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Old 11-18-2013, 10:24 PM   #29
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I was wondering, do those Prevost Marathon coaches ever get dirty? They always seem to be clean and shinny even if they drive in the same weather I do.

They are self cleaning.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:22 AM   #30
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They are self cleaning.
That explains a lot !!!!
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:10 PM   #31
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I just happened to go to a RV Resort where there was a Prevost rally going on. Was that a sight to behold. There were 2 that were new (encouraging owners to upgrade to a new one) and I went inside (after removing my shoes-mandatory). Honestly, I was really disappointed because although they both had 2 slides, it was actually cramped feeling. The kitchen was small compared to mine, I guess those owners don't actually cook. They were also way overdone in the glitz department for me. I do not like a bunch of mirrors to clean. But that is my personal opinion. The systems were great but a lot of the basement storage was taken up with built-in stuff like an entertainment center, a tool box and trays. Nope, not for me even if I could afford one. I like living in mine, being comfortable. Some of those owners had drivers who drive theirs from one place to the next. The owners were driven by the driver to the nearby airport to catch their plane. Let's just say I wasn't that impressed with livability of those Prevosts but some sure were pretty in those custom paint jobs.
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I guess another thing to consider is that the sheer size of the units limits the campground/RV parks that they can stay in. A lot of State parks (most in Michigan anyway) will not be able to accommodate units much over 38 feet. But all the amenities are nice. With the overall weight of those units I'm thinking grass sites during a rainy period would be a enough to tighten ones sphincter muscles .
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We like looking at the Prevosts, in fact, the DW always makes it a point to smile and wave at them as we pass right around them on long grades out here in the Rockies
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:21 PM   #34
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We like looking at the Prevosts, in fact, the DW always makes it a point to smile and wave at them as we pass right around them on long grades out here in the Rockies
Now that's a hoot!! When we pull in next to King Aire's we always say someday when we win the lottery..... ..

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Old 11-19-2013, 05:29 PM   #35
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We like looking at the Prevosts, in fact, the DW always makes it a point to smile and wave at them as we pass right around them on long grades out here in the Rockies

OUCH!!
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:46 PM   #36
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If you get a chance to meet the owners of a mega coach...say HI!

The 3 times I have, found the owners to be very nice folks.
They have big beautiful RV's , but they are out there for many of the same reasons we are.

Of course, we have an attached garage that they don't have.
We have 5 coaches in our park and the folks that own them are just as everyday as we are. Not snobs at all and a pleasure to be around. Hey, the way I look at t if you have the loot go for it. Nothing wrong with enjoying something you may have always wanted.
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Umm, I don't get it. Too much glitz and mirrors and stuff for me. The Prevost interiors look really cold to me, not cozy. Some people like that, not me. I'll take my '05 Winnie over that rolling casino any day. Just my personal opinion....
I usually check out the coaches at the RV dealers the ones I could never afford, just to see how the other half lives, and see if there are anything I might like to do for a dyi upgrade. Seem the more they cost the more it reminds me of a Vegas hotel lobby. On that note seems like the designer of some of the older coaches ( Like mine) had someones grandmother as the decorators. Seems like they could do better. Some of the 5ers are done really nice.
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We had just signed in for the night at a campground. I was walking around our rig setting things up, when in beside us pulled a beautiful Prevost coach. Once stopped, the owner stepped down, walked over to me with his hand outstretched. "Hi" he said. Looking up at my coach, he said, "Wow! Nice rig you've got there!" I took an instant liking to that guy!

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We had just signed in for the night at a campground. I was walking around our rig setting things up, when in beside us pulled a beautiful Prevost coach. Once stopped, the owner stepped down, walked over to me with his hand outstretched. "Hi" he said. Looking up at my coach, he said, "Wow! Nice rig you've got there!" I took an instant liking to that guy!

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I think that *all* of us with tents, campers, RV's, Prevost and Newell's share a common love of travel and the RV "lifestyle". Your experience doesn't surprise me at all.

In our travels we have yet to find someone in a campground, racetrack, etc that is not friendly. We always get plenty of hello's when walking with our dogs, find ourselves in conversations with our "neighbors" and others.

I've never found someone that has a nicer coach than us make us feel like they were better than us, just because they have a $150K, $250K ... Million dollar coach .. and while I would have loved to see the inside of some of the Newmars, Showhaulers and others that we've seen and/or had conversations with their owners with, I've never asked if I could see the inside. Have I been invited in to some, sure - but never asked - it just became part of the conversation, and usually relating to mods owners have done and are proud to show off.
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