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RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Today as I was pulling out with the camper on the truck,to pack for my maiden trip, It seems that the shade canopy snagged the open louver window and broke the brackets that hinge the frame of the lower of the 3 windows. has anyone found a source for a replacement window assembly for theses windows or a parts source Pelland Enterprises has many parts for those Windows , worth a try .
ticki2 10/04/17 06:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck

So my GVRW is 9200, curb weight is 5090. It is a 2001 Silverado HD with 6.6 Duramax. Am 8 correct that I can haul a camper up to about 4000 LBS. you don't mention which cab you have but 5090# is not realistic My 03 xcab , Dmax , is right at 7000# ' empty with me in it . The difference between the 9900GVW 3500 , is rear spring pack and tires and wheels .
ticki2 09/28/17 06:49am Truck Campers
RE: Will an Avion tc survive a cat 1 hurricane ?

Glad to hear that you and the Avion made it through .You have put a lot of time and effort into it.
ticki2 09/14/17 06:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Didn't use the camper at all this year.

Yep , just loaded up for the first time this year to visit friends in the NY mountains . Weather looks gloomy , the company bright .
ticki2 09/06/17 10:35am Truck Campers
RE: Shock Time?

The outfit below seems to be bottoming out much harder than it used to this season. Pot holes or sharp bumps in the road produce very jarring results,very quick rates. The shocks are Bilstein 5100's and have been on the truck for about 8 years, they show no sign of leaking. Tires are 75psi front and 85psi rear. Ball joints seem good, the whole thing weighs about 11,000lbs Gross. I don't know of any method to test them properly. Thanks Check the rubber bushing at the bottom of the front shocks for wear . Early Bilsteins had a problem with them wearing prematurely and came out with a new design . I called them and they sent 4 New front shocks (2 trucks) and did not have return the old ones , which BTW had the same dampening feel as the new ones after almost 100k miles . You do have to remove to test for dampening . Good luck .
ticki2 09/03/17 01:18pm Truck Campers
RE: It only takes a second....

Back on topic . Seldomseen , your thread title says it all . We have all dodged multiple bullets , glad you are OK .
ticki2 07/26/17 12:47pm Truck Campers
RE: It only takes a second....

.............I will not pull over while running the speedlimit, to allow YOU to break the speedlimit. And BTW. Our mountain roads don't have pullovers, and the speedlimt is usually in the 25 to 35 MPH range. The way I look at the above scenario is that I will pull over and use a paved turnout to allow passing regardless of my speed or the speed limit, as long as my decision to use the turn out does not appear to be an unsafe maneuver. I will also slow down when I come upon a passing lane to allow all the vehicles behind me to pass. Nothing worse than the lead vehicle speeding up when a passing lane occurs and forcing all the pack to haul a$$ to pass in time. That, IMHO, contributes to accidents. Well said .
ticki2 07/26/17 12:43pm Truck Campers
RE: It only takes a second....

I wish I lived in your black/white world that some of you guys live in sometimes. Other times, I'm glad I don't. Not saying this is the OP scenario, but stay with me ... BTW, you could just as well put any speed close to 60 in these scenarios. A person going 57 is still "legal". What do you think the experience is like for those behind you in each of these cases? Maybe you don't care. Let's say you are driving a modern diesel pickup. That generally means you can out accelerate almost every vehicle on the road even with TC. At least, you can accelerate fast enough that it is hard to pass without exceeding the speed limit. You could be someone who slows down in each curve to follow the "guidance" for that curve, and prevent others from going the speed limit during the entire distance. Then, on the straight away you rightly accelerate. After all, you don't want to go "too" slow. Then, there is the obvious. You think you are going the speed limit, but your speedometer is actually indicating a few miles per hour faster than your actual speed. You could very well think you are going the speed limit, but actually, you are not. Maybe based on your eyesight, you think you are going 60, but you are actually going 59. How is someone reasonably going to pass in that scenario without exceeding the speed limit? I believe all of the states out West have impeding laws probably to deal with some of these scenarios. BTW, I'm not breaking any laws by letting people pass me when I'm the slow one. I appreciate consideration when I'm the one following in a faster vehicle. For every scenario you have given there is a counter scenario just as valid . Obviously the people trying to pass the OP were not doing it safely regardless of how fast or slow he was going . Why someone feels they have the RIGHT to travel faster than the speed limit is beyond me .
ticki2 07/26/17 12:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Water pump running but nothing on

