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RE: Trip Report: Across country delivering Sleepy's camper

The pix are down, unfortunately. That's certainly one of the key parts of a trip report or any other thread on this Forum. I've been there and done that. We certainly need a solution but nothing seems in the offing.
67avion 08/14/17 07:28am Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report: Across country delivering Sleepy's camper

Steve and Sally, it was an honor for Jane and me to host you. We hope you enjoyed our piece of the earth, I think I remember you saying so after you all had the 2nd Mint Julep ;-). This is a truly magisterial trip report. An amazing tale of cross country travel. We enjoyed our conversations though it was mind boggling to learn how much traveling that you do. Hope to see you all again. Perhaps in Europe. D+Jane
67avion 08/13/17 10:59am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos (NOT ANYMORE!)

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and advice: JoeChiOhki, Sabconsulting,Silversand, user113 and others including Ticki2. I don't know if I can rouse myself to pull down images, store them and then replace them into a forum that is so utterly indifferent to our concerns. I get it that the Forum is "free" and that there is a place for truck campers to swap ideas. But, when something like this Photobucket business happens I would expect the mods to be all over the issue. Else, why bother? This string was put together by selfless, thoughtful and generous campers over years in the expectation that it could be helpful to future Avion owners. Its gone. Unless I find some relatively easy work around, or hear from the Forum that they are working with us on a solution, I am standing down. D.
67avion 08/06/17 10:03am Truck Campers
RE: Whazoo goes Gramping

Dave, I just saw this and felt the grand passions of a grand father. Unfortunately, none of my three have had children...so I am wondering about renting out your two??? I unfortunately, don't spend much time on this Forum after the debacle with Photo Bucket ruined a thread that had built over 6 years. But I'll surely check into your doings from time to time. Sweet Jane and I might even make it to your neck of the woods at some point.
67avion 07/23/17 08:59am Truck Campers
RE: Any TC-er's traveling to observe Total Eclipse 2017?

I'm in Carbondale,Illinois, the spot of the longest totality. We are being inundated with folks, including the NASA observation teams with dozens of scientists, several planatariums from the midwest and abroad, and news people by the boatload. We're hosting a TV network in our Airbnb and putting a trailer in our side yard for their crew. And yes, there is real danger of roads closed, infrastructure collapsing, and law and order breaking down as we watch a surge of perhaps 100,000 people converge on our small town. We are almost alone in not raising our fees on our BNB. I don't like being gouged or gouging. So, we like our situation inside our fenced 3/4 acre compound in the middle of town where a lot of you folks have camped. And by the way, in some sort of spooky coincidence, Carbondale will be in the center of the next total eclipse as well. A planetary record?
67avion 07/22/17 11:15am Truck Campers
RE: 1965 Red Dale Truck Camper Refurb w/ Pictures

Great energy! Great job! Very inspiring...and fun.
67avion 07/12/17 06:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos (NOT ANYMORE!)

hotobucket workaround: Found this today. https://fixphotobucket.com/ Copy and paste the URL that Photobucket is currently giving you for direct links, and this site gives you an updated URL that is able to go shared (looks like it redirects through their own servers?) Just use the URL - the BBCode they give you is incorrect....hence all the BS issues with photobucket. Please explain this again. I went to the URL you suggested but the link was broken.
67avion 07/09/17 09:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos (NOT ANYMORE!)

Jefe, I think we are on the same wavelink. I, too, have become tired of the apparent indifference of the forums. We should never have been using a 3rd party to host the images. That should have been the responsibility of the Forum, in my opinion. Of course that would have been costly, so there has to be some sort of balance. In a more general sense, the Forums are technically dated and increasingly tired. I understand that FB and other social media have decimated the numbers. However, what is at stake here is the work and energy, not to mention the enthusiasm, of a huge cohort of Avion owners. We came together, accidentally, and created the best site for learning about every detail of the Avion TC. I didn't have any idea that my string would turn into this gargantuan forum of almost 600,000 views and almost 4,000 posts. its unlike anything else on the TC Forum. And I have never once been contacted by the management of this Forum about this remarkable string. I don't now if I have the energy or the confidence to fix the images that I posted much less those posted by others. So, I think the string is in serious trouble. If you want to migrate, let me know. I'm interested.
67avion 07/06/17 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos (NOT ANYMORE!)

