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Fun Times at Port St. Lucie. RDAAMC Ep.147
17 March

Randy and Dawn show off a beautiful X3 Double-slide down at Port St. Lucie in Florida. Warm and cozy, this 2006 coach had so much life in it with such lovely colors and country cabin design. Randy and Dawn are definitely enjoying their stay at Port St. Lucie and invite you to come check out…

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Engineering a Masterpiece Part 3: Mechanical Engineering
15 March

Mechanical Engineering

Marathon’s primary mechanical engineer is Jared Lathon, a graduate of The Oregon Institute of Technology. Jared is responsible for how things physically function within the coaches themselves. Most recently, he redesigned the pullouts in the underbelly bays. Though the pullouts began with a sketch, Jared discovered that once they were built,…

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Beautiful Morning, Beautiful Coaches. MMwM Ep. 310
13 March

It’s a beautiful morning down at Motorcoach Country Club and Mal takes you on a bike tour while talking about the beautiful coaches that call this park home. Marathon’s commitment to customers is on display with Mal’s knowledge of the lovely coaches Marathon has produced, and how we have full time service technicians who travel…

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Engineering a Masterpiece Part 2: Project Management
8 March

Project Management

Bob Chavarria started at Marathon on the production floor, like many others on the engineering team. A 33-year veteran of the company, Bob manages much of the engineering team, helping them organize and build the coaches from the bottom up. When a Prevost chassis first arrives at the facility, it is literally…

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Luminous Luxury: Coach 1365. MMwM Ep. 309
6 March

Luminous and luxurious coach 1365 seems to glow from the moment you step inside. Gleaming tiles reflect the lights from above, filling the coach with a warm brightness that lets you take a deep breath and relax. Mal walks you through from the cockpit to the bedroom, pointing out all the subtle beauty from the…

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A Cockpit Reimagined: Coach 1375. RDAAMC Ep.146
3 March

Randy and Dawn are excited to give you a glimpse of the newly redesigned cockpit in the new Prevost chassis. Coach 1375’s design was aimed at driver comfort and Randy wastes no time in showing you a few of his favorite feature, such as the e-mirrors and Valid infotainment system. An excited Dawn films and…

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Engineering a Masterpiece Part 1: Product Development
1 March

Well before a Prevost shell arrives at our headquarters, Marathon’s engineers are applying their experience and knowledge into creating the best coach possible. Marathon is the industry’s largest Prevost bus converter, and as such, its Engineering Department is a top priority. Fifteen engineers currently work at Marathon World Headquarters in Coburg, Oregon, each with…

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The First of its Kind: Coach 1375. MMwM Ep. 308
27 February

Mal and Dave Bash introduce the new cockpit in coach 1375, the first luxury motorcoach conversion on Prevost’s redesigned H3 Chassis. Dave Bash has driven coach 1375 for more than 6k miles and has appreciated the smooth journey offered by the combined efforts of Marthon and Prevost in their reimagining of where he spends the…

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Marathon Rally Review: Colorado Mountain Adventure
22 February

Marathon Coach Club’s Fall 2022 event — held September 18-24 in Durango at Alpen Rose RV Park — welcomed 34 buses to a grand, western adventure.

The first night kicked off at the Bar D with a steak/potato/biscuit/beans supper on tin plates, followed by a cowboy music show under the stars by the…

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Auditing Coach 1365. MMwM Ep.307
20 February

Mal discusses how the auditing team goes over coaches before delivery in this latest episode of Marathon Mondays with Mal.  Marathon coach 1365 spends time with our being reviewed for quality control and final touches before delivery. Green dots mark places our builders need to revisit after the intensive review reaches completion. Meticulous review includes…

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Sofas and Furnishings: The Art of Marathon’s Upholstery and Custom Furniture
15 February

Custom upholstered furniture that blends quality, luxury and style is as inviting as it is beautiful. It’s the result of passionate craftspeople, committed teamwork and chasing perfection to its smallest detail.

“We have the best upholsterer there is,” said Marathon’s Vice President of Interior Design Alan Christianson. 

That would be Marathon…

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Paint Reimagined MMwM Ep. 306
13 February

Down in paint, an older coach is being reimagined with a new paint scheme.  Paramount to Prevost and Marathon, longevity allows coaches to be remodeled many years and thousands of miles down the road. Our talented painters put everything into proper preparation of each coach, whether it be an older coach or new shell #1376.…

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Marathon Coach finishes first Luxury RV on the New H3-45 Prevost Chassis
8 February

Marathon Coach, the world’s largest bus converter, is proud to be the first motorcoach company to present a luxury RV on the newly redesigned Prevost H3-45 bus chassis. Marathon’s beautiful and innovative double-slide coach #1375 is a greatly anticipated main feature of the renowned Prevost Motorhome Expo in West Palm Beach, Florida, February 8th and…

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Custom Coach Profile: Marathon Coach #1356
8 February

Cool colors with a dynamic paint design set Designer’s Choice Coach #1356 apart from the rest. Deep black, with textured white and gray, create a striking image when this coach travels down the road, whether rain or shine. Interior Designer Santara Perkins was inspired by minimalist and Scandinavian design and wanted to create a…

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Luxury Lifestyle at Motorcoach Country Club: MMwM Ep. 305
6 February

