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RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Interesting he thought the Avion was too heavy for the Sprinter, as they have large Lance Truck Campers on Sprinters here. IVECO with it's 7tonne GVWR and 23,000lb GCVWR has no problems. How much does the Avion weigh? Your Pickup I thought would have less carrying capacity than the Sprinter? Robert I actually don't know all of the Sprinter models. We drove the Tonke on a diesel Sprinter in Europe, and felt it was somewhat underpowered. At any rate, that was the explanation that I was given about the Avion + Sprinter. D1Trout, I think that a vinyl wrap is worth looking into. I keep fantasizing about the "Razzle Dazzle" camouflage on ships during WWl as a model that I'd like to replicate. We've had this discussion before. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
67avion 07/22/16 04:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I'm not sure if its still there, but Chuck Cayo had the original Avion test vehicle for sale in Michigan. As I recall, it was used by Ford to determine the abilities of its trucks to carry campers. It might be best to check with Chuck. He certainly knows Avion/Cayo, and he had a few for sale last Fall. cncayo AT comcast dot net http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/cayo_zpscfplwxfq.jpg
67avion 07/14/16 12:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I think you will be just fine with your truck. Maybe it would be best to take regional roads at relatively low speed. I don't even want to talk about some of the loads I've carried in various trucks....sometimes with the lights not working properly....whatever. We always made it home with a smile on our face. However, at the First Worldwide Avionista Gathering we hope it's really well put together with tie downs, Etc, But, we won't turn you away if you come in with tow straps over the coach. Be sure and bring adult beverages ;-)
67avion 07/12/16 07:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Ticki2, you are a real treasure on this Forum. We are all better informed, carefully guided and the beneficiaries of your generous knowledge. Thanks.
67avion 07/11/16 09:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Stand by, I'll try to get the measurements tomorrow if one of our Forum members doesn't beat me to it. Welcome aboard to the Forum and I extend yet another invitation the the First Worldwide Avionista Gathering over Halloween.
67avion 07/11/16 08:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Joerg, welcome aboard. You're officially invited to the First Worldwide Avionista Gathering in Florida this coming Halloween. We plan to have at least two Avions there ;-). On another note, I was in touch with Maarten van Soest at Tonke Campers in Holland. He was also interested in importing Avions into Europe. He decided that the Avion was too heavy for the Mercedes Sprinter and decided against the idea. However, he too was inspired by the look of the Airstream and the similarity to the Avion truck camper. Last year my wife and I were in Kansas where we ran across a fellow that rebuilds mostly Airstreams. But he also had Avion TT's and Avion truck campers. He was selling all of the above to a group of Australians who were importing them to their country. I am aware that EU regs can be quite difficult to follow in regards the use of gas, propane and other issues. The heater in the Tonke that I traveled in Europe last year was a Truma, which is German made I think. Most of the appliances were Dometic. Finally, I have seen at least one Avion C-10 at a German Airstream rally several years ago. I remember, because I styled my back up light after their mod. Members of this Forum can also spot good Avion TCs. I saw one last week in Texas that was totally original. Someone here posted it. Best of luck and read as much of the string as you can handle. its very long. Here is a shorter article about our rebuild click
67avion 07/11/16 02:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

This is probably the cleanest original C-10 I have ever come across . It's in Texas waiting for somebody . http://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-AVION-C-10-........ab5:g:QakAAOSwbYZXea19&item=331899746997 I agree its in very good shape. I have a hunch it'll sell for less than $5,000. On Edit: This morning the bid jumped to more than $5,000, proving my hunch wrong....
67avion 07/08/16 06:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I warned him about the bed mounted tie downs I'd be a little concerned about the milk bottle basket for a back step, but hey, the guy is one of us! What a great scene with two Avions resting along a river bank. Its almost primeval. By all means get a set of photos of his rig and post them - with his permission, of course. Better yet, get him on the Forum to let us know about the ULTRA. And even better yet, get him to the First Worldwide Avionista Gathering (WWAG) in north Florida this Halloween. We'll have bonfires, Red Stripe, jerk chicken and sounds of the Wailers.
67avion 07/08/16 03:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Camper on Tacoma

