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Old 10-06-2016, 05:13 AM   #15
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So back to the beginning. Took the framing back out and the fresh water tank. The front floor is soft and spongy. Need to replace.


You're making great progress.
Is this the front of the trailer?
There's not a lot of support under the front section of my floor under the front gaucho, so the floor is flexible and bouncy even though there's no rot.
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:49 AM   #16
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Is this the front of the trailer? There's not a lot of support under the front section of my floor under the front gaucho, so the floor is flexible and bouncy even though there's no rot.
So I have discovered. Pulled out the bad section that was rotted. The fresh water tank is leaking around the filler, so it's off to the plastic welder today. Also the plastic behind the filler door just fell apart so that will be coming out and replaced with a marine filler.
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:09 PM   #17
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Dinette done

Dinette done. Upholstery next
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Upholstery done
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Old 11-05-2016, 12:38 AM   #19
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Good job with the table, the benches and the upholstery. It looks really good. What's next?
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Old 11-05-2016, 01:31 AM   #20
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Looks fantastic! Great job!
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Old 11-05-2016, 07:59 AM   #21
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Good job with the table, the benches and the upholstery. It looks really good. What's next?
The inside is about about done. Next hook up the gas and check for leaks and test all appliances. The fridge is the only mystery to me.

Then all external. Lights, wheels, bearings, brakes.

Then ready for first trip.

External paint will be last.

Did replace the water pump and what a difference. 1 it has more pressure and 2 it is so quiet.
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Next hook up the gas and check for leaks and test all appliances.
Hooked up the gas. Soapy water. No leaks. Stove and oven working. Hot water heater working. Can't work out the fridge or the furnace.

Onward
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tail lights

The plastic moulding that holds the tail lights was cracked in several places. i removed it with the thought of just adding new tail lights directly to the body. However on further examination I felt that I should have a go at repairing it since it is certainly a distinguishing feature of the Argosy. So I mixed a batch of epoxy and applied some layers of glass fibre cloth. The inside is messy but will not be seen. I then sanded the outside and filled in some little voids with bondo, sanded again and then primered and painted with appliance paint. The colour "biscuit" is a great match for the original cream color of this Argosy.
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I'm jealous that you've accomplished so much. Mine's buried under snow. Great repair job! I agree that it is a distinguishing feature.
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Bathroom vent

Replaced the old bathroom vent with a venting fan. The old fan is mounted in a cast aluminum ring that is sandwiched between the inner and outer skins and held in place with two rivets and a ton of putty. The only way that I could remove it was to cut it out resultin in an 8 inch hole. Since the venting requires only a six inch hole, I have patched the roof with a 12 x 12 price of steel with the required 6 inch hole in the centre. Also pictured is my set up for getting on the roof. Very stable and safe. The ladder is 10 ft tall
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Don't know how to edit a post but the last one posted the word "venting" when really I typed Ventline.
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John, I just found your post in the forums. Very excited to take a closer look at your work and what you have done. I am embarking on somewhat the same route with our 1980 international 25 ft. While I am starting with the back of trailer and removing the black tank and replacing with a natures head composting toilet, I do see myself doing a similar front dinette as you have done. Very excited to go back and look closer. Nice work.

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Thanks Rick. It's a lot of work but a lot of fun too and challenging. Post pictures of your progress.

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