hi folks. I'm.
Ian Baker the product specialist here at American RV and Grand Rapids Michigan today. I'm here to tell you all about the 2017 coachman prizm 2150 al e this is a cool model it actually is one of the late model not late 2017 models. So, it has something that changes you'll see for 2018 one of the first things you'll notice is right up front you take a look at the front cap you'll see they've made a couple changes to it made it a little more stylish simplified the graphics a little just gave it an overhaul on the graphic itself.
So, that's definitely a pretty cool addition now just like it was before the 2150 is on the mercedes-benz Sprinter 3500 chassis which has the 3 liter v6 turbo diesel engine right here are your side view cameras. So, that way as you are switching lanes just go ahead and hit your blinker and then your the camera will turn on automatically on your center display giving you added visibility especially in conjunction with the bi-directional mirrors to move back a little further on the coach here you'll see your power awning that spans the entire length of the coach. So, just touch, button that rolls out same thing to go back in and underneath you'll notice an LED light strip so, if you want to set up some chairs out here at night turn that on you can go ahead and do.
So, power steps to get into the coach just open up the door you can see they come right on down nice and easy same thing when you close the door of course they head right back in a couple of quick things on the construction of the coachman one this is colored fiberglass all the way through it's a color infused fiberglass. So, what that means the big advantage, if you brush up against this with a set of keys or you have a branch that you know rut runs across the side of it there, if it does scratch it's not gonna show white underneath because it's the same color all the way through. So, that's definitely a big advantage over a lot of the a lot of the other manufacturers out there also behind this fiberglass coach one uses as Dell composite panels instead of luan SL has a couple big benefits one it's lighter weight 2 it's a green material.
So, it doesn't have the off gassing and 3 it won't absorb moisture most manufacturers that they'll use luan behind there you're not familiar with luan what it is essentially is it's a plywood material that they use and of course they have a lot of clues and stuff in there now because it's apply wood it does absorb moisture so, if you get any kind of wetness and the walls or anything that's when you start to see this fiberglass pop off what's known as delamination and that again is a sign that there's water in the sidewalls of that luan absorb moisture the as dull won't do that. So, definitely a big advantage the last thing is this little badge right here that's the camping cozy package we order this on almost all of our class C's here the reason is it's a big advantage where it's cold here in Michigan this gives you heated holding tanks so, if you're traveling through colder areas are camping in colder climates you don't have to worry about your tanks freezing up on you the other thing that comes with in my opinion probably the bigger of the two is dual pane windows all of your big classes have dual pane windows and there's good reason for it one it's a lot better insulation not just from the heat and cold, but also from the sound you know and that's not just at the campsite when you're driving down the road to class C's have been kind of known for having a lot of shapes and shimmies a lot of times that's coming from a single pane window that's shaking that won't happen on a dual pane the other big advantage of a dual pane window is you won't get the condensate on the inside from the temperature differences between the inside and outside of the coach. So, definitely a big advantage in those dual pane windows right here front and center, if you want a TV this is where you would put it you can see.
I have the TV hookups right there and of course that is conveniently located underneath the awning. So, you move down a little bit right here is the propane connection propane tank there you can see that guy over to the side is your Solar prep. So, this unit is prepped for solar, if you want solar all you do is buy the Furion panels plug it in right here and it will start to go ahead and trickle charge your battery now there are a couple of good storage spots on this coach this is one of the smaller ones, but it is very convenient it's on the door side not far from the door at all again you know this is private you'll be setting up camp so, if you need anything to access quickly that's a great spot for it and then right here is an electrical outlet you need to plug in electric griddle something like that no problem you can go ahead and do that right there now this is the main outside storage take a look at that you have huge storage back here which is awesome plenty of room for all your big chairs grills firewood whatever else you need and, if you take a look this is rotocast down here big advantage of rotocast you won't have to worry about it rust and out on you you can see it actually has drains at the bottom that are built in so, if you want to fill one of these with ice have an ice bucket out here it's great because naturally as the ice melts it will drain right on out.
