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RE: What does this sticker mean?

Avion was originally started up in the 1950's with a goal to build a trailer that was better than Airstream, which was the king of the road back then. One part of competing with Airstream was to create their own owners' club, which they named "Avion Travelcade", and intended to match up with Airstream's Wally Byam club. My guess is that the sticker with a number and 'Rocky Mountain Unit' refers to the trailer's membership number and organizational unit within the "Avion Travelcade" club. Interesting history for this company, and if you are a fan of vintage trailers, a good one to get your hands on. Interesting to note that Avion offered a lifetime warranty for the original owner... not something you'd ever see today. ^^^^^^When I purchased my first 5er. a Holiday Rambler, upon registering they sent me set of numbered decals to be placed on the front which signified the numerical number it was since manufacturing began. The also registered me into the Holiday Rambler members club.
Charlie D. 09/21/17 05:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Glow Plugs

Most LBZ 2006 glow plugs are easy to reach from under the truck. Mentioning the wire-OP might check to see it the nut holding the wire on is loose.
Charlie D. 09/17/17 11:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mildew odor bathroom

Look from under the flooring to see if anything has leaked. Drains on showers have a nut to pull the drain down for sealing. Seals have been known to leak and I have seen some nuts come loose.
Charlie D. 09/17/17 11:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dometic cooling fan not operating

MY Dometic cools like yours. Always have. Added 2 additional fans. Although the freezer freezes well I have not had any issues with milk, etc going bad.
Charlie D. 09/17/17 06:21am Tech Issues
RE: Timbre s on 13 Silverado Duramax

My OEM shocks were done at around 25,000 miles-probably sooner. You will notice an improvement with new shocks but it will/may not solve your problem.
Charlie D. 09/17/17 06:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Glow Plugs

Sorry but a burnt out glow plug does not swell like has been reported by a few on here. It doesn't do anything but not heat the cylinder and aid in cold weather starting. Why glow plugs swell. I find it amusing that dealers suggest replacing all the plugs when GM DOES not. I had a CEL light come on while towing and in Montana. Dealer said it was glow plug. I responded that it was emission related and I could continue until I got home. He agreed and cleared the code bit it came back on in a thousand miles or so. Got back home, checked the owners manual and under the emission warranty it was still covered but a $100.00 deductible. Dealer wanted several hundred dollars for 1 plug. I called GM and they also said it was not covered. Finally convinced him that it was. Paid the $100.. A second plug failed later and I then found a TSB giving instructions on replacing ALL after doing a OHM check but I don't remember what the trigger point for doing so. Dealer had issues with that. Paid my $100. deductible and had it replaced. Later had a $100 check from the dealer stating the second plug was replaced as a "good will" gesture. After my third failure I bought an OEM glow plug for about $20. and replaced myself. Takes a small deep well socket and small combination wrench of which size I do not remember. Disconnected the wires and carefully tried to remove. Turned surprising easy. Put a little never seize on the threads and put the new one in. 30,000 to 40,000 miles later I traded for a new truck and never had another issue. If I were you I would carefully see if the plug will turn and if so do myself. If it does not break loose then I would have the dealer do it. If you decide to replace them all I would change the ones I could and have the dealer do the rest. Changing them all will not be cheap. Dealer will probably mark them up to $60-$70 or so and labor would be at least $100. per hour. IIRC, dealer tried to bill me for over $200 for one. Replacing all may run closer to $1000.
Charlie D. 09/17/17 06:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Today's College Football Games Of Interest, Yours/Mine!

LSU was a bust. Beaten every conceivable way. Penalties. Ejections. Dropped balls, inaccurate passing and wrong routes. I am not one to complain about officiating but last night I thought it was one sided in some areas. LSU has a lot to improve on Very early on when Ed Orgeron was on the list to replace Les Miles I had reservations. Last year after he was made interim I saw much excitement on the team which is what usually happens on mid-season switches but always fades after a while
Charlie D. 09/17/17 05:44am Around the Campfire
RE: Today's College Football Games Of Interest, Yours/Mine!

