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StoneRidge: A Golf and Recreational Community
11 July

Located in the Pacific Northwest, a stone’s throw from Spokane, Wash., the 650-acre community of StoneRidge flawlessly combines sleepy, serene surroundings and an active, vibrant community. With two lakes, 19-hole golf course, six championship Pickleball courts, tennis courts and so much more, their state-of-the-art Motor Coach Village is an ideal retreat, whether you buy a…

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Why Join the Marathon Coach Club?
27 June

When you purchase a new or pre-owned Marathon coach, not only do you receive excellent service, but you’re also invited to join the Marathon Coach Club, an exclusive club of Marathon motorcoach enthusiasts who gather throughout the year for fun-filled rallies at spectacular locations.

As a Marathon Coach Club member, you’ll meet fellow owners and…

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Introducing Traveling Shoes
13 June

Upon occasion, travel is centered on the simple task of moving from point A to point B. However, for most of the Marathon family, clients and employees alike, travel is less about the utilitarian and more about the adventure. When we recently learned that Marathon engineer Bob Chavarria and interior designer Brenda Kraft had both…

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We Choose Valid
31 May

At Marathon, we’re passionate about providing the best coaching experience possible. This is one reason why we choose Valid Manufacturing’s Trueline Leveling System and slideouts.

Whether you’re parked at your favorite luxury RV resort or tailgating at your alma mater’s football game, Valid Trueline Leveling System provides comfort, convenience and peace of mind as…

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“The Best of the Big Easy” Rally Video
17 May

The city of New Orleans is where the past and present effortlessly co-mingle. Spending time in this intoxicating city can leave visitors heady with the “NOLA” (New Orleans, La.) experience. At any point in the day, the air is heavy with the fragrance of wisteria, Cajun food and often alcohol, and the sights — from…

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How to Stay Comfortable in Your Coach: HVAC
3 May

Unsure how your HVAC system works? Learn how to stay comfortable as Al shows you how to easily operate your HVAC system.

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Visiting Marathon Oregon with Your Pet? Check Out Some Area Dog Parks!
7 April

Whether our visitors have two legs or four, our goal is to provide an exceptional experience for the entire family. Marathon Coach is proud to be a pet friendly establishment where your pets are welcome to play, rest or nap with you during your stay here with us. In Service Center lounge you’ll notice comfortable…

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How to Adjust Your Lighting Simply and Beautifully
28 March

This week’s how-to blog is aimed at illuminating users about adjusting your lighting simply and beautifully.

See the Switch Lights Dimmer here:

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Are You Ready for an HVAC Refresher?
29 February

Ever wonder about how to best work your coach’s HVAC unit? Wonder no more with this easy-to-follow

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Marathon Homecoming: Mark Cascio
15 February

During his time as a Marathon Sales Consultant from 1996 to 2006, Mark Cascio was known for his laser focus on client relations and his encyclopedic knowledge of everything Marathon. Now he’s back home at Marathon Coach Florida and excited to visit with friends both old and new.

“During my time with Marathon,” said Mark,…

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Oregon wines for the Twilight in the Desert event
27 January

If you are a lot owner in the Indio, California area then you might consider attending Marathon’s Twilight in the Desert event this February. Of course we will have coaches on display, but this article is about refreshments. You see, we have decided to do an Oregon theme to our wines being poured at the…

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Looking for Marathon? We’re in the Book: “Family Reunion: An Apocalypse Family Novel” by P. Mark DeBryan
5 January

We first heard from P. Mark DeBryan in early 2015. Obviously a vivacious man and rising star, he told us about a book he was working on, a zombie apocalypse book to be exact. When he said he had a few technical questions, we were unable to resist talking coaches, especially within the confines of…

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Sunflower lights up Marathon
21 December

Joy personified, but with a tail, Sunflower is a Cavachon – the perfect combination of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise. At fifteen months old, this happy-go-lucky dog bounds when she runs, quickly evoking smiles from every corner of the Marathon facility.

Denny shares the story the day he found her on the internet.…

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The competition gets hot at Marathon’s annual chili cook-off
7 December

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Thursday, November 19, marked Marathon’s annual chili cook-off and the competition was hot! With eight judges, 12 chilies and over a hundred enthusiasts ready to taste, the day was nothing…

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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!
25 November

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! May all your days be filled with food, warmth and love. If you want to know what Marathon employees are thankful for, be sure to watch to see those captured on video and read below.

