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Old 11-30-2005, 05:51 PM   #1
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Its a Minuet!!!

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I just got back home from looking at the Argosy. Its a 24D9V Minuet 7.3. I took lots of pics. I only have Dial up and loading pics will be slow but I will start on them soon. The coach is dirty and has some junk stored in it. The outside has some easy to remove stains on it. The unit has been sitting for 10 years. The awning is there attached to the coach but the retracting springs have jumped loose, is this something easy to repair? Its a carefree awning. He said it got caught in the wind and got damaged and was just hand rolled back up. The coach has 2 aluminum LP tanks, empty, I guess they will have to be updated, whats that cost? The AC cover is shot, cracked in places and plastic pieces missing, is a AC cover available? There is only one small place in the floor about 1 sq foot that needs repairs. It is where the awning got pulled away from the bottom about 3/8 inch and let water in just to the right of the entrance door. He claims everything works except the furnance. Oh, there is lots of rust on the floor in front of the refer too, but its not soft. It looks bad but I think I can repair it. I got some underneath pics of the frame shocks too.

(My pics are too large to load, I will have to work on them and start over.)

What do you folks think?
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:57 PM   #2
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I meant to say there are no smells or odors.
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So is it sitting at your house yet?
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:40 PM   #4
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No, its not here yet, I have to check with you guys first! I am going to try the pics again.
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Here are some "rust Pics". Jack, wheel well and shock. Is that wheel aluminum?
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Here is inside pic. All tambours are there and all work great.
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Here are some "rust Pics". Jack, wheel well and shock. Is that wheel aluminum?
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Wheel well is plastic.
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:11 PM   #8
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Here is a rotted tire & what is this little light for?
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the little light is a polarity indicator.

if it is lit the hot and neutral wires on the electrical cord are connected incorrectly.

it is normal to NOT be lit.

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Old 11-30-2005, 08:22 PM   #10
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Congrats!

I think you have a rare bird there! I've never seen a tandem wheeled Minute. The light is a reverse polarity indicator. It shouldn't be on, unless the polarity from the shore power is reversed. Your wheels are steel - I'd get some new rims/tires before moving the trailer too far. If you have a tire shop nearby, then I'd have them replace them, but if those rims are that rusty, you might want to consider getting new rims and tires, and bolting them on. Rim size is 7x15, tire is 225/75/15, bolt pattern is 6x5.5, you want close to zero offset. If you get aluminum wheels, then you need new lug BOLTS, not nuts.

Great find - keep us informed! Is the floor aluminum? The reason I ask is that the smaller Minuets used an aluminum sandwich floor vs. the wood of the bigger ones.
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Here is a pic of the owners manual.
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What is this coach worth?
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Anyone know what a Minuet 7.3 weighs? I think the owners manual said 3100 pounds?
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Here is a pic of the owners manual.
From your photo of your owner's manual, and your VIN, you have a 1979 Minuet. I Had wheels like that on an Argosy 24 (still have them). It turned out to be mostly surface rust on them, and they cleaned up and held paint nicely. Be very careful of those plastic caps that say ARGOSY on them, they are very brittle, and will shatter if you bump them too much.
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