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RE: Thanksgiving in Anchorage in a Truck Camper 2.0

Well now that the Truck is ready... New studded 19.5 tires for the F350 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2409_zpsgi4tryhs.jpg width=640 And the Camper preps and changes are done... Link to the Avion Thread of all Theads of the most recent work to the C-10. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2484_zpstvpaitmr.jpg width=640 The camper is back on the truck, and we will load up on the ferry tomorrow night. Hopefully the seas calm down, as winds currently are 20-35 mph, and the seas are currently to 12 ft, but are not as bad as 5 years ago at 25-30 ft. Things are supposed to settle down by tomorrow night to 15-25 mph and seas 6 to 8 ft. SO for my families sake, it will be good as it is a night run, and we all have bunks onboard for the 12 hour ferry ride to Homer. As we get pics and updates we will try to post! Garry
garryk6 11/15/16 02:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Studded 19.5 snow tires?

Here are the studded Toyo M608 Tires on My F350 getting ready for Thanksgiving in Anchorage, AK. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2414_zpsmgsbaxc6.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2412_zpswdgxyxz2.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2411_zpsmjpwjw5z.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2409_zpsgi4tryhs.jpg width=640 Leaving for Anchorage soon!! Garry
garryk6 11/15/16 02:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Hey Garry, you sure do the long haul. Still improving the truck after 5 years??? You posted on this string the same day it started, 5/11/11. And you're still here. Actually many folks are here from the early days, including Ticki2 who also posted on that first day. Followed soon by 69cayo. Keep on truckin.... Yes I was lurking for awhile on the TC Forum till I found the C-10 in April of 2011. Then It was get it functional to see what worked and what didn't. That has worked well for us, as the family has changed, so has the camper. Some things done as temporary are finally getting addressed. Now 5 years along and it is much nicer than our foifive years ago, with lots of wind and rain. I have most of the leaks found and fixed for this trip, but I am still chasing one elusive one in the pass. wing area. The closet is much more Functional now and we actually have great heat! We will be traveling again with no water in the tank and just using gallon jugs of water as it will be in the low teens to low twenties in Anchorage they are forecasting. We leave tomorrow night, so I will keep everyone posted on the trip, and we will have a trip report too!! Take care! Garry
garryk6 11/15/16 12:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Welcome IH!! I love old Binders! Just helped a fella Friday when his 1967 Travelall ran out of gas while I was loading the Avion to get ready for our trip. Here are the recent pics from this weekends work and preps for our Thanksgiving in Anchorage. The new Alure-Ultra Travertine flooring. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2470_zpsfwl9x9qc.jpg width=640 The new restructured heater/closet/storage area. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2471_zps71sufabs.jpg width=640 The revised dinette, http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2472_zpssgdlydol.jpg width=640 Bathroom with the new flooring. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2476_zpsfegwr2wm.jpg width=640 The view forward. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2477_zpsnpi9sno0.jpg width=640 This is the rear view of the dinette, and against the wall, I have a friend that does upholstery, so he wrapped a piece of 1" foam insulation with a similar fabric to my seats, and it now is between the wall ans the cushions to provide insulation and padding when seated or when sleeping. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2478_zpsuyq4cljo.jpg width=640 Here is the re-worked area of the heater and the closet. At the bottom is a new compartment for the sewer hose and other odds and ends, since external storage is limited. (Stays wrapped in plastic after thorough rinsing ;-)) http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2479_zpsvw7kdxwz.jpg width=640 Here is the ugly interior of the closet. The previous owner ripped out the fiberglass corner to fix a dented shell, so I do not have an interior lining, and I have foamed it in to keep it warm. Also find the covering for the Atwood Everest 12000 btu furnace. All works really well. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2481_zpseuuvddsw.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2482_zpsncsvp0pg.jpg width=640 BAthroom door yet to be skinned on the inside... http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2483_zpshhf5xu0d.jpg width=640 and a final view forward showing the new upholstery by the dinette. the new round LED light fixture on the ceiling that replaces the previous round fluorescent fixture. (Now I don't hit my head on the light!) http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2484_zpstvpaitmr.jpg width=640 Thats all for now, just need to continue loading for our trip, even though it's pouring down rain here, it is going to be low 20's during the day in Anchorage, and low teens to single digit at night... Garry in very wet Kodiak...
garryk6 11/14/16 07:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Your C-9 is looking really good!!
garryk6 10/31/16 03:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Been working all day on the Avion. Just came in to colapse. Very bummed. Moved stuff out of the dinette area to place some foam board in the plate covering the old HWH as it is a source of condensation. Went to pull up the reflectix insulation that is over the wing and was met with completely soaked plywood....argh..... Had just sealed the drivers window when I noticed the caulking had pulled away from the skin. Sure enough the same had happened awhile ago on the passengers side and had gone unnoticed partially due to the reflectix. It is approved at a moisture barrier. I can attest it works well for that as this had gone unnoticed for awhile. The rain would leak into the wall and then come out on top the wing under the reflectix. I had enough dry weather today to clean out the caulking and just enough parabond to seal everything up. Now I am running the new furnace at 80F with two fans blowing heat on the plywood to dry everything out. I did make other progress today of a good nature. Installed the 1" foam board on the upper bunk and then reinstalled the memory foam mattress. Then reassembled my propane light fixture I painted semigloss black with high heat paint. Then drilled many holes and snaked 10 ft of 1/4" copper tubing from the dinette area into the bathroom wall then under the camper through the floor joists then up into the closet floor where all the gas is for the Wave 3 and the new Atwood furnace. Still need to buy a mantel to test but all leak tests on the fittings are good. Still have to finish the cabinetry under the sink and around the closet too. But little by little it is gettiid my better. Pics later on. Good night all, Garry
garryk6 10/29/16 09:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Help needed picking out some 245/70R19.5 tires

