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Old 02-07-2007, 12:54 AM   #15
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Argosy find!

Hi all !

Glad that you found that Argosy that was calling to you!!!!And that you heard it, and then saved it! Kuddos coming! I know that there are possibly, a zillion or more things that can trip you up, discurage you, and make you want to check the whole banggum thing!!!!

But, stay with it!!!!!!!!!! There are LOTS of people that what what you have, that need that thing you have, they can't - it's your after all!!!!!

Just as many people have something close to what you have and tey can tell you stories (with Photos often) that can make the 10001 projects seem so much easier and even fun.!

Nothing like an AirStream!

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Enjoy!!!!!!

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Old 02-07-2007, 08:23 AM   #16
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Sorry for harping on the fridge thing but........

As I said, my 1973 fridge was oozing deadly amonia gas ( a goldish green crud ) but could still freeze milk and eggs on a moderate setting . You all might want to monitor for that condition .
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:18 PM   #17
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Dave, i inspected it and found no leakage, but will monitor it.

I had fixed the vaccum tower leak on the toilet, but now the knife valve is leaking, so i ordered a new Sealand Traveler Lite low profile from CampingWorld on sale for $131(Thanks Janet).

After the stove was out, i juuust haaad to do it, i had to stick my hand down there in the corner next to the wall that backs up to the shower, and yep, my finger poked theu the plywood . I had really expected to find more rot in other places, so this is not so bad. The tub enclosure looks to have a poor design with alot of seams that require caulk. So the "Q" is do i pull the pan out now, or stuff some insulation down there to keep the draft out, and fix it later? I stood in the shower, and it took all 225lbs ok. It looks like the pan comes out easy enough, but the belt looking flange that has the 1" plastic cover is NOT going to come out intact. I'll have to think this one over......

Ok, the outside "Rub Rail", i searched and it appears to come only in orange? I'm not an orange kinda guy, can i get it in black? I found a rubber insert at a boat place, but it only comes in a 50' roll and it's $100.

I decided to do the cooktop/micro thing, so i will post before and after pic's. It should get done next week.

Thanks for all the responses/info....hope i don't wear y'all out!

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Old 02-07-2007, 07:45 PM   #18
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if you have not...

.....taken delivery of the new toilet. Bend a small straight blade screwdriver to 90 degrees 1/4" from the tip, put it in the gap and you will scrape out ALL kinds of toilet paper that gets stuck in there when people close the valve too soon and trap TP. The first time it happened we believed the RV place and bought a new toilet, the second time we asked here and got the easy solution!!
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:58 PM   #19
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screw driver trick....

Oh i tried that first, no go! I wish it was that easy.....!

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Old 02-08-2007, 09:20 PM   #20
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InlandRV...

Thanks Andy, that IM cost me $200...... !

So i called Inland RV, because Andy said that they had the black beltline insert. I talked to Chris there, and suprisingly she had almost everything i rattled off. She also patiently waited while i ran out for measurments and kept adding stuff to the order! So this is what i have on the way:
50' of insert-Black!
window/door and compartment seals
3m glue for above
porch light lens
window latch/cam
screen door access cover

I am hunting down a used cook top, so when the toilet gets here i should be able to put this thing back together......

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Old 02-08-2007, 09:54 PM   #21
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your overhead fans work on battery power so if you have a dead battery your fans won't work... the heater will not work properly either... you would think that when plugged in they should but if battery is dead they don't...
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:16 AM   #22
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Gotair, the battery is charged. I have to get out a test light& see if i have power, just been to busy with the other stuff.....
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:25 AM   #23
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PIc's ..

a before and after of the yellow abs inner cap & Tambour....
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:02 AM   #24
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fans...

I was getting power to both fans, so i removed them and hosed them down with electrical contact cleaner, then spun them by hand for a few min. They both run like new now. Even the micro switch in the stove vent works!
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:41 PM   #25
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thats what I did ... the bathroom fan was just alittle bit sticky from non use... I took the screen off the over head living area and tapped on it with the handle of the screw driver and what da ya know ...worked like a champ try silicone spray for other lube needs it works without attracting dirt and dust if you need to lube something check autoparts store for the good stuff....
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in your befor and after picks one of the picks looks alittle like the exhaust vent to the fridge... was this also redone ? looks like they turned out real nice ...
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:24 PM   #27
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Update..

Sorry, i have been remiss in updating the pic's. But, the move from FL to TN was pretty hectic, and our arched steel building got delivered 2 days after we arrived, so work on that commenced at once. We are living in the Argy while i finish the apt inside the building. As soon as we get some of our "stufff" out of the Argy i will soot some pic's of the interior. I do plan on painting the exterior sometime this summer before we take off to Manitoba. The new door seal fixed the small leak that showed up on the floor. Then, a new leak developed over the stove top, running down the wall in several rivulets. I suspect that the lack of caulking on the stove vent is the source....probably blew off during the 900 mile trip to TN. We now have a 30x40 tarp covering most of the trailer and gives us some dry space out in front of the door. It's tacky as heck, but where we had to park to reach the septic tank put us in a field of E TN Mud! We have been it it over a month, and "knock on retro woodgrain", all systems are functioning correctly.
Here is a pic or two....
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What an adventure Great to hear from you and glad the move seems to have gone well. Your location is beautiful! Good luck with your "nesting".

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