if you run it off propane as soon as you plug that in a short power will automatically switch over to electric for you saving you on your propane gas then right up top here is a little bit of additional storage ducted AC throughout. So, that's a nice feature furnace is right down here that will be ducted as well notice you make your way back a little bit further we come into the bathroom. So, it is a split bath you have a curtain on both sides for privacy right over here is the shower you can take a look right in there that's a tri slide glass door enclosure right there you can see you have a big skylight there up top as well let's in a lot of natural light and gives you some additional head space then right over here to the side you can take a look you can see the foot flush lever toilet it's kind of a comfort height sits up a little bit which is nice over to this side there you have your toilet paper holder a large linen closet next to that which is great as well as some storage up in the corner vent fan there of course LED light and then a towel ring as well of course good sized countertop space in there too.
So, you enter into the bedroom you'll see right here is the queen bed as we saw when we were outside you do have all that huge storage outside there which is very nice a couple different storage on either side they've changed it up a little bit this side right here you can see you have good wardrobe space up top there large pullout drawer here right underneath now on the opposite side you have a little bit smaller wardrobe and underneath there you can see a charging Center which is great 12 volt with two USB ports and you have a nice big shelf with a drawer down below that shelf there's great, if you need to charge cell phones have a CPAP oisin something like that it's an excellent place for it right over here you'll see your TV connection so, if you want a TV watch a show before you go to bed that's not a problem windows on both sides for natural light as well as the window here in the back and you also again have a vent up top so, if you want that cross ventilation you can go ahead and open all those up some additional storage right here across the top and the LED reading light there as well, but okay folks that's pretty much going to wrap it up again this is the 2017 coachman Freelander 27 QB, if you're looking for a great traveling coach and you don't want to have to worry about putting slides in and out you want something that can carry and sleep a lot of people this is an excellent option they've made some nice changes for the fall 2017 you'll see a lot of these changes going into the 2018 model here as well, but this is like. I say definitely something you want to come take a look at, if you're interested you'd like price and availability yuki there give give us a call here at american RV or we can always take a look at our website which is american RV comm for the most up-to-date information also, if you enjoyed this tour be sure to join our youtube channel that will be one of the first to see the latest and greatest from us here at american RV thanks again for watching. I'm.
Ian Baker and. I can't wait to see you on the road to freedom.