American Coach RVs: 11 Facts Owners & Buyers Should Know

American Coach names its RVs after different plays on the word “American,” such as “American Eagle” or “American Dream.”

Not only that, but their marketing slogan is, “The heart of luxury. The soul of freedom.” Needless to say, there isn’t a more American RV brand than this one!

The American Coach brand lineup of RVs are incredibly luxurious and come in all kinds of colors, floorplans, level of luxury, and style.

Let’s take a look at a few facts that American Coach has to offer before you buy:

1. Where Are American Coach RVs Made?

Like many other major RV manufactures, American Coach is based out of Decatur, Indiana.

There is a manufacturing facility on Winchester st in Decatur.

You can schedule a tour of their participating facilities for you and anyone in your family you’d like to bring who is over the age of 16 years old.

2. Who Owns the American Coach Company?

American Coach is currently under the REV Group Inc. company umbrella.

It shares a spot in this group with other RV manufacturers and companies like Fleetwood RV, Monaco Coach, Renegade RV, Fleetwood RV, Lance, and more.

This gives it an edge in the RV industry as it is operated and helped by a major corporation and leader in the motor vehicle industry.

However, it no longer works autonomously from REV Group Inc.

3. What Types and Sizes of RVs Do American Coach Produce?

American Coach currently manufactures both Class A and B RVs.

Their Class A Lineup 2021:

  • American Eagle
  • American Dream
  • American Tradition

Their Class B Lineup 2021:

  • American Patriot
  • American Patriot Cruiser

Their class A lineup in 2020 included the Revolution luxury RV, but it is no longer listed in the 2021 lineup.

It is unclear if they no longer manufacture it at all or have put it on hiatus at this time.

4. Does American Coach Make a Toy Hauler?

American Coach has a lot of luxury RVs to choose from.

However, American Coach does not currently have a toy hauler listed in its lineup.

Instead, any added space in the back of their Luxury Class A RVs tends to be an added bathroom or stackable washer/dryer unit.

5. What Are the Smallest RVs from American Coach?

The Class B RVs are going to be your smaller models.

However, that doesn’t make them any less luxurious!

Let’s check them out:

American Patriot Cruiser:

The American Patriot Cruiser is the smallest RV from American Coach.

It just beats the regular American Patriot model by being eight inches shorter in exterior height, including the air conditioning unit. It is roughly 24 feet long in exterior length, and therefore a much smaller model than your Class A luxury RVs.

The American Patriot Cruiser comes with two different floor plans and allows for quite a few passengers when traveling. It also comes with four different interior palettes and two different cabinetry wood options (Walnut Burl and Dark Denali).

The exterior comes with three different color options, white, metallic grey, and black.

Furthermore, this model comes with luxury seating and high-tech stereo and temperature control, as well as a toilet, fridge, microwave, and overhead cabinets.

This model doesn’t sleep many guests at once, however, even though both floorplans have a foldout bed option.

American Patriot:

Only 8 inches taller than the American Patriot Cruiser, the American Patriot Model is the second smallest RV in the American Coach lineup.

However, while the Cruiser has only two different floor plans, this model has three!

Each floor plan comes with a loft bed that folds down and a removable table for easy access, as well as a small kitchenette with a sink and lavatory with a shower.

The American Patriot comes with only three different interior decor palettes, as well as the same cabinetry and exterior paint options as the Cruiser.

6. What Are the Biggest RVs from American Coach?

The Class A luxury RVs by American coach are pretty big, ranging in length from 37 to 44 feet in exterior length.

They also range from 12 to 13 feet tall!

The American Eagle Class A model is the largest of the lineup:

American Eagle Class A 2021 RV:

The American Eagle RV is 44 feet in exterior length and comes in five different exterior paint colors, including accents of bright orange, royal blue, teal, red, and black on white and grey backgrounds.

It has an impressive assortment of interior color palette options as well as two different cabinetry options, in a dark American Black Walnut and a light painted grey.

Not only does this RV come with two different bathrooms, but it also has ample seating and sleeping space, as well as top-of-the-line entertainment units like a 50 inch Samsung LED TV, JBL® Audio System, and Winegard In-Motion Satellite Dish.

This RV has an incredible amount of features – all of them quite luxurious.

You won’t go wanting for anything in this model!

7. How Are American Coach RVs Made?

Like most RV Manufacturers, the American Coach RV comes with its own custom chassis.

The American Coach lineup partners with Freightliner® for their chassis and ensure a smooth ride and a unique design. Their chassis design also allows for really heavy Class A RVs.

This is a good thing, too, because their Class A models are incredibly large. Their gross vehicle weight rating is roughly 51,000 lbs!

The American Coach site doesn’t give a step-by-step explanation of how the RVs are made, but it seems that their outer shells are made from only the strongest materials and most meticulous attention to detail.

They mention that their steel beams are molded in one piece, which creates a strong structure, and their bolts have fatigue lies that live up to 20% longer than other fasteners.

8. What Are The Most Popular RVs by American Coach?

According to RV Insider, the more popular brands of the lineup are the American Eagle and American tradition RVs.

These are both in the Class A category of luxury RVs on American Coach’s site.

As we’ve mentioned above, the American Eagle model is filled with incredible amenities and plenty of customizable options, making it very popular among RV-goers.

While there are a few complaints that the owner’s manual and service center are difficult to navigate, most RVs in the lineup has an average total of four stars or more.

Furthermore, the American Coach brand under the REV Group is considered one of their more luxurious lineups and is quite popular as an RV manufacturer in the United States.

9. Have American Coach Had Any Recalls Over the Years?

According to, REV Group Inc. had to recall the American Coach Eagle and Heritage models due to “the rear air deflector” potentially “detaching from the vehicle.”

This was cause for some concern at the time and resulted in the recall of 163 of those models listed above.

The recall was expected to begin on September 10th of 2019, and users were advised to keep an eye out for loose screws and an air deflector detaching from the vehicle.

10. Are American Coach RVs For All Four Seasons?

American Coach RVs are outfitted with impressive air conditioning and heating systems built into their RV.

For example, according to their site, the American Eagle model comes with an Aqua-Hot® 600D Heating System and Three 15K BTU Roof Air Conditioner Units.

These are sure to keep you cooled down and warmed up no matter the season.

However, keep in mind that just because an RV has heating and cooling systems, that doesn’t mean they are necessarily perfect for incredibly hot or cold environments.

RVs are difficult to maneuver on icy roads and can collect a lot of heat or cold in desert regions.

It is, therefore, necessary that you take added precautions to check with your dealer about how to keep yourself warm or cold, depending on your camping preferences.


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