Mal shows you what the Luxury RV Lifestyle looks like at Motorcoach Country Club in Indio, California. Joined by our videographer John, Mal drives around this beautiful RV park, letting you take in the sights and sounds of a Monday Morning. He points out various Marathon coaches and talks a little about each one while…

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Tiki Party at Motorcoach Country Club
2 February

Let’s have a tiki party! Join Marathon Coach at Motorcoach Country Club on February 4th at 4pm for an evening of food, beer, friends and fun! Come view a Marathon Coach and soak up the tiki vibes as we celebrate the motorcoach lifestyle in beautiful Indio, California. This event is exclusive for Motorcoach Country Club…

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Your Coach Delivery: The Big Day is Here, What to Expect
1 February

 “We are blessed to have a lot of new clients, but we also appreciate that we have a lot of repeat customers, and for many of them the learning curve is less steep,” said…

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Quality Organization and Coach #1370: MMwM Ep. 304
30 January

Marathon Coach takes organization and quality to a new level when it comes to building coaches.  It’s a busy and productive day at the Marathon Mothership as employees install and test the wiring for coach #1370. #1370 is a triple-slide, bunk coach with a super bath in the back. The cabinets for this coach have…

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Custom Coach Profile: Marathon Coach #1366
25 January

Marathon Coach #1366 — dubbed the American Flag Coach — is the epitome of Marathon’s artistic talent. It’s an example of what happens when an ambitious owner puts his vision into the hands of Marathon’s designers, painters and engineers. Graphic Artist Sara Fideler was presented a challenge with this coach: to emulate the owner’s…

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Congratulations Kurt Busch!
24 January

Marathon coach owner Kurt Busch was named the winner of the National Motorsports Press Association Pocono Spirit Award for 2022. Established in 1992, this award recognizes those who have overcome illness and adversity to return to racing, and also honors their achievements and sportsmanship. Busch suffered a season ending injury at Pocono Raceway in July,…

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A Windy Day in Indio: MMwM Ep. 303
23 January

Mal is at Motorcoach Country Club in Indio California and braving the wind to give you all a tour of this amazing RV park.  Motorcoach Country Club is one of the top RV parks in the nation. Lush, green, and beautiful, this park was built in early 2000 and filled with amazing private casitas, outdoor…

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Private Wine Tasting at ORI
20 January

Marathon often does private events for coach owners and fellow RVers at the luxury resorts around the country! We’re doing a virtual wine tasting on Tuesday the 24th and we have chosen to feature these two lovely wines from J. Scott Cellars in Rogue Valley, Oregon. ORI customers keep an eye on your inbox for…

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Passion for Detail: The Small Things that Make a Marathon Coach the Pinnacle of Excellence
18 January
The attention to detail that Marathon designers put into coaches is sometimes unseen or overlooked, but it’s the end result of these small, seemingly insignificant details that elevate Marathon coaches to the next level. Yes, these elements are time intensive, but Marathon is proud to invest the time and energy into the little things that…
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One of Mal’s Favorites: Coach #1257. MMwM Ep. 302
16 January

Mal takes you on a quick tour around one of his favorites, coach #1257, which is currently on consignment. Coach #1257 sits on Marathon’s double lot down a ORI’s Motor Coach Country Club. This 2018 X3 double-slide has an outstanding paint design and only 43K miles. Beautiful tile work changes to carpet in the spacious…

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Tim Riley: Meet the Marathon Coach Texas Service Manager
11 January

Grand Prairie, Texas

Started with Marathon: May 2022

A family man who loves steak and the color blue, Tim Riley is the new service manager at Marathon Coach Texas. After spending 45 years in the automotive and real estate industries, this affable Texan was drawn to Marathon for the opportunity to enjoy…

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Four Coaches and Seeking Excellence: MMwM Ep. 301
9 January

Mal is back and taking you around the Marathon Factory floor to take a sneak peek at four coaches.  Coach 1356 is on consignment and Dave Bash is doing an inspection on this marvelous conversion and Mal will be back in a later episode to do a full walkthrough. He also takes a look at…

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New Year, New Coaches: Tour the Production Floor MMwM Ep.300
3 January

Happy New Year! Join Mal in this episode of “Marathon Mondays with Mal” for a quick tour of the Marathon Coach production floor. In this episode, Mal showcases the ultra-luxury motor coaches in various stages of production and discusses the importance of proper wiring in their construction. He also gives updates on his recent illness…

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A Commitment to Our Veterans
28 December
The value that the Marathon family places on the men and women who have served our country is clear, often revealing itself at events and rallies when we visit historic monuments and honor the sacrifice of others. That respect is also evident on the production floor at Marathon Coach, and the reason we are proud…
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Mal on the Move: A Very Merry Christmas. MMwM Special
26 December

A very Merry Christmas from Mal and the whole Marathon team. In this pre-recorded episode, Mal shows a behind the scenes look at the decorating of the 2022 Calendar Christmas coach. Marketing puts a lot of work into the décor, from choosing a theme to ensuring every part of the coach is festive and bright!

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Marathon’s Production Departments
21 December
The backbone of any great company is its people. At Marathon Coach, thousands of combined years of industry expertise form the thoughtful design and expert construction that transforms the Prevost chassis into a beautiful, durable and versatile living space. We firmly believe that the quality of our people directly equates to the quality of our…
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