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RE: Happijac lubrication

A 50/50 mix of acetone and ATF makes an excellent penetrating oil . Turn the jack upside down and let it soak at lest a few hours , overnight is even better .
ticki2 03/05/21 04:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Buying a New TC Hauler

If its booted that would be a slick way to preheat the camper while traveling to destination I preheat the camper while driving by turning on the furnace in the camper with my bluetooth thermostat. That is certainly an option but you are using up propane . The truck cab heat is practically free . On a long drive the difference could be significant in cold climate . The same could be done with a pass through window.
ticki2 03/05/21 07:04am Truck Campers
RE: Buying a New TC Hauler

If its booted that would be a slick way to preheat the camper while traveling to destination
ticki2 03/04/21 09:16pm Truck Campers
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 ?
ticki2 02/24/21 12:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

Ticki2, here’s the link to the nearly 10,000 BTU heater: https://www.propexheatsource.com/heaters/hs2800-furnace/ The model I have in Argo is the HS2000. It has proven to be plenty for such a small space. Installation and operation very straightforward. Thank you
ticki2 02/24/21 11:48am Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

I looked at the Propex web site and did not see any larger sizes.
ticki2 02/24/21 07:00am Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

D , that propex is appealing . I wish they made a larger version . I don’t think 7000btu would be enough for sustained cold temps . I’m still using the original wall furnace in mine , plenty heat ( 12000btu ) , low amps with the fan ( 1.0 a ) but poor heat distribution . From table top up is warm , floor is cool . I’m working on some ceiling fans . No idea on its efficiency compared to others .
ticki2 02/23/21 09:09am Truck Campers
RE: Traveling without Jacks - contingency plan?

I assume you are talking about the manual jacks for your Avion C10 . Unfortunately there really is no good contingency plan with no jacks . Some people risk it . I made a rack/bumper/spacer out of 2x8 to fit between camper and headboard . I have an 8’-6” flatbed so had that space reguardless . By placing the jacks there it helped the overall weight distribution . On a regular pickup bed it may not be as good . In my situation they would interfere with the side doors on the flatbed and I leave the camper on for the season . The are meant to swing up along the side by removing one bolt fro M the bracket . What is your motive for removing?
ticki2 02/23/21 06:45am Truck Campers
RE: Tires and Wheels

Hey cheftim, Just noticed you are right down the road from us. Is that a SRW? No duallys allowed on the beach down the Cape. And you def don’t want 19.5’ for running the beaches there. We air down to 18psi-20psi at Nauset. Did you get a beach pass for this year? Let me know if you need help setting up your rig we can meet up. Good luck, Bill I thought they started allowing DRW a few years ago . Could be wrong
ticki2 02/22/21 02:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Who’s still using a 7.3 diesel truck

And almost none of it has anything to do with a truck camper
ticki2 02/21/21 06:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Tires and Wheels

Ordered the Vision Hauler 81 Wheel 19.5x7.5 8x170 Matte Black today. Now the tires. Currently leaning towards the Toyo M608Z 245/70R. People here to give Toyo's great reviews. I don't put but 10k a year on the truck so I'm hoping they'd last quite a while. Anyone with experience on these or suggestions on others in the 19.5" G or H load range? Live in the Northeast so need all weather. Take the camper out on the beach a fair bit and plan on doing a bit more off the beaten path camping in the next couple of years. Also have at least one cross country planned. 19.5’s are not the best choice for beach travel , especially if required to air down .
ticki2 02/20/21 04:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Back door hinge

You could call Cayo RV at 1-239-463-5068 , they should be able to help .
ticki2 02/17/21 09:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Back door hinge

Fellow Avionistas, one of the back door hinges on Argo has broken. I had it welded but it has just broken again. In looking for replacements, I ordered a set from Amazon but they were different dimensions so I returned them. VTS shows a set suitable for mid 60s Shastas but they are not currently available and arrival time is unknown. My question is have any of you replaced those door hinges and, if so, where did you find suitable replacements? Alternatively, do any of you out there in Avionland have a spare hinge or hinges you could sell me? Thanks, Dick Dick, I’m a bit confused . My early 68 has an 1-1/2” piano hinge the entire height . Seems like it would be an easy replacement . All my doors bath , closet, and cabinets have piano hinges .
ticki2 02/15/21 09:16am Truck Campers
RE: Gray Water not empty, only 1 gate valve

Thanks for the recommendation, information about the grey water waste is not in my owners manual or the single valve operation procedure. Just states 2 - 38 gal holding tanks. The electronic g/w tank indicator may be faulty but, the tank does not seem to have the 38 gal capacity as indicated. (floor drain in shower overflows) From the manual you do have 2 tanks . One is black/gray waste tank , the second is the fresh water tank . You don’t have separate black and gray tanks .
ticki2 02/13/21 01:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Covering a truck camper AFTER a snow?

Snow under the cover? Why use the cover at all? Minimal snow... just what I can’t brush off. The reason I’d prefer to put the cover on still is because anticipate we’ll get at least another foot of snow this season. If the temps are consistently below freezing I don’t see what harm any new snow will cause . I would not want to trap snow under the cover . What purpose at that point would the cover serve ?
ticki2 02/13/21 05:22am Truck Campers
RE: New Ford 7.3 Gas

The tires on my F350 dually give it 18,000 lb capacity. Rear axle was derated from what I heard. so taxable 14,900lb is way below actual capabilities. That still doesn't show their knowledge about TC use. Please post the stock tires and wheels you have on your f350 drw thatt are rated at 4500 pounds each in dual application.
ticki2 02/11/21 03:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Timbrens,airbags!

The trucking industry uses airbags. I think there is wisdom in following that lead. I think you are confusing air suspension in trucks with air bags . Not the same at all .
ticki2 02/07/21 02:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Camper and Skiing

Fwiw I find rather silly people sugesting leaving the windows open to get the moisture out. Heating great outdoors is not my cuppa tea. Drawbacks of using propane I guess Why not get a heater that blows DRY hot air in the first place. I use Espar,dry heat and very eficient..although bit pricey Now fortunately theres much cheaper Chinese diesel available that is exact copy of Espar,so should work just as well hopefully. many RVers convert their rigs to use them https://youtu.be/ogLmROa1o9E https://youtu.be/3j5qW9kKBLM It’s not the traditional propane heater that is causing the moisture , they are vented outdoors , it’s the occupants and the cooking and the washing . Espar is a nice system but it doesn’t solve the moisture problem .
ticki2 02/07/21 10:00am Truck Campers
RE: New F350 owner seeks TC information

That 2300 lb Adventurer is dry weight . New ones are a bit heavier .
ticki2 02/06/21 04:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Flat

As usual this thread is like a dog chasing it’s tail . If you know how to rotate your tires , you know how to change a flat . If you don’t you should learn . Rotating tires is a maintenance item , flats are a what if .
ticki2 02/04/21 10:21am Truck Campers
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