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Old 10-23-2020, 08:09 PM   #1
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Coach House Owners??

Thinking about buying a Coach House for our next MH. We are looking at the Platinum built on the Ford 450. Would like to hear opinions on quality , ride comfort and quiet in the cab.

Our current E450 class c is loud and rough, hoping for an improvement.

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It’s the best built, highest quality B+ available. The only one with a complete one-piece coach body. As long as it’s been well cared for you can’t go wrong. Engine noise won’t be much less, but the unit will weigh less, and have less wind resistance, so you won’t need as much power. A lot of the engine noise is driving style - keep it down to 4000rpm and below and it should be tolerable. Coach house probably uses more sound deadening too.

If you’re buying new you’ll get the new drive train with the new motor, so less engine noise because it makes its power at lower rpm. The new F53 chassis has improved handling. Not sure about the E450 but the website says among the new features is “stability control” so it sounds like they’ve updated the E series chassis as well.

Also a lot less wind noise in a B+ like this - much more aerodynamic. I had a Phoenix Cruiser, which was nice but not as, but one thing I really noticed was the increased wind noise in a conventional class C. The only place these fall short is in storage and interior space. They are smaller, and have fewer and smaller compartments. So depending on how you use it, that could be a factor.
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Old 10-23-2020, 11:30 PM   #3
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look at this site Coach House RV Enthusiasts Group, it is on Facebook. This is a group 0f some 400 CH owners and potential owners, who are vey willing to give answers and opinions.
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Will do, thanks.
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Old 11-05-2020, 10:47 AM   #5
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Purchased a used 2006 Coach House 230sd several years ago. No problems with RV except as noted below. Only repairs necessary were my own fault. The ride in a E450 is not going to be great with any brand and the V10 is what it is. The only thing I dislike about it is the use of Thermofoil covers on the cabinet doors. Terrible decision on the part of Coach House, I hope they still regret using it.
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We have a 2021 272 . It has the new e450 v8 with driver 360 package from Ford

It’s great

The face book coach house enthusiasts forum is a great place to go for info
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We did the factory tour and they look like good quality coaches. But the only Class B is their Arriva. The rest are Class C's. There's no such thing as a B+ or C-. Pretty simple, if the chassis has a box on the back, it's a C. If the house is within a Van, Ford or Ram, or Mercedes, it's a B.
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