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VA-Apraisr

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Posted: 07/11/18 02:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Was parked next to a custom Prevost in NJ the other day and man, this thing was sweeeet! Named something like "Diamond Elegant Lady" or close to that. Made my old Class C seem like, well, an old Class C. If money wasn't an issue, and you were looking to spend between $150k to $250k, would you buy one of these top-of-the-line older Prevost and get the quality of a Prevost? Seen many programs on building these beauties, but this was the first I've seen in person and it really was a show-stopper. Looked at a few RV trader units online and with the material quality put into these, just wondering if others would consider buying a slightly "dated" unit in order to have all the high-quality finishes and assuming a superior engineered build.

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Posted: 07/11/18 02:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

VA-Apraisr wrote:

If money wasn't an issue, and you were looking to spend between $150k to $250k, would you buy one of these top-of-the-line older Prevost and get the quality of a Prevost?

If money wasn't an issue, I'd have one built to my specs. If I was spending 150-250k, I would have to take a look at what was available new/late model, in that price range, and compare it to an older Prevost.

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Posted: 07/11/18 02:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

VA-Apraisr wrote:

If money wasn't an issue, and you were looking to spend between $150k to $250k, would you buy one of these top-of-the-line older Prevost and get the quality of a Prevost?


To begin with ... "if money wasn't an issue" and "you were looking to spend between $150k to $250K" ... seem to be counter to each other. [emoticon]

That being given, if I was looking to spend between $150K to $250K I'd search for a used one of these that - unlike a big Class A - can do it anywhere:
https://earthroamer.com/pre-owned/


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Posted: 07/11/18 03:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are many people that buy older Prevost Buses. You'll find quite a few at Prvostcommunity.com.

We have owned a couple of well known non-Prevost motorhome's and now we own a Prevost. With the other motorhomes, once we left the factory it was very difficult to get help when something happened. To us it felt like the manufacturer didn't care.

When we have an issue with the Prevost, we call their 800 number. It doesn't matter how old you bus is they truly want to help you. 24/7 their techs have all the prints for your bus. In fact as a Prevost owner I have an app on my phone that can call up parts lists, wiring diagrams etc. at any time.

There's a bit of truth to the fact that maintenance on an older bus costs about what a new bus costs. But the older buses don't have a lot of the electronics on the newer ones. They're simpler. Many of the owners of older buses are gear heads or very handy. It helps a lot with maintenance costs.

The Prevost chassis is what Greyhound buses and most tour buses are on. They are just getting broken in at a million miles. Prevost designs them to last for millions of miles.


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Posted: 07/11/18 03:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It takes real MONEY to buy one of these NEW....yes, $200k is alot of money and would have to sell house to even do it, but not serious about doing anything as yet. Glad Roadpilot chimed in because nothing like knowing what it's like to actually own one of these beast! Agree that they're built for million+ miles and many on website are sitting at 100k to 200k miles and imho seems like one heck of a deal when compared to what they must have paid new [emoticon]

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Posted: 07/11/18 03:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

John, I'm surprised that you even care to talk or think about a monster Prevost!

Don't you own a fantastic and rare Phoenix Cruiser Class C with a 4X4 QuadVan conversion that can get you fully self-contained into remote or tricky camping spots that a Prevost owner can only dream of?

I consider your tricked-out PC as kindof a poor man's Earthroamer that could almost match the real thing ... for way less $$$!

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Posted: 07/11/18 03:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And, this on the Class C Forum?????


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If you're going to talk expensive rigs, you might also want to consider Newell. I was just at a website where they sell used Newells and the cheapest one listed was $350K. My understanding is that they only make about 26 units a year and, if you wish to order one, you should expect to be spending upwards of about $2 Million. I have a large plastic 5 gallon jug in my living room so people can donate their spare change to my Newell fund. I figure I'll be behind the wheel in only one to two hundred years! Salivating already!!


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Posted: 07/11/18 05:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The problem with buying that 15-20 year old $150K coach is how much will it cost to maintain it.

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Posted: 07/11/18 06:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For that 150K you could supply fresh clean water to thousands of people, and still have money left over to buy a nice used RV. Your choice I guess where you put your priorities.


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