Thanks D1 and others, I'll look into it. But, I really don't have the time right now to devote to this project. We'll see.
67avion 07/04/17 06:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos (NOT ANYMORE!)

I'm going to look into pulling all my images from photobucket and repost them from another portal. Are there suggestions as to a reliable 3rd party photo hosting?
67avion 07/04/17 02:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos (NOT ANYMORE!)

I really don't know how to begin resurrecting over 300 pages of this thread. And besides, who can guarantee that this free hosting site - RV.net b- won't do the same thing? It is a shame that this site didn't host its own photos instead of using 3rd party. Getting by cheap.
67avion 07/02/17 06:25pm Truck Campers
RE: If the thread that you are reading is missing pictures ...

Whazoo, you are right in terms of trip reports but we had cobbled together the most informative site in the world dealing with rebuilding the Avion TC. We can't put it back together. Bear in mind that people spent countless hours on their rebuilds and unselfishly posted them for others to learn. This is beyond a tragedy for me.
67avion 07/02/17 04:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos (NOT ANYMORE!)

For over 6 years, with almost 600,000 views and more than 3,000 posts, the Avion rebuild thread has been a fixture on this site. It is not just an Avion thread. It is the ultimate source of information about these truck campers. People gave generously of their time and experience. Hundreds and hundreds of photos illustrating the tips, techniques and work arounds....there is nothing else like it in the world. Now its shot through with missing imagery. Photobucket pulled the plug. Even if I paid $400 a year to host my images there are people who have moved on who would not even know that their posts are empty. Yes, I'm shocked that this much work had been destroyed. I expect the same thing is true with thousands of other strings with rebuilding motorcycles, guitars, pianos etc., the stuff of our leisure time and deep interests. If someone wants to argue that I "should have known" that free stuff could go away, please keep the thoughts to yourself. This is a tragedy and I'm in grief. D. Gorton
67avion 07/02/17 09:15am Truck Campers
RE: Converting from traditional aluminum siding to smooth skins?

We have a very long string on Avion truck campers. We have dealt with issues like aluminum siding, restoration....you name it. If you go to the string here on RV.net be sure and look at the restoration by D1Trout. Hope that helps.
67avion 06/26/17 04:00pm Truck Campers
RE: The end for me

Our condolences for your loss. We're well aware of our inevitable fate with one partner picking up the loose ends. We hope it happens later rather than sooner. But, we don't have a great say in the process. God bless you and your family. Happy trails to your husband, the pilot.
67avion 06/22/17 06:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Hmm...torklift getting a little sloppy?

This is a well written and thoughtful note. I hope that Torklift finds a way to reach out and resolve these issues. I have to say that I have never experienced these issues with my Talon tie downs nor my Stable Loads. I have had some issues with my stairs and Torklift immediately took care of the problem. Their customer service is the best I have ever seen.
67avion 06/17/17 10:11am Truck Campers
RE: TC on An old car

that's no more than a fat Elvis, Big Bopper and Buddy Holly in the back seat. Lets not forget Richie Valens.
67avion 06/04/17 07:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Another overloaded truck pic....

What I like about this is the sheer number of varieties and configurations that we have in the TC community. I'm sure that the folks who use this TC know exactly what they are doing in terms of size and comfort (and probably economics). Truck campers are the Marines of the RV world..they come in all sizes and shapes and they're determined to go where they want. And one more thing, just like Marines they're modest and unassuming. There you go...
67avion 06/03/17 09:59am Truck Campers
RE: Very large 22,000lb GVWR Australian TC

Nice looking machine, Robert. I had the impression that truck campers in Australia were relatively small. This behemoth appears to be breaking the pattern. Thanks for the info.
67avion 05/28/17 08:12am Truck Campers
RE: Review of my TorkLift Stow 'N Go Steps

This has got to be one of the most thoughtful and careful equipment (mod) reports I have ever seen. Just the huge photo bank is remarkable. My experience with the Glow Steps has been a bit uneven. The steps have had a tendency to seize up to such a degree that I find myself pushing them like I'm hitting a football practice sled back in high school. Jane can neither extend them nor stow them. In addition, the small wire that held them in place frayed and the steps fell down while I was underway. No real serious damage, I just took off the bottom steps....but still. We go down the road with the steps wrapped in bungees... a bit of Beverley Hillbilly. So, these look like a real improvement including the black rubber stops. Thanks for going to all the trouble to share this information.
67avion 05/27/17 10:15am Truck Campers
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