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RE: Rebuild old flatbed, or start from scratch?

If you anticipate a new and different camper in the future would not make too many modifications until that happens . Repair the deck , slide the camper forward and have a rear deck in the mean time .
ticki2 09/26/16 09:30am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

My C-11 is similar . Bottom of floor to top of furnace chimney is 86" ( no AC ) Note: C-10 has different furnace . Jack support angles are 2-1/4" less than width of 92" on each side . Jack heads are 9" from mount plate to square crank key . Total width with jacks is 92 -5 +18 = 105". ( As Silver pointed out the bottom feet of jacks will stick out farther . Bustle hangs down from bottom of floor 8" 3" drain hangs down an additional 3-1/2"
ticki2 09/25/16 01:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Rastaman , thank you for your generous invitation . I would so like to be part of a cavalcade of Avion TC's . I feel I have a whole bunch of pen pals . I have yet to meet another one on the road . Unfortunately a long road trip this fall is not in the cards for me . Some place , some time .
ticki2 09/17/16 06:12am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

It could very well be that the 2x6's were needed for a spacer between the camper and the van frame . Since it was there they extended it to support the floor patch . Keep in mind the the support for the floor comes from the structure above , it is literally hung from the shell , so in your case where the plywood patch rotted around the edges , the only thing holding it up was the 2x6's . Getting back to the gap between the aluminum skin and the bustle , water intrusion there is probably what caused the new patch to go bad . You could make a flashing strip that goes under the outer skin and over the bustle and caulk it well . The door sill and the horizontal trim should cover it all . The bustle on my '68 is two piece , left and right . Not sure why they used alum over the seam unless the raised overlap joint was broken . There is also an alum access panel to the left of the door . You probably can't see it because the generator box is in the way . that is where the black tank drain originally came out . Where is yours now ? My black tank is also white , polypropylene . I did not have to replace the cabover floor , fortunately it was in excellent condition . Silver was the most recent to tackle that and did a very good job of it , watch his video . All the floors have solid wood around the perimeter about 4" out , the foam doesn't go all the way to the edge .
ticki2 09/16/16 04:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

http://i.imgur.com/5cJKxddl.jpg Showing 2x6 addition between bustle and frame attachment http://i.imgur.com/WbheEIpl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/4rOmtxRl.jpg 2x6 drivers side through bustle http://i.imgur.com/JzRgchDl.jpg Under moulding on bathroom outer wall. Is this gap typical? C-11 , not seeing things first hand I'm going to have to do some guessing , perhaps as you get further along you can verify some things . I think the reason those 2x6's are there is because the floor was repaired once before . The 3/8"-1"foam-3/8"plywood you see in the wardrobe is the original floor . I suspect you will find the double layer of plywood at the door extends all the way through the bath . The 2x6's were to support the patch . I would probably replace the rear section of floor all the way across .Keep in mind that is what I would do , I am not telling you what you should do . I think you will find that you have enough apart at the time to make a good judgement . The top of the floor should be pretty even with the bottom of the door . It looks like you are missing the bottom sill portion of the door frame which the door closes against . The black tank comes out from above , only the lower portion extends through the floor . You will have to remove the shower pan , toilet and sink , disconnect the waste pipe , unfasten the plastic surrounds and raise them out of the way to lift the black tank out . Around the perimeter of the floor is an aluminum U channel that the vertical studs are riveted to and the floor is fastened to . There are at least two floor replacements earlier in this thread with pictures . Don't loose heart , one foot in front of the other and all of a sudden you're there .
ticki2 09/15/16 07:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

http://i.imgur.com/72suCFwl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/SwkCaWql.jpg http://i.imgur.com/pPKCelsl.jpg You might be able to access more of the floor by removing the horizontal molding strips to the left and right of the door at the bottom . Then remove the fiber glass enclosure below which will expose the waste plumbing and black tank . That enclosure should not be sitting on the van frame . The double layer of plywood at the rear door was not typical of a C-11 . It was either part of the joining project or a later repair . Your tag number FI--- indicates the camper is a '69 . Another thought , if the camper is held on with tiedowns , could you release them and jack up the camper from the van to give a little more room for floor work ? Since the unit is so unique I would call Cayo and see if anyone there remembers it .
ticki2 09/14/16 07:01pm Truck Campers
RE: towing an expedition trailer behind a TC?

