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Thread: New to us 1985 Prevost XL

  1. #11
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    Beautiful Coach!!

  2. #12
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    Beautiful coach inside and out. Royal is noted for nice interiors and uncomplicated systems, so you should have a winning combination.
    Dale & Paulette
    1998 American Carriage XL45 Single Slide
    "God Loves you and has a plan for your life!

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    Very nice. It's got the old school tail lights, leave them it dates it wonderfully. IMHO LED would not enhance it. Those r 24v tail light bulbs do not make the mistake of trying 12v bulbs. 1157 bulbs have the same socket and sometimes r strong enough to carry the curent without burning out and then get so hot it melts the lenses I've seen that more than once. I also like the old school docking lights IE marine bow lights.

    How is the Level low configured, is it 3 separate buttons?

    It's titled an 85 but the chassis is what, 84 possibly?

    Mine was an 84.

    Did u get any service history? Unless very recently the shocks have been replaced do it. And put Koni up front if not all the way around. Don't wait.

    That's a non computer engine with a mechanical throttle. U r going to have to help the cruise control in the hills with your right foot but it was ok ith me I'd rather be driving it anyway.

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    Last edited by Joe Camper; 10-08-2018 at 09:13 PM.
    1990 Peterbuilt 377
    3406 B Caterpillar
    9 Speed Roadranger
    708 243 7871

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    Nice! You already show pride in ownership.


    Gil and Durlene
    2003 H-3 Hoffman Conversion

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    One other thing is if u only have 2 front shocks u can and should, very easily, put 2 more. A huge difference.

    A real close look at your photos shows those 2 full baths. That's a great floor plan I can't believe it didn't catch on I've never seen a bus like that before. A rear master bath and a full front bath next to the fridge drivers side, and a 40 no less. Brilliant I Love it.
    Last edited by Joe Camper; 10-08-2018 at 11:25 PM.
    1990 Peterbuilt 377
    3406 B Caterpillar
    9 Speed Roadranger
    708 243 7871

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    Thank you guys for the positive comments. We do have pride of ownership already and we haven't taken delivery yet.
    Not sure about the level low controls. Thanks for the tips on the tail lights and shocks, I had wondered about just what is 24 volt on this coach. We like the 3 round taillight look.
    The front bay doors open and lock from the inside as well as the outside, and have portholes. "Crew quarters"...at one time there was a hatch in the salon.
    We decided to take a chance on the coach because of the interior and we are prepared to fix whatever it needs to make it 100%.
    We have a lot to learn and are looking forward to the learning . It is going to be a month or so before we can get out to CA to pick it up.
    The conversion was finished in 1985 and it is titled as a 1985 so it is most likely a 1984 shell I would think.
    Again thanks for the positive comments and information.
    Stephen and Zoe
    1985 Prevost XL Royal Conversion
    "Wishing Star"
    2001 Honda Insight toad
    Current location New Mexico
    Manzano Mountain SP

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    Here is a link to a pdf file from the July 1985 National Bus Trader article about this coach. It appeared in their annual conversion issue. Changes of course have been made to the coach since new, but very interesting report.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B88...w?usp=drivesdk
    Stephen and Zoe
    1985 Prevost XL Royal Conversion
    "Wishing Star"
    2001 Honda Insight toad
    Current location New Mexico
    Manzano Mountain SP

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