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Wanted 29 ft Foretravel Grand Villa
I am looking for 29 or 30 ft Foretravel Grand Villa with twin beds
and the 5.9 Cummins diesel.

Jimmy Freytag, Ardmore Ok.
Cell or text.      214-762-6290
Email    freytags@gmail.com

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  • Last Edit: November 29, 2018, 12:48:13 pm by Jimmy Freytag

Re: Wanted 29 ft Foretravel Grand Villa
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I did not know they even made a '29' :

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I do not remember seeing a front engine 5.9 29'

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Memory is always the second thing to go...1992 front engine diesel GV2900:

1992 Front Engine Specifications

1992 Foretravel Front Engine Floorplans

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If anyone else is interested, here is a Gas listed.  If it was a diesel I would have to look.

1987 Foretravel Motorcoach Grand Villa - rvs - by owner - vehicle automotive...

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Does anyone know the exact number or even if any were made?  I know many manufacturers that listed models in brochure, and non were produced.

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I had a 29 foot 90 model Gran Villa gasser. My last gasser

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Jimmy,

I moved this from Classified, as there is quite a bit of discussion.

In the Classified Section, 100% of posts must be moderator approved, and I don't want to inhibit discussion.

I am with you, would love to know if/how many diesel PULLERS...

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If that one listed is on a GM P-30 or P-32 platform, for a number of CBs, a Duramax & Allison can be installed, it's bin' done on a Airstream.  ^.^d

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Mike,

While true, the front suspension is the "weak link" on the Chevy/Workhorse P chassis.

Can't imagine adding the weight of a Duramax and Allison to an already marginal front suspension.

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 Brett, Agree, having had two of them. The rear suspension is nothing to write home about, either. If the pic of the 29' is, indeed, on a 'P' chassis, you can see the rear end sag, which is why AS added air bags. I know my friend dropped 20CBs...

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If anyone else is interested, here is a Gas listed.  If it was a diesel I would have to look.

1987 Foretravel Motorcoach Grand Villa - rvs - by owner - vehicle automotive...

Craigslist Ad...

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Craigslist Ad was flagged for removal... maybe a scam CL or Ebay listing.... 
I'd wonder if they ever made a diesel version, at least on the 'P' chassis, given what Brett & I know about the...

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The post on the 1987 is not a scam, I talk to the person and received photos of the coach.   I just talked to him here is his number
248-701-4368 name is Moe.



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Triana would know if a 5.9 29" was built.

I ordered and sold several roadmaster FED 8.2 detroit 33' s.

Resold a 79 33' FED with a Cummins 555 in it.  Revved hard.  Ran pretty well.  No turbo.

Straight axle front end

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My 29' is on a John Deer chassis, with a Ford 460 for power. Great fuel mileage, 6-8, going down hill of course, but it sure has the getup and go. 😋
Rear bath and twin beds. I've thought of a bigger coach, but at 78 and single I really...

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The diesel FT 29's, with the 5.9 Cummins had the same JD (Oshkosh) chassis as the Ford 460's.
Excellent HD chassis, large disc brakes on all 4 wheels, some parts getting hard to find.

Other's used this chassis back in the day, Allegro, Mallard etc.

...

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My SOB coach was on a P-30 chassis --the problem I saw with that coach was front wheels were in line with inside rear duels and
made coach very unstable in cross wind condition.  30MPH cross wind and I would have to slow to 35 or 40 mph, In the...

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My SOB coach was on a P-30 chassis --the problem I saw with that coach was front wheels were in line with inside rear duels and
made coach very unstable in cross wind condition. 
Never had...

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My SOB coach was on a P-30 chassis --the problem I saw with that coach was front wheels were in line with inside rear duels and
made coach very unstable in cross wind condition. 

Yup, it...

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Yep that narrow track sure looks funky too, seen an sob going down the road the other day must have been 102 wide with the narrow front axle, my first thought was what and why?/

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Yup, it took Workhorse to FINALLY increase the front track on the P chassis. All Chevy-built P chassis were narrow front track.
Well, never too old to learn. My first coach was a 29 ft...

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LOOK WHAT I FOUND---88 33ft Grand villa that has been converted by owner to Isusu Diesel, but it has a manual transmission.  I have a left bad hip and knee so leaves me out.  I have talk to the owner he has made many trips to Mexico over the...

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That cou
LOOK WHAT I FOUND---88 33ft Grand villa that has been converted by owner to Isusu Diesel, but it has a manual transmission
THAT could be a good deal! Isuzus are bullet-proof...

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For that money, it sounds like it could be a fun one to have.  So, no turbo on that Isuzu, right?