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Old 10-02-2018, 11:53 AM   #1429
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The issue I have with the one good one I have (the passenger side) is the roll pin is under 1/16" (probably 3/64") and I can't get a drift small enough. I suspect the one broken one I have was actually caused by using a 1/16" drift to drive out the smaller pin early in the renovation which just snapped the end of the pin off.

I am going to get a couple of different size indexing pins from these guys as the seem to be very close in size, and are available as lock-out, just to try.

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Any progress on the indexing pin?
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:29 PM   #1430
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Martin,

Any progress on the indexing pin?
Only partial success so far Brad.

The M6 ones I got fitted the hole in the tongue fine but where not long enough to reach across the wide inner channel. The M5 ones I got were a little longer and reached but were loose in the hole.

So I am in search of a longer M6 version....the frustrating thing is I found a supplier with them previously, and now I can't.
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Old 10-02-2018, 04:55 PM   #1431
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Only partial success so far Brad.

The M6 ones I got fitted the hole in the tongue fine but where not long enough to reach across the wide inner channel. The M5 ones I got were a little longer and reached but were loose in the hole.

So I am in search of a longer M6 version....the frustrating thing is I found a supplier with them previously, and now I can't.
Been there, done that!

Have you tried using google's search history to see if you can find it that way?
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:30 AM   #1432
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Been there, done that!



Have you tried using google's search history to see if you can find it that way?


I tried that after you mentioned it Brad but it is buried somewhere in 1000 plus pages of detail. Doesn’t help most of the websites now don’t have separate addresses for each page visited, just the initial site address.

There is another type of indexing plunger which has a longer threaded barrel but I am not keen on the lever design.
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:54 AM   #1433
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Have you tried these guys?
http://www.mcmaster.com/indexing-pins
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:11 PM   #1434
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Have you tried these guys?
http://www.mcmaster.com/indexing-pins
Yes Wayne, when I lived in the US I used McMaster Carr, at lot, I had a business account with them.

The nearest they have is this one (https://www.mcmaster.com/8497a51)



It is the right diameter but only 13mm long, we need around 22mm.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:13 PM   #1435
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Earlier today while I was trying to find a picture for Rob of the hatch cover on my Argosy I ran across this picture that I had taken several years ago while dismantling an Excella trailer. I just happened to glance over at the Argosy and saw this view, I thought it was kinda cool......

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Old 11-05-2018, 11:27 AM   #1436
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For the longest time I wasn't sure what to do about the left rear quarter panel that has been dented and gouged. Looking at InlandRVs site they listed replacement panels for trailers but not motorhomes. After discussions with Peter_H we determined that the right front Argosy panel is the same as a motorhome left rear panel.

So I tried contacting InlandRV about purchasing a replacement panel and all I got was the run around. They would not return phone calls and acted like they could care less if they sold something to me. So I decided to try contacting Airstream directly and they informed me that yes, I could order the correct left rear panel for my Argosy motorhome but I had to purchase it through an authorized Airstream dealer.

So I contacted Arbogast RV in Troy Ohio and talked to their parts department. They were more than happy to work with me so I was able to order the correct panel directly from them. Since they are only about 3 hours from me I opted to drive up to Troy and pick up the panel directly from them rather than having it shipped, which would have been expensive considering it's curved shape.

You can't tell much from the pictures because I've left the bubble wrap in place until I'm ready to install.

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Total cost was $549.14
$466.49 for the panel
$32.65 sales tax
$50 freight (they drove 74 miles round trip to Jackson Center to pick up the panel)

This solves the one big problem I was worried about with the shell.

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Old 11-05-2018, 11:40 AM   #1437
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:27 AM   #1438
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For the longest time I wasn't sure what to do about the left rear quarter panel that has been dented and gouged. Looking at InlandRVs site they listed replacement panels for trailers but not motorhomes. After discussions with Peter_H we determined that the right front Argosy panel is the same as a motorhome left rear panel.

So I tried contacting InlandRV about purchasing a replacement panel and all I got was the run around. They would not return phone calls and acted like they could care less if they sold something to me. So I decided to try contacting Airstream directly and they informed me that yes, I could order the correct left rear panel for my Argosy motorhome but I had to purchase it through an authorized Airstream dealer.

So I contacted Arbogast RV in Troy Ohio and talked to their parts department. They were more than happy to work with me so I was able to order the correct panel directly from them. Since they are only about 3 hours from me I opted to drive up to Troy and pick up the panel directly from them rather than having it shipped, which would have been expensive considering it's curved shape.

You can't tell much from the pictures because I've left the bubble wrap in place until I'm ready to install.

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Total cost was $549.14
$466.49 for the panel
$32.65 sales tax
$50 freight (they drove 74 miles round trip to Jackson Center to pick up the panel)

This solves the one big problem I was worried about with the shell.

Brad

Great move, Brad! To clarify, the panel is the right front Argosy trailer panel. Can't wait for you to fit it. Please let me know in advance, if I need to hide in the closet
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:41 AM   #1439
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Great move, Brad! To clarify, the panel is the right front Argosy trailer panel. Can't wait for you to fit it. Please let me know in advance, if I need to hide in the closet
Actually Peter, Airstream required that I provide the Airstream vin number of my Argosy before they would let me order the panel. I did talk to the girl at Airstream and she said I was probably correct when I mentioned that the Argosy trailer right front panel was the same as a motorhome left rear.

Oddly enough, the part number for the left rear panel I had them quote for Peanut didn't match the part number for mine. She said it had something to do with the pano windows on mine where Peanut was a rear bath. I've looked at both panels closely and don't see a difference so there must be something hidden that I can't see.

Based on my conversation with her I came away with the impression I was ordering a part specifically for my Argosy. With that in mind I don't think you need to worry about finding a closet

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Glad to see airstream kept track of some things, hope it fits well!
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Glad to see airstream kept track of some things, hope it fits well!
I was rather surprised panels could still be purchased. I hope to replace the panel sometime this winter. Will post pictures when it happens
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