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RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

WELCOME! From Nova Scotia to Kodiak, Alaska to Florida to California! This thread has definitely grown not only in numbers but varieties of locations! Welcome and keep us posted on your adventures not only building but using and camping too!
garryk6 07/26/15 11:04am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Sensational! I wasn't able to download the photos on my iPad but I'll give it another try tomorrow with the desktop. It's great to have you back. You are officially invited to the First Avionista Rally at Muley Point, Utah. You'll meet D1trout and 69avion and Garry and me, along with dozens of other Avionistas. At least that's my hope ;-) We'll see. Forward! D Sorry guys, but at least till I move out of Alaska, I do not see me making it to a Rally, as I am not able to take that long of a time off of work to schedule the ferry, drive the whole state and the Al-Can, and then to Utah... then back... I really want to, but right now definitely not in the budget... time or $$$... :R Garry
garryk6 07/10/15 11:40am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Avion C11 Pics
garryk6 07/10/15 11:37am Truck Campers
RE: And then there was only 3..

Some people measure differently. Remove xx lbs from the rear xx inches behind the axle and then add xx lbs to the front xx inches in front of the front axle. Using this math it is conceivable that a total change of 500 lbs could be achieved... Just a thought... Garry
garryk6 07/06/15 11:24pm Truck Campers
RE: And then there was only 3..

I ditched my lock too. I also had my crank fail, so I used my torch, cut the tire holder and dropped the tire. Then un-bolted the carrier. When I installed my replacement, I re-drilled the bolt holes to line up the crank with the passenger side wheel well, so that if I have camper or not, I can drop the tire from the side vice the rear. This is a little trick I learned from some of the folks here. Sure beats lifting the TC to access the spare...;) Glad to know no one was hurt, and good to know that even after a blow-out, it was controllable. I have not worried too much about my G-rated 19.5's, but I have been running them for many years, and may consider changing them prior to driving the AL-CAN when ever we do leave the state. But for now they look good! Thanks for the update! Garry
garryk6 07/06/15 01:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Expedition portal with home built camper with crawl thru access and built for off road! Started reading through 2 years of a build. This may be good reference for Argo! Good luck! Garry
garryk6 07/01/15 12:42am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Thats a really good looking C-10! I am not sure about the paint. It does give it a cleaner appearance, If I ever painted mine, I would opt for a silver near the same palette as the anodized aluminum. Garry
garryk6 06/30/15 09:51am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Accordion seal
garryk6 06/30/15 12:42am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Yes. I would leave 3 - 4 inches between the cab both at the back wall of the cab and between the roof and the ca over. Then fabricate a piece of thick rubber that would be bolted via a flange to the cab and bolted to the camper via a separate flange leaving enough slack such that it bulges inward to allow a large degree of misalignment without tearing or breaking. I'll try to find a pic of what I am trying to say in words....?? Garry
garryk6 06/30/15 12:36am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Most class C have not only the back wall but also part of the roof cut out maximizing the connection to the van body. Because you have a truck, your frame will want to twist the most right at the connection to the cab and camper. A I have looked at a few early truck style class C motor homes that only had a crawl/walk through. They used a flexible rubber boot of sorts that was bolted and flanged to the cab and the camper. This provided a flexible yet airtight seal. I would avoid connecting the can and cabover, as the cab will want to move and the cab over is fairly rigid that could cause buckling at the cab over to main body of the Avion. I hope this helps! Garry
garryk6 06/29/15 11:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

This is definitely a close enough relative to the C10 and C11 and because there is already a C11 mounted on a trailer this is not far off. More pics please!!!
garryk6 06/27/15 02:33pm Truck Campers
RE: How time flies!!!

Wow DJ! That's great!! Just to show you how senile I'm getting.... I had to look when I joined, and it was in March of 2004.... I guess I have been on here a long time too...:? :B Garry in Kodiak, AK
garryk6 06/12/15 09:32am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

The place in Kent, Washington I talked to was Pierce Aluminum. They had Clear Anodized Aluminum 5005 sheets in both .050' and .032'. I last talked to them in 2011, so the prices they gave me then wouldn't do you any good. but just for grins :W a 4'x10' sheet of .032" clear anodized 5005 Aluminum was $175 per sheet. I hope that this helps! Garry
garryk6 06/12/15 09:25am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I will look tomorrow in my work email for the contact info.
garryk6 06/10/15 08:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I researched this a few years back, and I found a place in the Seattle area that had .035 anodized aluminum. It is available, but I do not know the ability to match existing. Garry
garryk6 06/10/15 07:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Screwtape, WELCOME! When the thread started so many years ago, we neve envisioned it to be THE place to talk about all things Avion TC as well as the sister Cayo. And since Motorvators are more akin to a TC than a trailer, they at starting to arrive too. I understand your desire to keep things clean, and if you are keeping to smooth roads, you'll be ok. But if you get off the beaten path or by many speed bumps or potholes something gives if the coach isn't solidly secured. And sheet metal and new truck bumpers have a tendency to give far to easy. After replacing other guys bumpers on newer trucks after the reused the buttons from 70s trucks due the newer bumper bending from the strain, the guys here are just trying to save you the same heartache. Good luck with your new C10. When you get a chance for more pics, if you have been reading the thread, you know how much we love our pics!?? Garry in Kodiak Alaska
garryk6 06/07/15 10:19am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Motorvator clicky
garryk6 06/05/15 09:52am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

There are two Avion C-10's for sale in the upper east coast on E-bay right now... Both need major work, but not beyond repair! Camper 1 camper 2 Garry
garryk6 06/04/15 04:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Garry, I know I'm going to need some reward to keep plugging along. As soon as I get the inner skin installed, Annie and I are going to have an outing in what we've begun thinking of as our "aluminum tent", to enjoy the fruits of our labor and to imagine how we might best configure the inside. It's a process... Dick This is how we started too. It helps visualize how to make it work for your specific needs. We added a cabinet here and there, move a wall by a few inches decided on how to move weight were it suited our needs etc. it really helps! Garry
garryk6 05/29/15 11:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

This is why I recommend getting it functional and use it partially finished just to get out and have fun!
garryk6 05/29/15 07:56pm Truck Campers
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