Fair enough Jefe , I look forward to your post .
ticki2 09/13/16 10:16am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Vintage Trailer Supply sells a silicone caulk remover that worked pretty good for me . Bought some craft sticks ( pop sticks ) and put a beveled edge on with a grinding wheel which worked well and didn't scratch the anodize . Final cleaning with naphtha .
ticki2 09/13/16 10:11am Truck Campers
RE: towing an expedition trailer behind a TC?

Jefe Did you have any trouble purchacing the Stockton wheels ? Did they make them hub-centric for you ?
ticki2 09/13/16 08:39am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

79Bruiser - Beautiful. I don't know Avion's, but that seems a beaut. Anybody - Did Avion ever make a model that fit fully in the truck bed? I don't believe I've ever seen one with those characteristics. (You know - me and my perceived need for an 8 footer). Without the hangout of the back though, it would lose a lot of its look, not to mention major function placement, but it could be cute too! I mean if someone were to find one like that needing restored?) ;) Literature that I've read on advertisements etc, say that there were 8 foot version of the C10, but i have never seen one nor even seen pictures. Garry I have read the same thing , way back . It's the only reference I have ever seen , it was for a '65 or '66 . I don't think it ever was produced .
ticki2 09/08/16 10:42am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

The exterior looks very good . The FH179 indicates it's a '68 , number 179 .
ticki2 09/08/16 05:48am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

That is the way my '68 is also but I think I remember someone with a '69 stating theirs was all numbers .
ticki2 09/07/16 08:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Hello all. I think I have a 1969 c11. I'm not sure about the year. Maybe someone can confirm or share a site to research vin numbers? I haven't been able to turn up much. Thanks If you post the vin number chances are someone here can help with it .
ticki2 09/07/16 07:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I'll try to keep the noob questions to a minimum. I suggest creating your own thread. Why ?
ticki2 09/07/16 07:33pm Truck Campers
RE: It pays to have a good fabricator locally ...

. Either way, in my opinion, both my truss and the poster's fabricated truss are stronger than the Torklift bolt together truss. I agree it would be stronger welded but is there any problem with mounting or dismounting because there is no play ? With the TL it seems you could loosen the bolts if needed . I have never dealt with either so I don't know .
ticki2 08/31/16 05:01am Truck Campers
RE: So My Neighbor Shot a BB At My Camper...

I am so glad you decided to go that direction , you are better for it . For repair I second the gel coat or some resin . If you don't have to deal with paint because it will be covered it's probably a 20 min job .
ticki2 08/31/16 04:50am Truck Campers
RE: Bone yard

You could probably have that pane replaced at a glass shop . Worth looking in to .
ticki2 08/24/16 08:10am Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper and beach camping Cape Cod

That was quit the trip Caysea , two extremes of the country , FL to AK . Question for those familiar with Cape Cod beaches . On their web site the tire info is a little confusing . I have a dually with 235/85/16 . Do they met the minimum required tire size ?
ticki2 08/23/16 08:06pm 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? Here's one idea http://www.orukayak.com/collections/kayaks
ticki2 08/21/16 08:13pm Truck Campers
RE: So the project begins

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah24/ebnjoe/20160818_193541_zpsegzk6kp8.jpg http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah24/ebnjoe/20160818_193608_zpssbt7hx1h.jpg I still need to cut the bolts down but I think this about does it for this corner. Kindest regards Ed If you don't mind a few suggestions . Since you really don't know the true condition of the wings I would try to maximize the strengthening of the jack areas . One is to orient the 2x10 front to back and make it long enough to span the entire opening above . That opening is a weak spot for a jack . Second would be to use a full steel plate inside instead of washers , in affect , sandwiching the wing plywood between two steel plates . As you mentioned , a corner brace would not hurt . Your pictures show the bottom wood member across the opening is already cracked . Good luck
ticki2 08/18/16 08:23pm Truck Campers
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