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Old 04-29-2010, 11:04 AM   #43
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Thank you for the kind words. It was my absolute honor to be a part of this project.

Doing any project like this is a huge commitment not just financially but emotionally and spiritually also. Feeling comfortable with the person doing the work is a very significant aspect of the job. The advice I give all my perspective clients is to talk to as many shops as possible and make certain that who ever you go with you feel very comfortable with them. As a result all of your needs will taken care of.
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:01 PM   #44
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What a gorgeous job! Thanks for posting the "before" and "afters". You have a beautiful unit!
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:29 PM   #45
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Great job! Love the interior colors and fabrics. Frank, you need a West Coast office... maybe for the winters?
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:42 PM   #46
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So that's YOUR Minuet! How did I miss the connection. I had admired it on Franks blog. What a treasure. Tom, Frank, - Y'all did an awesome job. It's just a little gem.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:28 PM   #47
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You did a great job in a short amount of time. It's nice that you kept the original layout and the colors look great. Congratulations........
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:46 AM   #48
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You made a classic, even more classic!
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:49 PM   #49
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Tom,

Your Argosy looks great. It's modern and elegant, while remaining true to its inherent 70's aesthetic.

Kudos to you and Frank on an outstanding job!

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Old 06-16-2010, 07:27 PM   #50
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Spending more money

The fun doesn't stop...


I wanted a stove cover. Even though I had found an old thread that gave the part number, I was wary that the part number would work. Well, $34 to D&D Appliance Parts got me a perfect fitting cover. (Too bad the stainless version is NLA.)


With a single axle trailer, some sort of tire pressure monitoring seemed like a good idea. On a recommendation, I got a Pressure Pro system. It was easy to set up - so far, so good.

Our maiden voyage this season, boondocking in Vermont, included almost killing the battery. (Someone (me) left the porch light on all night. We went all "Apollo 13" afterwards, limiting power use to what was necessary for re-entry...er, I mean the water pump.) After that, we decided that we should move to LEDs, since most of the state parks around here don't have electric.

We had used superbrightLEDs.com for replacing bulbs in the T@B, so we used them again for the Argosy. I tried two different bulbs:


1156-PCB-WWHP9 in the front light - these have a pretty nice warm color to them


1156-PCB-W24-WV in the bathroom. These are cheaper, but they're bluer. We'll get more of the other lights for over the gaucho and countertop, as soon as I figure out how to open up those fixtures to replace them.


And finally, a little Barker 5 gallon blue boy for shower water. It fits easily in the shower basin, ready for the rare times we use the shower. The thrills of plumbing...

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Old 06-16-2010, 07:40 PM   #51
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But what about the porch light? Sorta kidding.. as I did the same thing when we were camping a few weeks ago.. and killed our battery too... recharged via the generator.

But seriously, do you know which bulb replaces the one outside? I also melted the cover a bit. I'd love to replace it and not have to worry about doing that again.
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:57 PM   #52
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LOL. I'll replace the porch light and the reading lights in the next order - wanted to see which of the overhead lights worked best first.

I replaced the porch light in the T@B with 1156-W30-RA. Not sure if this right angle bulb will fit in the Argosy's fixture though. Do I just bend the cover to remove it for access to the bulb?

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Old 06-17-2010, 09:11 AM   #53
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Check in with mistral blue. he replaced a lot of his interior lights in Vintage Thunder with LED. He tried several types and had a favorite or two.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:49 AM   #54
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oh.. I thought you meant the "scare light" outside adjacent to the door. Yes, the plastic cover over the door just bends out... it's kept in a channel in the frame. If I remember right, it's a straight bulb.
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:21 AM   #55
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Thanks. I don't have a scare light, although I wish I did - they look kinda cool...

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Old 06-18-2010, 07:49 AM   #56
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Beautiful restoration! Congrats on your "new" Minuet!
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