So, very cool turn around to the backside with me rear mounted ladder that is obviously so. I can climb up onto the roof and that's pretty much its sole purpose, but the big advantage is you don't have to bring another ladder with you you know ladders are big the bulky they take up a lot of room having it mounted right here is very convenient it is a fully it is a fully walkable roof so, if you have to get up there for any kind of maintenance a better vantage point whatever it may be you can easily do. So, this is another access point to that same storage we just looked at a second ago.
So, again you know, if you need to access this side easier you can go ahead and open it from back here right up top you will see the backup camera again that's pretty obvious what that does helps you backup. So, you don't hit anything. I really like the backup camera myself one of the big reasons is my wife is not always the best at navigating me back usually.
I can't see her in the mirror she doesn't know exactly quite where to stand. So, having that backup camera is a huge benefit for me right down here is your hitch receiver this hitch is rated for 3500 pounds or 350 pounds tongue weight. So, that will allow you to toast some vehicles or a boat or travel trailer another trailer behind you, if you need to do that as well, if you come around to the side right here's an outside shower that says both hot and cold access water connections right here TV and let for the coach and then right here is your electric go ahead and open that guy up you'll see the cord is tucked away right in there slide out right here you take a look up at the top of the slide one of the things you'll notice this does have a slide-out topper the big advantage of a slide-out topper is that any branches or pinecones or anything that fall down instead of being stuck up on top of your slide we have to sweep them off before you roll your slide in you can just go ahead and touch, button there as the slide moves in everything will naturally fall right off, if you move underneath here go ahead and open this up this is your generator Cummins Onan 3600 watt LP Genny.
So, that way it'll run everything you need to in the coach and then this is a very large extra storage compartment take a look at that huge storage compartment here and, if you can take a look you actually see there's another very large area that goes deep in there. So, you know anything you need to talk away that's longer you can go ahead and put it there as well all right that's gonna go ahead and wrap it up for the outside let's go take a look at the inside welcome to the inside of the 2017 coachman Prizm 2150 LE this particular model is in the nickel interior let's go ahead and start off right over here in the kitchen now it's not a huge countertop, but again it is a short traveling coach, but they did make the best use of it by having a nice sink top cover here as well as a countertop extension that pops out just like so, if you need a couple extra electrical outlets you have the power tower right here with two outlets and two USB ports something to charge electronic device you can go ahead and do that as well and you have an additional electrical outlet right over here the countertops themselves are American stone cast countertops they are guaranteed water proof so. I can take a look at the sink here also an American stone cast sink.
I really like the American stone cast sinks you know you don't they don't scratch nearly as easy as a stainless steel and unlike a lot of stone sinks they won't burn it can withstand temperatures of up to 500 degrees. So, very cool also high rise faucet on there makes it nice and easy to wash and rinse dishes of course right here's a window somewhere in your washing dishes you can kind of take a look out also lets in a lot of natural light and you have an LED light right up here for light at night in fact the entire coach all along the ceiling has LED lights very advantageous because they don't put out near the heat and use a fraction of the power, if we take a look up top you'll see it right here nice large pantry space over to the side of that is the microwave right down below fully functional hood with the light and event three burner atwood cooktop right here oven is right below in case when do a little bit of baking and underneath that you have nice drawer underneath the sink additional storage as well. I love the storage under the sink because it is nice and large they didn't put anything in there you know a lot of manufacturers will stuff like water heaters and things under there which take up all your space, but instead it is nice and open.
So, it does allow enough space for a trash can then rounding out the kitchen right over here is the Dometic fridge freezer combo you can see there plenty of space cut out right here as well which is great and you have storage both up top and down below for the bedroom area you will notice you have a curtain here for privacy so, if you have additional guests you can go ahead and close that off then right in the back you have the rear corner bed here take a look at the window very large window and you'll see slow rise roller shades on there which are great you have both day and night shades all along the top you have a ton of additional storage let me reach over. I'll open a couple of these up for you. So, you can get an idea of the size kind the same thing right over here a little bit deeper in the front there.
