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RE: Motovator

That's a really good price assuming the issues of rot are not pronounced. I like the old truck as well, though that appears to be a project from the one interior photo. Hope someone gets it and posts their restoration project on this board.
67avion 07/26/15 09:23am Truck Campers
RE: Solid Turnbuckles

My spring loaded Torklifts are perfect for my set up.
67avion 07/26/15 09:19am Truck Campers
RE: Saving Weight

Many thanks for sharing your experience.
67avion 07/22/15 04:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I think the Sabine River Valley would be a good place for an Avionista meet up. Heh.
67avion 07/14/15 10:03am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Actually I expect to meet up with Argo at M.P. long before then. Brilliant stuff.
67avion 07/12/15 01:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Whoa D1. "C-A" were fighting words with the Cajuns I knew growing up. And we learned never to provoke a "C-A" without a serious backup plan in place. We need to talk this out at Muley Point. I'm inviting the Great Whazoo and Seldom Seen to facilitate.
67avion 07/11/15 04:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Now Dave understands why the date is never brought up.) Perhaps "Muley Point" will become the name for ANY Avion get together at anyplace or anytime. It might be called Muley Point 1, Muley Point 2, etc. I think I heard one reference that there should be a Muley Point at Yellowstone, and I'm sure there should be several in the east, south and midwest. And having been on it myself with a pop-up, I could see a Muley Point of Avionistas along the Denali Highway in Alaska. I'd imagine a future Muley Point at Muley Point Utah might be a great choice too!? Dave, Dick and D have finally defined "Muley Point". It's a place where we meet...anytime and anywhere. I hope its sooner rather than later that we have a "Muley Point".
67avion 07/11/15 07:48am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Garry, the Muley Point rally exists in a time/space continuum of such abstraction that you might be settled in the Lower 48 by the time it actually becomes a reality... Dick Heh! We might crank up Indiegogo and crowdsource Garry's return to the US for the 1st intergalactic meet up of Avionistas at Muley Point.
67avion 07/10/15 02:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Flooded Out On The 4th of July

Thanks, Blue Heavan. Without you I wouldn't have this camper. You gave me solid advice and it means a lot.
67avion 07/09/15 07:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Sensational! I wasn't able to download the photos on my iPad but I'll give it another try tomorrow with the desktop. It's great to have you back. You are officially invited to the First Avionista Rally at Muley Point, Utah. You'll meet D1trout and 69avion and Garry and me, along with dozens of other Avionistas. At least that's my hope ;-) We'll see. Forward! D
67avion 07/09/15 07:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Welcome back Michael! It's great to have you back on board. Post a follow up with some pics so we'll know where you're located in the restoration.
67avion 07/09/15 11:47am Truck Campers
RE: Motherhood, Apple Pie, and Campfires

My wife dislikes smoke in general and cigarette smoke in particular. For years that guy hanging out in the cold at night near the back door was me with my cigarette/cigar. Finally one day I just stopped and that solved our domestic issue. OTOH we have also discussed "public" areas that are supported by everyone's taxes and meant for the use of all. Though she dislikes, and is bothered, by smoke she doesn't want others to stop their campfires. Indeed, we like to see people enjoying themselves and will cautiously sit around keeping a wary eye on the fire. But, ultimately if it's too difficult we head out to boondock. That's the beauty of truck campers. But the real danger of the campfire, for me, is when we were all siting around and someone introduced me to Apple Pie" flavored moonshine. All the guys at the Mid Atlantic TC rally think I sure laugh a lot. My advice is to avoid "Apple Pie" moonshine around the campfire.
67avion 07/09/15 11:42am Truck Campers
RE: Flooded Out On The 4th of July

Folks thanks for posting about our part of the world. As you know, Jane and I love traveling out West. We enjoy the vast expanses and the opportunity to boondock on top of Muley Point. But, we love this part of the world as well. It appears that it is lesser known to the TC fraternity. I put together a trip report along the Ohio last year and decided not to post it.....thinking that no one would be interested. Now, I'm thinking of reviving it. Seems like a lot of folks would like to enjoy Missouri, Arkansas and Southern Illinois. And its true that our travels in our TC tend to focus on history or the man-made landscape of farms, dams, mounds and other structures. What is known as the "social" landscape. I can't get enough of thinking about Lewis and Clark ascending Tower Rock on the Mississippi as their Corps of Discovery traveled through. It's in their Journal. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/towerrock_zpsea5a5ecf.jpg And we love camping along the Ohio and discovering the remnants of mussel shell fishermen. They boiled out the shells and punched holes for buttons of mother of pearl until the 1930s. Plastic wiped them out in the button business. The piles are still there - you just have to stumble over them. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/shells_zps7922201c.jpg And visiting Shawneetown, Illinois, which is practically a ghost town today as a result of the Ohio River flood of 1937. Still standing is the bank built in the 1839 when Shawneetown was as big as Chicago. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/shawneetown_zps9ed38526.jpg Yep, I could write a trip report and probably should. I'll wait till the storms are past.
67avion 07/09/15 08:19am Truck Campers
RE: Flooded Out On The 4th of July

