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Unread postby Stuball on Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:50 pm

Greetings, all! I'm a VERY recent (Friday) attendant to a 1972 Travco 270, partially visible in the avatar. Big Travcos were off my radar until a friend told me his parents wanted to sell one. Jumping on the 'net, I saw the big T's. Then I saw one pic of a little square box. Satellite viewing of the box made me suspect, and then an on site survey confirmed my fear; a Travco Custom 2000 with a 318. And a shaky roof. Blast!
I then jumped on a ND wide sales site and found ONE for sale. After haunting me all summer, I went, I looked, and I bought. She's not a runner, unplated since the turn of the century, missing the gen set, and quite popular with the rodental crowd. But it's mine. Now I just need to get it home 155 miles....
On the good side; windshield is uncracked, has a newer Holley 4bbl, and the ancient Michelin XCA's are holding air (for now). Once home, we'll start with a good vacuum and squirt some oil down the cylinders. 112,000 miles, has a front a/c unit and a plastic cover where I'm guessing the rear one had been.

As if I needed any more projects....and on the way home I was offered a free (to be moved) house...It never rains...I'll be asking lots of questions.

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Re: New member Old Travco

Unread postby KB2CRK on Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:27 pm

Welcome to the forum Stu.
Nice 270 there. The AC locations would be where a roof vent would be. Not all Travcos came with 2 ac units. Some actually had none. There should be a pop up roof vent where a rear AC could go. My 76 had only one AC when I got it. I added a heat pump in the rear. There is quite a bit of knowledge here. Try the search function at the top of the page as there are many answered questions already on here.
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Re: New member Old Travco

Unread postby Stuball on Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:16 am

Thank you for the welcome sir!
As an extra note, I just acquired 'Travco' #2. I say ' ' because it is the Travco Custom 2000 that got me interested in the big ones. I made a low offer and it was accepted. This one is supposed to have a gen set, so hopefully it could be used on Big T. As a bonus, it's only 42 miles away....

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Re: New member Old Travco

Unread postby KB2CRK on Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:43 am

Congrats on the start of Travco hording..lol
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Re: New member Old Travco

Unread postby 77Travco on Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:01 pm

Congrats!... Post up a picture of the "Travco Custom 2000" when you get a chance. I have no idea what that could be and I am curious.
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Re: New member Old Travco

Unread postby Stuball on Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:21 pm

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]By popular request... a 1972 Travco Custom 2000! Powered by a thunderously underpowered 318-3. :shock: On the positive side, it has a generator, 1 roof A/C unit, and possibly less than 40,000 miles....
And I only have to move this one @43 miles.


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Re: New member Old Travco

Unread postby 77Travco on Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:41 am

I really don't think that coach was produced by Travco. Does it say that on the title? I wonder if someone may have used a clear/clean title on a different unit?
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Re: New member Old Travco

Unread postby KB2CRK on Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:46 am

Travco did make the 2000. It was an attempt to build an entry level RV to compete with Winnebago.
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Re: New member Old Travco

Unread postby Stuball on Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:37 pm

Here's an ad from the 1972 MotorHome Life. Note the middle picture on the left side.

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Re: New member Old Travco

Unread postby 77Travco on Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:22 am

Wow, I learn something new all the time. Didn't even know they were out there!
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