2016 American Coach American Revolution 42W Review
The American Revolution raises the bar for RV luxury. Inspiring and breathtaking, it lets you explore America’s diverse landscape in a beautiful setting that meets the highest of standards.
Despite there being only four floorplans to choose from, deciding on one is tough because every floorplan has something unique to offer. We’ve decided on the 42W because it’s designed for large groups and hectic lifestyles. It has a gross vehicle weight rating of 44,600 lbs, front gross axle weight rating of 14,600 lbs, tag gross axle weight rating of 10,000 lbs, rear gross axle weight rating of 20,000 lbs, and gross combined weight rating of 59,600 lbs. For measurements, the American Revolution 42W has an overall length of 42’11.5”, overall height (with A/C) of 12’11”, overall width of 102”, interior height of 84”, and interior width of 96”. For liquids, the 42W has fresh water holding tank capacity of 100 gallons, grey water capacity of 60 gallons, and black water capacity of 40 gallons.
American Revolution’s beauty starts with the details you cannot see – its aluminum construction and Liberty chassis. Huck bolts, the most reliable aerospace-grade fasteners on the market, hold it all together. The easy-access chassis service center is conveniently located and easily accessible through one single service panel. American Revolution’s signature E-coated chassis bridge has passed a 1,000-hour salt-spray test. Premium Sachs shocks increase driving safety and comfort, while fuel-side fuel fills decrease the need for pit stops. The power generation slide allows you to open the lower fiberglass front fascia at the push of a button. This provides easy access to front chassis components and Cummins Onan 10.0 kW quiet diesel generator. A large pass-thru storage compartment offers near basement-size storage without compromising chassis strength.
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On the outside, the American Revolution looks like a work of art. Its buffed, ChromaSystem body paint will have passers-by begging you to let them in. Below the entry door is a brushed stainless kick plate and inside the utility compartment is a convenience light. The full-width rear rock guard comes with a stainless logo panel, and the power luggage door locks come with a remote key fob. Luggage compartments contain electrical outlets and power door locks. If you want to maximize your time outdoors, you’ll be excited about the exterior sidewall LED HDTV.
Whoever thinks you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover hasn’t been inside the American Revolution. As beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside, this luxury RV will make your family members proud and your friends jealous. When the sun rises, you can open the curtains on your windows, which have hardwood and fabric window treatments. When the sun sets, you can turn on the 12V LED ceiling and task lights. Coffered ceilings have crown molding, and the polished porcelain-tile floor is heated. All the premium hardwood cabinetry throughout the space is face-framed, and its interior is lined with Ozite. The 30” deep slide-out expand the already spacious interior.
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American Coach designed the 42W to maximize comfort, especially for the driver. Features include a low profile dual-dash monitor design and power seats with six settings. The GPS navigation system and Sony rear-view and side-view cameras will keep you safe and on track during long road trips. Both the driver and passenger get a reading light, along with privacy blinds and shades. To help keep you awake and your passengers entertained, the dash is equipped with an Xite touch screen radio with GPS and Sirius satellite.
The living room is the heart of your coach, designed to take in the beautiful outdoor scenery. Featuring large windows and adjustable lighting, you can decide how you want to set the mood. If you need a break from driving, you can kick back on one of two Villa ultraleather sofas and watch your favourite movie on the 48” Sony LED television, which comes with a Sony Blu-ray home entertainment system with Wi-Fi. If you want to impress your family, steal a recipe from the cooking channel, and prepare dinner in the residential kitchen. Equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, 3-burner induction top, refrigerator and icemaker, there’s no limit on what you can cook. When breakfast is ready, you can serve it at the dining table while watching the sunrise from the large window.
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Your family members won’t have to wait in line for the bathroom because there are two: one only has a toilet and sink inside, while the other also has a shower and wardrobe. The residential-style fixtures and decorative shower enclosure will make you feel like you’re in a fancy spa, awaiting the best treatment of your life. The fiberglass shower comes with a molded seat and shelf, and a residential hand-held showerhead. The Tecma Silence Plus 2-button porcelain toilets have vacuum flush and operate quietly.
The American Revolution bedroom is your personal oasis. The cedar-lined wardrobes and beautiful privacy shades create a sense of luxury, while the dimmer-switched lighting allows you to set the mood. The exclusive Serenity Series king-size mattress, equipped with memory foam, will make you fall asleep the second you lie down. The bed also has an adjustable His and Her section, and can give you a head and foot massage. The bed has a hardwood-framed headboard with a padded fabric accent, and under-bed storage. If that’s not enough, the 42W bedroom is also equipped with a Sony 32” LED HDTV and Sony DVD Player.
The American Coach American Revolution 42W sells for around $420,000. For more information visit: http://www.americancoach.com/.