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RE: 1st trip in my oldy but goody!

jmcgsd, I'd like to see more photos of the interior of both the camper and the truck. Its a remarkable looking rig!
67avion 08/28/15 08:10am Truck Campers
RE: 1st trip in my oldy but goody!

What a classic!
67avion 08/27/15 10:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Belly Bars

As 67avion's prior owner, I was the one that made the "monster", the extremely heavy duty belly bar. If you want to buy it, I bet he'd sell it to you at a reasonable price. But his criticisms are quite valid, particularly if you off-road. With my new unit, I bought Torklifts for the front and copied Torklifts for the back to fit into the hitch ends. Just to be clear, the belly bar certainly served its purpose...it handled my camper with never a problem. That is, until I went off road into some sketchy rocky road. And then I nearly had a disaster. My Blue Heaven was very clear about the belly bar when I got the camper from him several years ago, in fact he is an ideal PO. So, if you never go off road or go over a curb, etc., there is nothing to worry about. If you do, then that solid belly bar could do some real damage. YMMV.
67avion 08/27/15 02:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Belly Bars

Hi there. I posted on belly bars not long ago on this Forum. Take a look at my experience, which may be helpful to you. My advice is to not install a belly bar. Torklifts are much better.click
67avion 08/26/15 01:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Buena Vista, Co TC Trip

Brad and Norsky - Thanks for the information. I ordered the book and looked over the excellent site.
67avion 08/15/15 08:45am Truck Campers
RE: Buena Vista, Co TC Trip

Brad, I'd really like to camp in that area and ride some of the trails in my 87 ragtop Samurai. Its bone stock and probably not up to the trails that you take. However, is there a guide to the trails that you could recommend? My wife just watched the video and decided she's rather walk than ride. Heh. D
67avion 08/14/15 04:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Another oldie. Not mine

Its interesting that the price for an average Avion TC has tripled in the past 5 years or so...I'm not sure that the sellers are actually getting those numbers, but expectations have risen a great deal.
67avion 08/14/15 03:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I note that another poster has put up an Avion truck camper listed at $8995. When we first started this string I think that the average for a good Avion TC was around $2K to $3K. That's quite a jump in expectations. Recently Jane and I were cruising the back roads near Marion, Kansas. We took a couple of wrong turns and came up on a shop with dozens of Airstream trailers in various states of repair. The guy, whom I met, went into business about 5 years or so ago and he sells through the internet as Airstreamguy.com. Here is what was interesting. There were Australians and Germans walking around his shop in the middle of nowhere Kansas. They were buying Airstreams and shipping them back home. I talked to the guys and they had developed businesses of completely restoring the Airstreams for their respective markets. So, I turned the corner and there was a C-11 sitting inside the shop. It was listed at $7,000 and had drawn the attention of the Australians since they have good sized trucks. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/c-11_zpsfid5s4hb.jpg I was stunned by the entrepreneurship that was tapping into a worldwide demand for the aluminum crafted trailers - and now perhaps for the Avion TC. The resale numbers appear to be rising...
67avion 08/14/15 03:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Cajun, you're absolutely right. Last week I was in the parking lot of the Little Apple Brewing Company in Manhattan, Kansas, when several cars began circling old '67. On one pass I saw them turning a thumbs up and grinning. Later while enjoying a stunning local lamb kibbe sausage with bulgur wheat, spices, mint and pine nuts along with a Prairie Pale Ale (the memory!) the same guys came up and introduced themselves as engineering students at Kansas State. They had never seen an Avion before, but it was the coolest RV they could imagine. I bought a round of ale, of course. Every gas station a press conference. And yes, D1, the road to Muley Point has many twists and turns. Even when you get there. Onward!
67avion 08/14/15 09:20am Truck Campers
RE: Decals and Advertising on campers !!!

I tend to agree with the OP on graphics, especially the company names. I saw a class C on a Mercedes chassis at a campground in Kansas that looked like a road kill pheasant on steroids. It had flying graphics all over it proclaiming the name of the camper - "Siesta Sprinter" and Mercedes. Its not my cup of tea. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/Mercedes-Benz-Motorhomes-Siesta-Sprinter-2015-700x476_zpslyxufzbd.png Ironically the most famous truck camper is Rocinante, the vehicle John Steinbeck used in his search for America in 1961, "Travels with Charlie". As Steinbeck wrote, "“I wanted a three-quarter ton pickup truck, and on this truck I wanted a little house, built like the cabin of small boat”. It was a GMC rig with a Wolverine camper. Compare it to the "Siesta Sprinter" and you'll see where we have gone in the last 50+ years. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/489736_zpsj8vg9utq.jpg Having said that, I am happy with whatever people choose. The point is to enjoy yourself....That's what we do with the 67 Avion which has two small badges along with conspicuity tape for safety.
67avion 08/13/15 02:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

D1 and 69avion, I understand that it's always 70 degrees and a pleasant breeze at Muley Point. However, this trip is to Dodge City and an old eccentric friend who is fading. I'd like to trace all of the trails - the Oregon, Santa Fe and Cimmaron. They're all still visable, a reminder of our still present raw history. I envision a caravan of Avions probing the deep history of the West and winding up at Muley Point. I can't describe how beautiful this evening in Kansas has become with pink clouds at sunset and me and Sweet Jane enjoying the breeze from the lake.
67avion 08/05/15 07:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Sweet Jane and I are sitting next to our Avion next to the water of a lake near Council Grove, Kansas....the head of the Santa Fe Trail. There's a cooling breeze that keeps us more than comfortable as we enjoy a few cold beers. The Avion is such a pleasure at times like this. It's like an old friend who has spent a lot of time with you. And I must say, Canjunavion's quote that every gas station is a press conference is true. No matter where we stop people come over smiling - asking about the camper. Something about the old girl makes people happy. And it makes us happy too! Onward!
67avion 08/05/15 06:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Ocean Avion, welcome to the Forum. We look forward to hearing more about your coach. I designed a simple cloth triangular shade for my Avion, but I'd like to see some photos of the workings of your OEM awning. Take lots of photos, post them and you'll get lots of advice. As to the plumbing system, I suspect you'll pull out the lines and install Pex and be done with it. I replaced my hot water heater with a new unit that slid right in. It's back there in the thread, I think, including the model number. I also suspect you'll put in a new water pump and perhaps a new water tank. Then there's the black water tank and fashioning a gray water tank. We've all done this stuff so you'll have a lot of knowledgable folks. I'm sure you are aware of the pitfalls of a restoration project. It can get overwhelming and discouraging. We've all been there too. Best of luck. Glad to have you on board. At a certain point we will name you an official Avionista and share the secret route to Muley Point.......
67avion 08/04/15 07:53am Truck Campers
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
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