Those Bridge stones are what I run in the summer in the 265-70-19.5 size. Ther have abit of sing. Not as much as the Toyos I run in the winter. They are better than steer tires just not enough traction for Alaska winters. But I have made two trips across the Denali Highway, both with lots rain and mud and they got me through. They did slip a few times but nothing 4 wd didn't cover. Either these or the Toyos would be my recommendation. Hope this helps! Garry in Alaska
garryk6 10/29/16 09:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Help needed picking out some 245/70R19.5 tires

Here they are on the truck. I hope this helps give you an idea of what they would look like, even though these are one size smaller. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2411_zpsmjpwjw5z.jpg?1477681074507&1477681083811 width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2414_zpsmgsbaxc6.jpg?1477681074506&1477681083811 width=640 The tread is really deep. That is a quarter nearly swallowed up in the tread. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2413_zpsulz54ibp.jpg?1477681074507&1477681083811 width=640 Good Luck!! GArry in Kodiak, Alaska
garryk6 10/28/16 03:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Help needed picking out some 245/70R19.5 tires

I have Toyo M608 and they are great! A very stong tire, with enough tread for other than pavement if needed. I hear them 'sing' to me and it's a good sound. You'll appreciate the sound if it changes as a early warning something isn't right. https://toyotires-1524598101.netdna-ssl.com/media/1299/img-m608.png I got mine for Les Schwab. Since I mostly drive out West, they are located in just about any town, so there's that to consider when you select your tires; will there be a store to service them if there's a problem on the road. I agree, These are Toyo M608 tires that I got for my F350. They are 225-70-19.5 but are available in the 245 and 265. I went to the 225 for my winter tires since my old winter tires were 235-85-16 and they are close enough that my chains still work. You can get then without studs. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/Toyo%2019-5%20Studded%201_zpsq6zysx6h.jpg width=640 Toyo M608 225-70-19.5 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/Toyo%2019-5%20Studded%202_zpsqy9rfywt.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/Toyo%2019-5%20Studded%204_zpsgsd4igzk.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/Toyo%2019-5%20Studded%205_zpswpoh0mjn.jpg width=640 I have them mounted now, pics to come. They have a little bit of "sing" to them but with the life expectancy of 19.5 commercial tires on our trucks, you may consider doing a more traction type tire, as you will have them a very long time, and since you are 4x4, and not knowing what or where you will be doing things in 5+ years, having a traction tire vice a steer tire may be worth the little bit of sing vice silence when you need a bit more traction. Just a few thoughts since I have been running 19.5's for 5 years now, and now I have two sets. these studded for winter and 265-70-19.5's for the summer that are much less aggressive, but still are more of an all-season tread.
garryk6 10/28/16 12:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Howdy! Garry did you ever finish the camper trailer? I have a new need. Where do I carry the boat? Yes, need is indeed the mother of invention! The problem with a trailer and a john boat is the hitch would need to be long to come from under the campers porch. I could strap something smaller across the top. That seems pretty high. Inflatable is interesting. Maybe a kayak stored inside the camper. That really gets in the way traveling. Ideas? Sorry it took me so long to reply to this cajun, A little over a year ago I scored this old travel trailer frame for $400. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_1224_zpsxshp420e.jpg width=640 By April I had finished it to this>>> http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_1719_zpssnha78ip.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_1717_zpsvmivsevs.jpg?1477512867045 width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_1718_zpsdq0hrqrc.jpg?1477512867045 width=640 I have since replaced the large 31x10.50x15 mud tires with load range E 225x75x15 trailer tires. the large ones would rub the fenders with the loaded bikes and gear. Garry
garryk6 10/26/16 01:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Well, update time: Finished plumbing and wiring the furnace last night, and wired in a local procured thermostat, after pouring over all the drawings and schematics, ran new thermostat wires, ran the power wires, and first try, everything works great! cycles/functions perfectly. It did eject a fair amount of packing peanuts when first the fan kicked on, but other than that, it should definitely do the trick! And it will cook you out!! http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2440_zpss9u8oxor.jpg width=640 Then I started with the insulation... I am adding in addition to the reflectix, additional R-5 1" foam board where ever I can do it that makes sense. First spot was the upper bunk window. Reflectix against the window, then foam board. I will add another layer of reflectix to the screen before I put the mattress back up. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2447_zpsfacbocrz.jpg width=640 Then I started cutting pieces to put in the cabinets. First I put one under the utensil drawer that is above the wing but under the Engel Cooler. Then I put one under the microwave that sits under the cook top. Then I started filling in the outside wall behind the microwave. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2445_zpsqdszh2od.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2446_zpse1fpvhtv.jpg width=640 Thats all on the camper right now. Garry
garryk6 10/26/16 01:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Driving the Cassiar Highway in November

