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RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

It would seem that you will have to raise the camper anyway to clear the cab , why not go with a flatbed ?
ticki2 08/20/14 05:35am Truck Campers
RE: Lance Camper Walls

It's not clear what the attaching system you are trying to use , hooks , taping directly to the wall,...? Perhaps a picture would help . 3M foam core auto trim and molding tape sticks to almost anything .
ticki2 08/20/14 05:27am Truck Campers
RE: Campgrounds in White Mountain National Forest NH

Bill, RVdumps.com says it's behind Kitchen Collection at SG , cost unknown . Let us know if you find it .
ticki2 08/18/14 07:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Campgrounds in White Mountain National Forest NH

We can split hairs over the definition of dispersed camping . Since the OP is from CO I didn't think he would consider these relatively small designated camping areas dispersed camping by western standards .
ticki2 08/17/14 08:24am Truck Campers
RE: Campgrounds in White Mountain National Forest NH

So do you have to camp in designated campgrounds on NF or is dispersed camping allowed? To the best of my knowledge there is no dispersed camping allowed in the NF here in the north east , forest roads are closed to vehicular traffic with few exceptions . Too close to high population areas , too many abusers . They use to be open to anyone who could get through them.
ticki2 08/16/14 09:36pm Truck Campers
RE: TR: A week at Camp P82 - Different Scenes than most TRs

Hat's off to you Jumbo , one of the greatest ways to spend ones time .:B
ticki2 08/15/14 06:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

How did Avion originally install a roof ladder/rack ? My guess is they were screwed into wood backing. I too would like to add at the very least a ladder for roof access just to perform roof inspections. But a roof rack would be a nice addition. I go back and forth on adding solar but a roof rack could make install a little easier. Can aluminum tubing lets say 1 " in diameter be bent using a simple EMT bender ? I have an option list for a '67 and a '69 and there is no mention of a ladder or roof rack so I don't think it was ever available from the factory . If installing an aftermarket one I would definitely mount it through the ribs .
ticki2 08/15/14 10:37am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Mine too has vinyl covered aluminum on the interior. The edges of all the aluminum/vinyl interior wall sheets has a white vinyl J molding that covers the exposed edges. I have found similar moldings online but not exactly the same. The reason I need some more of the j molding is because I cut the main interior wall panels in the front and rear to be able to remove them without taking out every interior sheet. Additionally, The piece on the ceiling and the main ones on the walls are so big that it looked like it might be a real pain to take them off in one piece. Ticki, to get the end caps off you either have to take off all the interior panels or cut them like I did. The caps are under the ceiling and wall panels and have another inner aluminum piece that they are riveted to as well. It took me almost an hour to find this old post again , we really need a geek to index this thread . Avion C-11 ,or anyone else , where did you find the J edging for the interior panels ?
ticki2 08/13/14 03:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Energy Upper Bumps ***UPDATE***

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f382/VR1250/fleetwood%20camper/stableloadslower_zpsa07818c5.jpghttp://www.torklift.com/index.php/products/suspension/stableload#a7311 At the risk of being completely wrong , as I am by no means a suspension expert , this type of spacer seems to alter the spring dynamics in a negative way . In a spring pack the leaf above is in continuous contact with the one above over it's entire area . It seems that the lower overload leaf is meant to perform the same way , when the spring pack is loaded it will lay on the overload over it's whole length . With the Stable Loads , or similar ,it will have a point load on the spring pack above . I realize that leaf springs are not perfectly seated on each other but the principle is there .
ticki2 08/10/14 06:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

69cayo, Where did you find the window seals and gaskets when you rebuilt the windows , and did they fit properly ? Especially the seals that slide into the T slot .
ticki2 08/09/14 06:20am Truck Campers
RE: Mounting DRW spare tire on front hitch

Short of custom fabrication, does anybody know of a commercially available tire carrier that will mount a dually spare tire on the front hitch? I've looked at several but none allow for the large backspace on dually rims. Mount it with the dish facing out , like the outer rear wheel . The other side is almost flush with the tire .
ticki2 07/26/14 04:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Cleaning up rear rotted 'skirts' on camper...Part 2

