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This is a website for those who are truly interested in Avco Motor Homes. There isn't much information offered on these wonderful recreational vehicles and I won't lie, as a new owner of one myself I don't have all the answers. I do know how frustrating it is to search the Internet for hours for information you need and not be able to find it because it is not there. That frustration and the fact that I don't have all the answers is what prompted me to start this site. I believe that with the information that we each possess individually we can compile a great site full of information, pictures, and stories about our great Avcos.

Avco History:
I am not an expert but I do know that Avco is the sister company to Travco that stems from Dodge/Chrysler corporation. Dodge/Chrysler corporation teamed up with a man named Ray Frank who originated some of the first motorhomes called Franks. Since Avco and Travco are sister companies and both were produced by Dodge/Chrysler corporation; one would assume that Ray Frank and Dodge/Chrysler had something to do with the history of Avco. The only other mention I found online of Avco was directly related to Orvil and Wilbur Wright and aviation vehichles. This sounds far fetched but indeed it is not, afterall, as according to the forward in my Avco motorhome's manual Avco was "instumental in the development of space technology, which has allowed man to set foot on the moon."
You can find some info about the history at:

Early Dodge/Chrysler Motorhomes

Helpful Websites
http://www.mytravco.com Travco website has a lot of useful information and interesting pictures of Travcos. Travco was the company that bought Avco and there are a lot of similarities in the construction, style, and mechanical ramifications.

*Foretravel Motorcade Club - one of today's largest and most active owners clubs. Membership enjoys exclusive priviledges, such as the quarterly "The Foretravel Motorcader", and close contacts with the other Foretravel Motorcoach enthusiasts.

The Foretravel Motorcade Club, sponsored by Foretravel, Inc. and exclusively for Foretravel owners, is one of today's largest and most active owners clubs. The Club hosts, plans, and directs grandventions, rallies, motorcades, and special events.
Management of the Foretravel Motorcade Club and its activities is designated by Foretravel, Inc., and is aided and assisted by the International Board of Directors.
The object of this private club is to provide opportunities for enjoyment, companionship, travel, and recreation for the members.
One of the benefits to club membership is the opportunity to travel with fellow Motorcaders under the leadership of company-trained activity and tour directors.
Motorcade events consist of the following:
  • Motorcades 20-50 days long
  • Fun Rallies 3-4 days long and preceeds the FMCA Convention
  • Special Events 3-10 days long
  • Grandventions 3-4 days long, Club business is conducted, and fun activities are planned
Motorcade Club benefits include the following:
  • Motorcader Magazine
  • Membership Directory
  • 10% Discount on parts and labor at participating dealerships. This discount does not apply to fuel, used or sale items, tires, batteries, tax or casualty insurance repairs, which require an estimate for claims purposes.
  • Local Chapter Activities — the Club consists of 11 chapters.
  • Hospitality One-Night Stop
  • Club Accessories — Jackets, Badges, etc.
  • FMCA Initial Membership
  • Hertz Rental Car Discount
First time owners of a new or pre-owned Foretravel motorhome receive complimentary membership in the Foretravel Motorcade Club, a club exclusively for owners of Foretravel, Travco, and Avco motorhomes.
If you are presently the owner of a Foretravel, Travco, or Avco brand motorhome and would like information on joining the Foretravel Motorcade Club, please contact us via e-mail at motorcadeclub@foretravel.com or call 1.800.955.6226, ext. 220 or 248.

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