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Old 09-10-2013, 07:28 PM   #225
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Let me re-ask that.

Are the weep holes in the cockpit windows needed? I have leaking on both sides. Carpet/metal gets all wet.. BAD.. I saw how you cut weep holes in the sides.
Do you not have weep holes in your cockpit windows? On my 74 Argosy, the passenger side had weep holes from the factory but the drivers side did not. That is why I put them in.

Another detail that needs to be checked besides the weep holes is you need to see if there are drain holes in the bottom of the window frame on both sides of the divider (front to back divider that separates the window panes).

What I found is without the weep holes on the drivers side and without enough drain holes in the bottom channels of the window frame the water will soak through the window track and eventually overflow into the coach.

Unfortunately it's not quite as simple as I made it sound above. The above statement works fine for my 74 and possibly 75 & 76 models. However at some point Airstream redid the walls in the cockpit and adding a drain tube that runs down below floor level.

I'm going to have to take a bunch of pictures and provide a better description of the differences and what to look for. I might be able to get that done this weekend.

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Old 10-26-2013, 05:19 PM   #226
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No real progress to report, mainly due to other small projects that I'm trying to wrap up before winter.

One project that isn't necessarily a small one is this:

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We've had this trailer since around 2003 or so. It was a mess when we got it and it didn't get any better sitting unattended for the last 10 years. So rather than try and sell it in such poor condition I opted to dismantle it and sell off the good pieces. At least this way some trailer owners will have the chance to make repairs to their own rigs.

Hopefully later next month I can start working on the dash of the Argosy. I'd really like to get that area of the motorhome done. We'll see...

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Old 10-27-2013, 02:57 AM   #227
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I definitely have to head out to Brad's Airstream restoration and salvage yard some day! Only problem if I drive the airstream it might be mistaken for a salvage!
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Brad,
What size is the awning on that thing? I'm looking for a 14' awning for my argosy. I'm assuming it would be the same curvature but I might be able to cut the tube down if needed.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:04 AM   #229
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I definitely have to head out to Brad's Airstream restoration and salvage yard some day! Only problem if I drive the airstream it might be mistaken for a salvage!
Just keep this in mind if you ever bring your Airstream for a visit

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Old 10-27-2013, 06:06 AM   #230
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Brad,
What size is the awning on that thing? I'm looking for a 14' awning for my argosy. I'm assuming it would be the same curvature but I might be able to cut the tube down if needed.
Matt,

The trailer is 31'. I'll measure the awning to see how long it is. I'm sure it can be cut down. I also have a new awning canvas (blue I believe) for it.

I'll let you know the length this afternoon.

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Before you go off and do the work, what would you want for it?


I wouldn't need the new fabric because I am going to get a maroon one made up for my argosy.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:51 AM   #232
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Wow, I can't believe it's been a year and a half since I updated this thread

Not much has happened for a while now. I'm still waiting to roll it into my shop so I can work on it in comfort. With luck it will be moved into the shop this summer. A lot has taken place over the last few years but I'm hoping I can start making progress soon.

Stay tuned....
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We are looking forward to seeing the progress you make as well!
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Welcome back Brad!
I am behind too...
Down but not out!
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Old 04-24-2015, 02:27 PM   #236
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Hi Brad! Hi Steve!
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Hi Brad! Hi Steve!
Nice to see everyone is still hanging around and working on their rigs

If I don't do something soon with the little Argosy it will sink into the ground
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Glad you're back! Looking forward reading about your progress!
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