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Old 03-26-2005, 10:02 AM   #1
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Talking Update to the 76 Argosy 24 (the White Pearl)

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Although the original color in the galley is green, we have decided to add a splash of Yellow. With a little luck we may have it in place today!

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Old 03-26-2005, 12:27 PM   #2
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WOW! That's gonna look great. I redid our Minuet cushions - that side couch was a handful. Have you discovered the trick with a vacum to aid stuffing foam into fabric?
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Old 03-26-2005, 12:38 PM   #3
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WOW! That's gonna look great. I redid our Minuet cushions - that side couch was a handful. Have you discovered the trick with a vacum to aid stuffing foam into fabric?
Thanx! Yes, what a hoot, kids thought we were loosing it!
Turned out pretty good.
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Old 03-26-2005, 07:27 PM   #4
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Well.....................

What is the trick with the vacuum?? It's a pain to get the corners
in the right place!!!!!
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Old 03-26-2005, 07:34 PM   #5
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The trick is to wrap the foam in a garbage bag or even cling wrap - tape up the seams with packing tape. Cut a 1 inch slit on the side of plastic nearest to closure of fabric cover, and use a vacuum cleaner hose (in suck mode) to remove air from foam. It gets really small - quick, and you can just slide it right into cover. Cut plastic off and pull out. Works like a charm - but I have to admit it does look a little odd to casual spectators....
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:39 PM   #6
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Gee, how about we try....

THAT manuver at the next rally! Who's gonna bring the vacume cleaner!

Sort of a "foam rodeo!" Fastest cushion stuffer wins!
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Old 03-27-2005, 08:21 AM   #7
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Thumbs up Toilet Lid

Is there a resource for replacement parts for the original toilets? I have a broken lid hinge.... Is it worth repair?
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Old 03-27-2005, 08:34 AM   #8
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I don't know if you have a Thetford, I suspect that you do, I have in the past contacted the company and they were very helpful. Just had a problem, needed a seal, and could not get any help from the company. It looks like now you have to go through a dealer to get parts.
The fabric looks great! Thanks for the vacuum tip.
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Old 04-04-2005, 11:06 AM   #9
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Angry Leak source

Found the source of my floor wetting problem. Looks like the factory either did not seal the seam or we very stingy with the sealant.
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Old 04-04-2005, 11:08 AM   #10
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I don't know if you have a Thetford, I suspect that you do, I have in the past contacted the company and they were very helpful. Just had a problem, needed a seal, and could not get any help from the company. It looks like now you have to go through a dealer to get parts.
The fabric looks great! Thanks for the vacuum tip.
Thanks for the hint, I looked online, found one that looks like it will fit, just have to decide if I want to restore this one or get a new one that has the flush on the top back side.....
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Old 04-04-2005, 12:30 PM   #11
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For what it's worth, I replaced my original toilet with the Brauva low profile, but I had to remove the door from the cabinet behind the toilet and still can't keep the toilet lid up without holding it up!!

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Old 04-04-2005, 12:53 PM   #12
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For what it's worth, I replaced my original toilet with the Brauva low profile, but I had to remove the door from the cabinet behind the toilet and still can't keep the toilet lid up without holding it up!!

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Good to know, I'll steer clear of that one.
I was thinking of an Aqua Magic Low profile. The one on there now is a bit tall and I'm not partial to the foot flush, seems like you put unnecessary stress to the base....


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Old 04-04-2005, 01:16 PM   #13
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I rebuilt my toilet last year - wanted to stay original - got my parts from Marks RV - great folks to work with and good prices - www.marksrv.com I think is the web site - let me know if that doesn't work and I'll look further. I think all parts are available.

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Old 04-04-2005, 04:37 PM   #14
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HI we replaced our toilet - the only model we found that would fit without cutting out the "hidden" campartment was a sealand traveler lite. It comes in 2 hieghts (ours was the lower height) and several colors - it's a big improvement. DO a forum search for argosy toilet replacement to find detailed info about toilet swaps.
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