TravcoForum.com

Travco Classic Motorhome Support & Discussion Forum

Skip to content

Change font size

Board index » Off Topic » Campfire General Discussion
Post up here anything else camping or RV related or just general chit chat.
ABSOLUTELY NO POLITICS or RELIGION
Take that stuff somewhere else. This is a G Rated Forum.

Our beach campers

Unread postby 77Travco on Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:12 am

So... as many here may not know... We actually don't own our Travco anymore. We sold our beloved 270 in July of 16 to a newly retired career army soldier that wanted to "go get lost for awhile".
We haven't stopped RVing but the type of camping that we do dictated our need to let the Travco go. My wife and I do a lot of beach camping. Extreme beach camping. We go down to South Padre National Seashore and stay for long durations. Once we pass the sign that reads: "FOUR WHEEL DRIVE ONLY PAST THIS POINT", we travel another 35 to 60 miles down the beach.
There is only one way in and out and there is no cell service. We take dry ice, a generator and all sorts of survival supplies just in case we get stuck or have a breakdown. Depending on conditions, it can take several hours to go 30 miles... there is no quick trip to the store.
I have been doing this trip several times a year since the late 1980's and have always tent or vehicle camped. When we bought the Travco I had intended to make it a 4x4 for this purpose but somewhere along the way we realized that it just wouldn't be right to abuse it so badly. So, we sold it and bought a lifted popup camper. Then we got tired of not being able to easily move our campsite up and down the beach so we bought a lifted travel trailer.

Here are a few pics of our camping setups since our beloved Travco...
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
77Travco
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 1215
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:32 am
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Travco Model:

Re: Our beach campers

Unread postby Acesneights on Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:25 pm

I thought the Squarebody was yours...I love the old Chevys. I used to do that kind of camping when I lived on Long Island out at Smiths Point. Supposedly there are places in Cape Cod and Rhode Island that still allow it.
1977 Travco 270 Elite
1974 Travco 220 Parts unit
User avatar
Acesneights
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1803
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:01 am
Location: North East Ct
Travco Model: 1975 270,1974 220

Re: Our beach campers

Unread postby 77Travco on Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:58 am

I've probably had around 20 of those square body 4x4's over the last 30 years. Super easy to lift and to work on.
I've always been a Chevy guy although my current daily driver is a new F-150. The reason for that is the Ford dealer in my small town is known for their impeccable customer service. The GM and Mopar dealers not so much. It matters to me when having to deal with warranty work, etc.
User avatar
77Travco
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 1215
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:32 am
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Travco Model:


Return to Campfire General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests