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Old 11-23-2002, 11:52 AM   #15
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You are missing the door and catch that is attached with a piano hinge
Funny thing is, I see only two hole drilled for yours and mine has 4 holes.
I hope this helps...
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Old 11-23-2002, 12:26 PM   #16
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Jim - There have been some additions to my calendar thread with instruction on how to make - just like you said. I have tried briefly to go thru the instructions on "how to" but was unsuccessful at one point - will try again later today. It looks like fun and the instructions look easy enough, you guys might want to take a look if you are interested. There are some caviats regarding the use of other's pics. If I decides to use any of your pics of your Argosys is that ok!??

Gary's pic of the toilet area is what I remember ours to be like.

Gary - I love the little guy running around in your Argosy under your name!! I saw another pic where someone has added a Santa hat to their motorhome. Such creative people in this group. Is that some kind of special software that creates those moving pics? If I wanted to use say the moterhome with the Santa hat, would that be possible on the calendar? I can tell those images have been pasted or attached to the original picture, but can they be transferred onto a printout, or are they just an image produced on the computer screen?

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Hi Leigh
Yes I have a software program that I use to create animated gif files.
The images have to be created in photoshop then brought into the software.
If you want to use the santa hat one all you have to do is download it by clicking on it and hold until a box comes up that allows you to download it then you can put it wherever...
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Hey Gary - Thanks for the speedy reply!! I am going to try to create the calendar again, it didn't work last night. I think something is wrong with my paint program setup in the computer, it stalls out after I call it up and try to access. If you have any ideas can you post them to the "Calendar Idea" thread? Thanks for the post and any help if you have it. Leigh
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Old 11-23-2002, 05:52 PM   #19
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A new Argosy owner

RE: Measurement Axle Center to Lip of Fenderwell

Greetings Jim W!

I was finally able to get out and measure the distance from the axle center to the lip of the fenderwell - - on my Minuet it is 11 7/8" on each side - - currently the rig is empty as it is being readied for a trip to Fowler Interiors for some restoration.

RE: Detail of Bathroom Rear Wall/Toilet Backrest

Greetings All!

You learn something everyday on the forum. I hadn't discovered that the trim behind the toilet concealed a storage compartment - - I had just looked upon it as trim- - I will have to go out and see whether mine is operable or sealed shut. We all seem to have very similar configuration of the area around the toilet.

RE: Calendar Idea

Greeting Leigh!

I have been following your posts. One of the easiest calendar making programs that I have found is Print Artist - - it will allow you to import just about any form of graphic and add it to a calendar page - - Snapshot Express is a photo editing software that is included with the deluxe version of Print Artist that is a relatively easy to use photo editor. I too have had problems with MicroSoft's Paint program when it comes to editing photos - - it consumes a great deal of RAM memory, and in some versions it helps to completely shut down your computer and then restart before beginning a photo editing project. Good luck with your calendar!

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Thanks Gary, that really helped. I will build one out of the scrap aluminum that I have collected. Did it have an external button, or was it like a kitchen cabinet roller catch? The outside looks like the same interior as the other parts of the coach. I will not be able to duplicate that.

Thanks Kevin, I don't know what to make of this data yet. I need to roll my trailer to a flat spot and measure again. We were hit by another winter storm so I'm done outside for a while. I would like to correlate this measurement with the angle of the torque arm on the axel. I was also wondering if Leigh's cool 22 foot minuet has a 3000 lbs axel like our 20 footers? BTW your toilet is the one pictured in the '77 owners manual. I think mine might not be original.

Leigh, which thread are your calender posts in? I can't find them.

Here is my last question for the day, and probably only the 6 metre owners will have any idea. In the overhead compartments, above the sink, there are two grommeted holes that have electrical wiring coming out of them. One is about centered on the divider, and the other is to the right and supplies wiring for the stove exhaust fan and sink lighting. The centered hole has about five zip cord wires coming out of it. I can not detect voltage on any of the wires. I also can not locate where they might end. My guess is that they might have been part of a sound system. This is probably the last mystery of my little Argosy. Great praise is due the person who solves this!

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Hi Again
I was in the same boat as Jim as far as the compartment goes. Ater seeing your picture of the compartment
without a door I went out and pulled on mine and to my surprise There it was. i too thought it was just a trim plate.
There is no pull to open door it is just flat. A good place to hide stuff maybe... ;-)
I will check out the compartment over the sink and get back to you
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Oops I forgot
Yes it is just a roller catch just like a typical kitchen cabnet has
Good luck!
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Thanks Gary. Yes, that sounds like a good place to hide stuff!

Your pics have really helped.

Thanks again all...

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Old 11-24-2002, 12:05 PM   #24
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Gosh, with the going over all you guys have done on your trailers, I am surprised I actually found something that you didn't know about. Fun!!!! I think I found that compartment when I was cleaning.

I can't remember who asked what, so here we go.

We finally got a copy of 78 Owners Manual from Helen Davis. In it it has a Supplemental Info Sheet for 6.0 and 6.7 Minuet. It lists Weights and Ratings and Optional Equipment. In the weights and rating area the 6.0 lists a gross axle weight of 3000. The 6.7 is 3270. Is that what you were asking?? It also has a good diagram of both the 6.0 and 6.7 floor plans. Did you guys get this with your manuals? Ours does not have a picture of toilet. It does talk about toilets quote "Some models have the Aqua Magic III Toilet ". The interesting thing about this manual is that it seems to cover all 78 Argosys, with some info relating to the Minuets, but most seeming to cover all models. Is that also true of yours?

Jim - my calendar thread is named "Calendar Idea" and if you go to the search box and type that in, it should come up. I have not yet had a chance to try the latest fix to my paint program. I really like the idea of a personal calendar. You guys have to tell me its ok if I end up using any of your photos??!! I guess I could let you know if I pick a certain one and PM you for permission.

Here's to a happy tomorrow... (the paint program WILL work)Leigh
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1978 Argosy Owner's Manual on-E-Bay

I just ran across an brand new NOS '78 Argosy Owner's Manual on E-Bay. I purchased a similar item from this vendor about two months ago so that I could have a second manual for my '78 Minuet 6.0. If this is the same as the manual that I purchased, it does cover the Minuet 6.0 but has no information regarding the 22' and 24' Minuets. I believe that my winning bid on the earlier auction was $30.00 but am not absolutely certain.

This is a link to the auction:

1978 Argosy Owner's Manual believed to include 6.0 Minuet

The seller was very responsive when I purchased mine. Didn't know wheter anyone might be interested so thouth that I would post the link.

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Hi Jim
Good question. I have the same thing. The left side hole has wires coming out that are taped off on the end and also are not hot wires. My guess is maybe speakers wires? If i find where the come from I will let you know
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Hi Gary, those are the wires. Now I'm really interested that I see you have them too. Looks like a picture right out of my trailer, I see you have the manual too. I was thinking it was an owner job. Right now I have the cabinets, stove and refrigerator removed from the wall, and I say they do not show up anywhere on that wall, curb side. The radio antenna is road side. Maybe the original radio was mounted above the frig, and not near the street side antenna. I just know they did not have surround sound with a subwoofer back in '77, 'cause I was trying to create it. lol Actually that was '73.

Leigh, you solved the riddle of the backrest. Thanks! You know, I don't think the '77 manual has the word "Minuet" in it. It is just called the 20 footer. Thanks for the info, that is what I was asking.

Just a note on working with pictures for printing. I just did about 600 prints for a fellow who is working on a book. Scanned all the photos and reorganized them on pages. You might not be happy with the low resolution pictures you might pull off this site. A good printout is at 200 to 300 dots per inch. To get there you would have to have someone email you a high resolution picture. For a calendar you might be able to get by with 150 dpi. I use Photoshop, but Irfanview is free, and the Lanczos resampling is great. You can find it on your favorite search engine. Be sure and download the plugins too.

Gotta run. Thanks all.

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Hi Jim
Does your Minuet have a radio antena mounted on the outside? If so where about is it. Mine does not have one
nor can i find a hole where it might have been.
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