Previously I posted about the exterior of the new old RV. In case you didn’t see it, we recently purchased a 1999 Foretravel U320 42’ motorhome. Now that we’re settled in and getting used to life in it, I feel more comfortable taking and sharing some pictures. When we originally started looking for a new motorhome I gravitated towards the American Dream/Eagle line of motorhomes. These are very decent but my better half found this Foretravel motorhome. Once I saw a picture of the built in desk I knew I had to see it. And here it is, we own it :) The U320 42’ is a special model and has a couple features that no other model has. One being the extra large desk. No other model has the desk with 2 sides of drawers. Other noteworthy things are porcelain tile throughout which is too weighty without the extra capacity of the tandem axle. The desk has room for the 7 computers, 2 tablets and IP phone (the Geeky Nomads name doesn’t come out of nowhere!). It has the same nice halogen indirect lighting that the rest of the coach has but the desk lighting is independently controlled.
The Foretravel U320 is the highest end Foretravel motorhome. It’s basically the same as the U295 but is equipped with a Cummins ISM 450HP vs an ISC 350HP engine. The 42’ version has some additional special features on top of that. One of those is Intellitec Multiplex light switches. This system runs power for 12v devices in the RV back to a central relay panel. Various switch panels (8) in total can control both items relevant to the panel location as well as other things you might care about. For instance you can turn on all of the bright outdoor docking lights while laying in bed. This system didn’t work when we put down our deposit (and it wasn’t the only thing) but the dealer got everything fixed up and we enjoy the system immensely.
This is a very unique motorhome - even for a Foretravel U320. It’s the only one I know of where the previous owner opted to install a normal wet trap household flushing toilet. This like most things has pros and cons. The toilet uses 1.6 gallons per flush and fills our black tank within 3-4 days with 2 users. We simply always hold both the gray and black tank since the black fills first. We’ve gotten used to this part of the routine and it’s not a very big deal. When boondocking, this would be a big deal! We are fighting over whether to get a traditional RV toilet or a dual flush household toilet to replace this one with. We’ll work on that when the time comes. A lot of people indicate that a flush toilet would have water splash out of the tank and bowl when under way, or the entire toilet will break or have other problems. Nope. It’s just a household toilet and it works surprisingly well in an RV. No face full of poo smell for us!
I still smile every time I turn on the headlights. This is the electroluminescent backlight of the dash. It looks even better in person. I didn’t know it did this before we took it home. What a pleasant surprise.
I don’t weigh an insignificant amount and banging my elbows in the bathroom and shower of our previous motorhome was starting to get old. Enter our new shower - bigger than the master shower of our sticks and bricks home before we sold it!
Every window and countertop has accent rope lighting wired up. There are also beautiful halogen indirect lighting in the cupboards along the sides. This thing lights up like a christmas tree and I love light! That’s pretty much it for the notable stuff. Below you’ll see images of the pots and pans drawers and our dishwasher and laser printer in lieu of a washer/dryer. Our apologies for not making the bed - it’s just not something we do.
Last modified: 21 October, 2014
Created: 4 March, 2014