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Old 11-04-2006, 06:37 PM
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Sold my Travco, new owner totals it

Sold my really fine Travco Wednesday to a nice gentleman from Atlanta. I read a post on ClassicRV today that on the way home, he rolled it and totalled it outside of Deadwood SD. He's ok but what a bummer for him. It's also sad to see a vehicle that survived that long meet its demise.

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Old 11-04-2006, 06:47 PM
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got pics of what it used to look like
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Old 11-05-2006, 09:28 AM
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Here it is on Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280045578643&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:US:2
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1999 Fuso FG Expedition Camper
1993 GMC Sierra 6.5 TD 4x4
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Old 11-05-2006, 09:46 AM
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wow what a gay period correct paint job...

looks savable..
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Old 11-05-2006, 11:27 AM
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Those had Chrysler chassis & engines in them, didn't they? 360? 440?
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Old 11-05-2006, 11:47 AM
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yeah chrysler engines.

i always had a soft spot for those old travcos. anything aerodynamic looking is good in my eye.

yours was very nice looking.

maybe someone will put it back together.

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Old 11-05-2006, 11:59 AM
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anything aerodynamic looking is good in my eye. tom w

I take it that you also liked the GMC motorhomes from back then?
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Old 11-05-2006, 12:07 PM
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It had the 413ci truck engine. Great motor, only 41k original miles. They are similar in aesthetics to the GMC motorhome although I think the mechanicals are simpler and more reliable in the Travco. GMC was front wheel drive, Travco rear.
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Old 11-05-2006, 01:23 PM
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They first came with a 455cid engine. (0-60mph in 22.5 secs) Later they downsized to a 403cid.

Their biggest downfall was lack of insulation and a undersized generator - you could only run 1 A/C unit at a time. You really needed 2 A/C's (not a factory option) to keep cool in the summer.
They got decent mpg...around 10-12, and the FWD was great in the snow.
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Old 11-05-2006, 01:26 PM
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Weren't all the appliances electric in the GMC? My friend has one that is set up that way. It's dysfunctional for boondocking. Travco did set up some of theirs that way but most had gas fridges and furnaces although typically electric hot water heaters.
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1993 GMC Sierra 6.5 TD 4x4
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Old 11-05-2006, 01:41 PM
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The 1973 26' Glacier that we had, had a gas stove,hot water heater, furnace, and 3-way fridge. The engine was also dual fuel capable (Propane & gasoline). (the dual fuel was an add-on)
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Old 11-05-2006, 01:48 PM
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My friend's must have been an unusual one.
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1985 300TD 185k+
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1993 GMC Sierra 6.5 TD 4x4
1982 Bluebird Wanderlodge CAT 3208--Sold 2/13
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Old 11-05-2006, 10:18 PM
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I take it that you also liked the GMC motorhomes from back then?
oh yeah, i always liked them too. they have some fairly complex systems though with the air bag suspension off the big busses.

i also like the airstream motor homes and the vixens.

good design is always an attraction to me.

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Old 11-05-2006, 10:34 PM
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I looked at an Airstream. Junky particleboard interior.
Love the Vixen, particularly the earlier diesel models.
The only drawback to the Travco 220 is that it lacked the rounded rear 1930's bus look that the 270 has. The 290's and 320's also lacked that vintage rear. Travco made a few diesels right before they went out of business. Some were pullers and some pushers.
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1993 GMC Sierra 6.5 TD 4x4
1982 Bluebird Wanderlodge CAT 3208--Sold 2/13
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Old 11-05-2006, 10:51 PM
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there was a time, and i dont know the exact years, that airstream put out some cheap interiors with too much paricle board. my 97 has real plywood in the cabinets, mostly, but only after i bought it did i find out that it has particle board, OSB, actually in the floor....ouch!

i much prefer ply wood. in the homes i build and design, i try to avoid OSB in the floors as much as possible. i use it in wall sheathing and roof sheathing though.

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