We are at the Nugget tonight just short of the Cassiar on the Alaskan Highway. We will head down the Cassiar tomorrow. Looks like some flurries called for but nothing worrisome. We stayed in Beaver Creek last night and left out at 0730 in the dark. Temp was minus 4 F. and dropped to minus 12F for the next few hours. Started warming into the 20's as we approached Whitehorse. I always worry about my fuel gelling at those temps even though I double up the anti-gel. Cheers Jim Take it easy Jim, and make sure the camper is good and winterized before you come back. I ma prepping my Avion for a Thanksgiving trip to the mainland of Alaska from Kodiak. DId it 5 years ago. it was -9F the first night in Anchorage. The Avion maintained 65F all night, but it took a little to get it warmed up with just a Wave-3 and a 1500watt brick. This year I am installing a 12000 BTU Atwood furnace, so we should be much warmer. As well as I am adding more insulation to the camper. If you dont already have them, I carry chains, just in case while traveling Alaska in the winter. They are really good when needed. GArry
garryk6 10/25/16 04:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Last nights work: New flooring going in. Alure Ultra Travertine http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2421_zps4kwgg0bi.jpg width=640 Sink and Closet torn apart and going back together with new heater. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2424_zpsp56i6n4q.jpg width=640 New Atwood 12000 btu furnace mounted in new framing and new closet floor next to propane cylinder box and sink where original refrigerator was located. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2425_zpstzfm7xmp.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2427_zpsenbydyyd.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2429_zpsvmcw54hr.jpg width=640 Adding new foam board insulation over the existing reflectix aluminized insulation. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2430_zps1grtr01i.jpg width=640 Cover panel reinstalled over gas lines and insulation. both covers on the WAve-3 catalytic and the Atwood. and the floor finished to the door, but still have to do the bathroom and closet. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2431_zpsijksgpyg.jpg width=640 This is my water tank and water pump mounted to a removable board when work is needed or winterizing the pump. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2432_zps1fkudgs9.jpg width=640 This is my wiring distribution and battery compartment. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2434_zpslr3kki79.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2437_zpsibbv8v3j.jpg width=640 and this is the overhead bunk/ window and the new replacement window that will have to wait till next summer to install... http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2439_zpscymdraxz.jpg width=640 Till tomorrow... Garry
garryk6 10/25/16 04:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Well here are some picture updates. First in preparation for the Thanksgiving trip to Anchorage the F350 got some new winter shoes. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2409_zpsgi4tryhs.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2411_zpsmjpwjw5z.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2412_zpswdgxyxz2.jpg width=640 Then I put a hole in the skin of the C10.... http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2417_zps8vyhtsqp.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2418_zpsrfepkbty.jpg width=640 Then i sealed the hole with the new intake/exhaust for the new Atwood 12000 BTU forced air heater. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2419_zpsz8binkuh.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/IMG_2420_zpsdid49nps.jpg width=640 I'll take some more pics tonight of the install, as I try to finish up the stuff on the inside to include the framing, plumbing and wiring. Garry
