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Old 07-06-2016, 01:08 PM   #1
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Coachman Orion

My husband and I are looking at a 2016 Orion. I would like to know 1) Can you get from the cab passenger seat to the back galley with ease? 2) Does the A/C work well enough for temps reaching 100 or above? 3) Know of any major problems with this model? Thank you, RRaybon

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Old 07-07-2016, 09:37 AM   #2
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While I don't have any direct experience with THIS unit, I've spent a lot of time crawling around these smaller C's before buying our Airstream.

I always found that getting from a seated front position to the back was a pain. Could be done, but with some crawling. I suggest you go try it out for size to really know.

As to the A/C, I wouldn't count on it. Not to say it won't cool, but I just wouldn't count on it. This is a 13.5 unit, the middle of the road as to size, and only one. In the full, direct sun I would anticipate interior temps of 80 to 85. If I got 78, I'd be stoked. To that end, finding shade will be a priority. And it's all aluminum walls..and I wouldn't expect stellar insulation, not like some companies do. Shade from trees will make a major improvement.

Here's an owner you may be able to contact directly. New Coachmen Orion Owner

and I know there was an ignition switch recall on 16-17, so you'll want to be sure this was performed on any unit you take delivery of.

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I have to assume you are looking at a Transit based Orion. They were built on the Dodge Promaster chassis until sometime last year.

Here is a review of the Orion done by TheFitRV and includes a video. One of the major complaints is the difficulty of getting past the engine "doghouse" as you get out of the front seats to the rear.

Coachmen Orion – Now on the Ford Transit – Our Quick Review
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