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Old 03-17-2013, 06:49 AM   #1
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1978 Argosy Motor Home problems

I have a 1978 argosy motor home 28 ft , the motor home sets low in the back , is there any way that I can get it to set up higher so as I can pull my boat. Also does any one know some way or some solution than I can but on the window seals so I can get them to move back and forth , the black fussy seal around the window especially on the bottom . John 863 801 8278
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:50 AM   #2
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Not sure on the rear suspension, but the window seals can be replaced by you if you are some what handy. I believe your seals are the same as my 89 345. They are available from Inland RV. They will know how many feet to order and send how to instructions with them if asked. You do need to remove the slider windows to reinstall new fuzzy channel. Not as big a problem as you might expect. CAUTION - be really careful not to break the glass as they are no longer available.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:32 PM   #3
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John, sounds like your rear suspension airbags are low on air. You should have an automatic air pump in the generator bay. My PO bypassed the pump and I have to manually air mine, but I plan to take it to a local shop soon and replace the bags (as they are dry rotted) and have a new compressor that will adjust the amount of air based on the load in the RV.

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Old 03-17-2013, 01:11 PM   #4
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Not sure on the rear suspension, but the window seals can be replaced by you if you are some what handy. I believe your seals are the same as my 89 345. They are available from Inland RV. They will know how many feet to order and send how to instructions with them if asked. You do need to remove the slider windows to reinstall new fuzzy channel. Not as big a problem as you might expect. CAUTION - be really careful not to break the glass as they are no longer available.
The driver and passenger slider windows are available.

All other slider windows for the Airstream and Argosy motorhomes, have been obsolete for many years.

The fuzzy (schlegal channel) can be replaced without removing the glass, but one must have patience when doing so, as it's not difficult, but it is a real pain in the neck.

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Old 03-17-2013, 02:30 PM   #5
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My '78 Argosy 24' motorhome did not have airbags in the rear suspension, but sounds like the 28' one did (GAArogsy's answer). So, if yours has an air suspension go with his answer, if it does not, you probably will need to have new rear springs. The springs do get tired after many years and sag. My 24' with springs only sagged on one side.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:23 PM   #6
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My '77 Argosy 28' has air bags front and rear but are filled manually. As far as I can tell it never had an automatic air pump.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:39 PM   #7
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my 28ft has no rear air bags it is a 77 itdoes have air in the front man. fill to 55 lbs. I am going to add air to the rear more for stability than height .
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:47 PM   #8
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Another thing nobody has mentioned is your hitch receiver. If your boat is of any size look to beef up the receiver. They are not built for heavy towing.
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