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The Sofa Palace. MMwM Ep.299.
5 December

In this pre-recorded episode, Mal takes you into the Sofa Palace, where the magic of upholstery happens.  Marathon boasts an in-house upholstery department which allows us to create truly custom coaches and amazing remodels. Mal talks about the details and hard work that goes into each piece and shows several finished pieces for coach 1371.…

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Visiting the Mothership and Coach 1362. RDAAMC Ep. 145
29 November

Randy and Dawn are in Oregon at the Mothership to show off a coach 1362, a custom H3-45 that has recently been finished. A beautiful black and white interior with zebra print elements, this coach boasts a large galley and lots of storage. Bunk beds can be closed off with a sliding pocket door for…

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Quality Q&A. MMwM Ep. 298
24 November

Mal answers some quality questions from viewers as he goes around the far side of the facility looking at coaches. Taking viewers past several in-progress coaches and explaining why we remove the slides as we build, Mal goes into a brand-new Prevost X3 Double-Slide shell that just arrived from Quebec. He also gives a peak…

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Brand New and Beautiful: Coach 1364. MMwM Ep. 297
24 November

Mal is back at the mothership with brand new and beautiful coach 1364. Coach 1364 is a recently finished H3, Quad-Slide with blackout tires. The paint was designed by Graphic Artist Sara Fideler and though you can’t see it on the video, the black paint sparkles in the light. Indirect lighting on the front steps…

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Outdoor Resort Indio: Veteran’s Day Special. MMwM Ep. 296
14 November

Mal takes you on a journey around Outdoor Resort Indio on Veteran’s Day to show how the community celebrates on this special episode of Marathon Mondays with Mal. Outdoor Resort Indio, or ORI, deeply appreciates our veterans and is preparing for their annual Veteran’s Day Celebration. On the drive to the clubhouse, Mal points out…

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Leaving Hearthside Grove. RDAAMC Ep.144
10 November

Randy and Dawn are ready to leave Hearthside Grove for the season. Join them as they go through their pre-departure checklist and back out of their lot. Slides in, sewage dumping and unplugging the electrical are just a few of the step taken to prepare a coach for a new adventure. Despite their size, these…

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Revisiting Coaches 1226 and 1370. MMwM Ep. 295
7 November

Mal revisits coach 1226, which is in service undergoing a complete remodel. Engineering, Service, and Design all come together to redo a corporate coach. This late model no-slide is being reimagined as a unique learning space, with an instructors desk and room for students in what would usually be the salon. Mal then peeks in…

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A Pre-Owned Presentation: Coach 1176. MMwM Ep.294
31 October

Mal presents pre-owned coach 1176, an H3-45 triple slide, filled with space and luxurious amenities for the adventurous traveler. With corvette-style tail lights, a curbside BBQ slide-out and a large bay TV, 1176 is ready for all your outdoor needs. The two salon slides create a large floorspace for entertainment and conversation, and even when…

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The Personality of Paint. MMwM Ep. 293
24 October

Marathon’s paint department creates unique, strong, and dynamic designs that reflect the personality of the owners who have purchased a custom coach.  You will never see two Marathon coaches with exactly the same paint design. Even the owners of 1370, who love the paint of their current coach, have made small changes to the design…

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Coach Artistry and Marathon’s Painting Talent. MMwM Ep. 292
17 October

Mal discusses Marathon Coach’s artistry and talent in the paint department on this busy Monday at Marathon Headquarters. Mal takes you across the production floor, pointing out details on cabinets and places of interest on his way to the paint department where coach 1370 is being prepped for paint. Mal spends some time wandering the…

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Building Countertops and Reimagining a Coach. MMwM Ep. 291
10 October

In this episode of Marathon Mondays, Mal takes you on a journey of building countertops and reimagining a coach through our hard surfaces and service departments. Mal speaks with builders in the hard surfaces department while they work on a no-drip sink made of Corian. They briefly explain how many pieces it takes to build…

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Dry Camping
5 October

Open Up New Worlds with Your Marathon Coach

Dry camping – that is, camping done without water, sewer or electrical hookups – is not as difficult as you may think, and can significantly broaden your travel options.…

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Eloy Gutierrez – Marathon Coach Owner Spotlight
28 September


In his capacity as Head of Timing and Scoring for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Eloy Gutierrez is a celebrity in the racing world. It’s his innovative spirit, after all, that to this day…

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Ready to Fly: American Flag Coach #1366. MMwM Ep 289
26 September

American Flag Coach 1366 is ready to take flight for its owners and Mal is sneaking in a full tour before they take possession of their very custom coach. When Coach 1366 arrived as a blank shell, very few could have imagined what it would become. Custom designed with the owners by our team, this…

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Terrific Tucson Rally Review
21 September


Marathon Coach Club’s 2022 “Terrific Tucson” rally, held April 4-10 at Tucson Lazydays KOA Resort, lived up to its name. The 78 who attended enjoyed beautiful weather, distinct desert landscapes, and wonderful food, from Texas-style barbecue…

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Beyond Compare: X3 and H3 Bays. MMwM Ep.287
13 September

The bays in X3 and H3 coaches are truly beyond compare, both having numerous customization options depending on which chassis you like best.  Mal shows off the bays of two coaches, H3 coach 1362 and X3 coach 1366, and talks about the differences and features you can add to both. Coach 1362 has taller bays…

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Holiday Spirit! Calendar Coach #1358. MMwM Ep.286
5 September

