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Foretravel


                  New to the community, going fulltime, looking into either foretravel or tiffin, buying used for about 3-4 yrs, 40 footer 350-400 h.p. 800-1000 lbs..

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A 3-4 year old Foretravel will be over $500K and all I have found online are 45' with much larger engines. A new Tiffin Allegro Bus is less. Tiffin just changed their factory service rules and anything over 4 years old is lower priority. I am biased, but you should also look at Newmar.

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Definitely look at the Newmar and if thinking about Foretravel, go back maybe 6-7 years in your search. If we were looking for a new coach, Newmar would definitely be ahead of Tiffin for us.

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thanx for you're insight, I meant to say trade-in 3-4 yrs, F.T. 2002,tiffin 2008,how about buying rv resorts?and xten warranties?

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Welcome, fugazi chef. Every brand has both supporters and detractors. The original price point is intended to reach a particular customer base. Once you toss used coaches into the mix all bets are off. Consider a more familiar area: cars. For $15,000 you can buy a new car. It won't be large or fancy, but it will be new. For the same amount you can buy a year-old car that is a bit fancier. Going on out farther, you can buy a used luxury car, but again, it will be a couple of years older. You see the point. That Lincoln you can buy for $15,000 originally sold for a lot more than that. Somebody else took the big depreciation hit on it.

Now consider your motorhome choices. Our 40' Foretravel sold new for about $350,000. It is currently on rvtrader and foreforums for $45,000. Of course, it is a 1993 coach, although with quite a few upgrades and a new engine. Before we bought our coach, a salesman tried to sell us a brand-new (okay, previous model year, but still new) MH for $50,000, claiming that it had a list price of nearly twice that. It was a 36' gasser. Fortunately, we passed on it.

I'd suggest that you join the owners forums for the brands mentioned and ask them some questions about quality, known issues, suitability for YOUR intended use, etc. The group for Foretravel owners is foreforums.com and it is open to all. Another brand you may want to consider is Newell. Their group is newellgurus.com and again, it is an open group. By "open group" I mean that you don't have to own the brand in order to join and participate in the discussions.

Take your time and do your research. Don't let "bling" blind you, either for or against a particular brand. Since you are considering going full-time in a few years, you have plenty of time to decide what really best fits YOUR plans. Be sure to consider towables, too. Motorhomes need to be driven frequently, so if you are going to go to a park and stay there for several months you would be better off getting a towable. Remember that you WILL be towing something, no matter what. If you get a MH you will need to have a towed. If you get a towable you will need to have a truck to tow it.

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Great Choice! We are full time in our 2005 Foretravel. We searched for more than a year before we found ours. Good Luck

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                You are a very wise person, you remind me of my late FATHER, thanx,

 

 

 p.s. I'm buying in 1-3 months, buy once buy correct.



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      Nice Rig...



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              Your thoughts  on ext, warranties?

 

Thanx.



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I see your from Texas. Motorhomes of Texas usually has a good inventory of preowned Foretravels. Also there is a new company called Old Town Motorcoach that has several Foretravels. I would also join the Foreforum they have a classified section. Good Luck

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foreforum.com

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