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Old 06-21-2008, 03:04 PM   #1
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Step by step to make it livable

Hi everyone, I'm a brand new owner of a 1972 Argosy 22. I plan on living in it for as long as I can, winter if possible. Last night was my first night, I don't have a electricity or water hook up yet, should be done in the next 5 days.

I bought it from a person that had it winterized, now I want to know what is the first thing I need to do to get all the appliances and water system to work.

Do I start with lighting pilot lights on everything or is there a specific sequence I need to follow. I have the manual but want to know from experienced owners.

Thanks so much and I will post pictures of this cutie, her name is "the pill".

ps. would like to get in touch with argosy owners in the Upstate New York area.

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Old 06-21-2008, 05:16 PM   #2
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It would help to know how it was winterized - lines blown out with compressed air or filled with antifreeze. In any case, get water under pressure into the lines and check for leaks. Once you are sure the water heater is sound and the plumbing doesn't leak you can light the water heater pilot and see if that is going to work. Lighting the stove burners is an easy way to check that out. The fridge can be lit and checked to see if it works. Remember it takes a while for the fridge to cool down. I am sure there will be others respond who will give better advice here, especially about the winter living in NY state.

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Old 06-21-2008, 05:26 PM   #3
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Thank you for the quick response.
It was winterized with anti-freeze.
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