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RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

rfuerst911sc , Yes you certainly have to address all the structural needs before venturing out , and any water leaks . What Garry and I were referring to was down the road , before it is 100% finished , give it a try and go camping . It's a good test to see if all your pre-planning works in actual practice . Almost all of the things you are planning to do have been done by someone on this thread . I am sure you will have your own take on it but it gives you a pretty good idea of what is involved in each of those phases .When I started I was pretty much running blind , no one was out there yet . I still can't get over the number of creative and talented folks on this thread . With your experience restoring other things I'm sure you will do a great job on the Avion .
ticki2 09/28/14 06:36am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

That has been my approach also Garry . It's too easy for me to get lost in the project and forget the goal , USING IT .
ticki2 09/27/14 07:36pm Truck Campers
RE: I guess I am hard on my rig

Some have suggested the nuts were over tightened causing the bolt to weaken and break and that is a strong possibility . Some others have experienced the nuts backing off , more than once . It is also possible that the bolt being loose caused the break . This is often the case with broken wheel bolts . The supplied U bolts are probably up to the task if they remain tight . Some locktite would be prudent .
ticki2 09/23/14 06:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

ticki2 09/20/14 09:20am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

67 Avion , I noticed on a resent photo of your Avion the door appears to be a different shade of grey . Was it painted , replaced or just the light ?
ticki2 09/19/14 03:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Manufacturer Says this is OK

From the picture that bed looks shorter than a standard 6' bed .
ticki2 09/16/14 09:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox Electrical Issue

If the batteries are good , check the voltage on each side of the circuit breakers and disconnect switch to insure they have good connection . From what you have said the slide circuit is working properly ?
ticki2 09/16/14 05:28am Truck Campers
RE: Propane equipment

Mine went bad last year. I believe it was the original, so that would make it 38 years old. I didn't know it had gone bad - I was just having the lines checked for leaking as a preventative measure while having some other work done. Good thing - they said the pressure in the tank was higher than they had ever seen. I don't see how a bad regulator could affect the pressure in the tank . Seems it would be a bad pressure release at the tank with an overfill . The tank pressure will always be higher than after the regulator , unless it's empty , or there would be no flow to appliances .
ticki2 09/14/14 03:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane equipment

Mine is coming up on half a century and still working .
ticki2 09/14/14 03:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion TC and VW Bus traveling together.

I love that old stuff. So do I: :B The Avion looks to be painted , nice job
ticki2 09/11/14 04:01pm Truck Campers
RE: TC bends frame of Dually - pic

Since we're all speculating , I wonder if there wasn't enough tongue weight . If the trailer got to oscillating up and down from road conditions and the hitch being right at the frame , no extension ,the only flex would be in the frame or the trailer extension . From the pic the trailer extension is not bent , the hitch looks intact . The truck is a 4 door with a 8' bed , that's a long frame .
ticki2 09/09/14 03:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Lost fridge cover... Any ideas?

Try herehttp://www.pellandent.com/RV_Products_List.aspx?CategoryID=97 You might also try a sheet metal shop , there's not much to them .
ticki2 09/07/14 10:58am Truck Campers
RE: Old reliable took a Dump!

Good luck with the new ride! Its nice that they let DRW on the beach now. Have Fun! Rick I was thinking the same thing . Anyone know of a listing of beaches that allow DRW on the east coast ?
ticki2 09/06/14 10:37am Truck Campers
RE: Air in Water Lines

Usually it's the line( hose )from the water tank to the pump . Check the fittings/clamps first . If not that the hose itself may be porous or have cracked ends . Sometimes you can just cut the ends off and re-clamp .
ticki2 09/05/14 12:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Broken Frame

properly done it disperses & spreads the stress over a larger area Ticki2 did you fix that dent ???? I understand the advantage of boxing a frame , I used that method on the old Dodge , I was puzzled by the statement not to do it in a high stress area . Perhaps I'm reading it incorrectly . Ah yes , the dent . I had hoped to get to it this past winter but that didn't happen . Made some good progress this summer . Exterior panels are on , rib replaced , spayed insulation replaced and working on interior aluminum . Should be finished this fall , too late for camping this year as truck goes into plow mode . Will be giving a full report on the Avion thread , with pics , when done . The thread has gotten so big I want to keep it all in one place . I passed through your stomping grounds last week coming back from a friends camp near Old Forge .
ticki2 09/04/14 09:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Broken Frame

of the same metal thickness that closes the "C" into a box can be a real help as long as the added metal doesn't end abruptly but rather tapers away and doesn't occur at a high stress area. Now I'm confused . What would be the advantage of boxing the frame in a low stress area ?
ticki2 09/04/14 06:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Broken Frame

Raften , since you are bringing in to a welding shop also have them inspect the upper front spring perches . I don't know how many years it covered but for my 94 there was a recall and they were rewelded by the dealer , which would also imply that it's OK to weld on the frame . FWIW , the body shop down the road had a 2nd gen dodge 3500 for a wrecker and the rear frame was all double plated , he said the dodges needed it for heavy duty use . I did similar to my 94 after it developed a crack between the rear spring perches on one side and between the cab and spring on the other. Not to discourage you , a GOOD welder can make it all better . Good luck .
ticki2 09/02/14 06:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Broken Frame

I had to do more than one frame repair to my old 94 3500 CTD dump and know of several others with second generation Dodge . I'm not sure weather it was a design or material flaw .
ticki2 08/31/14 04:09pm Truck Campers
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
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