RE: [DMCForum] Where is everyone
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RE: [DMCForum] Where is everyone

Now THAT'S the way to tailgate.  We used to do that with house boats and
cruisers tied up on the Tennessee River for our home games at UT.

There is nothing like having your fridge, restroom and TV right there while
everyone else has to hike to the stadium.  I think I remember some of those
nights. ;)


-----Original Message-----
From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Jack Stiefel
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 3:07 PM
To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [DMCForum] Where is everyone

Ours was the band RV for the High School band boosters group.  We bought
it for $500.00 and sold it for almost $2k after the refurb.  Other than
a small electrical fire the last year we used it on a FERRY we had good


We got our coach for $5k and have maybe another $3-4k into it.  We
pulled out the seats (held around 56 passengers), and put in 4 bunks and
a queen bed for sleeping and then turned the front half into a lounge
area.  Our latest work consisted of building the bar area with burl wood
bar top, sink, mini fridge and microwave.  It is not a pro job but the
bus looks amazing for the cost.



From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Ryan Wright
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 11:58 AM
To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DMCForum] Where is everyone


On 10/12/06, Jack Stiefel <jack@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<> > wrote:
> Not a Travco is it? A group of buddies of mine used to own ne we went
on our guy trips
> in before we sold it and went in on a coach bus we are enovating.
> Our Travco was a 69 if I remember right

Yep, it's a Travco. :)

My grandfather had this for a long time. When he died in '92, Grandma
kept it parked out back for many years. When she was finally ready to
let it go around '99 I bought it. Lots of childhood memories in this
old beast.

Unfortunately, since Grandpa was unable to maintain it after '92 for
obvious reasons ;-), it just deteriorated. We took a couple of camping
trips in it but found it needed so much work we had to park it. I'm
finally getting around to taking care of it now.

Truth be told, I almost sold it and bought a mid eighties Wanderlodge.
I'd love a nice 40' diesel pusher. However, those coaches weigh
something on the order of 46,000 pounds and are lower to the ground -
good luck getting a 40 foot, low to the ground, 46klbs rig into any
fun backwoods camping area. Whereas we've had the Travco way back into
areas most people only venture into with 4x4s (and made it out every

So, given that and the sentimental value, a restore it is. She's going
to be beautiful when I'm done. Worth only a fraction of what I'm
putting into her, too, but whatever. I'm having fun.


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