Spartan Chassis reaches agreement with Foretravel Motorcoach

Spartan Chassis, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., announced that it has entered a chassis supply agreement with Foretravel Motorcoach of Nacogdoches, Texas. The agreement calls for Spartan to serve as the sole chassis supplier for Foretravel's new Realm FS6 motorhome. The Realm FS6 will be available exclusively at Motor Home Specialist in Alvarado, Texas.

The agreement calls for Spartan, a chassis manufacturer of recreational vehicles, fire trucks, defense and specialty vehicles, to design, engineer and assemble chassis for integration into Foretravel's Realm FS6 motorhome. Delivery of the custom chassis to Foretravel is underway.

"Spartan continues to be focused on leveraging its operational and strategic agility, as well as customization in order to meet customer requirements in the RV market," said Art Ickes, President of the Specialty Vehicles business unit, Spartan Chassis. "Our proactive business initiatives and strong brand have resulted in an opportunity to continue and expand our valuable business in a core market into a valuable partnership with Foretravel. This agreement is a very positive development for Spartan, Foretravel Motorcoach and the market as a whole."

Spartan's K3GT chassis will serve as the foundation for the 2015 Realm FS6. The K3GT chassis is one of the most technologically advanced and structurally sound motorhome chassis ever produced. The K3GT chassis is not only massive in stature, but boasts a 20,000-lb towing capacity.

Equipped with a Cummins ISX 600hp engine and Allison 4000MH transmission, the Realm's K3GT chassis arrived with Spartan's new passive steer tag axle, which produces a 7 percent reduction in curb-to-curb turning radius. Additionally, the K3GT chassis delivers a robust 20,000-lb independent front suspension capacity.

"The Foretravel Realm FS6 combines power, prestige and performance," added Greg Amys, president of Foretravel. "Beyond beauty and performance, the Foretravel Realm FS6 is built to possess undeniable craftsmanship and superior quality in fit, finish and detail you'll find throughout the motor coach."

"The Realm's cutting edge design sets it apart from every other luxury motor coach on the market today," said Donny O'Banion, Motor Home specialist CEO. "Rivaled only by the premium entries found in the high-end automotive market, the Realm FS6 exudes luxury and refinement."