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Old 01-17-2016, 05:40 PM   #477
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Brad ,

I got the replacement headlight buckets for my Classic MoHo from ClassicParts.com. Look at their part #48-375, it might work for your Argosy.

Also, I stumbled on this pic of my steering stabilizer with the bumper removed. Thought it might be helpful.
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:58 PM   #478
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Found a few more pics that might help. Do you think this is a super steer? Do you think it was an aftermarket part installed by a previous owner?
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:00 AM   #479
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Brad ,

I got the replacement headlight buckets for my Classic MoHo from ClassicParts.com. Look at their part #48-375, it might work for your Argosy.
Thanks for the link. I'll see if they have something like what's on my Argosy.

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Also, I stumbled on this pic of my steering stabilizer with the bumper removed. Thought it might be helpful.
That access opening looks to be the same as on my old 84 310. Of course I couldn't see the one on my 310 since the valance was in the way but by feel that seems about right
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Old 01-24-2016, 10:52 AM   #480
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Haven't spent much time working on the Argosy lately. Friday morning we were hit with a nice snow storm and by Saturday morning there was around 14-16" of snow on the ground.

I'm not much into scooping snow so I used my little Kubota tractor to back drag the driveway to clear a path. Worked pretty good until the Kubota decided to stop running! Took me several hours to replace the filter, bleed the injectors and get it running again.

This morning I finally ventured out in my 4x4 Ford ranger and made it to the top of the driveway From the road to my garage is about 1200'.
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At least I can make it to work in the morning.
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:01 AM   #481
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Beautiful picture Brad. Man, I miss snow.. Sorry about the Kubota! Snow/cold is gorgeous to view, but not so much fun to work in!
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I was wondering how you were getting along, it looked like Kentucky got hit pretty hard.
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:32 AM   #483
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We only get snow a few times a year and normally it's only a few inches at a time. Last year and this year though have seen huge snow storms. Fortunately the snow will likely be gone by the end of the week as we're supposed to get rain and warmer temperatures starting today.

My fault on the Kubota. I had the filter and just never took time to replace it. I'll try and be more consistent on it's maintenance from now on!

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I was wondering how you were getting along, it looked like Kentucky got hit pretty hard.
It started snowing Friday morning and kept it up through Saturday morning. The Kubota front bucket makes just a wide enough path that my little Ranger 4x4 has a path to drive through. I think the biggest worry is going to be flooding due the warm temperatures and rain expected starting today.
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Bkahler you sure do live in a beautiful spot. That's a very nice tree lined driveway.
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Bkahler you sure do live in a beautiful spot. That's a very nice tree lined driveway.
Thanks! Other than all the mowing during the spring, summer and fall it's great
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:13 PM   #487
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Brad, I have a question for you if youre willing. Ive been thinking about the chassis battery during the cold winter months where there are long periods between engine runs. I keep the 310 plugged into shore power just about 100% of the time while stored next to the house. I have an upgraded 3 stage converter that I installed a couple years ago. I check the fluid in my batteries a few times throughout the year. I have cured all parasitic drains on the chassis battery, at least for now. My question is, do you foresee any problem with running a jumper cable from my coach batteries to the chassis battery during these stretches of low use and cold temps in order to keep the chassis battery at full charge along with the coach batteries through the 3 stage converter? I think I would only need to connect the positive posts since they share the same ground. The chassis battery is not draining all the way or anything but over time it will drop to 12.4 during the winter.

Would you mind sharing your thoughts on this?

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Brad, I have a question for you if youre willing......

Would you mind sharing your thoughts on this?

Thanks as always,

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Mike, I know I am not Brad (), but if you promised not to show this picture to anyone, I will share it with you... (Its clipped to 1 post for demonstration purposes only, normally its tugged away elsewhere doing non use)
No comment, no encouragement, no justification, nada
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I get you. Clever and easier to get to. Thank you. I give you my absolute word of honor that this picture shall not be shared beyond this point! In fact, Peter who????? (but really good idea)

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The only comment I have on tieing all the batteries together for long durations on the coach charger is I believe the coach charger is expecting the batteries to be all the same type, size, etc. A weak battery could cause the charger to over charge the other batteries.

A weak battery would pull the buss voltage down causing the charger to raise the charge voltage which I believe could cause over charging.

I'm not a battery expert but I think this what would happen.

I used to use a solar charger that plugged into the cigarette lighter and it kept the engine battery topped off. When my Argosy is done I am going to set up a trickle chager that I will plug in when I'm on shore power to keep the engine battery charged.
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