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RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

Thanks tickie and D1, it’s good to hear some verified weights. We’ve been using 3000lbs as our estimated ready to camp weight and it sounds like it might be fairly valid max working number for our C-10. With the mention of old brochures I hunted through a 1965 one that came with our C-10, it states 1769lbs for the C-10 and 1640 for the 8 1/2 (unicorn). Our camper is an early one (#000045) with fiberglass insulation and not the foam insulation that is in most which may explain the slightly lower weight in the early brochure. The idea that foam insulation can gain significant weight from leaks is pretty real. I used to race small one design sailboats with similar foam inside their hulls. We found that hulls could weigh between 120lbs and 180lbs, a 60lb difference in 14’ boats that came out of the same mold - and yes the heavy ones were always damp inside.
flyte63 11/02/20 08:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

Have any of you fellow Avion C-10 or C-11 owners had your campers on scale to get an actual weight? Looking around the internet I see numbers ranging from 1800lbs to 3000lbs but it’s hard to know what’s real. Obviously there will differences between the 10’s and 11’s and dry vs. loaded with full tanks, but any verified numbers?
flyte63 10/31/20 07:57am Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

I have not taken any interior skin off of ours either, have only pulled it back in the original 12v fuse box area. I have seen the ground stud for the 110v system. I replaced the 110v 30 amp Inlet and that stud was accessible when the old inlet was removed. I don’t believe that there was a 12v ground also wired to that same stud as Joe mentioned, but it’s possible.
flyte63 08/27/20 04:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

Here’s a link (If it works) to an album with some photos of work I’ve been doing in that area of the pigtail and old fuse box.
flyte63 08/25/20 11:07am Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

Hi ticki, I have not found a place where the outer skin or aluminum frame is specifically bonded to the 12v ground. However on my ‘65 the Ground Wire of the pigtail coming from the truck is wired to the 12v house White negative line inside the front wall below the old screw-in fuse box. While I was in there I added a new ground stud (bolt) to the aluminum frame next to where the pigtail comes in so that I have someplace good to ground to. I also added switch plate sized access panel In that area so I don’t have to pull the inside skin off to get at that area next time.
flyte63 08/25/20 10:48am Truck Campers
RE: XM Radio / NAV Antenna Question

While shopping for a 2020 F-250 we noticed two black parts n the top rear edge of the cab that appear to be The GPS Navigation Antenna and a Sirius XM antenna. Because of this location it seams like both would be severely impacted by a cab-over camper. Are there any 2020 Ford Super Duty owners who can chime in regarding real world experience with Nav and Sat radio performance when traveling with their camper? Thanks!
flyte63 07/27/20 05:26am Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

Wow it’s been quiet on this thread! No progress on my front windows yet, but thanks Ticki for the leads on possible gaskets per your post back on page 270. So much good stuff on this thread! We have made a lot of progress on a bunch of other aspects of our C-10 over the last two months. Built and installed a new floor - see images and details on my blog at the link below). Also all the wood cabinets have been stripped and the cabinet doors are all refinished. Did a bunch of 120v electrical work - new 30 amp inlet and replaced some wire and some outlets. Working on 12 volt stuff now, new converter, small inverter, new fuse box, etc... Also did some work with the plumbing, finally ready to have the custom black and grey tanks fabricated. -Don
flyte63 07/07/20 10:54am Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

Have any of you found a good replacement gasket that works with the original 1965-69 front cab-over windows? I think these windows were made by Phillips. I’ve been able to find good matches for most of the other windows at VTS and other places, but so far have not found a good match for the front. I know Several of you have rigs in which these windows were changed-out, but I’m trying to see if I can can find a gasket that works before resorting to anything more extreme. -Don
flyte63 05/21/20 05:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

Welcome Avion68, glad to see another Avion truck camper project starting up! I’m pretty much just starting myself, but others here should have some good advice for you. I think most of us have found that the wood is the problem on most of these. I’m in the process right now of planning to replace the entire main floor over the next month or two. Posting photos is tricky on this forum these days, but it would be great to see some as you get going! -Don
flyte63 05/09/20 12:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

We've been making slow progress over this winter on our C-10, but definitely won't be ready for a trip west this April. There's also the issue of needing to purchase a truck that it will fit in!
flyte63 02/19/20 10:46am Truck Campers
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