I just got a 1979 29' AVCO..can't find much on the interent....

anyone else have one or know about them.  It was definitely

a high priced, quality rig in it's day...(still is in amazing, near mint original condition.

 

Is it related to Travco?

Thanks,

Mitch

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Comment by brian moorcroft on September 28, 2011 at 7:44am
hi there am brian am in the uk near manchester Ihave a 1979 30ft dodge avco motorhome am fiting up its as bean in storage for 16 years and only done 30.000 mile for new it needs alot of work but I love it and will get there
Comment by larry roberts on May 11, 2011 at 10:05am
PS.  Their not related to Travco or any other brand.  They were the first to have that back hump that is the trunk.  Later Executive coach and others copied the design but that is an original.  I worked on the first three prototypes in 1970 that they took to the big RV show in Louisville, KY and Avco took best of show for their design.  Most everything else look kind along the lines of Winnebago, square and boxxy.  A few weren't but nothing came close to Avco's.
Comment by larry roberts on May 11, 2011 at 9:57am

Hi Mitch:  I am here in Owasso, Ok north of Tulsa.  I worked for Avco in Tulsa when they switched from making travel Trailers to motorhomes, 1969-1970.  Nice looking coach.  When they started the line everything was Dodge school bus frames and running gear but later they switched to International.  Your 1979 was made about the end of Avco making motorhome.  Don't know the exact date but yours had to be one of the last.  Good solid coaches.  All the cabinets and other plywood was double sided laminate wood.  Light on one side and dark on the other.  Nothing cheap about how they were built.  Don't know what they sold for but they weren't cheap even back then.  Happy Rving and nice catch.

Larry

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