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by NorthernMaineAvion
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: What did you DO to your Avion today?
Topic: 4 hr drive north picking up my Avion today!
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: 4 hr drive north picking up my Avion today!

Made it home! It was late and I was tired so no post until today. Hitch worked great in tandem with air ride suspension on the truck. On a level surface the measurement from frame to ground was exactly the same front to back of trailer, and the front wheel well measured less than a quarter inch high...
by NorthernMaineAvion
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: What did you DO to your Avion today?
Topic: 4 hr drive north picking up my Avion today!
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: 4 hr drive north picking up my Avion today!

Halfway point. Belly pan connection to street side let go up front. Lost a half dozen screws . Fortunately we had loooong straps we went all the way around over roof and Tightened it down. Wind ripped out smaller strap wrecking the step cover on the other side too. Axles remail mostly cool. One runn...
by NorthernMaineAvion
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: What did you DO to your Avion today?
Topic: 4 hr drive north picking up my Avion today!
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: 4 hr drive north picking up my Avion today!

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Improvised Rick guard so far still on!
by NorthernMaineAvion
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: What did you DO to your Avion today?
Topic: 4 hr drive north picking up my Avion today!
Replies: 10
Views: 239

4 hr drive north picking up my Avion today!

Its go time! Heading down to hook her up and tow it home ( 26-H ) after having the tires all replaced and axles serviced. I have what seems like 200 pounds in a duffle bag. It holds my Fastway WD hitch with built in anti-sway, all the wrenches, tape measure, sockets, torque wrench, etc to install th...
by NorthernMaineAvion
Sun May 28, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Tow Vehicles and Hitches
Topic: Anti sway hitch??
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: Anti sway hitch, and also brakes...

OK I have obtained a nice WD with built in Anti Sway hitch of the appropriate capacity. I will attempt to install in the field. I always look at worst case scenario so I am prepared. What if the brakes on my Avion are not working well or at all? I have never towed anything that big so I am an uttter...
by NorthernMaineAvion
Sat May 20, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Running Gear
Topic: Need a spare tire and rim...
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Need a spare tire and rim...

Light Truck was what it had on it when I purchased it. They were badly weather cracked on one side and godawful on the other side. It even extended from the sidewalls into the tread on both sides and also between the treads on the worse side. They are getting replaced with ST tires but Bias , not Ra...
by NorthernMaineAvion
Sat May 20, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Winter living water supply...
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Winter living water supply...

Ok, there is a possibility that I may be in my Avion this winter. 26 H 1978. It does not have the fresh water tank in it, and the belly pan is gone that goes over it. I see the 2 hoses with shutoff valves, I am pretty sure one is from the water input on the side of the camper to fill the tank and th...
by NorthernMaineAvion
Sat May 20, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Running Gear
Topic: Need a spare tire and rim...
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Need a spare tire and rim...

I have a 1978 26-H with 15 inch rims and I and in the process of replacing all 4 tires due to extreme wether cracking. I dont have a spare or even a rim to put a spare on. Anyone know the bolt pattern I need? I was hoping to find a rim to get myself properly equipped. Thanks. Vince in Maine 26H http...
by NorthernMaineAvion
Sat May 20, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Tow Vehicles and Hitches
Topic: Anti sway hitch??
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: Anti sway hitch??

I appreciate the education thank you. I'm assuming if I do buy a hitch that I should buy it to be rated at the 750 pounds tongue weight and 7500 pounds max weight. From what I have read getting something with too much capacity is bad? I have access to several sets but they are 1000 lb tongue wt and ...