Thanks... I'll tell you what, the phrase 'I'm too old for this xxxx' crossed my lips more than once. LOL , It's always hard to stay motivated with those jobs that just bring you back to square one . The good part is you got rid of that nagging felling in the back of your mind every time you looked at it . It's NEVER as easy as you think . Good job done .
ticki2 07/23/14 08:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Biggest truck camper not for f450 550

OP was asking a specific question; what's the difference? and a statement based on an assumption probably from lack of information. Actually the only question asked was to question everyone else's knowledge , it was more of a statement . It is also a first and only post .
ticki2 07/21/14 07:49am Truck Campers
RE: 4 season camper

I've been thinking about this ( always a bad idea lol) and it occurred to me I could probably get a heater core out of a wrecked truck and have the blower and everything. Then just plumb it in series with my existing truck heater. Maybe could even tie it into the campers ductwork. It's a long ways from Georgia to the Dakotas I would like to be able to drive at night. Not as crazy as you think .I have been planning to do the same thing for some time now . Have not gone forward yet as the truck still has other winter duty . A friend of mine use to pre-warm his diesel construction equipment that way ( diesels have come a long way since then ). He had some quick connects on the heater hoses to his pickup to do it. For a truck camper it would be a matter of routing the lines and control wires from the truck and insulating to minimize the heat loss .I would also add some valves under the hood where you tap into the heater lines in case you damage a hose to the camper . In anticipation of winter camping I insulated the holding tank and dump valve area I've also added 12v tank heaters and run some 12v computer fans in and out to enhance the air flow .
ticki2 07/20/14 04:56am Truck Campers
RE: Tire suggestion/reccomend

what is your current tire size and rim width?Stock wheels I belive 6.5 Current tires are 265X70X16 If this is not a typo the OP stated the tire size as 265/70/16 which is a " P" rated tire @ 2400# . So going back to LT 245/75/19 @ 3042# would be an upgrade , an LT 265/75/16 would be even better @ 3415# . The P 265/70/16 tires could have been the problem all along . Could the OP confirm the tire size just removed ?
ticki2 07/19/14 07:14am Truck Campers
RE: Tire suggestion/reccomend

Travelnutz, I never questioned your use of 265's as opposed to stock 245's , I am also running 265's on my 2500HD . In addition I run one size up on my 3500DRW . With both trucks using one tire size up the speedometers are accurate , with the stock size they were not . You are reporting that with the stock size tires your speedometer was accurate . It just illustrates the point I was making that speedometer accuracy varies greatly , even within the same brand and series trucks . Being an automotive engineer you already know that GM dealers have the ability to reprogram the computer to adjust for tire size . Whether thy are willing to is another matter . A 2500HD and a 3500SRW have the exact same running gear with different size tires .
ticki2 07/16/14 09:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Tire suggestion/reccomend

Travelnutz , Good explanation . I will add that my 03 2500HD the speedo is dead on with 265's and read fast with 245's so it is important to check a particular vehicle first to know for sure how to adjust for speed . My DW subaru read 5mph faster than actual at 65mph , my DD subaru is accurate so there is a lot of variance even in the same make and model .
ticki2 07/16/14 03:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Tire suggestion/reccomend

I am a little confused about your current tires , perhaps a misprint . You say your tires are 265/70/16 , according to michelin that is a P rated tire . A 265/75/16 would be an LT tire . You also mention going back to 245's to get the load rating you need . The LT 265/75/16 has a higher load rating than LT245/75/16 . Michelin's have always been excellent tires but recently more and more reports of tread separation an weather cracking have been surfacing . Perhaps they have changed compounds .
ticki2 07/16/14 07:37am Truck Campers
RE: opinions on installing new rear springs

Some random thoughts on your particular situation . Depending first on inspection of the existing springs. If the springs are sound and just lost some arch you may want to consider some one ton upper overloads instead of replacing or adding to the spring pack . Better ride unloaded . Although I'm not a fan of airbags , in your case , and since you have them , there may be a hidden benefit to keeping them on . When the truck/camper are not in use , pump them up to max psi and they will take the weight off the springs during storage .
ticki2 07/15/14 05:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Women and truck campers

Not quite solo but when my DD spent a semester in New Zealand and the school closed for break , she and a girlfriend rented an RV for a week and toured South Island , had a ball .
ticki2 07/06/14 12:22pm Truck Campers
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