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Old 07-09-2021, 03:02 PM   #1
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Country Coach Prevost conversion quality

Im looking at a country coach conversion from the 80s. I want to know any known issues with these, things to look out for and general quality, fit and finish. It is a Prevost chassis which I have some familiarity with but I really have no experience with country coach.

please shed some light on this for me because I have a decision to make.
If anyone has any literature for one of these from that era please share it.

thanks Harry
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Old 07-09-2021, 03:14 PM   #2
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Country Coach conversions are sought after due to their quality. Good units.
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Old 07-09-2021, 04:46 PM   #3
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are there any problem areas?
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Depending on model...Prevost do have their issues like delamination on the steel skins. That's a 50K job.

I haven't seen any CC in H3..

Personally, I don't understand why most think Prevost is the ultimate coach. I drive their mass transit variant and the techs and a lot drivers (and now, we hearing the board isn't happy with them) think they're junk. They don't last for 830k CNG tin can. Lots of issues. But we're getting ready for their electric buses to arrive here.. yes, we still have some Gillig buses running because the Prevost have waybill writeups...

E.g.. if it's been wet, don't be surprised the ABS light comes on...the fix we were told... reboot the bus by disconnecting battery for 2 minutes..

Sorry for the rant...

Good luck on your search..
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If you search Brain's RV videos on YouTube, he has done at least one video on a Country Coach Prevost conversion. As stated above, they are some of the most sought after conversions due to their build quality. Everything CC tuned out was top notch.
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CC Quality.

I have over 250,000 miles driving Entertainer Prevost Coaches, when it came time to think of retiring I bought a Mid 90's CC Prevost with the series 60 Detroit since they don't leak or use oil unlike the earlier 2 cycle Detroit's used in earlier buses. Our last entertainer coach went 843,000 trouble free miles before an electrical fire consumed it. If you are able to try and buy a coach with a series 60 engine you wont be sorry. Aside from normal maintenance our Country Coach has been a pleasure to own and enjoy.
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Old 07-16-2021, 11:27 AM   #7
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While I cannot comment on the Prevost, I love the build quality of my Country Coach. That being said, one of the most important things you can do is get a quality inspection done by someone who has experience in that type of coach, it is money well spent. Brian, as mentioned would be a good person to contact.

Good luck with your decision
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Hi Harry,
I've looked at several and CC design work on the Prevost chassis has always looked great to me.

However, as with any coach regardless of manufacturer, a lot depends how the owners before you treated it.
I saw a Country Coach H3 in Orlando a few years back on which the owner had deferred a lot of maintenance. Underneath, the bones of the coach were great.

The owner had a vastly inflated idea of its value and I was looking at a lot of work on adjusting slides, repairing seals along with new tires, batteries and the usual.
I agree with others; the Country Coach conversions were great and they are hard to find.
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Im looking at a country coach conversion from the 80s. I want to know any known issues with these, things to look out for and general quality, fit and finish. It is a Prevost chassis which I have some familiarity with but I really have no experience with country coach.

please shed some light on this for me because I have a decision to make.
If anyone has any literature for one of these from that era please share it.

thanks Harry
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Old 07-20-2021, 09:38 PM   #9
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Get an inspection! I didnít and have paid way more in repairs than a inspection would have shown. The key is we donít know what we donít know, someone with experience can point out problems good for negotiations or tell you to run away!
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2000 H3 Country Coach Prevost conversion for sale in Ohio at Luxury Coach. great looking coach.
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