Coachmen Freedom Express

Model Freedom Express made by Coachmen got 3 consumer complains as well as 1 recall. Consumer complaints with reference to suspension. . There was one recall concerning wheels .

Model 2011


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
10V596000COACHMEN RV COMPANY, LLCfrom 08/23/2010 to 09/28/2010V (Vehicle)21501/14/2011MFRCOACHMEN RV COMPANY, LLC11/24/201012/02/2010
Defect SummaryCoachmen is recalling certain model year 2011 catalina and freedom express coaches manufactured from august 23, 2010, through september 28, 2010 and equipped with 15 x 6 white spoke or modular design steel wheels with a six hole bolt pattern. some of the wheels may have inadequate weld penetration between the outer ring and the center plate due to improper plate alignment.
Consequence SummaryThere could be a potential wheel failure and wheel loss increasing the risk of a crash, or personal injury.
Corrective SummaryCoachmen will replace the wheels free of charge. the safety recall began on january 14, 2011. owners may contact coachmen rv customer service at 1-800-453-6064.
NotesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to .

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 Traveling down highway pulling camper. stopped in rest area and observed that rear axle had bent and right side tire was at approx 20-25degree angle. after that had been repaired. 2 days later the leaf spring on right side in front of front axle snapped. the vehicle was less than 1 year old. the axle manufacturer eventually sent heavier duty axles to warranty them, refused to cover damage caused by their bent and defective axle. when the manufacturer of the camper was contacted, it was referred back to the axle manufacturer and doing nothing for the cracked spring, which was repaired at my expense, even though the vehicle was still covered under the original warranty.