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Old 09-18-2011, 07:36 AM   #1
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Does anybody know what type construction a 2000 Coacmen catalina 195 would be made from i.e.--wood or alum --I had a older Open Road class C that was all wood. It was a little creaky and rattly inside. Just bought the Coachmen but it only has 15,000 miles and seems very tight. I know that Coachmen was bought out but would like to find a web sight with Coachmen info??? Is there one??
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Current ones are wood construction, I doubt they have changed much. http://coachmenrv.com/models/literat...aadvantage.pdf
Forest River is the parent company and uses aluminum in their frames.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:30 PM   #3
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I am currently rebuilding a 90 Coachman Catalina. And mine is all aluminum frame with foam filler with wood laminate on both sides.
The only other place I see wood is around the windows and on edges mainly just for screw strips

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As you can see on the front, foam and aluminum frame, on the side the wood was in the corners, everywhere else you see wood on this was once foam, the aim was to beef it up. Hope this helps
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:36 AM   #4
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I think that just about all newer units are aluminum frame - lighter and stronger, easier assembly. Every one I looked at in 2007 had aluminum frame.
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What length is this unit and is it a 1990? I owned a 2002 Montana 5th wheel and they were one of the first to advertise aluminum construction at a cheaper price. Since my unit is only 21ft I'm thinking mine, the shortest unit made, may be just wood.
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I am currently rebuilding a 90 Coachman Catalina. And mine is all aluminum frame with foam filler with wood laminate on both sides.
The only other place I see wood is around the windows and on edges mainly just for screw strips

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As you can see on the front, foam and aluminum frame, on the side the wood was in the corners, everywhere else you see wood on this was once foam, the aim was to beef it up. Hope this helps
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It's a 23 foot 1990 Coachman Catalina sport class c on a chevy frame.
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