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FOT new sales plan
According to a senior associate at MOT, FOT is no longer selling new coaches from the factory and instead sales can only be transacted by Motorhome specialists in TX and an undisclosed dealership in FL. 
  • Last Edit: August 07, 2019, 08:45:44 pm by John S

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According to a senior associate at MOT, FOT is no longer selling new coaches from the factory and instead sales can only be transacted by Motorhome specialists in TX and an undisclosed...


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FOT website of available new coaches seems to confirm. New coaches are available at Motorhome Specialists and RV One dealerships in Orlando and Tampa.

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Nope, sounds like they're trying to increase distribution. Tampa and Orlando should be good markets. Get finished coaches out of Nacogdoches and still deliver custom rigs at the factory.

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According to a senior associate at MOT, FOT is no longer selling new coaches from the factory and instead sales can only be transacted by Motorhome specialists in TX and an undisclosed...


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I talked with FT and the information is that the group that bought out motorhome Specialists is going to be selling all of their new coaches and the factory will no longer be selling New or Used Coaches. It will take a month or so before this is...

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I am not sure if MOT would let you test drive one prior to purchase but I had a customer that was buying a new Super C at Motorhome specialists in TX and they would not let him test drive it.

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Zero vehicle sales without a test drive,  on the customer write up form was "test drive?"  The customers paid more if they liked the drive..

Taken differently the coach must drive poorly?

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MOT will let you test drive any coach, salesman drives down the road to a gas station and lets you drive it back to MOT. You can drive it anywhere you want, but think most do just the 5 mile round trip.
Its on HY 59 so you can get it up to speed....

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Drive any coach on a rough road NOT the salesman's route.  Trust  me on this.  You need a hill also.  I set up many demo routes for test drives

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So, you're saying with most pre-owned motorhome sellers it's not like with used car lots, where they take a picture of your driver license and then toss you the key?  8)

Glad we bought our coach from Forum members (John & Genni Kerbs) who let us...

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I test drove a Prevost once but did not buy it. I test drove my FT before my first purchase in TN on the interstate and back roads took it anywhere I wanted to go. Never test drove my other two FT as there was no need.

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I am confused! Are you folks telling me that Foretravel no longer sells Foretravels?

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I am confused! Are you folks telling me that Foretravel no longer sells Foretravels?

It sounds like they are going the route of most RV manufacturers - they produce them, others sell...

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Details seem to be emerging. From what I have been able to discern,  Foretravel appears to be moving to a third party sales model for new product.
There is still one sales representative active at Foretravel, primarily selling their used and...

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If you pull up RV One in Florida you can see the Foretravels and the prices.

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Does this mean an end to the customer choosing the options and floor plan they want on the coach being built for them?

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Does this mean an end to the customer choosing the options and floor plan they want on the coach being built for them?

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As i experienced first hand long ago Foretravel were an average sales organization.  Better to let better people do it.

Foretravel had only factory stores in the 80's when a sales managed the ca store,

This is an art.  Not as science.  Charlie Myer...

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It makes sense for FT to go back to using dealers. More dealers equals more visibility. Most people today don't know a Foretravel from a potato.

It makes sense for FT to not be in direct competition with their dealers. They might attract more...

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 also possible that the Foretravel management will now get completely different feedback from salespeople. If you think about it, the sales guys will probably be showing a customer a larger variety of coaches at the same visit.   They ( sales)...

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Think all that most of us care about is that they stay in business at NAC.

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It doesn't matter what your technical expertise, manufacturing quality is, without a good sales team to market and promote the likelihood of financial success is limited.  Learned that one the hard way. 

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                     If you all will remember back when   MOT  was selling new Foretravels  ---they were their biggest selling dealer by far . Makes sense to me that they would once again be a selling dealer . MOT 's track record alone should...

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surprised they did not pick MOT as a dealer. It is pretty stupid not too and they where far and a way the biggest sales dealer they had when they did dealers.  I guess they want to put their coaches in North TX and FL now.  I do not think they...

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