April '14

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rv-pro.com April 2014 • RV PRo • 89 88 • RV PRo • April 2014 rv-pro.com features of their seated coach cousins, they have some unique characteristics which differentiate them, including up to four custom factory built slide-outs, increased interior ceiling height, and coach air con- ditioning options. In addition, Prevost can apply unique custom exterior paint designs right at the factory before the coach heads out to the converter. Strength is the biggest feature for a Pre- vost shell, according to Prevost Product Line Manager Martin Lafond. "The tolerances are very tight, less than one-quarter inch from one corner to the opposite corner," he says. To illus- trate his point, at the Florida RV Super Show, Lafond stood squarely in a conver- sion shell, which had the front-left wheel up on a boulder. Even in this seemingly twisted position, with the coach hard to walk in, the shell was straight as an arrow, and everything worked from slides to side One of the main benefits to building a motorhome using a Prevost shell is the strength and rigidity. This coach (top photo), with one wheel perched on a boulder parked at the Florida RV Super Show, was not twisted at all, and all doors, compartments and slide-outs worked as normal. RVPApr.indd 88 3/19/14 3:42 PM

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