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Old 11-17-2007, 03:09 PM   #365
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I've taken some pictures of my 78, 24ft Argosy with the front couch. There is a piece that fits down on the street side, resting on the floor and over the pump and 12V outside light and pump wiring (I think). On top of that is another piece that rest on top of that and is the arm rest. On the other side (curb side) there is just a wooden shelf and no real arm rest. Hope these pictures help.
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Old 11-17-2007, 03:34 PM   #366
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Thanks, Juel.

I think this confirms that the factory design was a higher shelf/arm rest curbside and a lower padded, removable armrest street side.

Iím not sure yet whether Iíll keep mine like that or raise the street side one to match the height of the other.

Some of the wiring you speak of will be to the water pump but most of it will be the cord coming in from your tow vehicle battery and splitting off, through circuit breakers, to various auxiliary circuits such as brakes, clearance markers, turn signals etc.

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Old 11-18-2007, 10:06 AM   #367
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Back to rock guards...

Gary,

Re your cost/benefit analysis on buying rock guards or paying to replace glass:

I received a quote of $661.oo from Oasis RV. Did you pay less someplace or are you factoring in the cost to install a new curved window?

Or maybe youíre dividing the cost of the Guards by three windows?

Please explain how you arrived at the comparison.

Still considering,


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Old 11-18-2007, 11:01 AM   #368
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Gary,

Re your cost/benefit analysis on buying rock guards or paying to replace glass:

I received a quote of $661.oo from Oasis RV. Did you pay less someplace or are you factoring in the cost to install a new curved window?

Or maybe you’re dividing the cost of the Guards by three windows?

Please explain how you arrived at the comparison.

Still considering,


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I want to claim "stupidity" The rock guard did cost $650, Janet just found the receipt. Somehow, I got it in my mind it was $350, sorry for that.
Well now, you can still look at the overall cost of the curved glass and the installation cost of the glass. Rivets, sealant, new touchup paint... Also an item to take into consideration is you can't just order the glass from what I understand. I would think that a busted window would put a big damper on ones attitude.
In my opinion it is still worth the cost for the peace of mind you get from the extra protection. I will be putting them on the 77 Rear Door they just look too good not to.
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Old 11-22-2007, 09:59 PM   #369
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How do I get the screen door off?

Last summer we put a window that I got from Balgrn into the Argosy door.


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Iíve decided now that I want to make the door window fully operational, permanently replacing the screen door.

How do I get the screen door off?

I canít readily see how the main door hinge-pin comes apart.

The rivets could be drilled out of the screen door hinge but I would like to remove the entire screen door, including the hinge supports.

Information much appreciated.

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Old 11-23-2007, 08:38 AM   #370
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We lost an "unbreakable" street side window due to a rock and I can tell you that you don't want to replace it if you don't have to. Thanks to Balgrn, we got a clear window for less than the $500 a new one would cost, and the new ones are tinted from what I understand. Clear windows are collector items. The fun begins when you realize that Argosy trailers are somewhat idiosyncratic so the replacement window doesn't quite match the shape of YOUR Argosy. Lots of drilling, fitting, caulking, riveting (as well as screws - didn't want to say screwing), and repainting make that preventive rock guard a great idea. All it takes is a big enough rock perpendicular to the front of the trailer and the side window is toast. Rare, but it happens.
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:03 AM   #371
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The one piece rock guards for 70's Airstreams go for around $350. The ones for the Argosy's are 3 piece and cost a bunch more. From what I read, those wing windows are worth protecting.
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Old 11-23-2007, 02:07 PM   #372
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Rock Guards, continued

OK, weíve had some real life experience and opinions form Juel, Whitelight, Mistral Blue, Marc, Janetís Husband, MotorSeven, Happy Camper, Bob, Argonaut and Azflycaster.

Iím still curious to know how wide the prevalence of actual broken front windows is out there.

Hereís a poll weíre taking:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f469...ors-37715.html

Argonaut, was it your FRONT, curved street side window that took the hit?

Perpendicular. Does that mean the rock bounced straight up from the road surface?

Thanks for the stories and opinions.

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Old 11-23-2007, 05:43 PM   #373
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Front curved streetside window took the hit from a rock that struck directly from the front, perpendicular to the front, likely thrown high from a passing vehicle. Think of something that could have traveled over the top of the tow vehicle, not necessarily up from the road from the rear wheels. Striking point about 2 inches from the right hand edge of the window (viewed from back), about 4 inches below the top. Obviously the worst kind of rock hit as it was not on the curved surface and all force gets translated to the window. This is not a common strike, but anything that hits that window normal to the surface it strikes is likely to break the window.
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:32 PM   #374
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I have been seriously thinking of making my own rock guards out of sheet metal. Cut them minus a 1/4 inch to the shape of curved window place padding ( I think the foam weatherstripping would work very well)at points that could contact window and use the brackets that are used to hold the plexiglass style rock guard that is on my middle window. You would just slide the sheet metal into position in bracket and snap the holder on bracket over the sheet metal holding it in place. I plan on painting them to match the theme or colors that I have been painting the Argosy. They are only for travelling and I think I can make them look pretty good for probably about 25 bucks a piece. What do y'all think? Has anyone tried this approach?
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:09 PM   #375
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I need a better camera

The furniture DavidsonOverlander made for me looks much nicer in the trailer.

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The fold out table is covered in matching Marmoleum, as is the kitchen counter (and floor).

The grey wool upholstery will be made and delivered after Christmas.

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The backrest shelf under the window easily lifts off itís brackets if the sofa is used for sleeping.

I picked up that tip from reading complaints about a fixed shelf on the forum.

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Old 12-09-2007, 05:21 PM   #376
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The back 4 are dimmed at a midship wall.
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:45 PM   #377
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12v Dimmers

Nice touch S-Joe. Where are this available?
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Also, is that a floor Marmoleum product used on th table or another product?
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Guess I sould not ask a question at a late hour judging by the spelling, grammar and missing letters. wow.
Anyway I was curious about the 12v dimmer and if the table surface Marmoleum is the same as the flooring.
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