Spartan Chassis, Foretravel Forge Agreement
Spartan Chassis Inc. announced today (June 18) that it has entered a chassis supply agreement with Foretravel Motorcoach, Nacogdoches, Texas. The company reported in a news release that the agreement calls for Spartan to serve as the sole chassis supplier for Foretravel’s new Realm FS6 motorhome, available exclusively at Motor Home Specialist in Alvarado, Texas.
Spartan, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors Inc., will 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 chassis is equipped with a Cummins ISX 600-hp engine and Allison 4000MH transmission and is paired with Spartan’s new passive steer tag axle, which produces a 7% reduction in curb-to-curb turning radius. Additionally, the K3GT chassis delivers a robust 20,000-pound 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 coaches 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.”