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Old 07-15-2013, 08:32 AM   #29
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overlander64...it turns out I have two 90* turns in my sewer line so I cannot get to the valve at all. once I replace the gasket in my cap I'll be able to hold water in the line after the valve which will maybe help work things loose and then hopefully over time, with use and good flushing, it will resolve itself.

thanks jbsails and congrat's to you too. i'll post some pics as soon as i'm able to get some good ones...she's currently under wraps so to speak. here are the pics, most of which are from what they sent me before we picked it up

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Old 07-15-2013, 10:32 AM   #30
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1977 Argosy 24 - Rear Door

The floorplan for the Argosy 24 Rear Entry is below:



The floorplan for the Argosy 22 Rear Entry can be seen in the illustration below:



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Old 07-18-2013, 09:21 AM   #31
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That is very cool, Kevin. Thank you for sharing. It provides a great visual for those of us unfamiliar with the rear door versions.

I wonder if anyone out there has a 22' rear door??

Thanks again.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:20 AM   #32
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That is very cool, Kevin. Thank you for sharing. It provides a great visual for those of us unfamiliar with the rear door versions.

I wonder if anyone out there has a 22' rear door??

Thanks again.
The vin database has at least three of them, us included.
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:33 AM   #33
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The vin database has at least three of them, us included.

Wow...those are rare! Congratulations....
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I dislike caulking bathrooms. Not because it's hard but because it's a pita with the caulking being so overly sensitive when applying. so I wasn't looking forward to caulking the trailer shower. I'm happy to say I read another posters complaint about having to redo caulk too often as its not adhering to the plastic, whatever kind it is. That's where I learned about the Lexel and promptly ordered it. yesterday I sealed my trailer shower and that stuff was amazingly easy to work with. it not only allows you multiple chances to tool it but it sticks to itself so I was able to add more where I needed while it was still 'wet'! I'm amazed. I hope I'm still amazed 10 years from now. haha anyway, it says 1-2 week to fully cure and since it's so muggy here I'm expecting a 2 week cure time.

Our maiden voyage is set for Labor Day Weekend and things are moving along.
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:32 PM   #35
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My Window Protectors

Just finished these up. still have some detailing to do but otherwise ready to go. easy yet difficult & exhausting at the same time. more details (maybe) another day.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:55 PM   #36
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What materials did you use to make these? And how did you make them? Pattern?
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:16 AM   #37
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How I Made My Window Protectors

I made the pattern by laying paper over the windows and tracing the outside edge of the window frame. But I also knew where I wanted the thumb turns to be so then I ‘squared’ off the pattern to accommodate the hardware. I don’t have a pic of where the hardware is but it is NOT in the curved glass window frame. (I can take pics and post if interested) The finished size is approx 42 x 26. I used outdoor fabric (faux sunbrella-don’t know if its weight is comparable or not) for this trial run. Its hand is much more drapable than the marine canvas I wanted to use but didn’t have quick access to that.

I sewed these like pillowcases…on three sides and the fourth side is velcro’d. The velcro’d edge is the one on the side of the trailer (so wind can’t blow into the pillowcase) so that I can remove the pad to be able to wash the fabric when needed. I used heat bond (glue sheets at craft store) to adhere additional fabric (like a patch) on the inside of the fabric on the back panel (the one that ‘touches’ the glass) in the corners where the grommets were to be set. I didn’t add that same piece to the front panel because I feared it being too thick for the grommets plus the fabric pattern would have shown through.

It really was simple sewing. It did take a long time but most of that was in coming up with a plan. The only thing I would change is that I would NOT use the additional piece of fabric/patch to stabilize the grommet area but would instead simply add the glue sheet (ironed on) on every corner, front and back, to stabilize the grommeted areas because cutting the fabric to accommodate the grommet ‘spikes’ (sorry don’t know what to call the little pieces of the grommet that go through the fabric) lends itself to fabric fraying so I had to add fray check but only to the front panels since the back panels did have that already.

I pretested and my fabric turned hard and self sealed when a hot knife was applied to it so that was what I used to ‘cut out’ the fabric in the grommet hole.

They’ll have their first trial run tomorrow when we (finally J) move the trailer to take it to get an a/c unit installed.
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Thanks. Are the thumb turns something you needed to add to the window?
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that's the hardware that holds the covers to the trailer. here's what and where I bought them.

Common Sense Fastener Cloth-to-Surface Complete With 5/8" Screw Stud

and here's what and where I bought the foam used inside the covers

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Old 07-29-2013, 08:44 AM   #40
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Thank you so much for sharing.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:59 AM   #41
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You're welcome. To me, sharing and learning from each other is what a forum is about and I find that sometimes the hardest part of any job is knowing who, what, where, when, why and how so I'm always happy when someone shares specifics.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:25 PM   #42
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The A/C is in!

I'm SO happy my girl is coming home today after her major surgery. She got a big ol' (14x14) cut in the roof, had her a/c implanted, been stitched up and she's ready to come home. I'm very relieved the trauma is finally over and she came through it with cold breezes! woo-hoo

No pics until hubby brings her home though.
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