1997 Foretravel U270 Specifications


Foretravel monocoque chassis

Cummins C8.3 325hp diesel engine*

Some U270 units will have 300 hp engines,

See your Foretravel representative for specific engine details,

Aliison.MD-3060R,6-speed Transmission retarder

Alcoa alluminum wheels(4)

Cruise control

Dual halogen headlamps

Engine Batteries: (2) Optima@gel-type

Engine blockheater

Full_analog instrumentation

Bilstein@ shock absorbers


Remote start in engine compartment

Rockwell@ air disc brakes

Suspension: 8-Bag,100% air

Tires: Michelin 275/80R22.5 PXZA

Transmission oil cooler

Racor fuel filter/water separator

130 amp alternator

160 amp battery isolator


Allison@ transmission retarder

Back-up lights

Carbon monoxide detector

Docking lights(4)

Entry door assist handle

Fire extinguisher

Halogen fog lamps

LP leak detector

Non skid surface on roof near ladder

Rosen@ sunvisors

8″ tint top of windshield

Exterior Features

Air operated entry step

Carpeted storage bays

Convenient utility station:

Fresh water hook-up, 50 amp shoreline connection, hot and cold water faucet, soap dispenser, cable TV and phone connections paper towel holder,110v receptacle easy access dump valves

Creation@ Insulated windows

Dual Hadley air horns

Exterior 110v receptacle

Fuel fill two sides

Large pass-thru storage bays

Lighted entry door assist handle

Lighted storage bays

MaxGuard 29′”gel coat exterior finish

Mud flaps

One-piece crowned fiberglass roof

Porch light

Ramco remote controlled and heated mirrors with wide angle vision

Roof rack and ladder

TV outlet in storage bay

ZipDee@ patioawning

Interior Livability

Built-in vacuum cleaner

Cedar-lined wardrobe panels

China cabinet in kitchen

Designer window treatment with day/night shades in living room

Drinking water filter

Drink holders on dash

Drink holder beside co-pilot seat

Ducted air conditioning

FantasticFan@ in bath

Flexsteel@ sofabed

Flexsteel@ love seat (some models)

Flexsteel@ recliner(some models)

Flexsteel@ pilot and co-pilot seats

Floor level accent lights

Fully lined drapes in bedroom

Generator switchin dash

Halogen accent lighting

Hand-crafted oak cabinetry


Kool-o-Matic exhaust fan in kitchen

Magazine rack beside co-pilot seat

Microwave/Convection oven

Norcold@ refrigerator/freezer

Plank floor in kitchen area

Posi-temp@ shower valve

Power pilot seat

Recessed fluorescent lighting

Recessed 4 burner cooktop

Sealand@ porcelain toilet

Shower head slider

Solid surface countertops, kitchen and bath

Sony AM/FM/cassette in dash

TV antenna with signal booster

VCR in front overhead

Vinyl wallcovering

Wardrobe dressing mirror

Washer/dryer connections

Water pump switch in kitchen

Wrap around dash with fold-up snack tray

20″ TV in front overhead

13″ TV in bedroom

40 channel CB radio

60″x 80″ queen bed


Freedom 20 Heart Interface@ inverter/chgr.

8.0 kw Powertech@ diesel generator

110v Powerwatch@ meter

50 amp shoreline

Coach batteries (2)8d gel-type

Master battery disconnect switch

Trailer wiring


Comfort Control Center o control ale and furnace

Ducted Air conditioning with

(2) 13,500 btu roof air with electric heat strips

40,000 btu ducted furnace with electronic ignition

17,250 btu automotive air conditioning

35,000 btu automotive heater/defroster


Air-operated step-well cover

Antenna warning alarm

Audit 863@ Systems monitor with backup camera

Computerized air-leveling system with auxiliary 12v air compressor

Manifold plumbing system

Map lights for pilot and co-pilot

Synchronized windshield wipers

Telephone jack in living room

10 gal water heater


GVWR – 30,000

Front GAWR -12,000

Rear GAWR – 19,000

GCWR – 36,000

Fresh water – 102 gl

Gray water – 110 gl

Black water – 54 gl

Fuel tank – 149 gl

LP capacity – 42 gl

Popular Options

Datron TM DSS satellite system with Sony receiver

Splendide TM washer/dryer

Zip Dee@window awning package

Outdoor entertainment center

100# Freezer

Sony 10-discCD player

Slide-out cargo tray

Trekmate TM wireless security system

Generator auto-start

Chrome mirrors

Tile floor in bathroom

Solar panels

Cellular telephone antenna

Canadian components



3600 Series $239,000

The interior styling for the 1997 model year will be as follows:

The U270 and U320 will have the same type window treatment in the living area.

This will include taupe Day/Night tension shades, valances, fabric covered uprights, and wooden window sills at all forward windows. The drivers window will also get the tension Day/Night shades and fabric covered uprights this year. This change is made possible by the repositioning of the driver side mirror.

The bedroom window treatment will be similar in all 1997 models. This will include taupe sheer shades, valances, and privacy drapes. The bedroom overheads will deepen to nine inches to accommodate these drapes. There will be no window sills in the bedroom.

The kitchen window in all units will continue to have the string operated Day/Night shade.

The curved sofa section in all of our motorhomes where the curve was standard for 1996 will be replaced by an end table with two drawers. The lower of these two drawers will accommodate standard size files. These file holders are optional and available upon request.

As a matter of note, all 1997 motorhomes will have ThermoPane windows.

The countertops in the U270 will be a new solid surface product we will be making in house. For simplicity in communicating the countertop colors, we will refer to the new colors as we would corian, i.e. Sierra Aurora, Sapphire, etc .. These new countertops will have a single tiered edge treatment.

Please refer to the 1997 color charts, drawings, and fabric samples for specific details as to this year’s model change.

The furniture in the 1997 U270 will be as follows:

Driver and passenger chairs will Flexsteel brand.

The passenger chair will not be the extra wide style.

The sofa and recliner will also be Flexsteel brand.

The driver chair, passenger chair, and recliner will be in tan vinyl.

The driver side sofa will be in a fabric as specified by the 1997 color charts.

The passenger side sofa(when applicable)will be in tan vinyl.