In this short episode, Mal shows a sneak peak of the Christmas décor for the Marathon Calendar. Shining silvers and brilliant blues fill Coach 1358 with Holiday Joy. The beautiful, hand-finished touches found throughout the coach, from hand-decorated cookies, to presents in the bunk beds, add to the Christmastime cheer. Marathon prides itself on the…

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Consignment Coach #1303 Walkthrough. RDAAMC Ep.143
31 August

Randy and Dawn show off 2020 consignment coach 1303.  This beauty is an H3 double-slide with only 26k miles. A matte finish on the cabinets give the smooth interior a touch of subtle class, while earthy tones create a sense of warmth. The incredible appliance center, with a steam oven and cappuccino maker round out…

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Charlotte NASCAR Rally Guest Speakers Announced!
29 August

Marathon is pleased to announce the exciting main slate of NASCAR personalities who will be appearing at the upcoming Charlotte Rally October 7-10. Emceed by NBC’s lead NASCAR announcer Rick Allen, these guests will offer fascinating behind the scenes insight about the sport and the weekend playoff race at the famous Charlotte “Roval”.

Chase Elliott

The 2020 NASCAR Cup Champion,…

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Congratulations Chase Elliott 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Regular Season Champion!
24 August

Congratulations to Marathon coach owner Chase Elliott for cinching the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Regular Season Championship! Chase received an additional 15 points to his total 25 playoff points from his four wins and five podium wins this season. His four victories have come at Pocono Raceway, Dover Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Nashville…

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Made in Oregon: Custom Coach 1361 Reveal. MMwM Ep.283
15 August

Made in Oregon the way only Marathon can, with expertise and the best of the best, Mal reveals the entirety of coach 1361 for the first time. Deep blue and bright white give a true Hampton’s feel in this brand-new coach. Roman blinds throughout the coach keep the interior dark when needed, especially since the…

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Quad-Slide Coach 1287 Walkthrough with Dave Bash. MMwM Ep.282
8 August

Join Mal and Dave Bash as they show-off coach 1287’s Quad-Slide function. Dave explains how to extend the four slides and the process required to extend safely and securely. It’s really an engineering marvel! You will also see the specialized drop floor in action and realize just how easy all the slides are to use.…

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Coach 1325 Walkthrough at Hearthside Grove RDMC Ep.141
3 August

Randy and Dawn give a tour of Coach 1325 located at Hearthside Grove. Filled with warm colors throughout, ambient lighting, and a subtle, but classic design for the ceiling, the salon is a beautiful example of a Marathon. Don’t miss the shower when Dawn walks from the back to the front of this lovely coach.

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2014 X3 Double-Slide Consignment with Bunks (1207)! MMwM Ep281
1 August

Let’s take a look at new consignment coach 1207! Filled with silver and grey hues, this hot-off Interstate-5, 2014 double slide has arrived for consignment at Marathon Coach World Headquarters in Coburg, OR. Hardwood floors extending into a carpeted bedroom with a hidden TV are just some of the luxuries this consignment has to offer.…

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Relaxation and Adventure on Lake Ouachita, AR. RDAAMC Ep.138
15 June

Take in the incredible views as Randy and Dawn recharge on a long weekend of relaxation and adventure in Lake Ouachita, Arkansas. Learn a bit about this National Forest while Randy and Dawn soak up the scenery and even do a bit of water skiing on the lake. Enjoy this beautiful destination, and be sure…

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1998 Prevost Marathon XLII Non-Slide (0440). MMwM Ep.274
13 June

In ep.274, join Mal for a rare look at a Prevost Marathon non-slide luxury RV. Built on the Prevost XLII chassis back in 1998, Marathon Coach #0440 personifies the longevity of a Prevost Marathon bus conversion. Well maintained, and with only 157,000 miles on its Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine, Coach #0440 boasts tons of…

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Pre-Owned Luxury RV: 2018 Marathon X3 (1257). MMwM Ep.273
6 June

Mal walks through a freshly-consigned luxury RV at Marathon: 2018 Marathon Coach #1257. Built on the Prevost X3-45 chassis and fitted with two slide-outs, Coach #1257 sports a stylish paint job, tons of natural light and a wealth of storage to accommodate all adventures. Follow Mal through and around this luxury coach, as he points…

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Oh Snap! Marathon Memorial Day with Mal. MMwM Ep.272
30 May

In this pre-recorded Memorial Day episode, watch as Mal escapes the constraints of the live broadcast to show – in a snap – the latest goings-on at Marathon. From custom floor features and paint designs to interior design and engineering, get a snapshot of the inner workings of the factory at the World Headquarters in…

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Luxury RV Lifestyle: Fun & Friends at Outdoor Resort Indio
29 May

Fun, friends and the luxury RV lifestyle are always on tap at Outdoor Resort Indio in Indio, California. Join Marathon coach owners Larry and Gwen Loudenback as they discuss the park and its spectacular grounds, amenities and activities. See some stunning footage of this desert oasis as well as some beautiful Marathons along the way.…

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Luxury Coach Factory Floor Walkthrough. MMwM Ep.271
23 May

Join Mal for a factory floor walkthrough of the Marathon Coach World Headquarters in Coburg, Oregon. See how all the pieces fit, as Mal looks at some of the many luxury coaches currently in production, as well as a few of the variegated departments that comprise the talented team at Marathon. Among other things, get…

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