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RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Had a decent amount of progress this morning. I drilled out all the rivets of the lower bathroom interior skin and that is now removed. Removed the aluminum angle trim on either side of the door and the interior bathroom window frame. Started on the drivers side rear but was not energized enough to start removing all the wires in the breaker box so I quit. Have to watch some football ! One thing that surprised me was how rotted the plywood backer for the exterior handle to the right of the door was ! I'm wondering if that was the leak path that killed the floor ? It literally falls apart when you touch it. So that will be replaced I'm surprised they used plywood why not a piece of pine or hardwood ? Varnish the snot out of it should live a 100 years. My goal it to have the rear section of floor cut out and replaced by the end of October.
rfuerst911sc 09/28/14 12:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I would love to be able to use mine but I'm so far along it basically needs everything replaced before I could so I might as well have the goal to finish it. My first goal is to make it structurally sound. I have replaced the wood on both sides that make up the kitchen and goucho. Now I'm moving onto the rear section by the door, yesterday I determined I'm going to cut the floor back 30 " from the door which gets me to the back of the wings. That's a good place to tie in structurally. After that I'll move to the overhead sleep area. All of these area's were obviously affected by water intrusion so I not only have to fix the wood but eliminate the leak paths. There are lots of ideas in my head, am I going to add solar ? How many batteries ? 6 volt or 12 ? What am I going to use for a toilet/black tank as the OEM is shot. I want to add a grey water tank. I am going to refinish all of the original wood cabinets. What will I use for a floor finish ? All LP lines will be new. I'm going to add Corian counter top in the kitchen . What color will I paint the interior ? You guys have all gone down this road so I'm preaching to the choir. But I'm a one man army so the pace is slow/steady. I've rebuilt cars,boats,motorcycles etc. so I am not intimidated by long builds. I do see a light at the end of the tunnel !
rfuerst911sc 09/28/14 05:30am Truck Campers
RE: My 7lb flexible solar panel system install

Why doesn't Coleman make an A/C cover that can support a flat panel solar panel I sure wish they did. It would have helped me out with my limited space up Top. Who says it can't ? You might not be able to get a lot of watts up there but it would only raise the height of the cover by an inch.
rfuerst911sc 09/27/14 01:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

67Avion you are correct I'm into it deep now. I am motivated by the fact I think this floor repair is the worst hurdle I need to get over. The entire interior has been removed ( minus skins ). After I get this rear floor section done I then move to the cab over section and that will complete all structural work. Then I can start putting her back together. I have new AC to go on the roof, going to redesign the interior a little, add a second battery and design/build aluminum black and grey water holding tanks. I know I easily have a year to two years worth of work ahead of me to finish every last detail but that does not deter me.
rfuerst911sc 09/27/14 03:57am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Thank you
rfuerst911sc 09/26/14 03:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Anyone remember what size drill bit you used to drill out interior rivets ?
rfuerst911sc 09/26/14 10:57am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Today I was able to remove the bustle and all of the plumbing that was under there. Sure was interesting looking at a " repair " someone did in the past to the main sewer line.........a piece of aluminum dryer duct piping stuffed into the black ABS pipe. To make that perfect seal they wrapped with duct tape, wound in both directions ! Then covered with a mesh type band clamp she's a beauty !!! And the black tank has some interesting looking repairs also consisting of goop.......then more goop.....topped off with goop ! So that tank may be toast but I was planning on making an aluminum tank anyway. I braced what was left of the floor with plywood and 2 x 4's so I can at least walk into the coach. Now I have to start drilling out a******load of rivets so I can get to all of the lower screws holding the rotten floor on. I'm hoping I can get by with cutting about 20-24 " back from the door and piecing in a new floor. I'll cut it from one side to the other and replace. Fun times ahead.:p
rfuerst911sc 09/21/14 04:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I just pulled the C-10 off so that I can get some much needed maintenance done to my F350. It needs ball joints, U-joints, and inspect bearings. It needs brakes checked out, e-brake fixed, and then just normal oil/fluids changed... I also found the front axle u-bolts a bit loose, but can't loosen or tighten... So I am ordering up new front U-bolts. I am getting this stuff all fixed since snow may be flying soon, so along with all that, I need to get the plow all ready too... Not exactly fun stuff, but necessary. Garry The floor by the door is a real mess, I'll have to find the leak path that the previous owner ignored. They " fixed " it by putting a piece of masonite over the existing linoleum floor and installing carriage bolts through the floor !!! What a mess. And NONE of the carriage bolts held they all spun so I had to dig out the floor under the heads so I could grip with Vise grips. Good time ! But they are out now I still have some stubborn screws to remove around the perimeter of the bustle. Also the dump valve looks like I have to cut it off before the opening in the bustle would pass by. Not a big deal as I plan on all new plumbing tanks,lines and fittings.
rfuerst911sc 09/21/14 05:15am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Today I got back to working on the 1968 C11 the goal was to remove the rear bottom cover........what a pain in the butt ! I have most of the screws out tomorrow I hope to have it removed. The floor by the door is basically saw dust from rot......going to be fun.
rfuerst911sc 09/20/14 03:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Tool &Equipment Powerhorse LC2000i vs Honda EU2000i

