Last Updated: 3/30/16
Key RV Features:
• Model Year: 1991
• Trim: Not Listed
• Length: 40 Foot
• Odometer: 183k
• Engine: Detroit diesel 8V 92
• Source: Craigslist
• City/Area: Medford
• State/Region: Oregon
• Asking Price: $65,000
• Contact: Email Seller
RV Details: Selling an immaculate 1991 Prevost Coach. 40 ft. (39′ technically). Purchased this two weeks ago sight unseen on a close friends advise as “a deal of a lifetime”. And it truly is. I looked for over a year to find a bus conversion in this condition and let me tell you, you will NOT find a better condition coach for this price…anywhere.
Drove her up here from southern Cali and wife disapproved stating ,”it’s big and it’s ugly”. So now I am regretfully selling the bus I just bought. I would of course disagree with her assessment as it’s exactly what I was looking for but that’s not an argument I would win.
Purchased from original owners widow for $62k, purchased new custom made all weather cover for $1k (still in box), plus two plane tickets to LA and fuel back up to Oregon = $65k. Just looking to break even so price is 100% firm. Pls no tire kickers, trades, offers, or consignment dealers. Cash or wire transfer only. Title in hand.
Bus history and specs-
Purchased brand new from Prevost in 1991. Conversion took 2 years and hit the road in 1993. Chassis alone cost $250k new from Prevost in ’91. Have complete wiring and plumbing diagrams, even have 3 photo albams documenting the complete conversion from start to finish. This is not a passenger bus conversion but a million dollar brand new conversion with everything purchased brand new. Over $250k in interior and all the best house systems money can buy. Have priced these out and this vintage and condition are selling for $150-$200k all over the country. Again, just looking to break even, you could easily make money on this bus if you have the patience. Like my buddy said, “deal of a lifetime”.
Detroit diesel 8v92 DDEC silver edition with 5 speed auto Allison with lock up clutch. 183k original miles on motor, trans, and chassis. If you know anything about busses then you know these are built to run for over a million miles on original equiptmwnt. You will never need a new power plant in your lifetime.
In comparison my neighbor bought a $100k 30ft class a rv with a ford v10 a few years ago and he is already on his second engine and third transmission. Oh ya, and he gets 6mpg at 60mph…but then again he has a slide out and some stripper pole twinkle lights in his rig.
Anyways, Drove perfectly up from so cal 15 hours straight without so much as a hiccup. Did not use any oil either which is saying a lot for a two stroke Detroit. No heating issues, good rubber all around, shifts smoothly, great mechanical condition. Got 7 mpg at constant 65 mph at 1700rpm. Flew past semi trucks going up hill like they were tied to a stump! You could squeeze 9mpg out of her if you wanted to drive 55.
Interior is spotless with all the bells and whistles. Real custom hardwood cabinetry (not the junk particle board in modern rv’s), reverse Osmosis water filteration, corian countertops with wood trim throughout, propane cooktop, Aqua-hot house heating and water heating (instant hot water) runs on diesel or AC power, Two new invertors and house batteries appear new, coach batteries new in 2015. Crazy Large diesel generator with 2xxx hours, solar, full size AC fridge, washer/dryer and way too many other things that I have no idea how they all work. Approx 120gal fuel, 140 gal water tanks. Dual stage jake brake and tag axle retracts at flip of a switch to decrease turning radius…like I said, all the bells and whistles.
Please bring your mechanic and rv tec friends and run whatever tests you like, nothing to hide here…quite frankly I don’t even know how to run most of the house systems yet so you are on your own as far as figuring everything out. I can instruct you on all the running systems but haven’t learned the house systems yet. Have original service manuals so I hope you like reading!
Anyways, beautiful coach and I am pissed to see it go but given the choice between my dream bus and a happy wife I choose wife.
Only issues I could find is some faded paint on the back cap apparently where the coach stuck out of its car port. Also the stereo doesn’t work (or at least I don’t know how it works), back up camera doesn’t work, and the DDEC fuel mileage readout and transmission light is intermittent (obviously a loose wire somewhere). Had a diesel mechanic shop in southern Cali hook to computer before purchase and there were no codes in the computer, in other words, no problems. Feel free to take her to your diesel mechanic shop to verify everything I said…no BS and nothing to hide.
Contacted Whithims truck stop (use to be Detroit, kenmore owned now I think) next to rouge valley international airport for service estimate and they said $1500 to change every single fluid, filter, belt and hose on the entire bus.
So how about it, if you want a true million dollar coach for $65k drop me a line.
If this ad is posted then the Coach is still available.
Again, price is firm.