Haven't been able to follow much. Did get to see LSU and my Cowboys. The Tigers have a few gimme games and hoping they use those games to fine tune things. Disappointed in OSU loss and the QB seems to be an issue much like LSU when Les Miles refused to make the change. Hopefully your Buckeyes learned from their loss. Our church had 9 inches of water and is very large. Older members and many are scattered because of evacuation and water in their homes. Only 2 of us to begin demolition last Monday. We expect to have help later this week. Neighbor is big in Ham radio and weather equipment. 43 1/2 inches in 16 hours. 2-3 inches per hour for several hours. The damage is massage.
Charlie D. 09/12/17 06:30am Around the Campfire
RE: Hurricane Harvey

I see not many comments to your posts and I have been without internet for 5 days but this is an update from me after power and internet was restored at noon today. I sent the following to a couple of friends on this forum who asked about me. We are fine. Neighbor has meteorological equipment and measured 41 1/2" of rain in 20 hours. I measured 40" in regular rain gauge and some times it was overflowing. Power out Tuesday morning until noon today. Have 2 generators so was able to keep things cold, a few fans, a TV and window unit to cool bedroom down before shutting them down/ Thousands have lost everything. 5 1/2 feet over road into our subdivision so we were trapped for 2 days. Water in yard rose to within 3 inches of slab and my house was 1 foot higher so needed another 15" before getting into house.Thousands without power and have lost everything. Our church had 9" and I hope to get there tomorrow to start some gutting. As of this morning it was still without power. River crested this morning and will recede in 2 days. After the flooding and draining of much of the town we had backwater flooding yesterday and this morning because of dam above us reaching it max and opening gates to relieve pressure 3 days ago. They did cut the gates back last night to help ease flooding down here but the water from the dam will continue high here for 3 days. Experts said to expect rain but 8-10" max which most could handle. They were wrong. It rained so heavy Monday night in to Tuesday morning and water rose so quickly that a family I know made it to the interstate in water up to their chests. Within 3 hours during the night water rose 2 feet, 4 feet and in some areas to the roof tops of their homes. Hundreds of people throughout the country arrived in our area and rescued thousands by boats. People are scattered throughout Louisiana and as shelters fill many are being moved further. I know a several who are now in the Dallas area.
Charlie D. 09/03/17 12:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: Hurricanes + RVs = Bad Juju (Cut n Paste) From Texas

17" at my house since Saturday morning. 4" in 2 hours this morning but none since so water in this area is slowly receding. Looks like it will be reentering the gulf and come over us Wednesday. Vietnam buddy winters in Rockport/Fulton. Has a park model, boat and golf cart. Lost everything.
Charlie D. 08/28/17 05:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Hurricanes + RVs = Bad Juju (Cut n Paste) From Texas

I hope not too many folks got hurt. Yet there were many pictures of RV's moved sideways and many that appeared to not have moved or been damaged in the Rockport/Fulton area. Vietnam buddy from Kansas winters in Fulton. Has a park model in a local campground and I suspect it is toast. Anyone who may be going to the Fulton/Rockport area? I would appreciate a PM.
Charlie D. 08/28/17 12:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Brake connection warning on 2010 Chevy

Had that happen on a recent trip. The receptacle that came with the wiring harness that was mounted in the bed had a large socket and allowed the trailer wire to wiggle a little. Replaced it with another that is tighter. I also use a small bungee cord to wrap around it. No issues since. I had read somewhere that it was a problem with Bargman and they redesigned it.
Charlie D. 08/25/17 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: branson mo

RV Park Reviews.com Used to stay at Branson Lakeside the city owned park. Too crowded, poor internet. Dog park at entrance and long way from rv's. Otherwise walk them next to the road and little grass.
Charlie D. 08/22/17 09:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Good bye Shell Rotella

