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RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

This is a topic I have been meaning to bring up for a while now . Leaks or condensation ? I have noticed wetness around the base of the wall where it meet the dinette seat on a number of occasions. At first I thought it was a window leak . Then I thought it was coming down the fridg vent , Checked all the caulking and even put a hose to it , no leak . Then I tried glueing some foam sill seal , 8” high , around the bottom of the wall thinking it might be condensation. This helped but not enough . From some of the paperwork I had from original owner it was an early complaint to the dealer . This winter while stored outdoors I opened all the side windows and bath window about an inch . I’ll be darned , dry as a bone . Our weather goes from cold and dry , cold rain , snow , and everything in-between almost every other day . What are others finding ? When we still lived in super wet and cold country of Kodiak, Alaska, I fought water at the joint between the wings and upper skin and like you never found a "smoking gun". Now that we live in the high desert arid country of central Washington State, even with rain or snow, we have not seen any water return. I did remove most of the reflectix from the tops of the wings because it was trapping in the moisture between the outer aluminum skin and saturating the wood wing. That was when I almost lost the camper due to wings going soft and the camper almost fell over. Now with the Stable-Lift and dry wings I fell confident that we will be using the C10 for a long time to come. Let me know if you find anything out! V/R Garry Garry
garryk6 02/24/21 01:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

I started with a Wave3 and still have it but below 30F it can’t keep up. Later we added a forced air furnace (12,000 BTU I think) made for smaller RVs. Installed in the bottom of the closet above the metal propane tank area. We have camped in -10F and the camper was 70+F. Goes through a lot more propane when camping in that cold but it is nice to have dry heat that is vented outside. Question.. Does anyone have a roof mounted AC in an alternate location than the front or rear vent location. And in the C10 where is the 110V power dead end in the ceiling from the breaker panel? We are headed to TX thus summer and our Alaska acclimated family wants AC. Thanks again! Garry
garryk6 02/23/21 07:35am Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

Yup. Bought a 1963 Boles Aero 280-H double door trailer. 25 ft box and 28 ft overall bumper to tongue. Steel chassis with all aluminum skeleton and riveted aluminum skin. I’ll try to post some pics. Got home and the next two days have been snow! Thanks again! Garry
garryk6 01/27/21 10:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

I dont have access to the back side for these rivets. Thanks for all the replies!! I will let you know what I get and how it works out! As a side note, when we moved back to the "Lower-48" we got our 2001 Nomad 308 travel trailer out and lived in it for a few months till we found a house to buy. But with all our kids leaving to grow up, we are looking to downsize, and we love classic rigs and yesterday went to go look at a fixer Travel Trailer. We still need room for my mother-in-law that travels with us, some of the time and we love the camper, but would like to do some longer trips in the future with a bit more room. So Yesterday we took a long drive to look at two 60's Boles Aero Travel trailers. The first was a 69 23 ft box, listed as a 27 ft that was gutted and in need of everything. Next we looked at a 62 25ft box listed as a 28 ft trailer all original but with water damage to the interior. The Boles Aero is constructed similar to the Airstreams and Avions with the all aluminum frame and skin with a steel chassis. We will make the decision later today if we bite the bullet. It is a bit more than I paid for the Avion C10, but not alot more, but is alot more work to resurrect to a useable state. Any one every have or know of Boles Aero trailers? Thanks again! Garry
garryk6 01/19/21 01:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

Where does everyone get their rivets from. I need to replace the door for the propane and patch a piece and want to use a similar type rivet. Thanks in advance! Garry
garryk6 01/17/21 06:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

I Really wish I could help, as sanitary plumbing problems are not fun but I do not have a black water holding tank in my C10 as it was long gone when I got the camper. I do know if you go to a plumbing specific store vice a "box store" they know their stuff better and may be able to help you find what you need. Good Luck! Garry
garryk6 01/15/21 08:21am Truck Campers
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