Ok, I've gotten down and looked at everything in her now, and I have about a million questions. I'm gonna ask a few here, and mull over the results.
The major appliances all seem solid - the AC works, the Fridge works (on electric - haven't tested LP yet).
Do these things (my '78 Argosy 27) have a control panel? If so, where? I've not found a pump switch - although I've found the pump. I'm going to replace the pump and some of the plumbing right away, but if I'm missing something...
What do people usually use for leveling jacks on these beasties? I'm thinking of picking up a set of bottle jacks with extenders; they're like, $12 per at Harbor Freight.
Any recommendations for the converter/charger/inverter? I'm looking at the Tripp-lite combination devices @1kw constant 2kw surge. It's got the converter, charger, and inverter in one. I'm thinking of throwing in a couple of extra batteries, too. Anyone have suggestions or experience they would care to share?
How do I find out if this thing has a gray water tank? Should a '78 have one? I'm looking underneath, and it looks like there might be room for a very small one underneath the shower, but I'm baffled as to how to find out. I suppose I can run water into the tub and see, eh?
I've got an Atwood 6Gal LP water heater - the original water heater has been removed, adn the cover panel screwed into the shell, but the Atwood looks like a smooth fit, and the panel appears identical. Can one put a larger water heater in there?
Did this type of coach come with an LP regulator - where you hook up both bottles and it auto-switches? It looks like just a term nozzle that screws in, but I wanted to know if that's original.
Any suggestions on what to use to protect those beautiful front windows from gravel? I've been considering making some gravel shields from sheet aluminum and big sheets of the metallized bubble wrap.
Has anyone experimented with replacing the incandescent LV lights inside with, say, 12v
CFLs or LED based solutions?
And last but not least, anyone have any experience with macerator systems? I'm thinking about putting one on this, as it would allow me to dump my tanks at home. Do they work as well as they say?
LOL. That's a lot of questions, and a small percentage of the ones I've got.
Thanks in advance to anyone who cares to share their thoughts or experiences.