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RE: Sailing the Southwest with the Whazoos

Dave - Its time you form up a Whazoo Posse and take it on a week long adventure into Whazooland. I'd sign up and I'm sure Sweet Jane would ride again. D
67avion 12/18/14 09:23am Truck Campers
RE: Torklift back at it again!!! Are you kidding me???

I'd like to add my voice in praising the folks at Torklift. I had a tie down that broke - I actually think that something I did contributed to the failure - but Torklift insisted on replacing the piece. They were smart, thoughtful and swift. Easily the best products and services that I have run across in truck camping. D. Gorton
67avion 12/18/14 09:19am Truck Campers
RE: 2015 Overland Expo West

Timothy - I went last year and wrote up the experience for Truck Camper Magazine click It is an amazing experience, high in the mountains and surrounded by thousands of Expedition vehicles and their owners. Of course the best part is schmooozing with folks, especially in the compound formed up by the truck camper crowd - presided over by Bryan. Many of the folks that I knew from this forum were in attendance including Whazoo, Seldom Seen, Sheep Camp, 69Avion, BKA and others. It is one of the peak experiences with a TC. Afterwards we traveled all through the West for one of the best trips we've ever taken. We won't make it this year, unfortunately. There is an event at the same time that we can not miss. I'll think about you guys though.
67avion 12/18/14 09:13am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Thats the life. Settled in next to the surf, cool beers at hand while you watch the fishing poles. Snug sleep at night in the Avion.
67avion 12/17/14 02:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Looks like a funky backporch where you can dress fish or set down your beer cooler.
67avion 12/17/14 11:23am Truck Campers
RE: This is gonna get moved

This probably won't be moved, considering there are already 2 fuel price threads, a TPMS thread, and how to make toast. LMAO!
67avion 12/17/14 10:53am Truck Campers
RE: Alaskan TC Owners

I bought a 1965 Alaskan that had been a hunter's cabin on a Missouri farm for many a year. It was my first attempt at restoring a camper. In this case it was a 8', non-cabover. I quickly learned the first rule of TC dos and don't when buying an old camper - check out the damage from the leaks. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/alaskan_zps463f9d4b.jpg Well, it was serious. There was water damage everywhere. But, as I dug through the camper I was more and more impressed with the quality and beauty of the workmanship. The hydraulics still worked, lifting the top up and dropping it down. The wood was gorgeous, drawers were perfectly made, doors swung well, etc. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/alaskan1_zps3e269678.jpg Eventually, I decided that it was better on the farm than restored. so, back it went. But, I was very taken with the Alaskan and have come to think it is probably the best constructed camper on the market. I met a fellow at the Mid Atlantic Truck Camper rally who has a brand new Alaskan and he was really tickled with it. So, I think you should be assured of the quality of the construction. I never experienced the issues of weather and bugs while lifting the top since mine was not a cabover, so I don't have any advice on that. Hope this helps.
67avion 12/17/14 10:45am Truck Campers
RE: $2 gal fuel? TOLD YOU SO

Hanksville, UT, I just paid 3.89....dang it. Oh, to be in Hanksville, even at $3.89. You are blessed. I'm in murky, cloudy Illinois where our legislature posts some of the highest fuel taxes in America. And where they have kept out the frackers so far, though that is about to change... I think. I know there are a lot of TCers in this countryside who think more than twice about getting on the road when it costs $130 to fill up your tank. They sit home rather than travel to Hanksville. High fuel prices affect everyone, especially the hard working folks who are the electricians, carpenters and other trades. I use our truck for both work and to find a place in the sun with my TC. I'm awfully lucky. But wrongheaded government decisions have had some terrible affects on our retired sisters and brothers who want to keep on trucking. We should enjoy this moment for all its worth. I know we're going to.
67avion 12/16/14 09:50am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

i am considering the options 1 buy a set of new ones 2 rebuild/weld the ones that i have or look into the stable lift system , which adds greatly to the costs I have come to think that Stablelifts are a good fit for the Avion. There is something about the downright practicality of the SLs that is appealing in the context of a classic coach like the Avion. My only concern would be the issues that might be encountered in rough, brushy, terrain....though I managed to ding my belly bar on a rock outcropping in Utah. So, there is little difference with my current set up. I'm trying to remember which of the Avionistas has a Stablelift. Is it Ticki?
67avion 12/13/14 10:29am Truck Campers
RE: Must Have Been A Beer or 12 Involved

