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Old 11-05-2007, 07:14 PM   #351
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Jim, thatís the one.

My bath is floor to ceiling epoxy WHITE with frosted glass shower stall splash back, window and cabinet fronts so this lamp really looks cool in that setting.

See above for how I changed out the 110v innards using the old 12v ones from the Argosy.


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Old 11-09-2007, 07:53 PM   #352
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Finished on the outside, ready for painting

Like so many parts of the ARGOSY renewal the deck job in Toronto turned out to be more than I bargained for.

A roof was rotten under the old deck. I had to tarp it up in the rain, probably until warmer weather returns this spring.

Back in Port Bruce, the trailer is finished on the outside, ready for painting.

I donít think I will do that for several weeks however. My tarpaulin work shed is semi permanent and Iíd have to dismantle part of it to get the trailer out.

Still to go on the inside: giving the final go ahead for the upholstery, installing the front lounge furniture, a shelf and extractor fan over the galley counter, wiring the instrument panel.

And small details: a trim piece here, a baseboard there, putting the fridge in place, that kind of thing.

Iíll start with the panel wiring once I get back, probably tomorrow.


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Old 11-09-2007, 08:01 PM   #353
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Looks good Sergei, I wanted to get finished before winter this year but it just isn't going to happen. The small things really take a lot of time. Good luck. Maybe if we finish around the same time next spring we can get together for a weekend.

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Old 11-10-2007, 10:53 AM   #354
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on the way to Newfoundland.....

For sure, Marvin.

Come spring, Iíll stop off in Peterborough on the way to Newfoundland. But at the pace youíve been keeping, you may have already decamped!


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Old 11-11-2007, 02:20 PM   #355
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This is the easily modified LED tail light set referred to in #345 above.

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I recycled all the parts of the set, such as the license and side marker LED, to give me: 2 STOP/TURN lamps, 2 yellow side markers, an overhead door lamp and step lights.

Canadian members can find these at Princess Auto, on sale for $54.00.

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Old 11-16-2007, 09:07 PM   #356
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Rock Guards and Segment Protectors

Iíd like to know how many ARGOSY owners have installed Rock Guards (for the curved front windows) and/or Segment Protectors ( for the lower front body) and how many havenít.

Anybody care to chime in? Or show us how to set up a Poll??

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Old 11-16-2007, 09:16 PM   #357
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One for the rock guards . . . .

We installed window rock guards on our '75 Argy - we figured that this would be more economical than replacing the glass (even though the original owners manual suggests that the glass is break resistant ) As well, we always seem to have bad glass karma as we always seem to take a rock . . .
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:27 PM   #358
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"No" on both type of guards.

"Yes" as to mud flaps on TV.
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:39 PM   #359
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Well, I SHOULD put rock protectors on the front, but have not. I really like being able to see through the trailer, but do worry about getting a rock. I'm hoping the width of my van and the short rear overhang help protect it. I have gotten dings on the lower parts, but am not worrying about it. My Argy came with cam twists to put a vinyl window protector on.... seems stock to me. I want to make a padded one out of Sunbrella fabric, with a clear vinyl window in the center so that I'm both protected and can see. I think a sail maker should be able to help me out... or I might just do it myself.
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Old 11-17-2007, 12:03 AM   #360
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Iíd like to know how many ARGOSY owners have installed Rock Guards (for the curved front windows) and/or Segment Protectors ( for the lower front body) and how many havenít.

Anybody care to chime in? Or show us how to set up a Poll??

Curious,

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We installed Rock Guards because they are about $200 less than 1 curved glass replacement. The last one I saw went for $550 and that is if you can find the glass. I want to put Segment Protectors on, but the curve on the segments is different on a Minuet. I will be putting them on the 24' Rear Door.
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"No" on both type of guards...
... but I do love the look and functionality of those "Darth Vader" window protectors. They look cool and can help keep you cool. On the other hand ... I love being able to see all the way through the trailer as Wally supposedly intended. howEVER, I still worry about breaking that beautiful curved glass. BUT, as I understand it, they are equipped with a super resistant force field impervious to all forms of flying kryptonite! (right? )

I think in your situation, with frosted glass in the rear and how I envision your paint scheme, the window protectors would be an excellent choice.
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:29 AM   #362
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Since Tundra didn't make towing mirrors for my year truck, being able to look through the Argosy has been wonderful. Guess I don't tow enough yet to worry about rocks. Maybe if I ever get to retire, oh well......
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:39 AM   #363
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Front Gaucho

Thanks for the information and opinions on Rock Guards. While I consider the issue I have another question:

In the Original 1976 ARGOSY 24D: when I sat on the Front Gaucho the arm rest to the left (where the folding table stores) was about 6Ē to 8Ē higher than the armrest on the right.

Is this the way it came out of the factory or was that a PO modification?

I ask because Iím rebuilding the Front Lounge right now and I can either match the height of the arm rests or have one lower/higher than the other.

Can Argosy Owners please tell me what their own Front Gaucho is like?

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Sorry

I don't have the front gaucho. My '77 has the front dinette. It sounds odd to me though that arms would be so different.
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