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Chantilly Marie Joyce, A.K.A. “The Lady of Choice”
5 November

Meet Tilly. Actually, her full name is Chantilly Marie Joyce, also known as “the lady of choice.” As history would have it, this grand dame wasn’t always first choice. It took a special couple, Paul and…

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Fun Eats Out and About
26 October

Rustlin Rob’s Texas Gourmet Foods: Downtown Fredericksburg, Texas
Loved by Marathon owners across the board, folks like Bob and Muriel and Gary and Alice say it’s a must-stop shop. We’re told it doesn’t even matter that there’s no big rig parking at this unique shop because the food is that good. Classified as one…

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Meet Mattie the Dancing Matilda
12 October

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It’s no wonder that this leaping, lovable Australian Labradoodle with the broad dog smile is known as Mattie the dancing Matilda. This two-year-old, non-shedding cutie belongs to Marathon coach owners Jake and Nancy.…

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LVM Resort | Celebrating the Las Vegas Lifestyle
22 September

Las Vegas – a city known for neon radiance, world-class entertainment and endless choices of casinos, shows, buffets and RV resorts. When it comes to where to park your motorcoach, the options can be overwhelming. However, if you’re looking for a desert oasis that provides a gorgeous backdrop and a relaxing atmosphere, all within minutes…

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Sweet Cheeks Winery – the perfect place to wind down
2 September

Sweet Cheeks Riesling

If you’re visiting Marathon headquarters and haven’t taken time to drive out to Sweet Cheeks winery, you need to go for a tasting now, or so says our assistant marketing manager. With a Riesling that’s won double gold and a 2013 Willamette Valley…

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Meet our neighbors: Premier RV Resort – Eugene/Coburg, Ore.
24 August

Most coach owners know when you’re on a grand adventure, every day’s a celebration. However, the Premier RV Resort located in Coburg, Ore. takes this idea seriously, celebrating summer with festivities and food. Tuesday brings 50 cent tacos at the Ducky Diner and an ice cream social in the afternoon. Friday features a happy hour…

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Join us in celebrating the beauty of Petoskey, Hearthside Grove and the motorcoaching lifestyle
11 August

Marathon Coach invites you to join us in celebrating the beauty of Petoskey, Hearthside Grove and the motorcoaching lifestyle on Sept. 9 from 4-7 p.m. Partygoers can expect a fun-filled evening of delicious BBQ, fun libations, live music and great company. Marathon Show Coach #1234, a 2016 double slide X3-45 valued at over $2 million,…

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Meet Katie
16 July

Whether you call this rough coated Brussels Griffon H. R. H. (for Her Royal Highness) Catherine the Great, Katie or Katie bug, one thing’s for sure, this pint-sized cutie is a scene stealer.

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Fun Stops on the Highways and Byways of America
8 June







The Big Texan: Amarillo, Texas, I-40 (near Route 66)

We readily admit that the Big Texan looks like a quintessential tourist trap with its towering cowboy signage, its long horned limousine and…

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King Estate
21 May

Whether you’re looking to stock your coach with delectable wine for the next leg of your trip or simply desire a lazy afternoon feasting on gourmet food and savoring a pastoral view, you need look no further than King Estate Winery.

A favorite stop of Marathon sales and marketing, we often meet clients here for…

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Infused Water
9 March

Whether you’re looking to drink more water or simply want to impress guests with an unforgettable, yet healthy drink, infused water puts true excitement back in hydration. Not only is it a delicious alternative to sugar laden drinks, it’s easy to fix and can make for an impressive presentation.

Preparation can often be as easy…

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Christmas Preston Green’s Way
10 December

Those who come to visit us during the month of December know we’re a festive group. We embrace the holidays as a team with our decorations and annual Christmas dinner. However, when you walk the halls, you may see many of us spreading cheer with mini trees on our desks and tidings of goodwill throughout…

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2015 Calendar Shoot – King Estate Winery (Video)
5 December

Join the Marathon marketing team as they enjoy a crisp, fall day at picturesque King Estate Winery during another calendar shoot.

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Meet Boo
3 December

Boo is a gorgeous rescue cat owned by Carolynn and Bill B. Boo now spends her days sunning in California or traveling with her people in the lap of luxury…her very own Marathon coach (or so…

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Show Coach #1225 paint production
Paint Process to Production Floor – Show Coach #1225 (Video)
2 December

When it comes to exterior paint design, it takes more than state-of-the-art equipment and the industry’s top materials. It also takes expertise. With over 280 years combined experience, M Exterior Creations’ 12-person team took Show Coach #1225 from conception to unforgettable. This Prevost X3-45, in shades of gold, merlot, black and white, showcases edgy whirls…

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