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Old 07-22-2008, 08:55 AM   #1
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'76 Argosy MOHO safety certificate

I'm in the process of purchasing a 1976 - 24' unit, I'm having a mechanic go over it with the state safety certification listing to try to cover all the bases before I drive it back 900 miles.

I've noticed, from some interior shots, that there is some clouding of the drivers widshield(lower edge and closer to the centre post).

1. Has anyone had an issue with NOT getting a safety certification because of this? It's coming back to Canada and I'm concerned they may not pass it here.

2. Is there any way of fixing this problem?

3. Is it possible to replace the windshield?

4. If so where can they be purchased?

5. Besides any obvious mechanical issues(from sitting for a couple of years) any recomendations on what to look for and check/verify before I head back home?

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Old 07-22-2008, 09:39 AM   #2
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These folks had the windshield for my 84 Classic, I'm not sure if the Argosy is the same RV Glass -- Windshields and Side Glass -- Duncan Systems

Common chassis repairs to the Classic Motorhomes chassis include front end parts, rear air bags, brake master cylinder, exhaust, cooling system, gauges, starter, alternator, etc. I don't know if these will be any easier to get/less expensive in the US.

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The clouding is caused by air getting into the plastic sandwiched between the two glass halves. Usually this will only cause it to fail a safety inspection if the clouding is within the sweep of the windshield wipers. Usually, though it does depend on who is doing the inspection.
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