Would be great if they could pipe some of that water to states that need it. Wayne There actually have been schemes to dam the Mississippi and build canals to the West. But, No one wants to give up their water even if they're getting too much of it. D
67avion 07/08/15 05:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Flooded Out On The 4th of July

that looks like a terrific camping area. When we are heading towards NC or Ga We make our 1st stop at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River RV Park even though it isn't a full days drive.It's only 270 miles. We get a kick out of watching the tug boats with their barges. WOW what power. And has a bonus we get to avoid crossing the river at Cairo and sharing the bridges with the semis. As far as tne flooding. Yeah it is a pain, Yesterday the short road we live on nad both bridges washed away. one at each end of road.We had no way out. I've never stayed at Tom Sawyer's RV. I think its near Memphis? And don't leave us hanging. What happened when your road was cut at both ends? Fire up a rock crawling jeep? A boat? Its one of the pleasures of this part of the world where a lot of us are prepared for most anything. Because "most anything" keeps happening. Apropos Tom Sawyer: “…nothing so liberalizes a man and expands the kindly instincts that nature put in him as travel and contact with many kinds of people.” – Mark Twain
67avion 07/08/15 03:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Flooded Out On The 4th of July

Hey there ladies and gentlemen. I live in SOUTHERN Illinois. We are rural, friendly, mind your own business sort of folks. I'll personally show you around our beautiful countryside and buy a beer in honor of your presence. I think you'll like what you see. As they say in Virginia mi casa, su casa!
67avion 07/08/15 12:38pm Truck Campers
Flooded Out On The 4th of July

One of our favorite campgrounds is Devil's Backbone Park in Grand Tower, Illinois. clickIt is right on the Mississippi River with beautiful views of the Father of Waters and the passing tow boats. Tower Rock which on the Missouri side was visited and climbed by the Lewis and Clark expedition. It is a place of great beauty and powerful history. Its also one of our favorite places to camp. Its almost unknown to people outside the area. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/tower-rock_zps4593f23b.jpg Tower Rock is in the distance at sunrise from our TC's backdoor Unfortunately, we have been receiving torrents of rain. Last month was a record and this month is looking like another one. We were standing at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio last week, again a place visited by Lewis and Clark and the sky looked ominous. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/cairo_zps0bbd9bf6.jpg We soon learned that Devil's Backbone was under water - so was our 4th of July. It is inundated. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/devils%20-%20backbone_zps2lq9t9ue.jpg width=640 You can see some of the hook-ups in the middle of the water. The place we usually stay is way to the right...and that is deeply underwater. Thats the way of the Mississippi. It doesn't flow at our convenience though we've tried to tame it for hundreds of years. We'll get back there soon we hope. In the meantime I invite anyone traveling mid USA near St. Louis (It's south a couple of hours) or on US 57 through Cairo, Illinois (It's north an hour or so), to make a stop at this beautiful location..when its dry. You'll be glad you did.
67avion 07/08/15 10:53am Truck Campers
RE: Putting a truck cap over Brophy tiedowns??

Thanks to you guys I got some ideas for carrying my kayak which is about 18' long and with outriggers. I want to put it on my toad, a soft top Samurai, and pull it behind the TC. Otherwise I have to pull the kayak trailer and leave the Sammie at home. Lots of measuring to do..
67avion 07/07/15 12:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Another White RimTrail TR

Great report that yielded the unexpected - a calm and relaxed view of what many people have described as the ultimate 4WD TC experience. However, I'm not sure that my Avion would clear - or that my driving could make those corners. Most important, I know Dear Jane would flat get out and walk back....and I'd have to go on without her ;-( Still......
67avion 07/07/15 12:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I also read the link to the "Bullet" build, in parts. It was unlike anything I have run across before. A remarkable job. It sounds like a perfect template for Mr and Mrs Trout.
67avion 07/01/15 03:56pm Truck Campers
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