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Old 07-24-2015, 07:23 AM   #29
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Just posting some updates
Looking good! I really like your dash. On my 74 the dash was pretty well butchered by some PO.

I bought a tach like the one you installed but now that I'm redoing the entire instrument cluster I'll be adding a tach there instead.

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Old 07-25-2015, 08:19 PM   #30
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Wow! Really like all the custom cabinetry.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:52 PM   #31
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I'll be glad to have this project done =)

I have most of the floor down. Sorry these photos are sideways, taken from my phone. Also, thanks to dad for bringing down his side grinder. I was able to cut, finish welding and painting the new side mirror posts. A few weeks back we flush mounted the tail lights.
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:40 AM   #32
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I really like the approach you took with the tail lights! Simple and clean.

I'm also looking forward to seeing pictures of your external mirror modifications.

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Old 08-04-2015, 10:29 PM   #33
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We had a great five night trip.

Propane was filled and is holding pressure. I'm comfortable that we are now holding pressure without leaks=). The battery's kept us very comfortable for three nights with lights, TV an fans running between charges.

I use an older Coleman lantern for light and heat for our cooler mountain nights and this conserves battery.

I must also through a shout out for the larger Mr. Buddy Heater that heated nicely with our quick connect and was very much appreciated as I woke up with the inside temperature at 43 degrees one night. I must say that this heater doesn't run the fans that the onboard 12v force air heater does and, doesn't wake me up every few hours.

The last two trips I'm only seeing around seven-ish miles/gallon however, I'm driving between 55 -65 mph. I find speed really depends on road surface. Fully loaded leaving town I stopped and weighed in at 11,860 pounds with around 500 Ibs of humans and all our camping gear for a week out.
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:40 AM   #34
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I must also through a shout out for the larger Mr. Buddy Heater that heated nicely with our quick connect and was very much appreciated as I woke up with the inside temperature at 43 degrees one night. I must say that this heater doesn't run the fans that the onboard 12v force air heater does and, doesn't wake me up every few hours.
Could you post more info on the Mr. Buddy Heater? Sounds interesting.
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:03 AM   #35
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Winter Camping... Shower, Bathroom, Kitchen and... a lot more needs to be completed. Reviewing the antifreeze in the lines, waste water and now on to Heat and comfort. Our TV and electric; we are thankful with full hook-up. Electric heaters and gas. I'm so happy to take the family camping in our old, soon to be wrapped (full season) Argosy (next year). My wife requested winter camping and I'm really happy to take her to a Montana KOA with full hook-ups in our old motorhome on her birthday in January.
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:10 PM   #36
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Bathroom door gel coated shower

Finished framing the bathroom door. Sorry about the mess, skipped cleaning up and snapped some photo's with my phone. I finished the gel coat on the larger shower and I'm very pleased with the larger shower an bathroom layout.
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Nice quality work, Kramer !!!
I enjoy following your progress.
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Old 09-14-2016, 09:47 PM   #38
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Just wanted to add some updates.

It's been a great summer and we've been enjoying our Argosy. My wife has me working on a 1965 Bell Camper now. This is slowing my finishing the MH but, I don't think it will ever be finished

We are turning the Bell coach into a mobile store for her pottery business 504 Square Feet Pottery.

I replaced the valve cover seals and have to replace an oil coolant line. I added a toggle switch to the external fuel pump for safety. I also added security camera's (night vision) for back up and passenger side viewing and security as, this was easier than over coming the mirror issues =)

Lastly, I re-weighed the MH without water last week and with everything else on board, Felt we were pretty close to original weight. She's a little heavy in the front but, I'll re-evaluate the air bags and springs and see about upgrades over the winter.
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:09 PM   #39
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...i replaced the valve cover seals and have to replace an oil coolant line. I added a toggle switch to the external fuel pump for safety. I also added security camera's (night vision) for back up and passenger side viewing and security as, this was easier than over coming the mirror issues =)
You've got a nice looking Argosy there

I have not seen a door latch cover like you have. Do you know if that's factory?
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Another thing that caught my eye was the style of mirror you have. Definitely not original!

What don't you like about that style? Or is it the vibration issue?
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Hey Brad =) I fabricated this door Screen Door Slider. Started with cardboard and made it from there. I think I found were you can order originals but, I decided to try my hand at making one. I like this one very much

Yes the mirror vibration is an issue but; the real problem with this mirror is that the passenger window post blocks the mirror from view of the driver. (a lot of the view is obstructed) I love the mirror on the drivers side. I tried to fix this with different mounting brackets but for now, settled on the camera. (for now =)
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Hey Brad =) I fabricated this door Screen Door Slider. Started with cardboard and made it from there. I think I found were you can order originals but, I decided to try my hand at making one. I like this one very much
You did a nice job on it. Make some more and I'll buy one from you

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Yes the mirror vibration is an issue but; the real problem with this mirror is that the passenger window post blocks the mirror from view of the driver. (a lot of the view is obstructed) I love the mirror on the drivers side. I tried to fix this with different mounting brackets but for now, settled on the camera. (for now =)
I solved the mirror problem by adding supports for the mirror bases. On the passenger side I went so far as to move the mirror back about 7". I also reinforced the mirror mounts on the inside with aluminum blocks. You can see how I did it in this thread I started about fixing the vibration problem.

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For what it's worth, I haven't had great experience with a screen door gizzy made of metal. Bella's screen door has two gizzies, one to access the original door lock location and is the original plastic. However a second sliding panel was added to allow access to the deadlock, and is a aluminum. Well the original plastic (which has a fussy edge) works great, versus the metal one which rattles continually! Drives me crash after driving for a while!
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