Sunday, May 28, 2023


2023 Coachmen Freelander Class C motorhome… toy hauler?

The team from Big Truck Big RV recently traveled to the Houston RV show to take a look at some of the newest RVs. In the video below they take us through the 2023 Coachmen Freelander Class C motorhome. There are some big changes and unique features in this Class C.

From the outside, it looks like any other Class C, but when you step inside you can see the difference.

So what is the big secret of this particular motorhome that makes it so unique?

When the rear queen-sized bed is flipped up, it reveals built-in tie downs, and the motorhome transforms into a toy hauler of sorts.

I say “of sorts” as it’s probably best suited for e-bikes and other non-gas-powered toys. People in the comments promptly pointed this out, even though the reviewer making the video touts carrying motorcycles and dirt bikes.

Nonetheless, this is definitely an unusual feature in a Class C motorhome, and depending on the types of toys you haul, you might find it appealing. A side door makes toy loading and unloading easy.

Other interior features of the Coachmen Freelander

  • Television in over-cab sleeping area
  • Roomy L-shaped dinette that, of course, converts to a bed
  • HUGE stainless steel sink
  • 3-burner gas stove with oven with a built-in cover that converts it to counter space when not in use
  • Large refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave oven
  • Large wardrobe closet
  • Full-size dry bath with porcelain toilet
  • Swivel captains chairs in the cab increases interior seating capacity to 6

The one thing the motorhome seems to be lacking, and they do point this out in the video, is kitchen drawers. Therefore, you might need to get creative to find a place for things like cooking utensils and flatware.

More about the 2023 Coachmen Freelander Class C Motorhome

  • Built on a E-450 chassis with dual back wheels
  • 7.3-liter gas-powered V-8 engine
  • 23’ length
  • 2” receiver hitch on back
  • Backup camper
  • Roof ladder
  • Large illuminated awning
  • Water-impervious fiberglass over Azdel construction
  • MSRP $120,205

Check out the tour of this unusual motorhome and let us know what you think in the comments.


Cheri Sicard
Cheri Sicard
Cheri Sicard is the author 8 published books on topics as diverse as US Citizenship to Cannabis Cooking. Cheri grew up in a circus family and has been RVing on and off her entire life.


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1 month ago

I have the 22 ft 2023 one and for just me it’s great. I leave the bed down and store things under the bed. I also have got the basket you can add to the hitch to carry some other things. One thing I don’t like is where the fresh water release lever is. It’s under the at the table and large hands don’t fit very well . But I really do love it. It drives and handles well. I also pull a horse trailer with 2 horses and it doesn’t even care. 🤠 oh I wish I had a ladder.

Last edited 1 month ago by Susan
1 month ago

They have put loads of functionality into a small space including toy hauler capability, reliability of Azdel construction and the simplicity of no slide outs. The very capable Ford chassis is also a benefit.

1 month ago

This is the one for me. I have been looking at this for 3 years now and I’m actively searching for one now that I have retired. Nice that they added the ladder this year.

Ron Kurtz
1 month ago

Nice rig, is there a ramp to load a motorcycle?

Tommy Molnar
1 month ago

Yeah jeff. I’m assuming they mean the engine referred to as “Godzilla”. I’m no fan of having to take my stuff out before I have a bed. I’m REALLY no fan of the above cab bed OR the dinette bed. So this unit is out of the question, slide or not. Also, not a lot of storage for kitchen needs, or clothing. I appreciate their looking ‘outside-the-box’ for new and innovative ideas but I don’t think this one will go too far.

1 month ago

I’m going to assume you meant a 7.3 liter gas engine.

Andy Poletis
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff

As the reputation of RV reliability is now fully understood, these reviews and MFG must outline what they arr doing to remedy poor workmanship.
That’s the differentiation that we all want to see.

Bob P
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff

Heh what’s the difference in a 3L and a 7.3L amongst journalists?

Bob P
1 month ago
Reply to  Cheri Sicard

Turn of predictive text.

Bryan F
1 month ago

Nice counters and trim but No slide out, no storage, not enough room for a real “toy”. Not worth it for that price.

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