Having built more than 1,200 custom motorcoaches for customers across the globe, we've created almost every imaginable option and offer a wide array of features. From Marathon's revolutionary bunks-to-wardrobe feature to our patented TechLink "electrical smart house control system," we're proud to create the most advance coaches on the road today.
Unlike many motorcoaches where overnight guests or family members are a mere afterthought, we have an option that provides bunk beds, each with its own audio/visual system so everyone has his or her own space. The innovation comes along when traveling without guests. With the press of a button, the upper bunk lowers down to the bottom, clearing the way for a large wardrobe. It's there when you need it and maximizing storage when you don't.
TechLink is Marathon Coach's powerful, advanced electrical smart house control system designed exclusively by Marathon's engineering staff to set the new standard of luxury coach quality, performance and reliability. Marathon has incorporated this patented smart coach system in over 600 coaches since the technology's inception in 1996, and it has quickly grown into the most reliable in the industry. TechLink's highly sophisticated system examines, monitors and controls essential coach information and displays it where you want it: iPhone, iPad, coach remotes and displays. We continue to further develop this technology so you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with the simplicity and efficiency of monitoring and controlling your coach's functions from anywhere.
Whether for reasons of sheer comfort or those of practicality, for people who choose this option, the king-size bed can adjust to the perfect lounging position for maximizing the action and adventure playing out on your private, high definition television. However, this configuration can also allow people to easily maneuver past the bed to the back wardrobe even when the slides are in.
When it comes to the Marathon Coach system design, our engineering department strives to employ the most highly regarded electronic components available. This is why we equip all Marathon coaches with the Crestron system, a network hub for your coach. By replacing the 12-14 individual remote controls, this innovative system serves as a universal remote and controls audio/video, heating and cooling, lights, blinds, awnings, security systems and more. However, for all of its advanced capabilities, many people's favorite Crestron feature is its home theater function. All you need is the popcorn, because with one simple touch on the hand-held control, the system automatically closes the blinds, dims the lights, activates the Blu-Ray player and turns on surround sound, so all you need to do is grab a seat and watch the show.
Marathon's Crestron system is a control system designed with ease of operation in mind. Take the theater button for example. All you need is the popcorn, because with one simple touch of the hand-held control, the system automatically closes the blinds, dims the lights, activates the Blu-ray player and turns on the surround sound. Grab a seat; it's show time!
At Marathon, we're all about the details. Of course we pride ourselves on functionality, but we also care about aesthetics. That's why when you look at your Marathon's plumbing bay, you may start thinking of it as a work of art. The food grade stainless steel manifolds and chromed water tanks and manifold fittings provide a dramatic and elegant finish. Some Marathon models even have additional cabinetry that flawlessly matches the cabinet laminate inside the coach. Of course, the streamlined hardware with fewer joints mean there are fewer places for potential problems or leaks to occur. With each fixture having its own individual shut off valve, should there ever be an emergency situation, the coach owner will be easily able to shut off water to the affected area, yet maintain water service in the rest of the coach. And Marathon's patented Freedom Plus, an automated sewer hose system, features push-button controls that open a drop door that dispenses the shore cord AND the sewer hose to the appropriate shore power hook-up and drain receptacles so you have minimal interaction with both. Of course, there's a cubby for gloves built right into the bay as well as a faucet and soap and paper towel dispensers. Where beauty meets function, you'll find Marathon.
Freedom Plus System
Marathon's patented Freedom Plus is an automated sewer hose system that couldn't be easier to operate. This innovative system features push-button controls that open a drop door that dispenses the shore cord AND the sewer hose to the appropriate shore power hook-up and drain receptacles so you have minimal interaction with both. Marathon's engineers designed this exclusive plumbing bay to not only improve the reliability of the system, but to also make it as convenient for coach owners to operate as possible.
Water Manifold System
Our water manifold system was intentionally designed to simplify the motorcoaching experience. Streamlined hardware with fewer joints mean there are fewer places for potential problems or leaks to occur. With each fixture having its own individual shut off valve, should there ever be an emergency situation, the coach owner will be easily able to shut off water to the affected area, yet maintain water service in the rest of the coach. In addition, Marathon uses polished stainless steel pipes to avoid any problems associate with copper pipes sprayed with lacquer.
iPhone/iPad-Controlled Coach Systems
When you have our secure iPhone or iPad app on your device, you can monitor and control your coach from anywhere. Imagine sitting in a restaurant for a quiet breakfast when the weather decides to change from a chilly morning to sunny and hot. Concerned about your dogs in the coach, you use your iPhone or iPad and the hidden security camera in the salon to check on them, monitor the temperature and turn on the air-conditioning in the coach. And while you're at it, close the blinds, open the awnings and even turn on the lights. You can do this from anywhere in the world as long as your phone has a signal; from Alaska to Florida, London to California, your coach is always accessible.
Jump Start System
Although you hope you never need it, it's good to know you always have it. The Jump Start feature was designed to combine the charged house batteries with the depleted chassis batteries, so you can jump start your chassis battery internally, without the hassle of jumper cables or booster pack. Even if both your chassis and house batteries are depleted, the system can combine the generator power as well, getting you back on the road in no time.
Slide technology allows for a roomy floorplan providing a comfortable environment for family living and entertainment. Some Marathon owners, those who own lots in favorite locations and tend to stay in the same area for long periods of time for example, tend to appreciate quad-slide floorplans with augmented space. Others who actively travel the U.S. often find triple-slides a better fit as they can more easily transverse the coach with the slides in. Choose one of Marathons diverse floorplans or design your own.