Actually, we were more creative and less concerned with the sky falling back then. No need to weigh it, cause we were going to haul it anyway. Personally, I totally ignored the door stickers then, as did all of my camping friends. We did not have air bags, not required to have helmets while riding a motorcycle, it was common practice to have passengers in the TC while traveling. We actually even drank the water from the TC tank. What Wayne said ;-)
67avion 12/12/14 01:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Cajun, that is good news. I have always proceeded with caution if the jacks are down. Partially its because I always get the willies with a 3 jack configuration. I really can't imagine five people bouncing around in the coach on 3 jacks. 1,000 live pounds plus or minus 150 pounds? And Cajuns to boot? The other part is that I repaired the tub first since there was significant delamination and rot. The sides had pulled out so far that I could drop a screwdriver onto the ground. I got into my head that the tub was subject to stress related damage. I haven't wanted to test that hypothesis. But, Cajun, you go where others have not gone before :-) on edit: You too, D1
67avion 12/12/14 10:54am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I agree that you have to be very careful with an unloaded coach. We rebuilt the tub...long SS screws, lots of Tempro, new angle metal along the edges, etc...but that just brought it back to its original state. I don't think it is meant to be walked on without support under the tub. Having said that, I am not worried about the water levels and other weight. Its the live weight that I think could cause issues. Anybody else have experience with this issue?
67avion 12/10/14 09:20am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

OK, it will be the location for the batteries and associated wiring, controls etc. That is an excellent place to put it since it moves weight forward and centered.
67avion 12/08/14 12:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Looks interesting. What will fit between the water tank and the overhang? I assume you are placing your water tank in the old position.
67avion 12/08/14 10:50am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Howdy! Who wants to see pics from D1? How about 67? I have to get out to the storage unit, but I can do that if someone is really interested. Let me know
67avion 11/25/14 03:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I've got a fridge, stove and other stuff as well. It probably is too complex to ship but its free for a pick up.
67avion 11/23/14 10:46am Truck Campers
RE: Full Time truck Camper

I leave the mountain once a week and head on down to Yakima to get propane, beer, water, beer, food, beer, fuel and dump tanks. Hmm, this is turning into a pattern. So many full timers to visit, so much beer to drink :-)
67avion 11/19/14 10:00am Truck Campers
RE: Full Time truck Camper

If it was just me, I would live in my TC. I would have a medium sized enclosed trailer to haul some of my stuff. And I'd stop by occasionally to sample some of that beer in that "enclosed trailer" ;-)
67avion 11/19/14 08:19am Truck Campers
RE: Wave 3 Catalytic Heater?

Did it come with the 6 foot hose, or do you have to buy the hose in addition to the Wave 6? I actually don't recall. BTW I have a Wave3 not a 6.
67avion 11/18/14 02:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Wave 3 Catalytic Heater?

We have a Wave 3 installed in our Avion camper. Here is the way we did it: http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/merge.jpg It is placed on a door where it can be removed and placed on top of the counter. It has, if I remember correctly, a 6 foot hose on a quick connect. I placed a SS sheet on the cabinet wall just to make sure that there would be less heat transfer when we put the Wave away. We have used it quite a bit, but for some reason I haven't found it real comfortable. It acts like a spot light in terms of its heating - it warms up wherever its pointing unlike a furnace that heats the air. Even though I carefully open vents, my Co2 detector goes off all the time. Part of the problem I discovered, is that dust will collect on the face of the Wave and cause real issues. So much so that I had to send it back to the manufacturer for it to be refurbished. Don't forget, your mileage may vary. But, I think I will upgrade in the near future.
67avion 11/17/14 03:47pm Truck Campers
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