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RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I have had decent results using and aluminum cleaner that my pressure washer supplier carries . It contains phosphoric acid and degreasers . I spray it on with a spray bottle , let it set for a few minutes keeping it moist and brush it with a scrub brush . Then rinse thoroughly . It doesn't seem to hurt the anodizing or plexiglass windows . It doesn't make it look new but brightens it some and looks more uniform . Spray Nine is also a good cleaner . The real kicker with the Sprinter is the low tow rating, which I think is 5000#
ticki2 07/22/16 06:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Questions: 2015 F250 Capacity Enhancements.

See that hole on the bottom leaf? Bolt some stableloads in there. The photo above was of the springs with 80 PSI in the airbags. Doesn't need another leaf (or something) to hold the weight with less PSI or keep using the airbags at 80 PSI and add stable load to help engage the springs at the same time? (Not even sure if I'm asking the right question) This is what the spring looks like with 10 psi in the air lift bags. Pretty flat with a downward tilt front to rear (truck) https://photos.smugmug.com/Camping/TRUCK-CAMPER/i-VxvrVjh/0/M/image-M.jpg I am not a Ford guy so maybe one of them can comment .It seems to me that 2 main leafs is a very light sprung F250 . Ford has many options for spring packs and GVWR . Perhaps it's time to find out exactly what you have to know how to procede .
ticki2 07/21/16 08:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Trying to replace the TCer

All the small van type school buses around the NE are 4wd . I would think it is a reasonable conversion for a B camper .
ticki2 07/18/16 10:20am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

From bottom of floor to top of chimney stack is 7'-2" . U-haul has a 5' x8' open trailer that would probably work with some concrete blocks up front to give it some tongue weight . You will have to measure one to check the overall width , also check the rail height . PS A '72 GMC 2500 with 15" wheels doesn't sound right , it should have 16"
ticki2 07/12/16 06:24am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Joerg That jep had me going for a while , in English it would be yep , LOL Reminds me of something Mark Twain wrote about never trusting a man who could only spell a word one way .:)
ticki2 07/11/16 08:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Hello everyone, I have a few questions about these truck campers. I have restored my grandfather's '72 Chevy 3/4 ton and am trying to relive my childhood in a way. Grandad had a truck camper (not an Avion, regrettably) and my family and grandparents would go camping together a lot when I was small. Anyway, now that the truck is nearing completion I'm starting to try and locate a truck camper to go in it. I'm intrigued by these Avions. I have located a '68 c11 that is a couple of hours from me and am trying to figure out how to transport it if it suits me. The '72 isn't up the trip quite yet, and my other truck is a '14 Ram 3/4 ton 6.5 foot bed. I do have quite a few trailers in the family that I can borrow. If someone can give me some measurements I'd appreciate it. I'd like to know the width between jacks, height of the cabover above the truck bed, and how far the back tail pan sticks down below the bottom that sits on the truck bed. My idea is to haul it on a flatbed trailer. If anybody has any suggestions I'd love to hear them. I've read the first 50 or so pages and haven't readily came across an answer. Sorry if this has been duplicated somewhere. Thanks. Well I'll give this a try . truck bed to cabover height = 45-1/4" tub height = 20-3/4" wing width = 21" jack rise = 35" tub width = 48" total width = 90" the rear overhang drops down 8"+- On some Avions the angle irons that the jacks bolt to stick out more than others , most should give you 90" clear to the jacks . This will make it difficult to get on most flatbed trailers because the out to out fender width will be a lot more than 90". Best would be a narrow trailer if you can find one . Figure about 2500# for weight . You can make up some spacer blocks to put between the mounts and the jack plates but don't go more than 3 to 4 inches or it will put too much strain on the jack mounts . The plates on the jacks are 4" high and 5-1/2" wide , the bolts are 5/8" and spaced 3-1/2 " c to c . Go slow and be careful , at this point you don't really know the condition of the jack supports . If you use a smaller single axle trailer it will most likely be tail heavy so be aware . It can be done but life will be simpler if you could beg , borrow or steal a truck with an 8' bed . Don't forget some way to tie it down to trailer or truck . Good luck
ticki2 07/11/16 08:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Welcome to our little club Joerg . You will probably have the only C-11 in Europe , quit the distinction . This thread is so long now that it can be difficult to find things even if you have read through it . Don't be afraid to ask questions that might have been covered . We love following along someones revival of these classics . Your English is far better than my German :B
ticki2 07/11/16 06:23am Truck Campers
RE: Trip report : Norway in the truck camper

Steve , you have once again gifted us with a world view of truck camping . Most of the superlatives have been used up so I will simply say , thank you and thank you .
ticki2 07/10/16 06:36am 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-SLIDE-IN-VINTAGE-CAMPER-ALL-ORIGINAL-AND-VERY-NICE-AIRSTREAM-/331899746997?forcerrptr=true&hash=item4d46c43ab5:g:QakAAOSwbYZXea19&item=331899746997
ticki2 07/08/16 10:19am Truck Campers
RE: Shock absorber tie downs?

" shock absorber type " is not enough information . What brand and name are they ?
ticki2 07/07/16 08:07pm Truck Campers
RE: DRW vs SRW Trucks

I have done a fair amount of back roading in the northeast and you will scrape up the sides and top of your camper long before the width of the DRW will be a problem .
ticki2 07/07/16 07:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Nice to see two of them together . What makes your buddies Ultra different , floor plan , equipment ?
ticki2 06/29/16 02:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Buying a New TC Hauler

Will you be able to get at that CB without taking things apart ?
ticki2 06/25/16 08:22am Truck Campers
RE: Remove box for flat bed...Why not?

If I am reading correctly they are demountable and interchangeable with a truck bed with their system . Pretty slick .
ticki2 06/22/16 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: Length of the rear tubes on Happijac Turnbuckles?

When I was figuring out my turnbuckles system for my flatbed I needed 4 short turnbuckles . Torklift also makes a version of the Happijac called Anchor Guard . They were willing to sell me a set of 4 short front spring loaded turnbuckles. BTW , Torklift stated these were only to be used with body mounting , not frame mounting . I'm not sure what Happijac says .On the regular set from Torklift the cylinder length is longer on the fronts . Purchased through Hitch Source in Oregon
ticki2 06/19/16 12:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Remove box for flat bed...Why not?

I was thinking, I realize that I wouldn't improve carrying capacity, but why not remove my truck bed....and add an aluminum flat bed and have a better more useable surface for camper and boxes for storage? Any thoughts? Take a look here http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/17978710.cfm and here http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25259431.cfm Wheel wells are not always an issue on a HD truck . Usually the axle stops prevent the wheels from going above the frame rails .
ticki2 06/19/16 07:33am Truck Campers
RE: Truck just sitting?

Weeks or months, don't worry about it. Year or years, do something about it. I will second this . Diesel is not nearly as troublesome as gas for aging , the biggest concern would be algae , it can really mess up a fuel system . I would keep the tank full to limit condensation and use a biocide additive for long term .
ticki2 06/08/16 04:10pm Truck Campers
RE: SLIDE-ON Camper Shell Power Plug to Truck

A little more info would be helpful . What do you mean by a slide in camper shell ? What all are you trying to power in the shell ? The only real difference between a TT and a TC plug is the TC has no brake wire , ( except for the Lance plug ) .
ticki2 05/31/16 10:16am Truck Campers
RE: No Power - Unplugged from Shore Power

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ticki2 05/27/16 03:38pm Truck Campers
RE: CWR vs Payload

That is my understanding also . According to Woodall's , cargo weight and payload would come out the same , I don't believe they do .
ticki2 05/23/16 09:54am Truck Campers
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