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Old 12-24-2016, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default Opinions please. Chinook Concourse 21'

Hi everyone. I looked but ould not find a thread on Chinook Class B rvs.

I am considering a purchase.

2004, Ford 350, duallys, 60,000 miles.

Of course, it's on one side of the country while I am on the other.

Any advice/opinions appreciated.

Merry Christmas to all!
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Old 12-24-2016, 04:18 PM   #2
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I like the chinooks ( the real ones) and we came close to a 2004 E450 Chinook Glacier XL which was amazing but...the bed is in the middle of everything and was smaller than the bed in the van we bought. MPG on that was expected to be closer to 8 and parking would have been tight here at home ( but do-able).

so my opinion, chinooks are great- check if the layout works for you. some like to leave the bed made up, some like to make up house everyday ( and I wonder where do you stash the bedding?)

the ford drivetrain may have some slight concerns or foibles but any issues would be well known on the millions of E350's running around and parts or services anywhere but anyone with parts from napa


-------------just looked there are a few chinooks show up on my PHX craigslist both private and dealers- the glacier looks like the one we checked out at $18,000 more, 2 years later!

many would consider the chinook a class C

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Old 12-24-2016, 09:06 PM   #3
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This particular Chinook Concourse is 21'......which is why I like it for my use. It is a 2004 consigned unit with 60+ thousand miles. Asking $46k.
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This particular Chinook Concourse is 21'......which is why I like it for my use. It is a 2004 consigned unit with 60+ thousand miles. Asking $46k.
There is a tradeoff for the Concourse involving the floor plan. Locating the door on the rear of the coach does create unique floor plans but the tradeoff is that using a hitch for towing anything or even a bike rack is a non-starter if this is important to you.
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Old 12-24-2016, 11:29 PM   #5
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There is a tradeoff for the Concourse involving the floor plan. Locating the door on the rear of the coach does create unique floor plans but the tradeoff is that using a hitch for towing anything or even a bike rack is a non-starter if this is important to you.
Can you have one big bed in one?

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Can you have one big bed in one?

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There may have been some equipped that way but typically they have a tight double pull out bed mid ships on the driver with either a dinette or a couple of chairs on the passenger side.

For their age and mileage the value of these vintage Chinooks holds up well. There are currently a number of Concourse coaches for sale on the RV Trader website with some excellent photos of how they lay out. Checlk them out. One plus is the really large reefer included for a coach this size. However, their engines are thirsty and you can expect around 8 mpg.

If you haven't already surfed this website, it's a great read:

http://www.tincantourists.com/wiki/doku.php?id=chinook
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There is a tradeoff for the Concourse involving the floor plan. Locating the door on the rear of the coach does create unique floor plans but the tradeoff is that using a hitch for towing anything or even a bike rack is a non-starter if this is important to you.

Good Point! Thanks.
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There may have been some equipped that way but typically they have a tight double pull out bed mid ships on the driver with either a dinette or a couple of chairs on the passenger side.

For their age and mileage the value of these vintage Chinooks holds up well. There are currently a number of Concourse coaches for sale on the RV Trader website with some excellent photos of how they lay out. Checlk them out. One plus is the really large reefer included for a coach this size. However, their engines are thirsty and you can expect around 8 mpg.

If you haven't already surfed this website, it's a great read:

chinook [Tin Can Tourists Wiki]
Wow! That was a great read. Thank you very much for the info.
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I like the chinooks ( the real ones) and we came close to a 2004 E450 Chinook Glacier XL which was amazing but...the bed is in the middle of everything and was smaller than the bed in the van we bought. MPG on that was expected to be closer to 8 and parking would have been tight here at home ( but do-able).

so my opinion, chinooks are great- check if the layout works for you. some like to leave the bed made up, some like to make up house everyday ( and I wonder where do you stash the bedding?)

the ford drivetrain may have some slight concerns or foibles but any issues would be well known on the millions of E350's running around and parts or services anywhere but anyone with parts from napa


-------------just looked there are a few chinooks show up on my PHX craigslist both private and dealers- the glacier looks like the one we checked out at $18,000 more, 2 years later!

many would consider the chinook a class C

Mike
A really cool feature on the Glacier which you generally only find on a Class A is the HWH computer controlled four point leveler system.
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Here is a link that has a pdf on a few chinook models.
It gives information such as features for different models.
http://www.chinookrvclub.net/Chinook_Website.pdf
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