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Feb 20, 2017 Voted Most Helpful Review 2016 Coachmen Clipper 17BH

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We have owned a 2016 CC 17BH since November of 2015. After 15 months we've taken 4 trips; the first was 1800 miles round trip. So far it's been a great value since we got it for $10,000 brand new including TTL. Like other owners, I can attest to the build quality leaving something to be desired. The finishing looks rushed and storage area under the main bed are not "finished out" as you might expect and in a way I can't imagine how much more time it would have taken to ensure that screws were run straight and the quality control is certainly something that could be improved. One interior speaker seems to have been hastily installed and I had to take it out and adjust the connection in order to ensure it no longer cut in and out.. We haven't experienced any major functionality issues with plumbing or electrical barring a blown fuse in the battery connection once a year ago, but the thing is for the price I have made an effort to start learning as much as I can about maintenance and repair on travel trailers.. Lots of WD-40 and careful attention to joints and seals. Wash the rubber roof every 3 months and take care of it like it's your baby.. I understand that these coaches are put together very quickly and may lack the higher level finishing of a Mini Winnie or other, more expensive coaches but we're talking about half the price of a Mini Winnie also.. give and take in many respects. My feelings are that this is an exceptional value for a first time camper for a small family (4 or less) on a budget that has decided to make the commitment of a TT purchase and have at least a 3,500 lb. towing capacity vehicle.. that particular point being said, I would NOT recommend towing with anything less than a half-ton truck for safety-sake. Short wheel base (SWB) vehicles are not as capable at maintaining positive control even with a WD hitch.. lack of adequate HP and torque will also result in very slow highway speeds and heavy load on the transmission especially in high head winds. Even with it's 2,800+ dry weight make sure if you go this route you have at least a 300HP vehicle..

Finally, let me say that in the world of TT's you'll always get more value if you take ownership of the maintenance and upkeep. The CC 17BH might be low-end, but the floor plan is well thought out and there are some nice features that are well and above the new Cadet series that Coachmen is pushing these days..
- C. Alexander Baker, Texas

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Sep 08, 2016 Voted Most Helpful Review 2015 Coachmen Clipper 16FB

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We have owned our Clipper for about six months and love, love, love it. We have put about 6000 miles on it and it is very easy to pull and maneuver. We cannot believe how much storage it has for the size, and we looked at a lot of campers before buying this one. My Dodge Ram 1500 has no trouble pulling it. I did put a sway bar on it to pull it since it only has one axle but it works great. After visiting a lot of mountains and backwoods places, we are really glad we went with this one instead of something bigger. It has everything we need for two people.
- Rick Gullett, Texas

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Jul 08, 2015 2015 Coachmen Clipper 14R

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For a small trailer one gets a lot of bang for their bucks. Perhaps small for 2 unless they are "in love" but for a single.....#1. Bath is a little tight, bed cushions need a little help with a cut memory foam for added comfort. Easy to tow with my 2015 Ram 1500 and easy to get around. I replaced the tongue hitch with a Quickbite. Factory tongue hitch was out of round and difficult to unhitch. I have had Coleman, Puma, and other brands. The Clipper is a better buy. For camping and traveling....its beats a motel everyday!
- Stephen Tyrrell, Kansas

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Oct 17, 2015 2014 Coachmen Clipper 17BH

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My wife and I had ours for 6 months. Great camper for the price. Pulls great. How ever, the main drains to me set to low to the ground so if your backing up to your driveway and you have a curb to run over you could scratch the drains or damage them. Being a single axle it bounces and moves easy when you run over a curb. I was very disappointed when I found out that there is no 1/4 in plywood for strength on the outside of the camper were the framing was. Just the wood frame and the black paper then the aluminum paneling. Cheaply mad. But for the size best layout and more standard options than any camper for that size and price. We had it for 6 months and now we're trading it in for a rockwood mini lite. Build quality I'd give it a 2 out of 10. Storage id give it a 10 out of 10. Best storage for a small camper anywhere. We don't have kids but too he bunks came in handy for more storage. And the extra back door was very nice. Size wise I'd give it a 4 out of 10. Well it could be worse lol. You get what you pay for. But I've owned 3 campers in 1 year for the last 4 years so I've had them all. 5th wheel truck camper big 35ft bumper pull. So over all I would rate the clipper a 5 out of 10
- Chris, Arkansas

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May 17, 2017 2014 Coachmen Clipper 16FB

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This impressed me at first sight as a very good trailer. It had everything I wanted or needed in a camper. I upgraded from a pop up. I'm an amateur radio operator an will be installing radio antenna cabling.
I camped the first time at a local state park to test the camper out and all went well. My second trip was about 250 miles. On this trip the toilet water valve leaked from a crack caused by water freezing and expanding in the flow valve. Overall, the toilet was the cheapest made by its' manufacturer.
At the same time the kitchen sink faucet sprayed water all over. A red plastic flanged washer had split were the pipe connects to the top of its base. The dealer replaced it.
The camper sat in the driveway a few months until my next trip. Preparing for the trip I hooked up electric and water. The same faucet washer split. I believe this should be made of neoprene instead of a hard plastic.
These are the only problems I've had. In my opinion these problems could be resolved by the manufacturer installing higher quality fixtures
I do like and am enjoying the Clipper.
- Richard, Maryland

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