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Old 11-06-2013, 11:36 AM   #1
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2010 Coleman Niagra (High Wall) - To Buy or Not to Buy?

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Newbie here to this forum. Had a 1994 Rockwood pop up for many years. 2 years ago, it finally succumbed to roof rot beyond my repair. I've been itching to get another camper since. Any opinions on the 2010 Coleman Niagra (High Wall). It's clean, exceptionally wellcared for and loaded with electric roof lift as well. I love everything about it for $10K. Does the group feel that parts are going to become a problem since they recently went out of business? Or do you think there's enough inventory out there to to support those of us that may aquire one?
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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We enjoyed the Niagara we had (also a '10 model) while we had it. Traded it for what we paid for it 18 months later. As to parts, many places still stock them. Coleman was also sold as a Fleetwood brand for a while, so those dealers may also have parts.

With the Niagara, you have the advantage of having the solid high walls, holding tanks, dinette slide, hard wall head, outside stove, and plenty of sleeping and inside sitting room. You will appreciate the electric roof lift, particularly if there is an A/C unit mounted. Make sure you do a complete set-up/take-down yourself--some of the parts of either sequence have to be done slowly and precisely (ex.-lowering the roof in stages and tucking in the side and end wall stray pieces each time you stop the lowering process). Also make sure in particular that the tires, bearings and axle are in good shape--the Niagara is about at the top limit for a single-axle unit.

Easy to tow also. We used a 4.6L Ford Expedition with a Class 3 receiver, equalizing hitch, heavy-duty shocks, and a single stage brake controller--all of which we added.

Best Wishes--Carl
Atlanta, GA

BTW--If you do get this unit, I have a set of 3 slide covers (can't remember if they are "High" or "Super High" wind) for this model still in the box (never uppacked) that I got from popupgizmos.com that you may be interested in. -cgc-
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:14 PM   #3
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BTW--To correct a common misconception. The spelling of this Coleman unit is "Niagara", just like Niagara Falls or Niagara University (my alma mater). Best Wishes--Carl
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:07 PM   #4
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Thanks for catching that!!

Can't believe I missed that!
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:47 AM   #5
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2010 Coleman Niagara - Purchased!!

Hello Folks,

I'm happy to report I'm the proud owner of this unit. It's a beauty! Can't believe how big this thing is in person!! Looking forward to using it soon. I feel a winter trip is in the workings
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Hello Folks,

I'm happy to report I'm the proud owner of this unit. It's a beauty! Can't believe how big this thing is in person!! Looking forward to using it soon. I feel a winter trip is in the workings
years ago when we had a coleman utah,i placed full sheets of thin insulation,the kind that is used behind siding available at lowes or home depot under the mattress. this helped keep the dampness away that always seemed to be a problem with the beds extended. It won't interfere with the folding down when ready to leave and last for years.
Have fun with your new unit.
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years ago when we had a coleman utah,i placed full sheets of thin insulation,the kind that is used behind siding available at lowes or home depot under the mattress. this helped keep the dampness away that always seemed to be a problem with the beds extended. It won't interfere with the folding down when ready to leave and last for years.
Have fun with your new unit.
There is a company named Hypervent that makes a product that you slide under boat mattresses to prevent moisture. I've heard of people using it in RV applications. I've never tried it myself (or seen it in person) so I can't attest to how well it works or if it works at all.
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For parts other than the roof and body panels im sure you could get them from http://somersetrv.com/ as they kept the coleman line alive I too had a 2010 niagara loved it but went to the dark side.... I time to time pass the plant where these trailers are made todat
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