Maybe it is a conspiracy by Ford being that Shell is now a subsidiary of Motiva, formerly Texaco, while is wholly owned by Aramco, the Saudi's. Shell is a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell. Ford Motorcraft oil is produced by Cononoco Phillips. I hear you but the Greater Orange Business Journal, August addition, quotes the GM of the Port Arthur Refinery, Motiva's and the U.S. largest, as saying: "Although Shell doesn't own us anymore, Motiva still retained the Shell brand," he said. "All of (Motiva) Port Arthur's gasoline and diesel fuel is sold under the Shell brand in the Gulf Coast and the Eastern seaboard...but in addition to that we now have the 76 brand... Hard to understand and remember how integrated businesses has become. I thought Shell was divesting it's interest with Motiva... The problem is there's so many underlying interest it's hard to tell if some company's are coming or going. Divestiture that you are speaking of may be the spin off of Shell to Motiva? Hard to keep up with is right. This article is the first I have seen that said Texaco no longer has interest in Motiva. Says Motiva is wholly owned by Aramco. Motiva is considering 18 billion dollars in upgrading their refineries. Hopefully the link will work. See article beginning on page 28. https://etypeservices.com/SWF/LocalUser/Beaumont2//Magazine179469/Full/index.aspx?II=179469#29/z
Charlie D. 08/15/17 07:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Places to Stay near San Antonio, TX

My secret parking spot in SA that few seem to know about is next to the Mercado. Second floor has lots of open parking. Don't remember how much it was but cheaper than anywhere else. Has attendant. Exit your vehicle, down one set of steps and cross the street to the Mercado.
Charlie D. 08/14/17 05:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: TV trade in....

Me thinks it was more than a "bit" of a hit. Lot's of money changed hands to get a few tenths of a gallon MPG improvement.
Charlie D. 08/14/17 12:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need engineers thoughts on wheel offset

What size studs? Seems a little light on torques values. Does the nut screw on freely to the stud?
Charlie D. 08/14/17 06:13am Tech Issues
RE: Ford Trucks

We get 10 MPH towing our 5th wheel. I think we are close to 17k. Is that as fast as that Ford will do???? :B I think he meant MPG
Charlie D. 08/13/17 07:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Good bye Shell Rotella

Maybe it is a conspiracy by Ford being that Shell is now a subsidiary of Motiva, formerly Texaco, while is wholly owned by Aramco, the Saudi's. Shell is a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell. Ford Motorcraft oil is produced by Cononoco Phillips. I hear you but the Greater Orange Business Journal, August addition, quotes the GM of the Port Arthur Refinery, Motiva's and the U.S. largest, as saying: "Although Shell doesn't own us anymore, Motiva still retained the Shell brand," he said. "All of (Motiva) Port Arthur's gasoline and diesel fuel is sold under the Shell brand in the Gulf Coast and the Eastern seaboard...but in addition to that we now have the 76 brand... Hard to understand and remember how integrated businesses has become.
Charlie D. 08/13/17 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The real HP/TQ numbers this is going to hurt!

I need those extra HP and torque because? Why do we need to continually add more HP and torque so that people can have bragging rights? Massive amounts of HP and torque in each and then many feel the need to chip and add devices to increase both. A fool and his money is soon departed. So I'm a fool if I want to modify my truck? If it weren't for the aftermarket industry, automakers would have no clue what features the consumer actually wanted in their next vehicles. You can thank fools like me for things like upfitter switches, retractable steps, tailgate steps, LED lighting, navigation, and yes the HP and TQ numbers you currently enjoy. So by all means, mock those of us who choose to enhance our vehicles while you enjoy the benefits of our foolish endeavors. Touched a nerve did I? Not meant to mock but I find that my bone stock truck, as the truck before it, provides all that is necessary to pull my rig anywhere I want without adding thousands of dollars to an already inflated purchase price. Does the average person owning a truck need more horsepower without the big 3 racing for the bragging rights. Can we agree that trucks have inflated prices? I see many many posters on this forum driving older trucks without the massive HP and TQ you speak of who wouldn't trade for any of the newer models. Thank you ShinerBock for the civil explanation.:C
Charlie D. 08/13/17 06:47pm Tow Vehicles
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