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Old 10-15-2012, 10:01 AM   #15
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Does anyone know where to find a fuse block for a 1978 Argosy Minuet?
You have several options when approaching the 12-volt fuse panel. There are a few modern power converters that have built-in fuse panels similar to the original Univolt, but there isn't a large selection of potential models with this feature. Most automotive parts stores as well as automotive stereo stores often sell 12-volt fuse panels that can be adapted for service in an RV with minimal changes. It is also possible to purchase an electric service panel that combines 120-Volt AC breakers on one portion with 12-volt fuses or breakers on the other portion.

When my Minuet needed a new power converter to replace its original Univolt, I purchased a new Magnatek converter that was then being used in new Airstreams. This converter had a built-in fuse block with modern automotive "blade-type" fuses. The only thing that I don't like about this particular converter is that it has a tendency to boil the electrolyte if left plugged-in while the coach is idle . . . . it is better than the original Univolt, but still not ideal in terms of battery life.

Good luck with your investigation!

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Old 10-15-2012, 10:02 AM   #16
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The general recommendation is to use a modern fuse block that uses the blade-type automotive fuses. This one made by Progressive Dynamics is what the PO installed in my '75 Argosy, and it works well. There may be other sources for it, that's just the first one I came across with a photo and a description.

The advantage of that one or one like it is that the fuse block is "stand alone" and just needs to be mounted somewhere, it includes a cover to protect the fuses and the structure of the fuse block stands it off whatever you're mounting to.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:15 AM   #17
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Hello,i just received a whole trailer full of Argosy parts.I only needed a couple to complete my Argosy so there is allot of extra interior parts,cabinets, 2 gouchos,bathroom sink,toilet,shower ,tub curtain (original),kitchen sink,stove,counter top,working refrigerator,cushions,shades,water heater,furnace,faucets,any interior piece is here.Please let me know if you need any items,i can send pictures.Thank you very much.These are to nice to waste.
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I just bought a 1972 20' Argosy. It's real nice all original, even got owners manual.
I need a few parts;

Roof vent cover for plumbing
Shower panel that the hot and cold knobs stick out from.

Is there a front cover available to protect the windows?

Thank you
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:21 PM   #18
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Hi

I just bought a 1972 20' Argosy. It's real nice all original, even got owners manual.
I need a few parts;

Roof vent cover for plumbing
Shower panel that the hot and cold knobs stick out from.

Is there a front cover available to protect the windows?

Thank you
Jim
You can use the same front cover that a narrow-body Airstream does if you want a hard cover. Some of us use canvas covers with high-density foam for a bit less protection but easy removal.

The plumbing vent parts are standard-issue Airstream.

The shower panel is the tough one. I don't know of any reproductions that are on the market.
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Hi

I just bought a 1972 20' Argosy. It's real nice all original, even got owners manual.
I need a few parts;

Roof vent cover for plumbing
Shower panel that the hot and cold knobs stick out from.

Is there a front cover available to protect the windows?

Thank you
Jim
There are several places in the USA that you can buy the items you need. In addition, use the search function for the rock guards that have been made by many on the forums.
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I just bought a 1972 20' Argosy. It's real nice all original, even got owners manual.
I need a few parts;

Roof vent cover for plumbing
Shower panel that the hot and cold knobs stick out from.

Is there a front cover available to protect the windows?

Thank you
Jim

Thanks for the suggestions. I will use your advice and take care of my new baby.
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Do you have a front door side window for a 1973 argosy. ?
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