The Story of Foretravel
From that modest beginning in 1967 with the 29’ “Speedy Marie” motorhome produced in the backyard of C.M. & Marie Fore, Foretravel continued to set the standard. Weathering the oil embargos of the early 1970’s Foretravel introduced the first diesel-powered motorhome in 1974.
In addition to the numerous conveniences of a Foretravel, i.e., VCR’s, central vacuum cleaners, icemakers, trash compactors, Foretravel was among the first to use fiberglass instead of aluminum, real hardwood, and a full air bag suspension.
With the aerodynamic structure, the Fores wanted even more for their customers, so together they developed the first unibodied chassis in 1986 and the Unihome was introduced. The new Unihome offered uncomparable drivability and handling, along with a sleek new design.
In 1995 the Unicoach was born. A bus type look with a front entry, all the comfort amenities, a big engine and the Allison World 6 Transmission. This would seem like more than enough; however, Foretravel added a transmission retarder and today provides the retarder as standard equipment on the luxury Phenix, the only manufacturer to do so, and offers it as an option on the low cost Nimbus.
Always willing to enhance their motorhomes for customers, Foretravel produced their first slide out in 1999 and today offers several floorplans with various slide out configurations – including the new quad slide for 2005.
In 2005, a new ownership team began to add new designs and standards to the Foretravel legend and legacy. This continuing dedication to excellence culminated in the introduction of the IH luxury motorcoach. This up-scale flagship of the Foretravel family of coaches represented a complete re-design and update of the Foretravel brand. Many new technological features and modern conveniences of interest to the premium motorcoach purchaser were added, while still maintaining the Company''s focus on "fit and finish," "ride and handling" and "customer service."
Their renewed enthusiasm has spread to the employees, suppliers, and dealers, enhancing the company’s reputation for offering one of the best motorcoaches available and ensuring an exciting future for the Foretravel line.