If you want to save some money look for a used Honda or Yamaha. Yes used sometimes is a gamble but have the seller start it and plug in a drill or saw to make sure it works. I saved over 600.00 on my 3000 Honda and it starts/runs/performs like a champ.
rfuerst911sc 08/29/14 03:19am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

How did Avion originally install a roof ladder/rack ? My guess is they were screwed into wood backing. I too would like to add at the very least a ladder for roof access just to perform roof inspections. But a roof rack would be a nice addition. I go back and forth on adding solar but a roof rack could make install a little easier. Can aluminum tubing lets say 1 " in diameter be bent using a simple EMT bender ?
rfuerst911sc 08/15/14 05:27am Truck Campers
RE: My First Truck Camper...HELP!!!

Isn't Caribou still in business ? If they are send them an email with a few pictures I'm sure they would be able to identify the model and year. And that Stable Lift is a great system I have one on my Avion. Call Stable Lift they can sell you the under mounts for your truck.
rfuerst911sc 07/18/14 03:54am Truck Campers
RE: Looking for a "soft" rubber truck bed mat

What " movement " are you trying to stop/control ? Lets face it all truck campers will move a little they should not be tied down so tight to stop all movement. Doing so in my opinion would cause damage to the truck campers framework. A rubber mat like a horse stall mat will help absorb some shock to the camper and also help hold it a little from sliding backwards but really that's what the tie downs are for.
rfuerst911sc 06/29/14 05:51am Truck Campers
RE: back up camera questions

For those of you that have installed wireless cameras can you tell me what brand/model you chose ?
rfuerst911sc 06/28/14 03:49pm Truck Campers
back up camera questions

I'm doing a restoration of a vintage truck camper. I'm at the point of replacing the rear running lights with LED's. I want to add a back up camera. I believe I have two options. One is add a back up camera to the camper and power it by the center running light. Obviously this would be a dedicated camera as it would be hard mounted to the camper. Good viewing angle being installed up high. Second option is to use a license plate back up camera. This has merit because I can use on the truck or the camper. I would have a power pigtail on the truck and the camper with a slip connector. So two license plates screws and a slip in power and done. Viewing angle obviously is much lower but the convenience of being able to use on both vehicles is a plus. In either case I'm going to use wireless. So what do you guys/gals think ? If I go with the camper mount I need to run the pigtail when I replace the lights. I'm probably a year plus away from having the rig complete but I'll be replacing the lights in the next two weeks. Any advice is appreciated.
rfuerst911sc 06/26/14 05:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

What will you do with the mattress when the bed extension is in the " up " position ?
rfuerst911sc 06/11/14 03:59pm Truck Campers
RE: WFCO waterpump

Looks like Shurflo is the way to go thanks !
rfuerst911sc 06/02/14 08:52am Tech Issues
WFCO waterpump

As part of my RV rebuild I'm going to replace the waterpump. Came across an ad for a WFCO waterpump on sale for $46.99. Supposedly flows 3 gal. a minute at 40 psi anyone familiar with these ? Ad says it is a four chamber pump, self priming with 7.0 amp draw. The pump will be supplying a kitchen faucet, a bath faucet and a bath shower valve. It will be installed about a foot away from the freshwater tank and will have to pump aprox. 15 ' to the bath.
rfuerst911sc 06/02/14 08:09am Tech Issues
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Doesn't the spray on foam insulation also add strength to the structure ?
rfuerst911sc 05/26/14 04:22am Truck Campers
RE: How do you like your Stable-Lift?

I have yet to use my Stable Lift for camping as I am still restoring my C11 Avion camper. When I went to purchase the camper it had three OEM type manual jacks. My truck is a GMC one ton dually 4 x 4 diesel so the truck bed is quite high off the ground. The camper jacks fully extended would NOT lift the camper high enough to get it into the truck. My truck has stock suspension and tires so stock height. With the jacks fully extended and with 40 lbs. of air removed from the four rear tires we were able to get it into the truck. It wobbled so much I was scared we were going to lose the rig just loading it. Right then and there I made up my mind that there had to be a better way. I was VERY LUCKY and found a used Stable Lift meant for a dually for the crazy price of $400.00 !!! It is the best purchase made to date. Installed it myself it works great. Lifts plenty high to get into my truck bed and solid as a rock. Yes it looks like you ran over a swingset but that doesn't bother me at all. What does bother me is my camper potentially falling over onto me, my wife or family members ! this Avion will probably be the last truck camper I own but if I were to get another one it WILL have a SL on it.
rfuerst911sc 05/23/14 10:00am Truck Campers
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