Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New glass!









We finally successfully have the new windshields installed! They look terrific. You can see the two before photos at the bottom with the terrible silicone job, from a previous owner. We also got the back window pulled out and put back in with a new gasket. We also had the cracked glass in the louvered door window replaced. Both the gasket and the windshield came from RV Glass Experts, and was installed locally. The glass installer also had to do some fibreglass shaving to ensure a good fit on the windows. Glass work on the old Travcos is not cheap. The cost of the windshield installation, rear window re-install, the rear gasket (including fedex cost from the USA), the door window, was about $1500.00 (this includes 12 hours of labour). The cost does not include the purchase of the windshields. The approximate cost of the 2 sides of the wind shield was $1700.00 USD, in 2009. was a lot of labour needed to remove the mystery grey substance a previous owner had used to attempt to seal the windows.

7 comments:

1966 Travco 270 said...

Wow, you guys have really put a lot of labour into your rig. She is looking very awesome indeed. Have you had any trouble with the old tag in front? Around here (The Ozarks of Arkansas) they would pull you over for that, but not for a missing headlamp, LOL.

VoyageVixen said...

In Alberta you do not need a front plate and you are allowed to have a vanity plate/vintage plate there instead :)

She's been a lot of work, thankfully we did most of it ourselves, but she does look great!

Joanne Knight-Reader said...
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Joanne Knight-Reader said...

I'm finding your blog very helpful and Myrtle is a Gem! Did you purchase new glass for the front windshield or take it from another Travco?

voyagevixen said...

Hello Joanne, We purchased brand new glass via http://www.rvglassexperts.com/

Anonymous said...

I remember when Travcos were new, and Condors too for that matter, your Travco looks like a new one, just beautiful. Enjoy to the fullest.

Joanne Fralick said...

Sounds very much like our 1975 Travco windshield story. What we saved in labour we lost in cost of shipping, duty and our 70 cent Canadian dollar this summer.