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Luxury motorcoach manufacturer Foretravel Inc., Nacogdoches, Tex., has signed Saddleback RV., located in Traveland USA, an RV mall in Irvine, Calif., as its first independent dealer.
“This agreement (with Saddleback) is the first transitional step in the recently announced change in our marketing strategy,” said Terry Nabours, Foretravel’s Western U.S. factory representative.
In April, Foretravel announced that it would close or sell five of six company-owned stores that previously were the exclusive outlets for Foretravel diesel pushers.
In May the company closed its store in Escondido, Calif., after its lease expired, and efforts are underway to sell four other Foretravel dealerships in Washington, Florida, Texas and Tennessee.
Foretravel will continue to operate a factory store in Nagcogdoches.
“Saddleback will be a very valuable member of our dealer group due to their long-time experience in the RV business and their location,” said Foretravel President Ray Fore.
The company anticipates eventually selling Foretravel motorhomes, retailing from $350,000 on up, at between 12 and 15 independent dealerships.