So Many Buses

This is our coach, the Castaway. We are in our second year with the coach and we love it. It is a beautiful machine inside and out. Travelling through Canada and even through much of the U.S., we often stand out in a crowd especially if we are in a mixed park. And by that, I mean a park with other types of RVs like travel trailers and 5th wheels.

At Hearthside Grove, our bus would be in the middle of the pack between older Class A coaches and the high-end motorhomes. Hearthside Grove is a Class A park and they request coaches be 10 years of age or newer. Although they will accept Class A coaches in good condition that are older than 10 years. There are many older Class A coaches in the park right now.

I have never seen as many Prevost coaches in one place. Ever.

Some date back 10 or 15 years. Most are relatively new. The new ones price out in the $2 million range. The buses do depreciate relatively quickly however even a 10-year-old Prevost will fetch upwards of $750 thousand.

Without further ado, here are some of the Prevost buses at Hearthside.

First up, a convoy of Prevost buses leaving the resort for a Prevost rally in Quebec City. Yes, indeed, Canadian buses are the best. However, there are no conversion companies in Canada. If you want a Prevost motorcoach, you will be dealing with companies like Marathon in the U.S.

Here are a number of other coaches hidden away on various sites around the park. I have included a Newmar coach made by the same company who built our Dutch Star. The King Air is Newmar’s top of the line and easily crosses the million-dollar mark when purchased new.

A few more Prevost buses.

Hearthside Grove Site 20

A tour of our site at Hearthside Grove in Petoskey, Michigan. Absolutely love this place!

 

Arrival at Hearthside Grove

Beautiful sites everywhere you look in Hearthside Grove. We are here for two weeks. The weather is perfect and we could easily spend our entire time just on the resort property. We do have plans, though, to tour the area. However, for the first few days, we will stick pretty close to the coach.

Here is a video of our arrival into Hearthside Grove:

Hearthside Grove Motorcoach Resort

Only a few more days before we make our way to Hearthside Grove. So excited to be returning to Petoskey and so excited to be staying at Hearthside for a few weeks.

Andy Pargh just posted a great video on Hearthside Grove. Everything you might want to know about the resort is covered in his video.

Crossing Borders

A quick summary of our stay at the Swan Bay RV Resort in Alexandria Bay along with some comments about the return trip crossing the border back into Canada.

The dashcam that I use does not recall preferences once the battery runs out. Hence the out of date and time markers on the lower right of the video as I neglected to “reset” the dashcam before we broke camp. Something else to add to the checklist!