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Old 06-30-2015, 10:30 AM   #253
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Old 07-04-2015, 03:28 PM   #254
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Brad, Not sure how much you have actually driven your MH but it is worth noting that the gauge layout on the AS MH is almost worthless as far as reading the gauges while you are driving. There is not a gauge on the the dash that I can read from a normal driving position. I would suggest that you mach it up to be sure the gauges are not obscured by the steering wheel.
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Old 07-04-2015, 03:54 PM   #255
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Have you given any though to a wind speed gauge? Doing the math will tell you your headwinds.
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:12 PM   #256
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Brad, Not sure how much you have actually driven your MH but it is worth noting that the gauge layout on the AS MH is almost worthless as far as reading the gauges while you are driving. There is not a gauge on the the dash that I can read from a normal driving position. I would suggest that you mach it up to be sure the gauges are not obscured by the steering wheel.
Greg, I've not driven the Argosy at all but I have a lot of hours behind the wheel of a 1984 310. On the 310 you couldn't see the gauges for crap either and I'm betting the Argosy won't be any better in that regard.

The way I figure it is I'd rather have the gauges there so even if I have to move around a little to see them that should be better than not having any gauges at all.

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Old 07-04-2015, 05:22 PM   #257
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Have you given any though to a wind speed gauge? Doing the math will tell you your headwinds.
Actually I have but I haven't spent any time looking for one as yet. I guess I'm not even sure where to look for one

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Look for airspeed indicator on eBay, with aircraft going digital the old surplus analog units are getting cheap
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:00 PM   #259
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Brad,
What's the progress on getting it inside your shop?
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What's the progress on getting it inside your shop?
Pretty good actually. I've already made enough room now for it to fit easily inside. However I pulled my tractor inside to mount a backhoe that I bought for it. That should be done sometime this week and then I'll do a little more organizing and the shop will be ready. Say, sometime in August.

Later this month I hope to pull the Argosy away from the side of the shop so I can hot pressure wash it to remove all of the moss that's growing on it

Once that's done there should be nothing from keeping me from moving it inside.

It will definitely be inside for the winter and now that the shop is heated I should be able to work comfortably on it without freezing my **** off
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:50 AM   #261
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Pricey little buggers aren't they!

I think I need to learn a little more about them before making any buying decisions.

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Old 07-21-2015, 01:40 PM   #262
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As I get closer to moving my Argosy into the shop so I can start working on it again I'm considering my options for replacing the ABS plastic tailing housing assembly with a couple of different Airstream trailer choices.

Here's a picture of my current tail light housing. It's unique to I think 73-74 Argosy motorhomes and trailers. Lenses are no longer available. It's big, bulky and prone to cracking.
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I have a set of each of the assemblies in this picture. The bottom assembly is from a 74 Excella 500 trailer and the top assembly if from an earlier Airstream trailer.
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Not sure where I stole this picture from but you can see what the earlier trailer tail lights look like on an Argosy motorhome (note the painted endcap). The later Classic motorhomes used a similar style only with square lenses and the early trailer assembly is cast aluminum where the Classic motorhomes used a cheap plastic housing. At least the 310 I owned used a cheap plastic housing
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This is a variation of the Argosy lights used on I think 75 and 76 Argosy motorhomes.
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I have all the parts necessary to install any of the above, I just need to figure out which to use.

Thoughts anyone?!

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Old 07-21-2015, 01:57 PM   #263
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Cant go wrong with cast aluminum.......in my humble opinion
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Brad, no question in my mind. If you've got a metal piece it needs to go on. I'm with mayco.
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Old 07-21-2015, 02:04 PM   #265
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Brad, no question in my mind. If you've got a metal piece it needs to go on. I'm with mayco.
I agree with both of you. However both of the tail light assemblies in the picture below are cast aluminum. Personally I'm leaning towards the bottom one from the 74 Excella trailer. More lights means more visibility

Oh yeah, the top one is missing a reflector that I would likely change to some sort of LED light if I decide to use the top one.

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Old 07-21-2015, 02:08 PM   #266
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No ones going to miss your Argosy on the road, even in the dark. I think its all about style Brad, and the rounds in post #262 on the polished unit are unbelievable. But.. I do get the practicality of more lights..
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