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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
RE: Odie of the Outback, Capital Reef style.

Whazoo!!! Great stuff on Capitol Reef. First Sheep Camp - then you - make Jane and I wish we were back there again. Great report and a very interesting dog.
67avion 11/15/14 08:46am Truck Campers
RE: TC Tour of Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks

Thanks Jefe. it really is hard to convey not only the massive size of the trees, but the feel and smell of the forest. It is utterly unique.
67avion 11/12/14 10:36am Truck Campers
RE: 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod - 7. Finishes & Finishing

I know, I know, the traditionalists are going to say, "You have to keep the colors light in the camper, otherwise it will feel smaller, closed in!" Perhaps, but we'll see won't we Whelp, I don't think I'm a "traditionalist" nor do I belong to the vintage police. But, I do love the old fashioned look of the wooden interiors. We sure used a lot of poly and wood tones in our Avion. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/kitchen-copy_zps858ccf12.jpg
67avion 11/12/14 10:29am Truck Campers
RE: TR: Some time at the Reef

Doug and Pam, this is an amazing coincidence. First, I really appreciate your TR this morning. Its cold and rainy back here in Illinois. But, the coincidence......Angela White asked me to write a "story behind the picture of mine that was selected for the 2015 TCM calendar. click So here is what I wrote for TCM...you and Pam and Capitol Reef are all in it! I forgot to mention the lambchops. Heh. See you soon. "Jane and I attended Overland Expo West in May of this year. After the Expo we decided to revisit places where we had each camped in the 1970s - especially Capitol Reef National Monument. The trip through the Southwest turned into an unending experience of awesome beauty as rains broke the drought and made the desert bloom. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/desertflowers_zps214add7b.jpg "Heading home to Illinois we camped at fellow TC’ers Doug and Pam Ramsey’s Durango, Colorado, sheep ranch. That night it rained torrents. We departed in our Avion before daybreak in a steady shower. Climbing Hwy 160 through the San Juan Mountains the skies were roiling dark clouds. Gradually it lightened and then the sun broke through. We pulled over and brewed morning coffee while gazing over the magnificent scene spread before us".
67avion 11/12/14 09:20am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Don't mean to blow my own horn.....but we made the TCM calendar for the year. Probably the first Avion C-10 on a calendar in many a moon! http://www.truckcampermagazine.com/camper-lifestyle/announcing-the-2015-tcm-calendar-winners
67avion 11/07/14 12:32pm Truck Campers
RE: TCM calender Results

Hey Bryan and Alex. Looks like my old girl, 67Avion, made the cut as well. I'm shocked and humbled by this - cause there were a lot of great photographs of our wonderful TC's submitted. What a great lifestyle is captured in these pictures! I don't know everyone on the Forum. Are there others than the ones you have named who won?
67avion 11/07/14 11:45am Truck Campers
RE: 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod - 4. Bathroom Remodel

