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Luxury RV Facility Bday. Marathon Mondays with Mal: Ep.21
24 July

A Marathon milestone. Celebrating a quarter-century constructing luxury RVs at the world headquarters in Coburg, Oregon. Help Mal celebrate and embrace the rich history of Marathon Coach. Listen in as first-ever employee, Interior Designer Al Christianson, reminisces about the original locations and ownership, before unearthing mementos and treasures buried under the lobby tile by Marathon…

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Consignment Luxury Coach. Marathon Mondays with Mal: Ep.20
17 July

First look at a great value. Sneak a peek at pre-owned luxury coach Marathon Coach #0683. Make a quick, post-inspection stop with Mal for a tour of pre-owned Marathon Coach #0683, designed and constructed in 2001. Having traveled just over 100,000 miles in 17 years, this still-fashionable coach is an incredible value, and just came…

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Longevity in a Luxury RV. Marathon Mondays with Mal: Ep.19
10 July

Timeless beauty. This luxury RV is still like new after ten years… what’s the secret? Craftsmanship. Take a walking tour with Mal around and inside pre-owned Marathon Coach #1151. With its versatile floor plan and plentiful amenities, this coach dazzles just the same as it did in 2008. Add the two bunks to the two…

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Luxury Coach Paint Scheme. Marathon Mondays with Mal: Ep.18
3 July

From drawing board to chassis, a look at designing the exterior of a luxury coach. Check in with Mal and Marketing Manager Pete Sutton, as Pete puts the final touches on a paint scheme for Marathon Show Coach #1274. Get insight into both the inspiration and the perspiration that engender a finished color/design scheme for…

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Luxury RV Paint Finishing. Marathon Mondays with Mal: Ep.17
26 June

The finish line: Affixing a safeguarding and dazzling luster to the elegant exterior of a luxury RV. Discover how the paint team finishes the exterior of each Marathon luxury motorhome. Mal joins Edgard, one of the expert painters on an accomplished team of 16, and they discuss the finer points of the final paint audit.…

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Decor in a Luxury Coach. Marathon Mondays with Mal: Ep.16
19 June

The icing on the cake: Enjoying impeccable interior design in a luxury coach. Stroll through Marathon Show Coach #1263 with Mal and Interior Designer Al Christianson as they reveal and discuss the nuances of this beautiful coach. Learn how a neutral base color scheme permits the potential for custom highlight colors selected by the buyer.…

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Plugging In a Luxury RV. Marathon Mondays with Mal: Ep.15
12 June

Another illuminating glimpse at some of the functions of a luxury motorhome. Team up with Mal and – back by popular demand – luxury RV guru Dave Bash, as they take a look at a few of the external features of Marathon Show Coach #1257. Dave walks Mal through the safe and proper extraction and…

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Pre-Owned Luxury RV Tour 2. Marathon Mondays with Mal: Ep.14
5 June

Front to back, luxury RV Marathon Show Coach #1151. Get to know this beautiful pre-owned coach as Mal gives us the grand tour. Constructed in 2008, but with only 61,000 miles on it, this H3 double-slide sports a modern look both inside and out, and the amenities will floor you. Gas grill and entertainment bays…

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Pre-Owned Luxury RV Tour 1. Marathon Mondays with Mal: Ep.14
5 June

Front to back, luxury RV Marathon Show Coach #1151. Get to know this beautiful pre-owned coach as Mal gives us the grand tour. Constructed in 2008, but with only 61,000 miles on it, this H3 double-slide sports a modern look both inside and out, and the amenities will floor you. Gas grill and entertainment bays…

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Parking your Luxury Coach. Marathon Mondays with Mal: Ep.13
29 May

Get hooked up: A useful guide to entry and exit procedures in a luxury coach. Jump into Show Coach #1261 with Mal as he gets all the tips and tricks from Dave Bash about plugging in and using the features on a luxury coach. These include: safe usage of shore power, attaching the hoses, levelling…

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Revisiting Luxury RV #1269. Marathon Mondays with Mal: Ep.12
22 May

All systems go: The third episode following luxury RV Marathon Show Coach #1269 through the many stages of production. You saw Marathon Coach #1269 at inception in Episode 2. You saw it as a raw Prevost shell in Episode 5. Now, continue along with Mal on this journey to follow one luxury coach from idea…

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A grandfather’s love and luxury RV are the things this little boy’s dreams were made of
5 April

Marathon is known for its sense of family and its love of adventure. So when Andrew Mullins was watching Marathon Mondays with Mal and started commenting about his grandfather’s 1984 MCI Marathon, we knew we simply had to share his story.

“That bus was a huge part of my childhood and was the start of…

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Marathon Mondays with Mal – Episode 3 – On the Road with Dave
24 March

Come along with Marathon as we hit the road with one of the most experienced drivers of the Prevost chassis – Dave Bash. In this video, we highlight some of the features that make the Prevost chassis the solid foundation of the best luxury RV on the road.

