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Old 06-09-2009, 05:24 AM   #1
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Am new at computer stuff so don't expect anything to fancy. I have finaly gotten mh someplace I could work on it . Have had it in storage for a year. New the engine had two cylinders out a week after I bought it also tranny won't hold fluid. Haven't gotten to tearing into the engine yet . Will take off valve covers first maybe lucky and will be stuck valves.lol. Am going to pull tranny for sure get it rebuilt depending on what i find in engine will try to fix it while still in mh. Inside of mh. Not to bad. All original from carpets to drapes. Had been thinking about tearing most of it out and starting over but after getting it here where I can get better look. Thinking about keeping interior original. new flooring and drapes reupholster everthing. I'm not sure I like all the plastic paneling but it is in good shape. Have a lot of things I am interested in. Found this site a while ago after bought mh. Have learned alot from it and willcontinue to. will try and post pictures soon.Not very good at computer work.
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Hello Jo - Welcome to the forums! Learning your way around here will become second nature. This thread might help navigate your way -- http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...ics-44928.html

Of course it gives you assistance with posting pictures -- we've been known to crawl to posts for some of those.

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Gypsy, welcome. You will become better at computers once you are fully addicted to this forum. Hope you get the help you need, here.

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Old 06-15-2009, 02:57 PM   #4
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Thanks for the hello. I've got to get better can't get worse. Found my Argosy at a swap meet in Kingman Az. Don't know much of it's history. Person I bought it from is not a truth teller. It looks like somebody had been living in it at apark. All ready hooked on airstream site. Have been visiting it for over ayear.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:47 AM   #5
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Ok you said pictures. I will give this a try. Pictures are first day,interior,carpet out right away. Annie my helper. New toilet. I think thats all.Got 4 out of 8 not bad takes along time for them to upload . will pot the other four later.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:54 AM   #6
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More pictures. Pulling carpet up.Insie mh. tv came with mh.More interior,and Annie, best helper.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:37 AM   #7
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Looks good! Doesn't look like you have to do much to get it back on the road.

Keep us posted on your progress.

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Looks like you have some good "bones" to work with. We have a 1978 28' and love it. Hope the engine and tranny woes are easily addressed.

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Old 06-26-2009, 08:59 PM   #9
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yes. The more I get inside and cleaning the more Iam impressed with the workmanhip. Like pulling up the carpet was easy. Had actual tack strips. The mh Ilive in now I would have to tear out the walls and all the cabinets to get all of the carpet out. All of the interior systems are working I have a broken water line that was my fault.This will be my first venture into copper plumbing. The guy at the hardware store sold me some kind of fitting so you don't have to solder anyhing.I will find out.Unfortunately I am not going to be able to get into the engine and tranny problem until some time in August have a trip planned to Colo. in july.So I am keeping myself happy by working on the inside. I have went from tearing everything out and starting over to seeing what I need to do to move into it. I made a big sign that says if it works don"t fix it.So far everything is looking good kitchen cabinet needs some work.but other than a good cleaning ,some new curtains ,and some fuzzy window stuff and outside window gaskets and new flooring Oh crap there is always more to do can't keep listing .Will keep posted on progress and pics
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Your coach pictures are great! We have a 76 28' that we are thinking of pulling up the carpet and putting down wood.
Would you tell me more about the fuzzy window stuff? I can't get the bus windows up front open very easily and was wondering if I should replace the fuzzy (well, not any more) tracks they slide in, or wax them or something. Any ideas?
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Hello, Just got to love the Argosy. I am planning on replacing my Fuzzy window stuff for that reason. Haven't got started on it yet but its on the list. The stuff to replace it is kind of expensive but it will be nice to open windows. Andy at inland rv gets the real as fuzzy channel.Good luck. I'll look around for your stuff on the forums . I think I'm going to go with cork for the floor I hear it has some cushion to it .Am going to check lumber liquidators when it is time .
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Thanks--I did call the folks at Inland. I think we'll do one of them at a time--there are 4 different items you need to replace the fuzzy stuff on the big bus windows up front! And we can sort of get the windows to open now, but it takes a triple dose of elbow grease to move them.

I wondered about the cork, I think it would have good sound dampening qualities, but I would hate to have to wax it. I was thinking that laminate would be easier to maintain.

These old coaches are so much fun, though! Good luck with yours!
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My fuzzy channel is pretty funky in most of my windows. So am just going to bite the bullet and get it all at the same time also the postage.Didn't know you had to wax cork .Will have to check into that Certainly not going to be waxing floors!! I need to have something that is not to slick ,no carpet .Thats still afew days down the road.Does your mh run good?
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My friends that put cork down in their kitchen have to wax it every week. Ugh!
Most of the other windows in mine work fairly well--just the big ones up front are a bear. Otherwise our MH is in pretty good shape, fortunately. We bought her back in 2003 from Brett, one of the long-time contributors to this board, and she's still a peach!

DH is pretty handy with the mechanical stuff, so she runs quite well. For my 40th birthday coming up in a couple of years, we are going to get a nice custom paint job done on the exterior. I can't wait!
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