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Old 09-27-2015, 04:36 PM   #295
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I sure wish I had your shop Brad.
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:57 AM   #296
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I sure wish I had your shop Brad.
All it takes is a credit card...
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Nice 20 footer, nice shop, nice drawn plans with different setups.
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:00 PM   #298
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No one said anything about "help" and Dave, I think, Mossman just challenged us
I kinda got the same feeling!

Great looking vehicle all cleaned up. I love the shop. Wish I had room for one of those! That is on our list to find/rent next.
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:35 PM   #299
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I kinda got the same feeling!

Great looking vehicle all cleaned up. I love the shop. Wish I had room for one of those! That is on our list to find/rent next.
My hope is the Argosy will always have that place to park when not in use. The shop is big enough for my other vehicles & projects so with luck that will be the case.
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Old 09-29-2015, 02:28 PM   #300
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How tall is your garage door? I am trying to figure out what size carport to buy to put ours under.

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Old 09-29-2015, 02:33 PM   #301
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How tall is your garage door? I am trying to figure out what size carport to buy to put ours under.

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The trailer are shorter than the motorhomes. My garage door is 11' high and I cleared with about 8" to spare.

Seems like the trailers are close to 12" shorter than the motorhomes. I'm betting you could fit under a 10' opening.

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I have been looking at these as a temporary shelter (either with a tarp or a roof only) just to keep the worst of the weather off.

Trouble is it will have inches to spare and I get a different height/width each time I measure mine!

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Old 09-29-2015, 03:12 PM   #303
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I have been looking at these as a temporary shelter (either with a tarp or a roof only) just to keep the worst of the weather off.

Trouble is it will have inches to spare and I get a different height/width each time I measure mine!

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If you buy one that is 10' high where the walls meet the roof you'll be just fine, assuming the peak is 2' higher than the side walls. If you don't have an A/C unit on the roof then you could subtract just about a foot from the overall height needed.

As I mentioned previously with my 11' opening I had about 8" clearance between the top of the door opening and the top of my A/C unit, and that's with no 454 to weigh the front end of the coach down. Oh yeah, my coach is totally empty inside so it sits higher than it should anyway.
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:07 PM   #304
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Martin is thinking about having a mold made from my front valance since his Argosy came without one so with that in mind I decided to tackle this mess and get it over with

Tonight I got around to dismounting the lower front valance for repairs. It's definitely busted and broken in quite a few places.

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It's obviously taken some abuse from road debris over the years and some obvious mishandling. I sorta made matters worse when I was using a tow bar attached to the two front bumper mounts to push the Argosy into my shop in Arkansas. One of the front bumper mounts bent upwards and tore the valance.

Of course it didn't help matters any when Airstream neglected to weld the bottom side of the bumper mounts. While pushing it into the shop the front of the motorhome ended up being higher than the back of my truck so there were upward stresses on the bumper mount during the moving operation. Lack of weld on the bottom and upward stresses were to much for the mount

Shouldn't be to hard to get it back into correct alignment and welded. I think I'll add some gusseting to make it a little stronger as well. Who knows someday I may need to install a tow bar again.

With the valance off I now have easy access to a lot of the chassis front end for painting. I'm sure glad I'll be working in a heated shop his winter!

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Looks complete Brad, even if a little bent and broken. Do you think the ABS will take being molded? I wasn't thinking of a creating a finished (gel coat) replicate, just something close enough that could be finished and painted.
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Thanks! That helps a lot.
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Looks complete Brad, even if a little bent and broken. Do you think the ABS will take being molded? I wasn't thinking of a creating a finished (gel coat) replicate, just something close enough that could be finished and painted.
Not sure how how well the ABS handle being molded. It is fairly flimsy so a mold would have to have stiffeners inserted in various places to take away some of that flexibility.

I neglected to remove an aluminum air baffle which makes it look larger than it is. I'll try and get that done with a few more pictures to show what it looks like.
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Here's a shot with the aluminum deflector removed. I'm pretty sure the deflector was made and installed by Airstream although it's obviously a one off fabrication.

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