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I am really liking this Foretravel MH. It's priced higher than some at Motorhomes of Texas (motorhomesoftexas.com) but it's low mileage and 36' instead of 40'+.  What would be a good price to get it at?

http://www.allclassrv.com/2003-rexhall-rexair.html

I go back & forth between a MH with a trailer to carry my Spyder and 5er toy hauler. I've been watching another discussion on a similar dilemma. I keep coming back to the MH solution. My main concern is finding camping spaces long enough for both that I can pull through. Any ideas? I appreciate the accumulated wisdom on this board.



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Foretravels are known as quality MH. If we were buying today, I'm sure that we would be looking at 8-10 yr old Foretravels as ones to consider. If you stay 40' or shorter, you won't have trouble finding spots. We had heard that would be a problem and went with a 37 ft and that was not necessary.

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That Foretravel is nice, it's a upper end unit. I will say it's almost got to few miles on, meaning it sat a lot. I would take it on an hour drive on the hi-way to be sure the drive train doesn't have any leaks or issues. Make sure you specify Michelin or Goodyear for the new tires, some dealers put on Chinese tires after the fact.

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Barbaraok wrote:

Foretravels are known as quality MH. If we were buying today, I'm sure that we would be looking at 8-10 yr old Foretravels as ones to consider. If you stay 40' or shorter, you won't have trouble finding spots. We had heard that would be a problem and went with a 37 ft and that was not necessary.


 

Thanks for your input.

 

I wasn't really clear about lengths.  The shorter (36 ft max) is better, as far as I'm concerned.  So I see that as a plus, even though the longer ones generally cost more.

 

 



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That Foretravel is nice, it's a upper end unit. I will say it's almost got to few miles on, meaning it sat a lot. I would take it on an hour drive on the hi-way to be sure the drive train doesn't have any leaks or issues. Make sure you specify Michelin or Goodyear for the new tires, some dealers put on Chinese tires after the fact.

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 That's a good plan about the longer test drive.  Also the tire recommendation.  Thanks.



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The only 36' Foretravel I saw when I clicked the link had 185,000 miles. How is that low mileage?

36' is adequate, but if we were buying today, knowing what we know after 11 years, I'd insist on the 40'

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If you're going to take a test drive (excellent idea BTW), make sure you test it like you'll operate it. Back up into a "simulated" RV spot, highway speeds on cruise control to see how it handles hills, etc. Along those lines, when parked, imagine living in it ... where would you sit to eat, to watch TV, where would friends sit for an evening of socializing. How do the chairs and couches feel? Get in the shower and see if you have adequate room to bathe. Just generally do more than walk thru and look at how nice it is, remember, you will be living in it and many things are permanently placed where they are and moving them is either not possible or expensive to do ... so you need to like the layout and how it fits your lifestyle. Good Luck in your search.



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The link should go to a 2003 Foretravel M-3600 U295 with 32,371 miles.

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The link should go to a 2003 Foretravel M-3600 U295 with 32,371 miles.


 Ah, I saw the link with rexhall in it and didn't realize that was the one for the Foretravel.     14 yr old coach with that small of mileage would make me wonder about all of the seals, hoses, etc.  



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"some dealers put on Chinese tires after the fact."

Any other countries we need to slam?

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We've been full-timing in our 40' 1993 Foretravel U300 since October, 2014. The 295 is the middle trim for that year. Join www.foreforums.com and ask questions there.

FWIW, I'm completely sold on Foretravel. Until you get to the new ones, they aren't as "glitzy" as a Newell of the same age. They are made to be used as full-time coaches by real people.

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Thanks to you all for your input. I wouldn't have know about Foretravel if not for this board. But I may be putting the cart before the horse, so I'm reconsidering buying a large RV at this time.

I used to have a cartoon drawing of two vultures on the branch of a dead tree in a barren dessert. One says to the other, "To heck with waiting for something to die, I want to kill something." That's a mood I get into sometimes - impatient with biding my time and wanting to make something happen.

Though I could afford that Foretravel, this may not be the time in my life situation (caring for my elderly father) to move into an RV yet. I'm now considering a camper van that can replace my car (which is needing to be replaced soon) and which I can use for short trips, pulling my Spyder on a trailer behind. When the time is right, I'll move up to a larger, full-time rig.

If nothing else, I'm surely learning a lot, and I hope you won't think your advice and ideas are for naught.

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