Watch as we discuss drivability and safety…

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Luxury RV Interior Design on Marathon Mondays with Mal
21 March

Luxury RV design is part art and part science.  The fabrics, the tiles, the flooring, and don’t forget the elephant in the room! Alan Christensen is our guest in this week’s edition of Marathon Mondays with Mal. We head into the interior design suite to spend some time with Marathon’s first employee and lead interior…

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Famed Pebble Beach and Hog’s Breath Inn Makes for an Unforgettable Mid-week Treat with Part Three of the Luxury RV Monterey Rally Experience
1 March

By 9 a.m. Wednesday, local historian Monica Hudson joined the group for a guided tour of Pebble Beach 17-Mile Drive. After seeing historical landmarks and scenic environs, and learning fascinating local trivia, the group visited Bird Rock and had a group photo taken in front of the Lone Cypress. Soon everyone spilled out at the…

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Marathon Mondays with Mal – Episode One
27 February

Division Production Supervisor and overall great guy Mike Perotti was the first guest on our new weekly Facebook Live show – Marathon Monday’s with Mal.

Each week we will bring you a LIVE look into the Marathon Coach environment. This week we explored the cabinet and laminate shop. The techniques and craftsmanship that go into…

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One Dynamic Duo
16 February

Fast friends from the time they were “Air Force Brats” living on base in Washington State with their families in the early sixties, Connie Portz and Betty Siegrist have been enjoying shared adventures for decades. “Our dads were stationed at Geiger Field in Spokane, Washington,” said Connie, “and there was a fairly new housing area…

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Québec City Rally
16 February

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One of the oldest walled cities in North America, Québec City both charmed and inspired Marathon Club members last fall. A bit of Europe in eastern Canada, this…

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A California State of Mind: Part Two of the Monterey Rally Experience
14 February

The afternoon promised more than mere great views, award-winning food and a delightful happy hour it provided ample time to kick back, explore and commune with fellow attendees. En route to lunch, the group made two quick detours: one for photos at majestic Bixby Creek Bridge, known for its graceful aesthetics and Pacific Coast backdrop,…

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Crazy Horse, S.D. is Steeped in Native American History
17 January

For those who appreciate American history, the name Sitting Bull may give rise to all sorts of images be it those of his work as a Sioux medicine man, his fierceness as a warrior or his command at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Back in the 1990’s, Rick Mount, sales representative at Marathon Coach,…

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Luxury RVing in Winter? Wherever adventure takes you, Marathon has you covered
5 January

During cold snaps we often get questions about luxury RVing in the winter. For those winter weather enthusiasts out there, know a Marathon Coach be used in freezing temperatures as well. The coaches are set up with two heat sources: the first is electric heaters; the second is a diesel fired hydronic furnace which circulates…

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Luxury RVing: the Monterey Rally Experience
27 December

Many travelers come to the laid back town of Monterey for a quiet respite on California’s central coast, while others bask in noisy day trips to the world-renowned aquarium and iconic Cannery Row. Rich with history, abundant in unforgettable views, ample in frolicking marine life and filled with award-winning restaurants, this October 9-15 “Magnificent Monterey”…

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Forrest and Katie Griggs – Balloon team, Great Race enthusiasts and Marathon coach owners
27 December

Forrest and Katie Griggs’ Marathon may look like the quintessential coach from the outside, yet it soon becomes apparent that this is a place of magic, a home-away-from-home built on both adventure and love.

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Adventure comes standard, but today the love comes in the…

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Marathon Show Coach #1236 – Remarkable & Bold
1 December

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Flame painting hit the hot-rod world more than five decades ago, successfully capturing the imaginations of those who craved stunning machines with enough power to rule the road. It takes more than state-of-the-art equipment and the highest quality materials to create a coach exterior…

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Aiming at the Important Things in Life
29 November

With eyes on the target, world-class benchrest shooters Lou and Connie Murdica know all about profound concentration, aim and precision. However, the award-winning sharp shooters keep their focus on what’s important — their family, friends and those around them.

“Aside from the competition end of it — Lou is competitive — it isn’t about the…

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Meet the man behind the wine: Jonathan Oberlander, Owner and Winemaker at J. Scott Cellars
14 November

Many of you have tried his wines at one of our nationwide events. Now it’s time to meet the man behind the wine, Jonathan Oberlander, Owner and Winemaker at J. Scott Cellars

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News from Marathon Coach
2 November

Hello friends,

Hopefully you and your family enjoyed a BigEasy-14_sm wonderful spring and are looking forward to fun summer adventures in your Marathon coach. I recently attended the Marathon Coach Club…

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The Best of the Big Easy
2 November

The city of New Orleans is where the past and present effortlessly comingle. 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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Who’s ready for a peek at how to flush an air tank?
18 October

We all know good routine coach maintenance is important. Some items on the list bring you back to visit the Marathon family, while others are simple and breezy for our do-it-yourselfers. Watch the video to see how to properly flush the air tank. Our goal is to make life in an innovative and tech-advanced motorcoach…

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Great heights for now retired Marathon Coach Quality Assurance Manager Chris Carson and his traveling shoes
3 October

The now retired Marathon Coach Quality Assurance Manager Chris Carson recently found his traveling shoes at the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado. Talk about a tall order – those feet were at an elevation of 14,115 feet. Way to go, Chris!

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