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Unread postby FARMBOY70 on Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:02 am

Hi everyone.
Yesterday I was able to buy a 1977 Travco.
Much like a dog chasing a car I'm not sure yet what to do with it now that I have it.
It appears to be complete but is not in running condition as it has set for about 8 years.
I would like to get it back on the road. When I get it to my shop it will get a good going over.
I run a Mopar Muscle car restoration shop and am very familiar with Mopar mechanical and electric systems.
Motor home wiring not so much.
The owner gave me the factory service manuals to take home and the tow company is going to bring it to me tomorrow.
I'll try posting a picture I took with my phone today also.
Is it Ok post pictures from a site like Photobucket in link form?
If not mods please delete or let me know and I can delete it.
Thanks
Dave
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Re: Hi from PA

Unread postby 77Travco on Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:26 pm

Welcome!
Looks like a nice and complete 320 that you have there!
Being familiar with Mopars will definitely help. Most old Travco's that have sat for long periods will almost surely need brake work. Wheel cylinder seals dry rot and moving parts freeze up.
Ask away if you have questions. there are some pretty knowledgeable people here.
I use photobucket too.
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Re: Hi from PA

Unread postby Acesneights on Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:20 pm

Welcome !!
Where abouts in PA ? I travel to the Poconos all the time to visit close friends in the Rowland area.
Nice rig.
Wiring is very simple in these. Any questions, just fire away.
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Re: Hi from PA

Unread postby FARMBOY70 on Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:33 am

Acesneights wrote:Welcome !!
Where abouts in PA ? I travel to the Poconos all the time to visit close friends in the Rowland area.
Nice rig.
Wiring is very simple in these. Any questions, just fire away.

Hi
Got it back to the shop and have had little time to go over it but so far the frame appears undamaged and wiring seems to be OK.
Soon I hope to start testing the systems to see what works.
I am located in the western part of Pa
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Re: Hi from PA

Unread postby badbillybiker on Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:40 am

Hi...Welcome aboard... Finally a pic of a known captured 290 or 29 Foot unit.
Perusing the pic and noticed the unusual mirror configuration...
Longer/Taller round aluminum mirror posts for the added mirrors.
My stock factory original 270 mirror posts, either the square (74) or round (76) ones do not allow for any more mirrors...
The more I look, the more I see, I need those goodies for mine.. Air Horns, remote spotlight...
HHHhhmmmm.....Where did you say you park at night??? (Just kiddin')
I guess Acesn8's, it's time for a 290 section in the Main Board Section?
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Re: Hi from PA

Unread postby FARMBOY70 on Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:09 pm

Hi
It is 29 feet long.So I assume that means a 290 model ? .
No owners manual as of yet but a service manual came with it.
I pressure washed it to get the green stains off so far.
In side is musty smelling so some work to do there.
We had fun bringing it home!
Both right side tires went down just before getting to the shop ,but we made it safe.
So far nothing has been found that makes me think I can't put it back on the road.
But I need to do a lot more digging on things.
Here is another picture.
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Re: Hi from PA

Unread postby FARMBOY70 on Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:16 pm

Are 29 footers a odd ball unit?
I didn't see a 290 section on this site so I wasn't sure what model I have.
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Re: Hi from PA

Unread postby FARMBOY70 on Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:56 pm

badbillybiker wrote:Hi...Welcome aboard... Finally a pic of a known captured 290 or 29 Foot unit.
Perusing the pic and noticed the unusual mirror configuration...
Longer/Taller round aluminum mirror posts for the added mirrors.
My stock factory original 270 mirror posts, either the square (74) or round (76) ones do not allow for any more mirrors...
The more I look, the more I see, I need those goodies for mine.. Air Horns, remote spotlight...
HHHhhmmmm.....Where did you say you park at night??? (Just kiddin')
I guess Acesn8's, it's time for a 290 section in the Main Board Section?
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I see your from Cleveland, I'm not far away, just over the pa side from Youngstown on I 80.
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Re: Hi from PA

Unread postby badbillybiker on Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:53 pm

Yep..On the west side.... Better not leave your door open or... that highly desirable screen door will one day vanish...The 29 is not an oddball... Just being held closely by the people that own them... Door location is like a MAHAL version of the 270 and position as on the 220's. I personally would have liked the 270 to have the squarish rear rather than the Flxble style or like the 210. There are manuals about the site... Gotta' do a search.....Gather the names of what ever piece you are requiring manuals for such as Suburban, Norkold, cck genset, etc. and start with that... The manuals are out there... just need to know what to hunt for...FWIW.
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Re: Hi from PA

Unread postby 77Travco on Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:12 am

I just assumed all "squarebacks" were 32 feet long. :) I didn't even realize there was a 29 foot version. I would bet that it has an M600 chassis?
It really does look to be in good condition... nice find. keep us posted with pics and updates!
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