2014 American Coach American Eagle 45T Review
Refined luxury on the road
With four floorplans to choose from, we awarded First Prize to the American Eagle 45T. Its winning features include full-wall slide, bath, and walk-in closet. The 45T has a gross vehicle weight rating of 49,000 lbs, gross axle weight rating of 17,000 lbs, rear gross axle weight rating of 20,000 lbs, and gross combined weight rating of 64,000 lbs. For measurements, the 45T has an overall length of 44’11.5”, overall height of 12’11”, overall width of 102”, interior height of 84”, and interior width of 96”. For liquids, the 45T has a fresh holding tank capacity of 100 gallons, grey water capacity of 60 gallons, and black water capacity of 40 gallons.
Built to outlast your reign, the American Eagle features Vacu-Bond construction and a precise, interlocking framing system. The American Eagle features five-layer flooring and a six-layer radius roof. Dense bead foam insulation is found throughout the coach. Aluminum-framed luggage compartment doors are insulated and paneled. The chassis features an anti-lock brake system, aluminum wheels, and automatic traction control. It also has an automatic four-point dual leveling system. American Eagle’s strength matches its beauty – it wears Axalta full body paint and is finished with Sand & Buff high-gloss.
COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2014 American Coach Heritage 45A
Since the driver oversees all travel operations, we’ll start with a tour of the cockpit. Built for comfort, both the driver and passenger sit in leather, heated, six-way adjustable seats. During long road trips the passenger’s feet can stretch out on the electric footrest. With a subscription, the driver gets a touch screen dash radio, equipped with GPS navigation and Sirius Satellite. For added comfort and safety, the American Eagle features a Sony rear-view camera, Silverleaf chassis monitoring system, and SGM dash climate control system. A color camera monitor comes with one-way audio. The driver’s Smart Wheel – equipped with manual tilt, tip and telescope – has a leather and Burl wood trim. Incorporating storage space into the cockpit, the American Eagle 45T features hardwood dash cabinetry with drawers.
Moving on to the heart of the coach, the living room is built to entertain guests. Ceiling treatments add elegance to the space, while large windows soak in natural beauty from outside. Whether you’re having a romantic dinner or a cocktail party, American Eagle’s adjustable lighting will set the mood. If you’re low on party-game ideas, put your faith in the Sony Home Theater System, equipped with Bose Acoustimass speakers. Your entertainment package also includes Sony Blu-ray DVD with Wi-Fi and a Sony 46” LED HDTV. With two Ultraleather sofas, there won’t be a shortage of seating for your guests. Providing ample storage space, an overhead cabinet sits above each sofa.
COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2014 Entegra Coach Aspire 42DEQ
American Eagle’s kitchen makes dinner parties a viable option, even on road trips. With a large pantry, French door refrigerator, and ample counter space, preparing dinner is easy and comfortable. You can store frozen appetizers in the freezer and heat them up in the GE Advantium convection microwave oven. If you’re serious about food, then store fresh ingredients in the fridge and cook from scratch. The icemaker will keep your mixed drinks cold and your guests happy. The kitchen is also equipped with a flush-mount electric two-burner induction cooktop and a high-rise faucet with a pullout sprayer. The double-bowl sink comes with flush sink covers and a polished solid-surface countertop. A decorative backsplash keeps your kitchen elegant, along with the decorative edge treatment on the countertops. If you don’t like washing dishes then request a dishwasher drawer. Serve dinner at the dining table, located beside the entertainment center.
With two washrooms to choose from, you won’t have to fight to use the toilet. One washroom is small and has the necessities; toilet, sink, and linen cabinet. The other washroom features residential-style fixtures and LED floor lights. A glass decorative enclosure surrounds the bathtub, which comes with a residential hand-held showerhead. The bathroom features a Tecma Silence Plus toilet and two polished countertops, equipped with sinks. Next door, you’ll find a walk-in closet where there’s a wardrobe and dresser.
COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2014 Lifestyle Luxury LS32FW
When night falls, retreat to your private bedroom. Store your clothes in the full-length wardrobe and throw your shoes in the shoe storage wardrobe. Turn on your 32” LED HDTV and jump onto your King memory foam mattress. With a Sony Blu-ray DVD Player, your late-night entertainment options are unlimited. The residential bedroom features hardwood six-panel doors, hardwood-framed headboard and overhead cabinetry. If you want to avoid Laundromats, request a combination washer/dryer.
The 2014 American Coach American Eagle 45T sells for around $620,000. For more information visit AmericanCoach.com.