A Prevost motorhome gives RV transportation a new name. Imagine going down the road in a luxury condo on wheels. This motorhome is more than just a recreational vehicle; it’s a lifestyle. Traveling in a Prevost can give you a sense of security and stability, which is one of the many reasons people love it.
Today, we’ll discuss the ins and outs of Prevost motorhomes. Kick your feet up, and let’s go for a ride.
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What Is a Prevost Motorhome?
Prevost® is a coach chassis that’s one of the sturdiest and safest on the market. Prevost makes commuter coaches and motorhomes. The motorhomes are between 40 and 60 feet long, depending on the build.
A Prevost motorhome is billed as the “ultimate experience,” and for good reason. It has a stainless steel structure that’s resistant to flex and deformation stresses. Plus, the stainless steel frame is resistant to rust. All in all, these features contribute to the RV’s impressive longevity.
The motorhome has an electronic stability program. It monitors the wheel speed, steering angle, and lateral acceleration to help avoid loss of control or a rollover. The program will help the driver reduce speed while keeping the motorhome properly aligned. This safety feature sets the Prevost motorhome apart in the RV industry.
It also has Prevost independent suspension. It includes unique sway bars on the front, drive axles, and a variable assistance power steering system. This feature gives the motorhome added comfort going down the road for the passengers and driver.
Top-of-the-line interior finishings and decor are part of the Prevost motorhome package. You can have the interior built to your specifications. Dealers like Millennium Luxury Coaches offer custom floor plan designs, and you get to work with a designer to piece it together.
Where Are Prevost Motorhomes Built?
Prevost motorhomes were originally built in Quebec, Canada. A cabinet maker named Eugene Prevost first created a wooden coach body in 1924, and the company was born. Now, there are new parts and service facilities across North America.
In 2004, the Volvo Group® bought Prevost. Volvo’s headquarters are in Sweden. It’s one of the world’s leading suppliers of commercial transport solutions.
Luxury Sets Prevost Apart from the Rest
Indeed, Prevost motorhomes are as luxurious as they get. This also makes them some of the most expensive motorhomes. But it is worth it if you can afford it.
You don’t have to forfeit quality, safety, and livability for luxury. Prevost ensures top of the line across all features.
Features of a Prevost Chassis
One of the biggest differences you will find in Prevost chassis is the 304 grade stainless steel construction. This steel is known for its structural integrity, durability and corrosion resistance making it one of the strongest and most durable chassis on the road. This is important with such heavy rigs because turns and uneven roads can torque and deform bus chassis.
The chassis has a 500 HP, 1,750 ft-lb of torque with Diesel Particulate Filter and Selective Catalytic Converter. It has a maximum torque value from 1050 to 1500 RPM. The powertrain to vehicle integration is all done within Prevost – meaning they’re not getting software and mechanical components from another company.
Modern Provosts also boast adaptive cruise control that will keep a safe follow distance on the highway. This feature is great for long hauls.
Prevost chassis on the Volvo D13 engine also has the same proven, advanced SCR technology that Volvo uses in Europe. The Volvo I-VEB engine brake is the strongest in class at cruise RPM.
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How Much Is a Prevost Motorhome?
You may be able to find a used Prevost motorhome between $100,000 to $500,000. A brand new coach will run anywhere from $500,000 to $1.5 million or more.
Who Owns Prevost RV’s
Prevost RV’s are owned by all types of people, but due to their price and luxury its not uncommon to find them owned by the rich and famous. In fact, these coaches are frequently used by celebrities and bands for touring. Many times these busses are driven by professionals and their owners use them as rolling hotel rooms. Sometimes sports teams or business executives use them for travel as well as they are designed to operate for millions of miles.
Where to Buy Prevost Motorhomes
Prevost lists their five recommended converters on its website. Converters are dealers who will essentially build the interior of the coach. They’re in Texas, Virginia, Illinois, Oregon, and Florida.
Is a Prevost a Good RV? Are They Worth the Money?
Yes, a Prevost motorhome is a good RV for the right person/s. If you want a home on wheels with all of the comforts of a sticks-and-bricks home, the Prevost is an excellent option. Or if you want one of the safest and sturdiest motorhomes, it’s worth the investment.
However, there are limitations with a coach this large. The length alone can deny you access to some campgrounds, like most national park campgrounds. Although Prevost’s are diesel, the sheer weight will increase fuel costs. So you’ll need to consider how you plan to travel and where you plan to stay before moving forward with a Prevost motorhome.
If you’re considering purchasing a Prevost motorhome, walk through some at an RV show or one of the converters showrooms first. We also recommend test driving one before to see if you’re comfortable with the size.
Are they worth the money? They come with sticker shock for some, but considering what you get, we still think they’re worth the money. Prevost goes above and beyond in the quality department. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for!
Ultimately, Prevost motorhomes are head turners. They’re luxury on wheels, but more than that, we think they’re safe and reliable.
If you’re a Prevost owner, drop a comment below and tell us about your experience!
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