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Marathon Coach Marks 1200th Bus Conversion

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

Coburg, Ore.-based Marathon Coach Inc. announced that the company has completed its 1,200th luxury bus conversion. According to a press release, the milestone represents a bus industry record.

Built on a Prevost H3-45 chassis with a single salon slideout, the 1,200th unit is an “Executive/VIP” style coach that was custom ordered by a private individual to entertain friends and family.

Marathon said the custom coach is a “one-of-a-kind blend of beauty and technology.” Elegant interior features contrast light and dark laminates in warm tones, granite flooring in the entry and galley, and striking carved wood valances. Seven Italian leather recliners are positioned comfortably in the salon, each with its own independent sound system, lighting and storable tables.

The large private meeting room to the rear of the coach features two large sofas that face a large expandable table. When sleeping quarters are needed, the push of one button activates a sequence of events that lowers the table, raises and moves the sofas, and then folds the sofas down over the lowered table to form a large, comfortable king-sized bed.

The coach is equipped with the finest in theater systems including multiple LED backlit HD TVs stationed conveniently throughout the coach. Lighting, shades, audio, video and temperature are all controlled through Crestron remote controls. Cutting-edge iPhone interfacing allows for remotely monitoring and controlling the coach’s systems anywhere in the world.

The coach is also equipped with Marathon’s patented TechLink electrical system that eliminates miles of wiring while making countless “smart home” capabilities possible.

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