According to a press release, the H3-45 is Prevost’s “touring bus” platform, one that with its higher profile, panoramic windows and larger storage capacity has long been the standard for the industry’s high-end coaches.
“We surveyed customers about what they want in a coach, and we listened,” said John Walker, Emerald’s owner and president. “We started by redesigning all of our bays, to increase storage, reduce maintenance costs, and just make them easier to work with. On the inside, we worked to open things up and use every inch of the floorplan, to give the design a chance to shine.”
The H3-45 series also reflects Emerald’s commitment to “incorporating cutting-edge technology and premium quality components,” the release stated. Of particular note is the 58-volt house electrical system featuring Volta Power System’s automotive-grade lithium ion batteries, an energy system that cuts hundreds of pounds of total weight from the coach.
Other noteworthy features include oversized HD LED TVs throughout — 49-inch displays in the living room and bedroom and a 65-inch unit in the lower bay Entertainment Center – as well as a Creston-based control system.
“Simplified operations have always been a priority for us, and a characteristic of the Emerald brand,” Walker says. “We program the Crestron ourselves with our own interface, and combine everything into one central control panel. You can also run it through your phone, tablet, or smart TV. Again, the idea is to keep it simple.”
“With the introduction of the new H3-45 series coaches, Emerald has once again managed to keep the asking price well below the average Prevost conversion, and competitive with many high-end Class A motorhomes.”
Emerald’s new H3-45 coaches are offered exclusively through Liberty Coach of Florida in Stuart, Fla., and TransWest RV in Frederick, Colo.