1978 Avion Travelcader
Luxury Coach 28'

vin# J093347S0074
$12,000

Nice original condition with beautiful original interior and original appliances!
Original walls and ceiling in excellent condition!
Floor Plan Model 8.5-J / 8.5 Metres (28') / Rear Bath, w/Twin Beds and Lounge.

Private rear bathroom with toilet, porcelain-clad steel sink and tub with shower!
Twin Bed on each side of hallway between kitchen and bathroom!
Folding door between kitchen and bedroom!
Solid privacy door between bathroom from bedroom!

Full-sized kitchen with self-locking drawers, hardwood cabinets and pantry!
Stainless steel double sink, range and oven!
Large gas-electric refrigerator with separate top freezer!
Interior lighting system with overhead swivel area lights!

Spacious interior front lounge with extension dining table!
Updated beige, black-peppered wall-to-wall plush medium pile shag carpet!
Interior storage throughout including four closets!

Vintage trailer manual from 1978!
Avion monitor panel with AM/FM stereo radio and eight-track tape player!

Duo-Therm roof-mounted air-conditioner, heater, air-circulator!
Dyna-Trail Gas Furnace!
Atwood Gas Water Heater!
Roof vents with electric fan!

Solid floors and no leaks!
Two Propane tanks with new hoses and fittings!
Two brand new Optima Marine Dual Purpose High Performance AGM Batteries!
High Torque Electric-Powered Jack!
Ready to go!

Current registration, clear title and road worthy!
Purchased in 2004 by Larry St. John.
Displayed only as a prop in the Larry St. John & Co. Furniture Island showroom
with classic cars and outdoor furniture collection.

Anodized aluminum exterior!
Avion, timeless classic in styling and function!

5,420 pounds

The History of Avion Travel Trailers

The first Avion campers went into production in 1955 in Benton Harbor, Michigan,
shortly after the Avion Coach Corporation was founded. The high quality, lightweight
recreational vehicles quickly became a popular choice with RV camping enthusiasts.
By 1967, a second manufacturing facility was opened on the west coast,
in San Jacinto, California.

In 1970, Ligon Enterprises, another Michigan company, purchased Avion Coach
Corporation, and then sold the company to California based Fleetwood Enterprises in
1976. Fleetwood continued manufacturing silver Avions until the mid-1990s, when the
brand was transitioned to a more traditional camper body style. Avions are no longer in
production.

Designed with quality in mind, many vintage Avion campers are still on the road today.
With an exterior of anodized aluminum, vintage Avion campers are easily recognizable
and attract attention wherever they go!

Avion Owner's Groups

Membership in owner's groups has been a tradition among Avion owners since the early
days of these unique travel trailers.

Avion Travelcade Club

Just four years after Avion Coach Corporation's inception, the first organized group of Avion owners left the company's headquarters on what has come to be known as a "Travelcade". A group of 25 people traveling with eight campers trekked from Benton Harbor to Alaska, beginning what evolved into a great tradition of group Avion owner excursions.

In 1961, the Avion Travelcade Club came into being. In order to be eligible for membership, individuals had to own an Avion recreational vehicle. Within just a few years, numerous chapters opened throughout the United States and Canada. Originally formed as part of the Avion Coach Corporation, the club became an independent nonprofit organization in 1975.

Following Fleetwood's purchase of Avion, the club began admitting, on a limited basis, owners of many types of Fleetwood recreational vehicles. Once production of Avions ended, membership began to decline and talks opened regarding a potential merger between the organization and Club Fleetwood, a separate association for Fleetwood RV owners. In 2005, the Avion Travelcade Club and Club Fleetwood merged and became the Fleetwood Travelcade Club.

Fleetwood Travelcade Club

Many Avion owners choose to join the Fleetwood Travelcade Club. Dues in the national organization are only $35 per year (as of 2008), and members have access to a wide variety of events and activities, including rendezvous trips, travelcades, special interest groups, and more. There are a number of local units located throughout the U.S. and Canada that offer many additional networking and travel opportunities for members.

 

 


1978 Avion Owner's Manual

 

 


 

 


Avion Photos

 

 


 

 


Avion's Beginnings

 

 


 

 


Travelcade Club
Vintage Advertisment

 

 


 

 

Avion Brochure 1978

 

 

Anodized Aluminum Thermo-X Insulated

 

 

 

 

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