One of the best rebuild strings ever. Too bad its not an Avion :-)
67avion 11/03/14 11:16am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I see that today (Sunday) is the last day to vote for the Calendar in Truck Camper magazine. helpfully, 69cayo let me know this was happening since I was totally unaware. So, my rig is vote #69 if you are so inclined...I'd appreciate it. Garry is #113 Here's the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XXHC3DK
67avion 11/02/14 02:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Folks I have been a bit busy this past couple of weeks and missed some of the posts. Here's catching up: I probably have a spare vent. I'd have to check to be sure, but if I do it's yours if you want it. Thanks. Yes I would like to get one if its possible. Please PM me. 67 avion , it has been mentioned , ( avion c-11 ? ) , that the roof rivets were pop rivets and not buck rivets . When I did my repair I found that they were all buck rivets . Will yo tell us what you find ? Good luck with your repair , any questions give a shout . Thanks for the offer Ticki. Yes, we found pop rivets. And like you we are replacing with Olympic. We got several panels on and had to stop before the final - big one. I'll probably wait until I have a vent. 67 may I ask a stupid question? Why do you not just rivet a patch over those holes and call it a day? (again I think it just adds more character to a beautiful camper, and besides those little pppdings are symetrical) Actually, Cajun, our metal suffered a catawampus damage and I lack both time and talent to straighten out the sheets. I agree that the repaired damage often adds character...but this 67 is dripping with character. If I add any more I'll have to put it in a convalescent home. #69 is 67avion. Good luck to both of you. (TCM Calendar entry) Gordon and Angela asked that I send in a photo of the Avion on the road, and we sort of liked this one. We'll see. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/pagosaupload_zps387ee549.jpg Pagosa Springs, Colorado This photo was after we broke our rear tie downs and before we smashed the rear. But it was DURING a fantastic road trip! The Jan. 15 issue of Petersen's 4 Wheel And Off Road has a feature on the Overland Expo 2014 including a picture and short description of our own 67Avion's camper. Dennis, where can I see the article. I looked for it as described, but didn't have any luck. Thanks for the headsup. D1trout appears to be moving carefully in crafting the worlds-most-remarkable-Avion-restoration. And well he should since we have an agreement to mount an Avion caravan at Muley Point, Utah. The first Avionista rally! AND, a question about the roofing compound: what has been the best way of removing the old roofing material? A scraper, a particular solvent, heat - all the above? Depending on the material we have been using heat and plastic scrapers.
67avion 11/02/14 02:28pm Truck Campers
RE: 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod - 3. Structure and New Wood

I have been half of a mind to offer to take this dilapidated TC off the hands of the owner and do a restore as my hunting TC. Jim, I hope you do it. You're fascinated like I am with these beautiful old campers. This narrative by Dave Pete reminds me of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig - one of my favorite books. It is measured, unassuming, and expert. The mark of a very skillful man.
67avion 10/30/14 03:45pm Truck Campers
RE: This BBQ Mat is Awsome!

Thoughtful post Stars101, and I agree. But the OP has only posted in the last week - not at any other time since the ostensible 2011. Just saying its a little strange and probably gets folks suspicious...however there is no loss of bandwidth. My only concern about this pattern of posting is that people are pushed off of the front page who may have not had a chance for others to see their ideas or observations, Just my 2 cents...
67avion 10/24/14 03:07pm Truck Campers
RE: 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod - 2. Dismantling and Salvage

This is a time of disheartening glimpses and exciting posibilities....as the old camper is dismantled. Great writing. I appreciate the sidebar on the Alaskan.
67avion 10/24/14 09:35am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

The work begins. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/backrepair_zpsb99243b4.jpg Its a nice cool, dry day here in Carbondale. My current building project has electricians swarming all over it, so we have decided to repair the camper. Here you'll see that the vent was damaged and a hole was punched into the center rear panel. In addition, we have the epoxy material that was placed on the roof for insulation and heat reduction. Everything has to be scraped out of the way before we can remove the rivets. We're using Ticki's ideas in taping and incorporating cleco's in the process. The last time we did this we didn't utilize the cleco's because, well, I'm not the smartest guy in the room. As a result we had to remove the panels and replace them several times until we got it right. This time we are doing it correctly. I hope. I'll post later today.
67avion 10/24/14 09:16am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Hmmm. E-coat is not what I had in mind, but I didn't bother to ask. With all our repairs, the old girls will have an interesting look;-)
67avion 10/21/14 03:16pm Truck Campers
RE: TR: roaming the Parashant

Thanks for the report. I hanker to get out West again. D
67avion 10/21/14 03:09pm Truck Campers
RE: More Pics

I'm sure that you are really trying to post a photo - or a lot of photos. But, by making a new thread with each post you are driving other threads off the front page. That means that some of the other posts will not get the views or comments that they deserve. So, hold off on starting any more until you get the technique down pat. There's a sticky that people have tried to direct you to that will explain how to post photos. Best of luck and welcome to the Forum.
67avion 10/21/14 01:33pm Truck Campers
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