Diesel pusher motorhome manufacturer Foretravel Inc., Nacogdoches, Tex., announced Monday (April 21) that it now plans to develop a network of independent dealers to eventually replace its five factory-owned retail stores.
“While our factory-owned dealer network has served us well in the past, we recognize the need to gain broader market exposure for our product,” said Ray Fore, president and general manager of the 35-year-old company. “We feel our product is more competitive than ever and plan to offer a select group of independent dealers the opportunity to market a very special product to a group of very special customers.”
Foretravel will maintain “some of their existing (factory-owned) dealer network for the immediate future” but the company’s long term goal is to “divest themselves of all outlying retail operations as they establish an independent dealer network,” according to the company’s statement.
Foretravel’s company-owned dealership locations are in Denton, Tex., Kodak, Tenn., Escondido, Calif., San Antonio, Fla., and Liberty Lake, Wash. Foretravel also retails units from its factory in Nacogdoches.
The transition to marketing through an independent dealer network is expected to be smooth because Fore said, “We feel we are especially well-equipped to work with dealers because of our hands-on experience operating our own retail stores.”
Dealers interested in stock Foretravel motorhomes should contact Andy Baer, director of dealer operations, at 1-800-955-6226, extension 212.