The vanlife trend is going strong, and we’ve seen some pretty extreme examples of vehicles converted into “experimental” campervans. On the other hand, glamping is still a thing – hitting the road in style is not just for celebrities, and plenty of people just prefer to explore in the most luxurious and comfortable way possible. With a slogan like “Take your five-star hotel with you.” Marathon Coach is the perfect brand for them.
This American brand started out in the 1980s as a company that converted new bus shells into luxury recreational vehicles and corporate coaches. When Robert A. Schoellhorn bought his first Marathon/Prevost in 1990, he liked it so much that he bought the entire company.
Now operating in Oregon, Texas, and Florida, Marathon is the world’s largest luxury bus conversion company, with a record-breaking number of over 1,300 vehicles sold worldwide.
It’s very unlikely you haven’t heard of their motorhomes until now, at least because celebrities seem to put them in the spotlight. Mariah Carey’s Christmas-themed RV and Justin Bieber’s custom RV/tour bus are just two notorious examples. It’s only natural since these motorhomes are some of the most elegant and well-equipped in the entire world.
Now that you’re probably curious to know more about the brand’s latest models, let’s take a closer look at the most expensive one in the 2022 lineup. The standard X3-45 #1344 name isn’t very appealing, but behind it hides a true land yacht fit for a millionaire. First of all, why is the Prevost chassis different than anything else?
Unlike most RVs, where the ceiling and the walls are added to the chassis, the Prevost chassis is a unibody structure, which makes it rigid and strong. The result is that the cabinetry and appliances inside your motorhome won’t move around when you hit uneven roads. Basically, this unibody structure is the strongest and most durable one in the RV industry.
The Marathon Prevosts are engineered specifically for RVs, keeping the DNA of a safe and strong commercial bus.
The X3-45 chassis version provides 89” (2.26m) of headroom and it’s made of stainless steel. Literally built to travel over a million miles, you won’t have to worry about any issues on the road, and it’s safe to say your Marathon motorhome would be an investment for a lifetime. The full-height frameless windows offer great panoramic views from the inside, and a clean-looking exterior.
Powered by a Volvo D13 engine, this powerplant promises great torque even at low rpm and reduced emissions. Add to this an adaptive cruise control, an anti-lock braking system, plus factory-integrated telematics that allow you to monitor all features, from the integrated display, and you’ve got yourself a state-of-the-art motorhome chassis.
Moving on to the interior, you’ll be welcomed by a generous sofa, a leather recliner, and an L-shaped leather dinette. During chilly evenings on the road, the salon will probably become your favorite spot, enjoying the electric fireplace and the 50” LED backlit LCD. There’s another identical unit in the bedroom, and you can even opt for more TVs.
The motorhome is also equipped with the brand’s exclusive Techlink “intelligent” electrical system, pre-connected sewer hose system, and an in-motion satellite system.
If the motorhome itself is made to make you feel like you’re enjoying a five-star hotel room while traveling, you can imagine that the actual bedroom is ultra-comfy and luxurious. The adjustable, reclining king-sized bed is perfect for watching TV on the big LCD screen, and the bathroom is equally elegant and equipped with premium features, including a temperature-sensing shower valve.
To top it all off, this millionaire’s land yacht features Marathon’s ambient computing system, based on voice controls, so that you can manage everything literally without moving a finger.
You can get a better visual of what this $2.5 million motorhome looks like inside in the video tour below – it might convince you to level up your road trips.
Original posted at www.autoevolution.com