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Old 02-13-2007, 08:19 AM   #57
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I know you're right Glen....I'm still looking for a valve. Going today to pick up my sink....maybe I'll find a valve in the bigger town.
I tried two times to post my dash picture last night and finally gave up....maybe it will work today.
Raining here....what a good day to work inside that MH
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:00 AM   #58
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I post the pic under photos of Argosy motorhome if any would like to see never could get it on this thread
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:43 AM   #59
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Charles, for less than $20 Millsuppy.com can ship today.
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:18 PM   #60
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Thanks Glen ....Mills supply had the valve that I need...I ordered it and it should be here in few days. I picked up the bathroom sink at Lowe's...I was really supprised at how well it set down into the old vanity....looks like it was made for that vanity. I got a new vanity but it would be a shame to tear out the old one when it fits so well.....so I will use the old vanity.
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:31 AM   #61
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Well I got a new water shut off valve (thanks to Glen and all who pushed me ) I'm glad I went with a new valve. I didn't have anything to judge my old valve up against. I thought that since it freed up with wd40 that it would be good enough....but after getting the new valve I can see it would not have worked...at least not as well as the new valve. For anyone comtemplating working on your heat....new valve is the only way to go. I think the new valve was less than 20 dollars with shipping. Anyway....I got the new valve installed and the heater core back in. Removal and re install on the heater core is pretty straight forward. Today I am working on reinstalling the right hand portion of the dash. Only problem so far is that the plastic fittings that the skat hose hooks up to is so brittle. I've had to manufacture a couple out of aluminum sheet. For the air condition and the defrost there are 10 hoses for air....get all that crammed under the dash there will be little room left over.
Took my rear broken window to a auto glass shop.... they had no problem with being able to fix it. I wanted tempered glass installed....I was supprised to learn that they install the glass there then send it out to be tempered. Should have it back in 10 days.
We got a dusting of snow today....next week it is suppose to get into the 60s....with that heat wave I'll be able to hit it hard.
Wife took the camera to Indiana so I'll have to wait on pictures to post.

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Old 02-17-2007, 10:52 PM   #62
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On my 78 Argosy MH I have a row of toggle switches on the lower left instrument panel. One of those switches is marked Auxillary. Can anyone tell me what this switch is for?
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:22 AM   #63
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Extra switch?? Do you have one labeled Aux. Heater? I have the aux heater option with the heater coil / fan below the passenger seat blowing back into the coach.

BTW what happened to the sink post? I got the post but never saw it here?
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:06 AM   #64
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No I don't have the aux heater. This switch is wired up but the toggle is broken off. I'm ready to start installing that portion of the dash. I'm replacing all four of these switches but thought it would be nice to know what this aux switch does. Maybe it's purpose will show up once I get the panel back together.
I'm not real sure what happen to the sink post. I've been having a little trouble posting picture....sometimes I can do it then other times I can't. I'm almost done with the sink project....have a bit more to do with hooking up the drain. Just need a new part....which I haven't had time to go get. When they made this MH they installed all the drain plumming with solid connections....and of course my sink doesn't quite line up with their drain. No big problem...just got to buy another part. I'll try posting a picture when the wife gets back from Indiana with the camera.
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:15 PM   #65
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Smile Wires? I have All Manuals

I just read your post(s). We also just bought an Argosy 28'! Although ours in mint condition (although completely outdated 70's fasion) We plan to redo the interior - lime green is just not our style- but we will do it in such a way that it will not be destroyed in case future owner wants to gp original. All the components appliances, switches and wiring works and is in original condition so, if you need photos of a place or a part to know 'how it was' or how it should be - I would be happy to help. Also, I have ALL the original manuals down to how the oven works and a recipe book for 'cooking on the road' I could have any of them copied for you - let me know what you need and I can get a cost from Staples to copy and bind. Good luck with your project. We just love our 'Betsy' she may be alittle outdated but they just don't make them like they used to - she makes the newer RVs we looked seem like milk cartons on wheels. These are just such solid vehicles. What kind of Gas mileage did you get traveling? Did you use Premium grade. The man who owned ours previously said they run better and get better milage on Premium.
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:44 PM   #66
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Betsy28, welcome to the forums! We're glad you're here. We'd love to see you start a thread with your photos of the Argo. How many miles on yours?
We also would love to hear how you found her.
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:26 PM   #67
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Hello on my 77 argosy that switch turns on the storage compartment lights . gen , sewer , shore power. and storage.
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:36 AM   #68
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YIIIPPPIIII....so nice to have the forum back up and running...I've missed all of you.
Welcome to the forum Betsy..... What good news to see the forum back up and someone offering manuals. I would just love to get a copy of a maintenance manual for the 28ft argosy. I have the owners manual and that doesn't do much good for restoring work. I need a manual that has wiring diagram and how to do things. If you have such a manual let me know what the cost would be. Thanks for offering to copy it.
Bob I bet that is what my aux switch goes to because none of those lights work on my RV.
As far as my refurb project...I've made some progress. Finally ....after trying to repair water leaks...piece meal style....I bit the bullet and replaced all water lines and valves from the kitchen sink back to the bathroom sink. I used a system called FEX (I think). This system is so very simple to use. You just put it together like tinker toys, I install 15 to 20 fittings and didn't have one leaker in the bunch. In the process I found that my water heater tank had a hole in it...so out came the water heater. I took it to a welding shop and they said if I would bring in the patch material (aluminum) they could TIG weld it. I also found a "junk" yard that has many (rather new) trailers that have been in accidents. This place has water heaters that he would sell for $200...for the complete heater. So I haven't made up my mind which way to go yet. I did learn one thing....only way to take the water heater out is from the outside of the RV. Screws around the door panel come out and whole heater comes out. I didn't do it that way...but I will reinstall it that way.
Looking forward to hearing from all of you again.
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:09 AM   #69
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Well after replacing all the water lines from the kitchen sink back to the rear bath....I thought I had all leaks fixed....only thing I should have done before putting everything back together....completely fill the water tank!!!!! I didn't do this. So it's all back together and I filled the tank.... a leak started leaking right at the rear of the lleft rear wheel well. Haven't started looking yet but I just know it's the tank. Anyone taken the tank out....hows best way to do it....any tips? Has anyone repaired a leaking tank... I understand they can be repaired.

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Old 03-17-2007, 09:04 AM   #70
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Got the tank out....pretty simple task....found the tank to be leaking at a crack around the filler neck. It's been leaking at this point for some time judging from the amount of damage to the wood under the tank. I will splice in a piece of treated plywood and then attempt a repair on the tank. Had several people say a repair is not worth the effort....but replacing without at least trying to repair is against my nature.
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