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Old Foretravel/Travco
Hi All,
  Just saw this old coach on Craigs. 413 Mopar engine.
  1971 Travco w/Hi Po 413 engine
Raymond

  • fouroureye
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Cool look ^.^d

Hey are thoes bungy cords holding the bumper up?

  • Gary Bouland
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No, Those bungee cords are holding the front HOOD closed. :D
Gary B

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The purchase price would be the smallest expenditure you would have. 

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Seems like one would have to have a lot of time and mechanical ability to get that thing going well.  It is probably doable, would be neat if completed, but...........

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Tube tires, been awhile since played the split rims game, no thanks.
For the MoPar fans, the 413 is a jewel.

  • Gary Bouland
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There is an internet forum for Travco and there is also an FMCA Chapter. I agree on the lock ring wheels, hope I never see another one.  One of the problems restoring these old babe's is finding replacement wheels.
Gary B

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I have driven and sold several of this coach.  Small brakes.  Fast motor. 

Old travco's.  Foretravel bought travco for the club.  Which is now the motorcade club.

Also Avco and gtc coaches.

Grand touring coaches.

35+ years ago Foretravel did...

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35+ years ago Foretravel did prevost conversions. 35' only in those days.  Drove well.


Any pictures of this? Sounds like a neat ride.

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4 or 6 of them only I think. Â Nice but short. would have bought one but owner thought it was dipped in gold, or so the price would make you believe.

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I have driven and sold several of this coach.  Small brakes.  Fast motor. 

Old travco's.  Foretravel bought travco for the club.  Which is now the motorcade club.

Also Avco and gtc...


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Gary, I knew someone would know the functionality of the bungys. :P

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I had a '72 Revcon that was like that, fast motor and small brakes.  It was 11,000 pounds on an Olds Toronado drivetrain and brakes.  Brakes and radiator were not up to the weight, but...


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Was it the Beach Boys or Jan and Dean that sang "413's really diggin in"...Like to have an old Plymouth with that bad boy in it... Dave probably does.

  • Dub
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Pardon my off subject ramblings... just and old dude looking way back.. Bad about that and don't mean to be inconsiderate of post subject.

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Hi dub,
  No problem here. I enjoy the ramblings. I'm glad I can see way back!
Raymond

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With respect to the split rims, there is a place here in Denver that cuts the tire section off and replaces it with a tubeless. No more splits and modern tubeless in the bargain. I had six done and their work was perfect.

If anyone is interested...

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Went to Fred's Fix-it-Shop to get a new pull rope for my portable generator for the shop/house and took a couple pics of a Travco that's been sitting on his lot for quite a while.  The owner said it was a '72 with a 318 Dodge in it.  He told me...

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I went to the the Post Office the other day and I saw a Travco parked around  the corner on the street where the old Carnegie Library still stands and was refurbished after Katrina.  I don't know what year it is and no one was around it. There...

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  • Gary Bouland
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As I understand it FT bought Travco in late 80 or so.  So this is probably a late seventies, hard to tell them apart as they were very similar for years.  I had an 82 that was built by FT and it has a two piece fiberglass body, right and left...

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Sold/ordered an 85 ORED to a good buddy customer that looked like that.  Dick really thought the travco was the only good coach.  Little short of shower height for big guys like me.

Wind did not push the coach around as much with the rounded...

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  • Last Edit: April 25, 2015, 09:16:41 pm by Michelle

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With respect to the split rims, there is a place here in Denver that cuts the tire section off and replaces it with a tubeless. No more splits and modern tubeless in the bargain. I had six done...


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He was last on the forum May 2018 I doubt you will get a response.

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Just suffered through a 2014 movie on Amazon Prime called "Barefoot".  A turquoise Travco featured prominently in a third of the movie.  Sweet looking resto.  Woody.

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A visit to the RV Hall of Fame in Indiana, you can put an eyeball and a venture through a Travco with the original interior, shag carpet and all!