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Old 08-27-2009, 06:20 AM   #15
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Good looking rig Tom.

Congrats on you new baby.

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Old 08-27-2009, 07:41 AM   #16
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Tom, That's a great looking Minuet. I am glad you finally found one.
The antenna that you had removed from the roof was not a satellite antenna, but an omnidirectional, over the air, UHF, VHF antenna. It was mounted where the former crank-up antenna would have been.
Hope you have a great maiden voyage with the Minuet.
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:06 AM   #17
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The antenna that you had removed from the roof was not a satellite antenna, but an omnidirectional, over the air, UHF, VHF antenna.
Doh! I knew that - just was typing too quickly and too early. The antenna looked like a spaceship was about to land on my roof...

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Old 08-27-2009, 06:44 PM   #18
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Tom.

Glad that you found the perfect AS for you! I know that you have been looking for a long time. She looks great. After spending the summer in the T@B. What are you going to do with all that space! Redecorating is the fun part!

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Old 08-28-2009, 05:59 AM   #19
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After spending the summer in the T@B. What are you going to do with all that space! Redecorating is the fun part!
Thanks Annette. Standing on the ground in the living room of your Tradewind was another motivation for the aluminium floors.

I know that we have one of the smaller trailers, but we're GIDDY with all of the space. Imagine - both of us can be in the trailer, hold out our arms, and not touch the other person! This (literally) is huge...

Off to IKEA tomorrow for "decorative elements," as Jules puts it...

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Old 08-28-2009, 08:27 AM   #20
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We where former T@B owners, we had ours a year and like you just really needed more room, and a bathroom! Some days we miss the T@B but only briefly. Now you have to deal with dump tanks and trailer you can stand up in!! Enjoy..

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Old 08-31-2009, 09:14 AM   #21
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It's beautiful!! I cannot wait to see it in person!!

Talk to you soon!
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:12 PM   #22
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Hi,
We recently bought a 78 minuet and have really enjoyed it. I have a question about our tow vehicle. We have a 2005 Pilot that we have been towing it with. I am interested in your opinion as you appear to be towing with an Odyssey. We bought our Argosy with weight distribution bars and an anti-sway bar. Our Pilot manual says we should not be using weight distribution, but it seems to help level out our car and trailer. Are you using a weight distribution system. If so, do you think it makes a difference? Have the Honda folks endorsed it's use?
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:31 AM   #23
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Very nice looking Minuet! Congrats!

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Are you using a weight distribution system. If so, do you think it makes a difference? Have the Honda folks endorsed it's use?
I am using a weight distribution system with the Odyssey. It levels things out (the Odyssey is softly sprung) and aids steering feel. CanAm has set up something like 300 Odysseys and uses a weight distribution system with them. I don't know what they do with Pilots.

Since I own my van, and it's way out of warranty, I don't really care if Honda endorses it. (IIRC, they don't forbid using it on the Odyssey.) My understanding is that Honda is loathe to recommend weight distribution because they're concerned about it not being properly set-up.

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Old 11-02-2009, 09:55 AM   #25
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... I also need to order a new strip of orange trim for the upper beltline and paint/polish the nameplates. New speakers and installing a radio would be good too.

Tom
I saw an Argosy for sale (ebay?) where the owner had replaced the orange insert with red reflective tape - like trucks use. VERY effective for night visability. If you remember, THECATSANDI was basically rammed by a police car (that didn't see her 31 ft classic?) that just pulled into her lane, hitting both her tow vehicle and the front of her trailer. I've been considering adding that beltline trim, with the reflective insert myself.

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Old 11-02-2009, 10:06 AM   #26
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Paula, that's a good idea. We put a strip of reflective tape across the rear of our tiny T@B, partly because its taillight area was so tiny.

As for the Minuet though, my wife (well, I do to) loves the orange motif outside. We're now trying to not over-orange the interior...

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Old 11-02-2009, 10:11 AM   #27
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Awesome campers aren't they? I got mine from a trade in at my brother's rv dealership (Dodd RV, Portsmouth & Yorktown VA, Dodd RV - Virginia RV Dealers - North Carolina RV Dealers - Offering Forest River, Keystone, Coachmen, R-Visions, Carriage, Adventure Manufacturing, Damon, Itasca and More) They didn't know what to do with it and after just looking at it in the storage lot for a couple of months I finnally went in it and imediately fell in love! Had to convince the wife though. Going from our pick of any new camper on his lot to use (last on we "borrowed for a week long trip was a 40' Itasca diesel pusher, 2008) to our own little "twinkie" for a hard sell. But she has come around, Is constantly bringing home new stuff for it found in various stores (anything orange or green) and first trip was a huge success, next trip to coastal SC, next weekend. Enjoy, camping like this is so much fun! and yes, it is the COOLEST!
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LOL! I was showing pictures of the trailer to friends and they called it a "twinkie" too. Maybe you can still borrow that diesel pusher while you work on the Argosy...

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