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Old 10-14-2013, 12:42 PM   #1
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Avion C-11 camper

Hello! I am new to the thread, but I am wondering what a fair value for a 1968 Avion C-11 would be. It's definitely in "before" condition; that is, it will have to be restored. It's listed at $1500.

I am also wondering what kind of questions are most important to ask the seller. I was going to ask if any of the systems are functional, whether there are any leaks or dent. What else should I be on the lookout for?

I have uploaded the pictures from the post.

Any and all advice is appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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For that price I would buy it in a minute. Now if you are not handy to do work yourself then make sure there are few leaks and the appliances all work.
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Replacing the fridge, stove etc is expensive. Jim
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Thanks so much Jim! I have emailed the seller and asked about stove, refrigerator, etc. I'll update with the response.
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:10 PM   #5
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Welcome to the boards.

I have a C-11, which I bought a year and a half ago. I paid $4500, I believe. It was in better condition than the one you are looking at.

Here's what I see from the photos:

1) The jacks are missing. A set of 3 Reico Titan jacks is around $500 on amazon.com today. They are a bolt-on replacement for the original but will not fold up into the little clips and so have to be left at home or stored inside. In most cases the original jacks are worn out; I have the Reico Titans as do most other C-11 owners

2) The door is missing for the water heater. These use a Mobil Temp G601 water heater, long since discontinued. Doors are hard to find, but with some digging you may find one either on an old Cayo/Avion or on another brand from the late 1960s or early 1970s.

3) TV antenna is missing. That's common, and many people remove them anyway. Mine doesn't have the original one but a previous owner added a newer style one on the roof.

4) Looks like the original Instamatic fridge. If they work they work OK but not great.

5) Reasonable replacements are available for the shower hose and handle but ideally you would like to find the original hanger hardware if the owner has it.

6) The plastic in the bathroom is time consuming to patch. I've done it. There's enough there that you could put it back the way it should be, but you'll need several hundred dollars worth of epoxy and a lot of time.

7) I have stumbled across NOS taillights that are very close (square corners instead of rounded) but they can be hard to find. There's plenty of stuff that will at least work, of course.

8) Looks like the step is missing. There are modern replacements for around $200

Now a few things not in the pictures:

1) You'll want to be sure the original furnace is there with all the parts. There is no modern replacement that will fit. While it is possible to repair it if it doesn't work you'll have to match up parts and so it's difficult to do if the originals are missing.

2) The horizontal propane tanks are no longer available and the only replacements that will fit will only hold a total of 20# propane instead of the original 40#, so be sure the tanks are included. (If you don't want them I'll pay top dollar)

3) I believe that a Suburban 6 gallon water heater will fit the existing space if the old one is completely shot, however the modern door will look wrong.

4) The Norcold N300 and Dometic RM2351 fridges should fit the space but will require modifications to the cabinetry

5) Replacement ranges are readily available from several sources but will not have a window for the oven. The oven thermostats on the older ranges tend to fail. Replacements are available but are around $100.
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