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Re: Travco 270 windshields falling out ???

Unread postby Acesneights on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:04 pm

Cut the old gasket,don't try and save it. The glass should come out pretty easily. I didn't cut mine but they were falling out.
Just remove the lockring and cut the lip off the outside .
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Re: Travco 270 windshields falling out ???

Unread postby Fellchase on Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:40 pm

I have similar problems with both if my 270's
I have a 66 and a 68
One we used the Foretravel strip and the other one we bought our own (not as wide)..
Anyway drivers side top and bottom of glass pops out ...Both coaches.
Two different coaches and two different weather strips.
I don't get it. I wonder if maybe the uprights are supposed to be something different.
I'm going to try that on next w/s job.
The glass was too hard to get in...like maybe the system is TOO Tight and when coach is driven glass pushes out
Ideas?
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Re: Travco 270 windshields falling out ???

Unread postby Fellchase on Fri Dec 25, 2015 4:49 pm

I have similar problems with both if my 270's
I have a 66 and a 68
One we used the Foretravel strip and the other one we bought our own (not as wide)..
Anyway drivers side top and bottom of glass pops out ...Both coaches.
Two different coaches and two different weather strips.
I don't get it. I wonder if maybe the uprights are supposed to be something different.
I'm going to try that on next w/s job.
The glass was too hard to get in...like maybe the system is TOO Tight and when coach is driven glass pushes out
Ideas?
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Re: Travco 270 windshields falling out ???

Unread postby badbillybiker on Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:26 am

is it time yet??? The more I read here,rs the more I think it's almost flat glass conversion time?
I have "old" articles where the Travco and other curved rv's had this done... Looked good to me....
Offered this NFO at an earlier time... but war more or less blown off...
I myself have a spare set of windshields so not as pushed as others,
but would gladly get rid of those in exchange for flat... IMO...FWIW...
BTW.. flat glass was $150.00 installed etc. for each side on my 1990 basement model some
years ago... Offed due to roof rot...which travcos do not...
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Re: Travco 270 windshields falling out ???

Unread postby 72twodoor270 on Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:22 pm

BBB- A guy down the road had a 1974ish Dodge SportsCoach in his front yard for sale a few months back. It had a 440 in it and used a lot of Travco type of parts.

The mirrors, side slider windows, interior parts... all like our Travco's.

If someone was to fiberglass "A" pillars into a Travco is this what it would kinda look like?

Hmmmm....
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Re: Travco 270 windshields falling out ???

Unread postby badbillybiker on Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:19 am

sort of... enclosed are two pic that are a bit more explicit..The one, which will have to be zoomed in on, was acquired over 12 years ago.. I have searched the internet trying to find the people and get more explicit instructions and photos on how it was done more closely...No such luck and FWIW that converted unit has never showed up since the completion anywhere I am aware of and no one else known has ever seen or mentioned the travco with the flat windshield conversion.. I only included the photos and not the typed description of what they did... There pics are the only and best I have on this subject. Have a few other flat conversions pics but those are not travcos.. Enjoy the look and work that was done and how a travco looks with the superior flat glass conversion...This was not painted but left to show the glass work... Hope this helps a situation that is getting tighter....
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Re: Travco 270 windshields falling out ???

Unread postby Fellchase on Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:18 am

I have used the Foretravel and also the w/s that is 1/4 inch more narrow. The narrow piece matches the original more closely on a 66. It also goes in easier. It's also requires no cutting. I have two coaches one has the Foretravel gasket and one has the narrow gasket. Glass pushes out on both of them. I wonder if maybe the uprights were supposed to be different profile on the w/s.... enjoy. CAF
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Re: Travco 270 windshields falling out ???

Unread postby Fellchase on Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:58 am

I ha ve two coaches. On the 68 we used the ForeTravel gasket yes it is wider and a bear to install. When we did the 66 we ordered gasket CR Laurence exact match to original. It goes in easier. BUT...windshields pop out on both coaches. Two different Travcos two different gasket systems. Both of them move forward over time...it starts at top edge of glass on drivers side. You can see daylight where glass curves there. Also on passenger side of 66 the glass moved forward now you can see daylight at the rear edge of passenger side. Don't know but it's frustrating. We marked glass vs fiberglass before we took them out the glass was in the same place it was original when we finished the w/s job. I think if you drive them coach body is bending and twisting . Oh well. It lasted ten years I guess it's time to do it again.
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Re: Travco 270 windshields falling out ???

Unread postby badbillybiker on Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:33 am

sure would like to see the flat conversion done somewhere out there...
and the procedure well documented...
FWIW... the windshields on my particular (1974) are not loose or
coming loose or have any known gap and do not leak..yet.
However...I am still championing flat conversions...I still would off these
expensive factory pieces in a feasible heartbeat. (also have 2 spare windshields)
These Travco's need help! Some design flaws take years to manifest themselves..
The falling out and ill fitting windshield syndrome appears to be one of them...
and the poorly designed, and hilariously approved brakes by the DOT
is a good example of another obvious flaw....
I would take my unit to that person and purchase their services to take
my good glass out (both) and replace them with a flat conversion....
using age as an excuse, I personally don't have the wherewithal to do the
conversion myself...(75) IMO
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