Hey there, Dawn! I see you're heading out again this week-end to the boonies. I know you love your Taco and 4Wheel and you're certainly getting a lot of use out of it. D
67avion 07/07/16 04:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip report : Norway in the truck camper

Ah Steve and Sally, we were on many of those same routes last fall, traveling through Hamburg and Bremen. We did a day trip to Helsingor in Denmark. I gather that you took a ferry to Sweden from Helsingor rather than traveling across the bridge to Malmo from Copenhagen? Looking forward to the rest of your report.
67avion 06/29/16 12:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

We were in Kansas City in 107 degree weather, cooling off before we went to a Bob Dylan Concert at the Starlight Theatre. We turned the corner and I heard Jane yell. I thought it was an oncoming 16 wheeler. Actually it was a beautiful Avion camper resting quietly on the back of a defunct truck. At the corner of 38th St and W Bell Ave. I took a few photos and noticed there there were a LOT of old, "anteeky", looking stuff around. So, I suppose the owner is about the retro nature of the camper. I knocked on the door, but no one answered. Barn find. Looks good. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/AvionKC_zpshj0w5f5c.jpg
67avion 06/23/16 05:38pm Truck Campers
RE: TR: east Arizona mountains, valleys, rivers, etc ---

Goes into the TR file for later this year when we meet up with our daughter in Prescott.
67avion 06/15/16 10:30am Truck Campers
RE: Maybe I really am crazy...but

Well, I think that an Avion camper would go well with that truck. Maybe a C11.
67avion 06/10/16 09:56am Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report: Searching for sand along the Lost Coast

Always a wonderful adventure with you guys. Hope we meet up some day.
67avion 06/10/16 09:52am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

So, it looks like we're having the First World Wide Avionista gathering in Lake City, Florida, Halloween Week-End 2016. Our hosts are David (Rastaman) and Susan at their country place in north central Florida. We stayed with them last January and had a blast. Lake City is near the Okeefenokee Swamp and a good jumping off place for the beaches on either the East or West Coast of Florida. David and Susan's place has limited space, so we have to know who's coming (please PM me). Its first and foremost for Avion owners, but we plan to have a few of our other TC friends. I've never run across a property quite like they have created out of a modest farmhouse in North Florida. It has decks, fireplaces, kitchens, chairs and tables all outside, but protected from a downpour. All built by hand by David. It also has an enormous firepit and shops where he works on motorcycles and other machines. We'll probably cook Jamaican Jerk, seafood and other delicacies from the Island... Red Stripe beer and Appleton Rum. Music by the Wailers as well as country western. David says there is a roadhouse just up the highway that will surely be open on Halloween night. You have to dress up like an Avionista. Here are David and Susan on the deck. Jane and I are guest hosts. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/rastaman_zpsudltgvj9.jpg
67avion 06/06/16 01:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Guys go read the book the Martian about the Solar Panels, or the Clift notes version in the movie I'm not familiar with the Martian and the solar panels, nor the movie. Can you spell it out a bit more? How are you doing in finding an Avion TC?
67avion 06/04/16 09:36am Truck Campers
RE: Volunteer needed - Trip report sticky

How about two people share the responsibility of maintaining the trip report thread, I can help on a part time basis. Or 3? Maybe I could help.
67avion 06/03/16 10:08am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Hi Silver and Rasta. Don't forget we're planning a get together some time this Fall. Maybe Florida. Rasta? Jerk Chicken, Red Stripe and The Wailers? In the meantime, our daughter Dawn is sitting on top of Muley Point. She's on her way to to Moab from Prescott. She says that its warm and breezy. The climb up the Moki Dugway was spectacular. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/IMAG8931_zpseptfhgti.jpg Her truck camping rig is the ultimate back country TACO and 4WheelCamper with a view of Monument Valley. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/IMAG8937_zpsdziauqmk.jpg
67avion 06/02/16 06:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Volunteer needed - Trip report sticky

Thats too bad. You've done an excellent job, not to mention your terrific trip reports of your own travels. We will not run across the likes of you again soon.
67avion 06/01/16 02:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip report-Memorial Day in Oregon-pics fixed

To me this is the perfect TC experience. Great TR!
67avion 06/01/16 01:26pm Truck Campers
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