Review of the 2015 Coachmen Encounter 36BH

2015 coachmen encounter 36bh
2015 Coachmen Encounter 36BH

If you have been considering upgrading from a towable trailer to a motor home or are a newbie to the RV lifestyle altogether and want to make your first purchase, a Coachmen Class A is the way to go. Coachmen, a division of Forest River, is well known for putting out high quality, reliable, and most importantly, affordable coaches. With an average MSRP of roughly $100k – $150k for a brand new Class A gasser, Coachmen has done an outstanding job of designing motor home’s that are ideal for newcomers and experienced RVers alike. Here, we’ll take a look at the brand new 2015 Coachmen Encounter 36BH floor plan.

The Power

While Class A gas coaches won’t quite have the same amount of power and towing capabilities as their diesel counterparts, the Encounter comes standard with plenty of juice. Built on a Ford F-Series Super Duty 22,000lb chassis, the Encounter 36BH is a cinch for nearly anybody to jump in and drive right away. Other than accounting for it’s 37’7” length, this unit drives similarly to any large pickup truck. Powered by a Triton V10 362HP engine, owners will have no problem taking long road trips on nearly any terrain, especially without a vehicle in tow or an excessive amount of storage. However, if you do need to tow a vehicle or trailer, the Encounter comes equipped with a 5,000lb towing hitch.

The Exterior

Park the Encounter next to a coach that costs 3 times as much and at a glance you’ll have yourself wondering where the extra money could possibly go. The coach featured here is outfitted with the Tuscan Spice paint finish, but is also available in Almond Sand, French Silk, and Platinum Frost – all of which have the style and elegance Class A motor home owners are looking for in a new coach. However, the features don’t simply stop with a nice paint job. The 2015 Encounter 36BH comes standard with 22.5” aluminum rims, a power double step entrance that is activated when the entry door is opened, a crowned, laminated fiberglass roof, a power patio awning (great for entertaining or escaping the sun), an outdoor entertainment center, diamond shield paint protection film, heated side view cameras, and much more. This unit also features a heated, enclosed underbelly so owners can store all of their toys, additional clothing (for long trips), and anything else that needs to be put away to reduce the clutter inside the cabin.

The Interior

Interior of the Encounter 36BH
Interior of the Encounter 36BH

As we always say, the exterior of the coach will make you excited, but it’s the interior that will make you fall in love. The Encounter certainly lives up to that standard. Not only does this coach have the quality, luxury feel owners are looking for, but it also sleeps 8 people comfortably making it the perfect addition to your family’s vacation plans. Subtle features like a padded vinyl ceiling, frameless tinted windows with safety glass, and recessed LED ceiling lighting give the Encounter 36BH a touch of sophistication, while bunk beds with privacy drapes and mounted LCD televisions, and leather couches (that fold out into additional sleeping space) and rocker recliners make it a fun and relaxing place to be as well. Not to mention, 3 slideouts give this coach tons of added floor space. The galley is well appointed with Corian surface counter tops, a double sink with a single lever high kitchen faucet with a sprayer, a 3 burner stovetop, a 30” stainless steel hanging microwave, a full size stainless steel refrigerator, and a ceramic tile backsplash. There is also plenty of drawers and cabinet space (both above and below the counter) to keep all of your kitchen items neat and organized. The master bedroom is the perfect place for mom and dad to relax after a long day on the road with a king size bed and a 32” LCD TV and DVD player.

2015 coachmen encounter 36bh floorplan
Floor plan of the Encounter 36BH

Other features include an electric fireplace, a booth dinette, cognac maple interior wood furnishings, beautifully crafted tile floors, and so much more.

Like we said, Coachmen is well known for producing high end, luxury style motor homes without the high end price tag. Of course, before you ever purchase any motor home, you need to run down the checklist of needs and wants to see what style of coach will best fit your needs. But take it from us, if you’re looking for a stylish coach with the power and sophistication that will fit your whole family (and then some), without hurting your pockets too badly, the 2015 Coachmen Encounter 36BH is the way to go.

Want to take a look at the 2015 Encounter 36BH? Click here! Do you have questions about purchasing a new or pre-owned motorhome or just about the luxury motor home lifestyle in general? If so, please contact us so we can answer all of your questions and concerns!


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