So, nice good storage LED reading light there as well and you have a shelf right here to the side, if you notice you have a couple electrical outlets as well as your charging Center. So, you have two USB ports and a 12-volt there as well the bathroom is right back here you'll see your foot flush lover toilet plenty of legroom there right in front is your toilet paper holder nice and conveniently placed then off to the side the shower you can see the hand wand there the cool thing about the shower dog is. I have a big skylight during the day, but also has an LED light at night so, if you're showering at night it is not a problem you can still see what you're doing then over to the side there you have nice extra storage area a perfect place you want to you know throw some extra toilet paper up there and whenever you need to do a couple towels then right over here mirrored medicine cabinet storage behind this of course a ring here for your hand towel your sink nice and little area right here that's probably where.
I'd you know set my toothbrush whatever else you need, but just good little area there down to the side you can see you have some cubby holes right over here storage underneath the sink and additional pullout drawer down below also right over to the side here you'll see your electrical outlet that is a GFI plug so, if you need to plug your hairdryer or something in there you can go ahead and do. So, and as we move back into the front of the coach this is your slide-out. So, nice large slide-out again on a smaller shorter coach good wardrobe space take a look at this so.
I like the way this is set up you have wardrobe right here it is nice and tall so, if you have taller items whether it's a long jacket or a dress you know you won't have to worry about it getting crumpled up at the bottom and then good storage off to the side. So, you know, if you need to put you know some folded or rolled clothes right in there you can go ahead and do that then a bank of four drawers down beneath for anything else you need to store away moving up a little bit further we get into the u-shaped dinette again as. I mentioned this is the nickel interior.
I think they did a great job on it it has like a really cool look here almost has like a denim look along the back. I just you know having a couple different color tones there. I think they did as.
I said a very good job both corners some cupholders. So, that way you know whether you're just sitting here relaxing or, if you're riding you can go ahead and have a couple beverages as you'll notice you do have seatbelts all around. So, you can have legal riders here the table also drops down into a bed so, if you do have additional guests you can go ahead and remove this table leg the table then sits right along these rails and you can then fill it in with cushions one other thing.
I'd like to point out look how sturdy this table is it doesn't move very much a lot of times you can take these you can really rock these tables this table leg system does a great job of holding that table in place now, if you need to do a little bit of work while you're on the road whether it's a laptop or tablet or, if you just need to charge your cell phone there is an additional electrical outlet in the u-shaped dinette two very large window right here let's in a lot of light again you have the roller shades both in daytime and nighttime shade and then right up top you will see additional storage with LED lights down below. So, we move up to the front they have redone the fabric on the bed right up here as well and again. I think they did a bang-up job there.
I think it looks very nice this part you know it works very similarly to how it has this moves over drops down right into here and then we do equip it with the safety net so, if you notice there's some seat belts right up there basically what this does is this will just clip right into place that way then that's here. So, no one rolls out and hurts themselves in the middle of the night window on the far side let's in some light you'll see right up here led additional LED light to leaves you a extra light at night and then you have a swingarm TV right over here. So, you know, if you're chilling up in the bed you can of course have this back against the wall or, if you need to you know sit in the you tighten the seat over there you can go ahead and swing it around there is a ladder back here too so, if you need to climb on up you can go ahead and do that also, if you want a TV in the back there is extra TV hook up there and you have a DVD player here so, if you want to watch a movie and go ahead and pop it in watch it on the TV alright folks that's pretty much gonna wrap it up again this is a 2017 coachmen prism 2150 l/e in the nickel interior, if you're looking for a shorter coach a great traveler with the drivability performance and fuel economy of the Mercedes Benz then this is one you need to check out, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave those in the section below or you can always give myself.
Ian Baker call here at American RV and. I'll be happy to answer that way as well, if you have any questions on the specs of this unit or looking for the prices availability. I recommend you visit our website which is American RV comm for the most up-to-date information also, if you enjoyed this walkthrough make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel that way you'll 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. I can't wait to see you on the road to freedom.