No more Travco… for now

We are Travco-less.

After spending a year in time and several thousand dollars in upgrades, the Ministry of Transportation deemed the RV’s frame too rusted out to pass a safety. We had to give her away to a junkyard last Friday.

It’s disappointing to say the least. We were so excited to find this vehicle then begin the long, slow process of customizing it to our taste and needs. We’d imagined all kinds of fun excursions we would take the Travco on – group meets, glamping, boondocking – we were going to do it all.

Now, we start over. We’ve learned a painful lesson about purchasing used RVs, and the dishonesty and/or lack of knowledge of some “professional” service persons. In short, we got screwed by our naiveté. We assumed we were dealing with trustworthy businesses.

We’re not giving up. Older, wiser and with almost empty pockets, we are again perusing Craigslist, eBay, Kijiji and the local classifieds for another Travco. We will get one. We may not be able to afford to put a tank of fuel in it for awhile, but we will find one, even if we camp in our yard with it.

For anyone who isn’t familiar with the standards a vehicle has to pass to be deemed roadworthy in Ontario, Canada, click here for the link. Very extensive list.

 

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