If you are finding no water leak and your pump is otherwise working properly , more than likely there is an air leak in the suction line between the water tank and the pump . Check the connection for tightness . If it is easily accessible , replace the hose , they do deteriorate over time .
ticki2 07/25/17 12:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Dually questions

Not a stupid questions at all . There are no absolutes to your questions. Here is my experience. 1 block just one rear wheel unless it is long term. 2 no valve extensions , I use a dually air Chuck 3 same air pressure in all rear tires 4 I have gone one size up on tires , as long as you have half inch or more at the bulge under full load . Tires should not touch.
ticki2 07/25/17 12:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

1968C11 , I posted my window rebuild on page 114 , unfortunately the pictures are gone . I am sick over photo bucket .
ticki2 07/09/17 10:28am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

"Few days" ago i told you i got my Camper in Germany. Took a little while to get the things in order. now i startet to rip everthing appart. I still have no chance to put my pictures online to share them, i´m working on this too. I replaced the roof windows, unfortunatelly i coulnd´t get the fantastic fan over here. But now i found out i have to do something with the roof before i start replacing the wings and the floor. What do you use für Painting , sealing the roof. What type of material is it?And where can i get the window gaskets for the front etc flip windows The roof coating is called Aluminized Roof Coating . Often used on Mobil Homes . It is still available here , not sure where you are . It is not used for waterproofing , more for sound deadening . If you have leaks it is most likely the penitrations .Sometime around October 2014 I listed the weather strip and seals for the Windows . 69Cayo also listed them . You will have to do a search , try around page 160 .
ticki2 07/09/17 06:17am Truck Campers
RE: Finally someone got really smart!

My flatbed deck is 42" above the ground when the truck is unloaded. Mine is also . I could lower it 6" if I had not made it a dumping flatbed .
ticki2 06/30/17 07:46am Truck Campers
RE: Puzzler for you electrical gurus....

There is obviously something different with the power coming via inverter (shore power) versus battery power. I know I said that the voltage is the same but there is a minute difference and I wonder if that's enough to cause the problem. When on inverter the multimeter shows the voltage constantly changing a tiny amount, in a range from 12.9 to 13.1 volts. When on battery power the voltage is rock steady at 13.23 volts. Whatever the reason, as least I'll be able to use the LED light strip on the majority of my camping trips. Thanks to all who responded. This puzzles me , the voltage should be higher on converter than on battery alone .
ticki2 06/28/17 05:21am Truck Campers
RE: Travel Queen Specs

There is member here that did a complete rebuild of a 68 Travel Queen , pages and pages . Do a search for that title . You could PM him for specifics .
ticki2 06/27/17 06:10am Truck Campers
RE: Well our slide motor busted again.

I have had luck in the past by contacting the manufacturer of the part , in this case the motor . Several times they have sent me parts free .
ticki2 06/26/17 07:52am Truck Campers
RE: PEI ,Newfoundland, and Nova scotia

Each of those Provinces have visitor information packets , including maps , they will send you for free . Very helpful . You are going to enjoy the next 3 months . Safe travels
ticki2 06/17/17 07:22am Truck Campers
RE: Pressure Tested Camper Leaks Found

Jim , perhaps I am overly optimistic of the test and thought it would show up any leaks . I am half wondering now if it is not a condensation issue under certain conditions . My camper is riveted aluminum skin , aluminum ribs and aluminum interior skin with factory spayed on foam insulation . But if that were the case , being the camper is now 49 years old , the wood wings should have rotted out long ago .
ticki2 06/14/17 06:32am Truck Campers
RE: Pressure Tested Camper Leaks Found

OK , so I tried this test today . I was getting a small water leak showing up at the bottom of the passenger wall at the wing . It did not always occur , and happened on or off truck . Used a 5hp shop vac and kids bubble solution . Tapped off every opening I could find . I spayed generously every seam , protrusion and all the windows . The only bubbles that showed up was the top corner of a front crank out window from under the rain flap and the same place on the rear bath crank out window . Neither of these would account for where the water is showing up , especially when the camper is stationary . The question is for those who have been successful at this . Is the shop vac not enough ? Was the bubble solution not good enough ? If the bubbles showed up in 2 places it would seem that both the above were sufficient to show up any other leaks . Puzzled :?
ticki2 06/13/17 05:19pm Truck Campers
RE: water pumps

If the pump runs but does not pump water there is a very good chance there is an air leak between the tank and the pump which will not allow it to prime . Check that line carefully first . A new pump will not correct that problem .
ticki2 06/10/17 06:56am Truck Campers
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