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Old 12-27-2011, 06:08 PM   #1
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Cayo camper? Same as Avion?

Anyone know anything about Cayo campers? I've read up on the Cayo family and Avion c11 campers but I can't seem to find any info on this what looks to be a 1972 Cayo C11 camper.Any help as far as possible value, common problems etc would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:22 PM   #2
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The Cayo family made Avions before they were bought out. Never seen a p/u camper like this though. The cab over extends about twice as far as I have seen before. The aluminum looks like a different finish and makes me wonder if a PO did a modification. There is a Avion group out there somewhere. This one makes me want to ask if it might be for sale?
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Avion was founded by the Cayo brothers and a couple of partners. They built travel trailers, truck mounted campers, and they dabbled in the MoHo arena for a few years. They were bought out by Fleetwood in the 80's and the last silver Avion was produced in 1990.

I have not seen one with a cabover that long before either.

Here's a link to the SilverAvion site.

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You can still call the Cayo's and talk to them. Just google Cayo Repair Service.

They continued to make these after Avion was sold. I have seen one like this before with the extended bunk with north south sleeping.

There's a lot of support for these over at rv.net truck camper section. Here's a link to a lot of C-10 and 11 info. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/f...d/25053498.cfm
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The Cayo family made Avions before they were bought out. Never seen a p/u camper like this though. The cab over extends about twice as far as I have seen before. The aluminum looks like a different finish and makes me wonder if a PO did a modification. There is a Avion group out there somewhere. This one makes me want to ask if it might be for sale?
Thanks for the help.I didn't realize the cab over is longer than normal but when I was inside I did notice how big the bed was, it looked like a queen size mattress. It is for sale, I'll get you more info ASAP.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:09 AM   #6
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Avion was founded by the Cayo brothers and a couple of partners. They built travel trailers, truck mounted campers, and they dabbled in the MoHo arena for a few years. They were bought out by Fleetwood in the 80's and the last silver Avion was produced in 1990.

I have not seen one with a cabover that long before either.

Here's a link to the SilverAvion site.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...srrdkGKkGGmHcA
Thanks for the tips.
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You can still call the Cayo's and talk to them. Just google Cayo Repair Service.

They continued to make these after Avion was sold. I have seen one like this before with the extended bunk with north south sleeping.

There's a lot of support for these over at rv.net truck camper section. Here's a link to a lot of C-10 and 11 info. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/f...d/25053498.cfm
Thanks for the link, that's what I've been looking for.
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There is also a yahoo group that may be helpful.

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Anyone know anything about Cayo campers? I've read up on the Cayo family and Avion c11 campers but I can't seem to find any info on this what looks to be a 1972 Cayo C11 camper.Any help as far as possible value, common problems etc would be greatly appreciated.
C-11s were made under the Cayo name for a period of time after the rest of the Avion business was sold by the Cayo brothers. There were no major changes during the transition.

In good condition these typically sell at around $4000-$5000 although prices seem to be lower in the southwest where the campers are plentiful and relatively higher in the midwest and northeast.

If stored outside in rainy weather these campers will develop floor rot in the floor of the cabover and the "wings", that is, the higher floor areas around the outside. As with any camper a floor replacement is a major undertaking. The holding tank is fiberglass and can develop cracks.

Availability of exact replacement parts is poor making the replacement of a few items more of a project than you might expect: door latch, refrigerator, furnace, oven valve.

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That's the biggest pickup camper I ever saw.
They now make much larger ones with multiple slides intended for use with 1 ton pickups.
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The cab over extends about twice as far as I have seen before. The aluminum looks like a different finish and makes me wonder if a PO did a modification. There is a Avion group out there somewhere. This one makes me want to ask if it might be for sale?
I have an Avion C-10. I think the only difference between a C-10 and a C-11 of the same year is that the bed in the C-11 is a foot wider (when measured from front to rear of camper).
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this appears to hangover about the same as my c-11. bothe ways. but, i have never seen one before that looked like this. just be prepared to be stopped by alot of people! young and old and asked alot of questions. a women blocked in at mcdonalds once about our camper so be prepared! it is sweet looking though! i would'nt give mine up for nothing! i'd let my house go first!
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:33 PM   #14
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Anyone know anything about Cayo campers? I've read up on the Cayo family and Avion c11 campers but I can't seem to find any info on this what looks to be a 1972 Cayo C11 camper.Any help as far as possible value, common problems etc would be greatly appreciated.
I believe what you are looking at is a Cayo Delux . The Avion truck camper division was kept by one of the Cayo brothers when Avion was sold to Fleetwood , along with the Avion name . They were only produced for a few more years , possibly to '73 . The Delux had a different window and floor layout than previous models and also had an extended cabover . In addition I think it came with a grey tank which prior models did not have . The are rarer than the C-10's and C-11's. Some where in cyber space there is a history of the Cayo family campers.
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