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Old 05-25-2011, 09:36 AM   #1
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Smile Update on older Foretravel Grand Villa

Last August we bought an '89 Foretravel with 63,000 miles on it. We spent 2.5 months in Texas-from mid-January on and put 3,000 miles on it. We spent $106 for labor and two thermocouples for the water heater(one is a spare), $138 for front end alignment that dramatically improved handling and also increased MPG. Also a physical inspection at Foretravel that rated the overall condition of our coach as unbelievably excellent.:danc e:
I am posting this update just to inform those individuals that are considering older Foretravel coaches that they have an excellent chance of getting a great buy on these units. Most FTs are zealously cared for by their owners and parted with reluctantly. Quality components and workmanship along with design tend to keep these foretravels in demand.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:08 PM   #2
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Last August we bought an '89 Foretravel with 63,000 miles on it. We spent 2.5 months in Texas-from mid-January on and put 3,000 miles on it. We spent $106 for labor and two thermocouples for the water heater(one is a spare), $138 for front end alignment that dramatically improved handling and also increased MPG. Also a physical inspection at Foretravel that rated the overall condition of our coach as unbelievably excellent.:danc e:
I am posting this update just to inform those individuals that are considering older Foretravel coaches that they have an excellent chance of getting a great buy on these units. Most FTs are zealously cared for by their owners and parted with reluctantly. Quality components and workmanship along with design tend to keep these foretravels in demand.

So true

I purchased a 1980 ftx, one of the first diesel pushers and my wife LOVES it
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:12 AM   #3
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Last August we bought an '89 Foretravel with 63,000 miles on it. We spent 2.5 months in Texas-from mid-January on and put 3,000 miles on it. We spent $106 for labor and two thermocouples for the water heater(one is a spare), $138 for front end alignment that dramatically improved handling and also increased MPG. Also a physical inspection at Foretravel that rated the overall condition of our coach as unbelievably excellent.:danc e:
I am posting this update just to inform those individuals that are considering older Foretravel coaches that they have an excellent chance of getting a great buy on these units. Most FTs are zealously cared for by their owners and parted with reluctantly. Quality components and workmanship along with design tend to keep these foretravels in demand.

Hi Nitehawk
I just signed up. Just looking for someone that has an older Grand Villa like mine. We have had it about 11 years and have really enjoyed it. Have done lots of dry camping the last 2 years in Nat. Parks. This coach works really great for that.

Today, just discovered that two shock top brackets are failing in the front!!! WOW!! Now, how do I get home?? Remove the shocks?? Lots of new questions today. Have you checked yours lately?? Have you ever had such problems??

Is there a more direct way to communicate to exchange information more directly about our old Grand Villa's?? You probably know how to do this. Please send me an email??
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Today, just discovered that two shock top brackets are failing in the front!!! WOW!! Now, how do I get home?? Remove the shocks??
I would recommend you NOT remove the shocks. Driving a vehicle, particularly a large, heavy vehicle, without front shocks can be a white knuckle experience. It can be quite dangerous.
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