garryk6 10/24/16 09:24am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Still working on the heater install. Yesterday was demo of the closet and mock up the heater, cut the hole and mount exhaust. Today after church was build a new floor for the closet. Mock up the heater and build framing around the front. Then build framing around heater to enclose heater from the closet. Also pulled the old "temporary" vinyl floor that has lasted 5+ years. Tomorrow hopefully will start the gas plumbing and electrical as well as the new clost framing and doors. Then on to the new flooring. Gotta get ER done... Running out of time. Garry
garryk6 10/23/16 07:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I had a cool but sunny day yesterday. 38F but 25-35mph breezes. So wind chill was near 25F. I took apart my closet area, mocked up the Atwood. Marked and cut the inner skin, then drilled and cut the outer skin. Then inserted the intake/exhaust sleeve and the exhaust pipe and bezel. All sealed and screwed in place. Then I cleaned up some window seems that the caulking was pulling away. Then did a lot of caulking. Next is the wood work to mount the Atwood and reconfigure the closet and door. Only have a few weeks to get ready for our trip and I also have the plumbing and wiring.... As for the aluminum. The little pieces for the front window would be great. The one large outside pice for the chimney is the primary one of concern to delete the chimney. But I still need to buy the rivets and shaver... One of these days I'll get to it but at least we can keep using it. Off to church. See you all later! Garry
garryk6 10/23/16 11:39am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Looks like I need a 10x22 inch piece and an 14x18 for the outside and I'll need a 10x22 and a 14x18 for the inside. I also need 4 6x6 inch exterior pieces that will be used to fill the corners when I replace the front rectangular window with one that has radius corners. It would be easier too if I had some of the original framing ( 4 pieces 3 to 4 inches long) to fill in the hole for support of the new window. Let me know what you have and I'll do what I can to help out! Thanks!!! Garry
garryk6 10/22/16 03:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Studded 19.5 snow tires?

Finally my work had these for one of our duallys that run 19.5's. They are Good Years and look a lot like others that are available, but the Toyo's were available in a higher load rating than the Good Years we were able to locate. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/Goodyear%2019-5%20Studded%203_zpsgcvvv7ds.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/Goodyear%2019-5%20Studded%204_zpsoznrkdmo.jpg width=640 Just thought anyone looking for a more traction type 19.5 that are studdable, here are a few options. Garry
garryk6 10/19/16 11:11am Truck Campers
RE: Studded 19.5 snow tires?

My work had this one used Cooper and I liked the tread, but we could not find them anymore. They may have been discontinued... http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/Cooper%2019-5%20Studded%201_zpsoycfyqvp.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/Cooper%2019-5%20Studded%203_zpsgua54nos.jpg width=640 GArry
garryk6 10/19/16 11:06am Truck Campers
RE: Studded 19.5 snow tires?

Ended up with these! http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/Toyo%2019-5%20Studded%201_zpsq6zysx6h.jpg width=640 Toyo M608 225-70-19.5 Getting them mounted today. They will be smaller than my 265-70-19.5 summer tires, but I will be able to run chains without fear of hitting any metal, as well as use my old chains from my 235-85-16 snow tires. http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/Toyo%2019-5%20Studded%202_zpsqy9rfywt.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/Toyo%2019-5%20Studded%204_zpsgsd4igzk.jpg width=640 http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/garryk6/Toyo%2019-5%20Studded%205_zpswpoh0mjn.jpg width=640 Garry
garryk6 10/19/16 11:00am Truck Campers
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