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Old 05-24-2008, 03:00 PM   #15
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Would recommend using the walls for the table support. I remove the supports for the Univolt/DC fuse panel and most of the screws just pulled out of the floor. On the other hand I placed carpet under the new dinette area and installed a threshhold w screws and they seemed to bite in just fine. Still no change four years later.
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:11 AM   #16
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Update on Interior

We have finished the interior and are leaving on vacation in the morning. The Minuet spent two weeks in the repair shop. We had a new AC, black and grey water pulls replaced, brakes, wheels, and axle checked. We replaced the tires and wheels. We are finished with the first part of the interior update.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:01 PM   #17
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Very nice! I really like the colors of the fabric and it's retro look.

Flooring is beautiful too.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:35 PM   #18
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To duo 77340:
Nice interior indeed. It is always interesting to see other people's ideas. Could you tell me about your new refrigerator... brand and model. I would also like to know if you had to modify (enlarge / reduce) the space you had for it considering the size of the one you had before, and if so... then... how did you do it?
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:42 AM   #19
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Refrigerator

The new refrigerator is a Dometic RM2410. Although it is a very tight fit, the only modification I had to make was to use boards under the unit to raise it to meet the base of the countertop. I had previously removed the fournace air duct which ran under the old refrigerator as it is no longer needed. We are very pleased with the final result.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:21 AM   #20
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Your interior is beautiful! I'm always surprised how roomy the Minuet's are even with the narrower track. Here is a Dometic fridge cross reference from the dometic site.
http://www.dometic.com/71390b03-95e5...405775ef.fodoc
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Old 06-14-2008, 06:05 PM   #21
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I purchased my 77 Minuet 6 metre last year and have spent waaaay too much money on it but it certainly is a classic and draws interest where ever we camp. However....the wife likes more modern stuff and now I have the decision to make, sell it and get a tin box or what. Comments anyone?

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Old 06-15-2008, 08:39 AM   #22
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A decision to make...

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I purchased my 77 Minuet 6 metre last year... However....the wife likes more modern stuff and now I have the decision to make, sell it and get a tin box or what. Comments anyone?

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Hi David:
"Ce que femme veut, Dieu le veut!".
The decision is to evaluate which relationship is most important: the one between you and Diana... or the one you have with your Minuet? Would you prefer travel alone in your little Argosy? If you are happy with your wife, believe me, there is no Airstream that is worth a long discussion...
Put an add, with lots of photos...
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:57 PM   #23
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Decisions, decisions.

I grinned at the reply I got about my decision. Perhaps I can trade the wife in on a larger Airstream?

naaaaah, cheaper to keep her. Actually after reading more of the forum threads I am probably going to end up keeping the Argosy at least for the time being and go ahead and upgrade the galley.

The purists I know think they must be left original however I will certainly store the original items I remove just in case. I did that with the lights as they were too dim for my use and the replacements didn't modify the trailer. The options I had thought about for the galley were removing the range as the oven doesn't appear to have been ever used in 31 years. I already have a two burner smaller stove top and thougth of installing a microwave in the space where the oven is. The tambour door under the sink had deteriorated to the point of not opening so it was removed. I will probably buy another Refrigerator as mine only works on gas now. I saw someone had a Dometic RM2410 which fit so that will probably be the one. Then just cabinetry and re-formica the counter and table top. My unit has the slide out gaucho so I only have the one table top. I thought of a flip up counter attached to the side of the cabinet in front of the door to extend the limited counter space but not block the doorway. More later I hope.

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Old 07-03-2008, 10:14 PM   #24
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Today we visited Inland RV in Corona, CA. We bought 30' of beige insert nosing for the bath. It worked wonderfully. We also bought replacement tambour for under the kitchen sink. We have tried to install it, but we cannot get it to slide. Has anyone else had this problem?
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Old 07-04-2008, 01:24 PM   #25
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Is the tambour binding because it is too tall? Measure the track separation to make sure the tracks are parallel. Make sure you have clearance for the tambour all along the track, but especially at the narrowest opening between the tracks.We used to use Slipicon (sp?) to lube the tracks to make them slide easier. If the height is OK, try slightly lifting the front edge of the tambour and sliding it. I have found that the fit of the under sink tambour on our Minuet leaves something to be desired but that giving a slight lift to the door as I operate it makes it slide much better with a lot less stress on the door. A '79 Minuet had the same problem with the additional problem of non-parallel tracks. The top of the door would actually leave the track in the closed position making the entire door bind seriously. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:06 PM   #26
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What is it?

I am posting a picture of an object on the back of my 77 Argosy. Please help me identify it.
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:27 AM   #27
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Wild guess = antenna mount???
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:46 AM   #28
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That would be my guess--antenna.It looks very similar to the one on our Argosy. only ours is on the streetside front.
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