Ability to Custom Build
When you order a custom designed coach, you have the opportunity to choose everything from the floorplan to the fabrics. With thousands of different colors, materials and styles to choose from, the creative possibilities are endless. From Marathon's revolutionary bunks-to-wardrobe feature and bay BBQs to one-of-a-kind, lighted, blown glass sinks, custom furniture and fireplaces, you can trust our friendly team of engineers and designers to make your vision a reality.
When it comes to entertainment, you want the best. This is why Marathon Coach is continually searching for the latest and best technology to offer for your new or existing coach. High-definition entertainment options include high-end televisions, DVD players, surround sound speakers and more. If you're ready for more colors, better clarity, superior sound and more depth, let us know. We're ready to take your viewing experience to the next level.
Custom Body Style
There's no mistaking a Marathon. With its custom front and rear caps allowing streamline awning integration and its unique fender, when you own a Marathon, it shows.
There's no shortage of fun with your Marathon's outdoor entertainment bay. Whether you're looking to become the MVP of your tailgating circle, setting the stage for romance as you plan a sunset viewing of your spouse's favorite flick or letting the kids watch that Disney movie for 210th time, your entertainment bay flawlessly meshes movies, music and programming with lush natural surroundings.
At Marathon we strive to create a flawless experience through innovation and advanced components. That's one reason why our luxury bus conversions include extra alternators. Imagine this, you're driving south on I-95 on a hot, blistery, late summer day. Your driver's air conditioning is blowing a cool breeze across your forehead. Now imagine that even the passengers in the salon are perfectly comfortable. Not only that, but your refrigerator, bay mounted freezer and coach lighting are all creating a relaxing haven within. It's this extra house alternator that seamlessly converts the mechanical energy to electrical energy so you can run convenience items without the use of your generator or shore power.
Air Pocket Doors
Air pocket doors do more than add charm and maximize space. The “headerless” installation allows for expanded height clearance, while the quieter, smoother operation from our improved rodless air cylinder ensures you can move about without disturbing others in the coach. Easy to maneuver and aesthetically pleasing, pocket doors provide the fit and finish to enhance your motorcoaching experience.
At Marathon, we're passionate about providing the best coaching experience possible. This is one reason why we choose the Valid Trueline Leveling System. Whether you're parked at your favorite luxury RV resort or tailgating at your alma mater's football game, this system provides comfort, convenience and peace of mind as it takes the guesswork and complexity out of the leveling process.
Based in Quebec, Canada, Prevost builds the bus shells on which Marathon constructs their motorhome conversions. We choose Prevost because they build the best conversion bus chassis. The 304 grade stainless steel assembly optimizes the coach's integrity, ensures longevity and resists rust, even in less than ideal condition. When you own a Marathon Prevost, you know your coach is going to last.
New Ceiling Designs
We're dedicated to your vision. From engineering to design, our team members work together to ensure that each ceiling is an individual piece of art. With a palette of new choices and countless options, you'll have the tools and flexibility to create a ceiling uniquely your own, unmatched in quality and style. Because the dimmable, color-changing LED accent lighting is synchronized, you'll be able to change the color of the lights throughout the coach simultaneously. You can further add to your coach's look by using custom graphics to enhance LED backlit ceiling panels in tailor-made shapes.
The safety of our clients is key. Prevost produces the strongest, safest, most durable chassis in the RV industry. Because the Prevost chassis was designed for the business of transporting people each and every day from Chicago to St. Louis or Seattle to L.A., its structure is durable with a longevity missing from the typical RV. Their stainless steel frame optimized passenger safety and coach integrity.
Handcrafted Furniture and More
Did you know that a skilled team of Marathon craftspeople custom builds each sofa, chair, valance, wall, ceiling, cabinet and more for every luxury coach from scratch? Marathon Coach provides its valued customers with the finest and most well-crafted motorcoaches in the industry. The furniture is custom built using the highest quality of wood and fabric materials available. The walls, ceilings and cabinets are created to uphold the highest standards in design and functionality. This stringent attention to detail and flexibility of design is one of many aspects that elevates your luxury motorcoach from ordinary to extraordinary.
With thousands of different colors to choose from, the creative possibilities are endless! Marathon's experienced, in-house, exterior coach designer will work with you one-on-one to create a unique exterior paint concept for your coach, whether it be your new custom coach or your well-loved family coach. Our experienced artists and craftspeople employ custom techniques to achieve a wide array of special effects including ghosted images, marbles, textures and shadows. Our in-house experts can even create "candied" details; this includes applying pearlescent paint in a way that captures light, showcasing a stunning color and unforgettable sparkle in sunlight. No matter what colors or effects you choose, your Marathon exterior paint design will become a custom piece of art.
Three Receivers and 2 Dishes
Marathon Coach continually searches for the latest and best technology for our new coaches, and the realm of entertainment is no exception. With three receivers and two satellite dishes, whether driving through the desert or parked in a luxury motorcoach pad, you'll never miss your favorite show again. The in-motion satellite dish allows you to watch DirecTV programming on all TVs in standard definition format, even while traveling the highways and byways of America. When parked, you have even more options. For example, the standard high definition satellite receiver and DVR enable you to watch two different shows in HD in two different locations while a third show can be recorded for viewing at a later time. However, if you desire a third channel, simply select the non-HD receiver, thereby allowing three different programs to air while recording a fourth. With a crystal clear picture with more colors, more depth and more options, you can transform "merely watching television" into an event in and of itself.