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RE: Power loss

They are labeled, but perhaps incorrectly. I'll check resistance tomorrow. It almost has to be a fuse, since all the A/V is out and everything else is OK. I have some known good fuses on hand as well. If you're going to the extreme of pulling and and checking the fuse with a meter, why not just use a test light and check both sides of the fuse for power? Wouldn't that be satisfactory and simpler than pulling all the fuses checking the continuity and then reinstalling them?A test light doesn't' tell the whole story . A test light will light with very low voltage . If there is too much residence in the fuse connection or at the appliance it may not operate . Check the volts on both sides of the fuse .
ticki2 12/13/17 08:55pm Truck Campers
RE: What Is On The Bottom of Your Truck Camper?

There is a Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos thread you may find of interest. Unfortunately many of the photo links are broken. If you read something there, you can post on the thread or send the poster a PM requesting more info or photos. This is assuming you are after information on your Avion. WayneThis is probably your best resource for replacing the floor in your Avion . The original floor was a composite of 3/8ply , 1" Styrofoam , 3/8 ply , glued together . Several on the Avion thread have replaced the floor , some as original and some with 2 layers of 3/4 ply. It's a long thread , look more towards the beginning . If you find something you need you can PM the the poster for more info and probably pictures . Good luck
ticki2 11/14/17 06:23am Truck Campers
RE: Happijac tiedown system and the new Ford Aluminum beds

Can stainless bolts be used on the bed or is there a risk of galvanic corrosion? Mike Of course but you'll still need to coat them with anti-sieze. What's anti-sieze? Is that something made by happijacd? Comes in a plastic bottle with a brush in the cap or a tube and you put it on the threads so you can get them apart at some future date..if you need to. It also ******* galvanic corrosion from dissimilar metals.Anti-seize is not the best thing for this application , it has an aluminum base and will conduct current , which is what you are trying to avoid . There are compounds specifically for this purpose . You will have to look them up , I don't recall the names at the moment . Personally I would use a plastic or nylon sleeve to isolate the bolts for a permenate installation .
ticki2 11/04/17 11:52am Truck Campers
RE: Carbon monoxide detector replacement

I wait until they're alarm indicates they are bad. No reason to do so before that. ALL Co detectors give ample warning. My new TT came with a standard Homedepot type detector.The problem with that method is when they go bad they can also go off as a false alarm . It happens to me this summer at 3AM with a 10 year old detector that tested correctly . Needless to say it was a long night. The next day I had the camper checked by a near by fire station with their meter and found nothing wrong with camper.
ticki2 10/27/17 09:50am Truck Campers
RE: water lines in the winter bad tatste

After flushing and sanitizing in the spring I fill once more and add a quart o white vinegar , run it through all the lines including the WH . Let it sit overnight or longer , drain everything and refill . Nice fresh water I use for everything including cooking and drinking.
ticki2 10/24/17 06:07am Truck Campers
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
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