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Old 03-18-2007, 08:41 PM   #71
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Congratulations on making such good progress. It sounds like you are doing all of the right things. Keep up the good work, and show us some more pictures.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:17 PM   #72
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Wow....welcome to the wonderful world of "Argosy" Airstreams.
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:58 AM   #73
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Water tank

I have the water tank setting in my computer room in the house....waiting for the repair gunk I put on it to dry. It's been drying for two days now...not sure it should take so long to set up. The stuff I used is a marine type sealent and it says on the tube it can take 24 hours to set up....it's been about 36 so far. The flooring under the tank was almost completely rotted away.... I took most of it out with just my hands. One thing I liked about this RV was how solid the wood floor was throughout the coach.... I just know this rotted wood under the tank has been that way for a long time.... maybe a leak there since new. I repaired the damage by splicing in a 2X4 section of treated inch plywood.
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:35 PM   #74
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hello to all........ I recently purchased a 78 28' argosy coach and just found this site.... many of the of the problems that you have already faced I will be looking at in the near future .... so thank you for blazing the trail. could you please reply with the part number or what ever you used to order the temp control valve..... mine someone just removed it and the heat is on full all the time...... thank you to all ........
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:42 PM   #75
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Heater shut off valve

Welcome to the Forums.....you'll find all kinds of help here...just ask a question and you'll get several repplies.
The heater shut off valve that I used I got from Millsupply.com . If you will go to that site ....click on heater parts....then select valves. I used selection H....P/N 54-551. if your valve is a Pull To Close valve thats the one to get. They do have a Push To Close valve so make sure you order the right one. I would guess that you have the Pull To Close one. The cost was 16.16 plus about 5 for shipping.
Good luck in your restore....post some pictures if you can
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:59 AM   #76
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78 Argo..MI, are you sure somebody removed the valve? Have you followed the control cable from the temp selector to the engine area? The valve can be on a hose above the engine or over by the heater area in front of the passenger side.
Best of luck with your new 28'er. We're looking to see photo's of the new to you Arogosy.
Welcome to the forums and don't forget that a lot of what you'll be looking for is also found on the Airstream Motorhome side of this forum too. Use the search feature and find soooooooo...much to read.
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:03 PM   #77
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New Carpet

Got the water tank back in and it seems to be ok...no leaks. Put new carpet in the bedroom and bath area. Did I ever get a good deal on the carpet. Went to Lowes and they had a little bit of carpet left on a roll...I ask what they would take for it and I got it for 3 dollars. It was exactly enough to do the bedroom and bath with just little pieces left over. When they rang it up at the cash register it showed the real price to be around $30....I got it for $3.
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:29 PM   #78
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I think I have finally figured out how to post pictures...this is picture of the carpet
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:14 PM   #79
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:11 AM   #80
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I had read parts of this previously but read the complete article just now....WOW.... makes me understand that my little experience hardly counts as an experience....LOL.
I worked yesterday on the dents I have in the rear of my Argosy. I posted pictures of these some time ago (one of those days when a picture would post) and at that time I was in doubt as to if I would ever get them out....well yesterday I renewed my efforts with the slide hammer. After drilling several holes in the deep parts of the dents.... they just popped out....took some muscle power....but out they came. All that's left is some minor dents which I will fill with Bondo. Even without bondo....if you were to follow me in a car....the dents are hard to see now. I'm more than happy how that turned out. One thing I should caution about....when drilling the holes....wrap tape around the drill bit so it is limited how far in it will go....otherwise it drills right on through the shower liner....happened once to me. Filled that hole in the liner with a pop rivet....the wife never found out about it....LOL
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:46 AM   #81
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refrigerator

My refrigerator quit working....or I should say....I'm sure it was working when I got the RV home....now it's not working. I think what happen is that I operated it in a very unlevel position. A book I have says that can make a refrig quit working. The book also says...it is worth a try...to take the refrig out and lay it on it's left side for a couple hours. My question....the book does not tell me which side is the left side. I am assuming that it is the left side as I am standing in front looking into the frig. I know this question sounds dumb...but the book says IT'S left side. Anyway....I've tried both sides and it does not seem to be working....does anyone have any tips on what I should check. Book simply says if laying on left does not work must replace unit. Hope that's not the case

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Old 03-30-2007, 10:53 AM   #82
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sorry for not getting back to you, I have been trying to figure out how to upload an image .........
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Hmmmm now I wish I knew how I did that...........
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:17 PM   #84
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