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Old 11-14-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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Travco owners

Are there any Travco owners in the vintage areas??? Have a 1970 , 270 model since 1995, hate to part with it, wish is to restore and upgrade it.
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I've got a 1972 Sportscoach, but have fond memories of the Travco owned by the neighbor. I don't consider mine to be "restored" - more repaired as needed and upgraded as I found things I wanted to add. The countertops are Corian (actually a nicer competitor) and I've replaced the fridge, WH, pump, toilet, front seats and converter, but most of the rest is original but repaired at one time or another.
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Well I have done a few things over the years, but not so much lately. Been living in it full-time, makes it hard to Rio things out for upgrades.....
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Where are the pictures!!!
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Ah! My first camper on wheels was a 1972 Chevy Sportvan 20 equipped by Travco. Slept 4, but two had to be under 150 pounds and better yet kids.

The entire top popped up, had canvas sides on the pop-top with two zip down windows, screened when zipped down.

Two burner stove, small refrigeration that was 12v only, Propane furnace and a sink with the gray water drain a hose connection on the outside. Had a little portable port-a-potty.

The sleeping 4 was because after the dining table was broke down to a bed, a frame with two canvas parts to it stretched across a few feet above the bed.

No air conditioning unless you consider 65 mph with the windows open.

Paid $3205 in 1974 for the van. In 1979 I received orders to go overseas. I sold the van to my brother for $1500. In 1982 I returned and bought it back from him for $1200 (I like my brother). In 1984 I drove it to Texas, kept it for about a year, then sold it to an engineer at NASA that lived in it full time on the Texas City Dike driving it back and forth 20 miles to work. It didn't last long on the salt water Texas Gulf Coast.

We had a lot of fun with that TRAVCo equipped van.
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sounds like you got a lot of smiles outta that rig Wayne--I bought mine in 95 to live in while working on mining equipment in AZ-- has two roof air units [needed them out there] made several upgrades, re-wired the thing from stem to stern......only original wire s are to the tail lights-- and the dash switches---all circuits are relays and circuit breakers NO FUSES has capacity for 11 batteries!! we did a lot of dry camping!!
Back in it full time for a bit now -- but have plans to put a whole new chassis under it I think-- going 7.3 International diesel and Allison auto trans on 22 inch truck chassis [if it will work]
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Where are the pictures!!!
pictures???? how do i post them?? i only have a couple of it really
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Look for additional options under the reply area, attach fines, then manage attachments

Or use photobucket and up load to them and copy and paste the IMG code
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