Q: Do you currently have any Coachmen Prisms available?
A: Yes we do. Please click here to see our current inventory.
Q: Who do I contact if I have any questions about the Coachmen Prism?
A: Please give us a call at (855) 489-9432, and we would be more than happy to answer any questions!
Q: What oil is recomended for the Mercedes 3.0 Diesel Engine in the Coachmen Prism on the Mercedes Sprinter Chassis?
A: Coachmen recommends Mobile 1 ESP 229.52 0W-30. The ESP formula is an advanced fully synthetic motor oil made with a proprietary blend of leading edge components that will deliver outstanding performance and protection.
Q: How frequently are oil changes recommended to be done in a Coachmen Prism?
A: Merecedes recommends oil changes to be done every 20,000 miles, although they do recommend the first oil change on your new Prism to be performed at 10,000 miles.
Q: Is the Coachmen Prism front or rear wheel drive?
A: The Mercedes Sprinter Chassis used for the Coachmen Prism is a rear wheel drive vehicle that is equipped with ASR (Acceleration Skid Control)
Q: What is ASR (Acceleration Skid Control)
A: ASR (Acceleration Skid Control) improves traction through transfer of power to the road surface, this also improves the driving stability of the vehicle. ASR will assist you when pulling away and accelerating, especially on smooth and slippery surfaces. The ASR skid control works together with a load adjustment system that maximizes safety and helps prevent roll over. ASR is always activated when the vehicle is switched on.
Q: Is there any time the ASR (Acceleration Skid Control) should be deactivated
A: It may be best to deactivate ASR in situations where you are using snow chains, in deep snow and also in sand and gravel. Once ASR is deactivated engine torque is not restricted and the drive wheels can spin, cutting into road surfaces for better traction. Traction control will still intervene by braking if one drive wheel reaches its grip limit. So if one side of the vehicle is on a slippery surface the wheel is braked to increase traction in that situation. Note that if ASR is deactivated you do run a risk of the brake system to overheat if under high loads for a long period of time, this can damage your braking system and also with a hot brake system you increase your braking distance of the vehicle.