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Old 05-13-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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Hubcaps for my Argosy - Priceless!

I picked these up from Jim Bounds at the Cooperative Motorworks in Orlando. Please don't ask how I ended up there!

These are probably the most bang for the buck upgrade you can make to an Argosy!
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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Fred, those look great on your Argosy! What a difference! Looks like you guys are enjoying using it.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
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They sure improve the looks of your Argosy........amazing what wheels and wheel covers can do. Nice improvement.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:16 PM   #4
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Fred, those look great on your Argosy! What a difference! Looks like you guys are enjoying using it.
We just returned from a 1,900 mile 16 night maiden voyage. We learned a lot about the unit and have a long list of things to do! We did have lots of fun.

We went from West Virginia to St. Augustine, FL, to Disney World (pictures), to Myrtle Beach, SC and back home.
  1. I need a better TV antenna. I am going to install one of the new Jack antennas.
  2. I have a few roof leaks to address.
  3. Gas mileage was 8.5-9.5 MPG for most of the trip. Pretty disappointing but something to work on.
  4. I want a new roof vent with cover (prior to painting so it can be painted the same color as the coach.
  5. The shower curtain/tub has a design flaw so water runs onto the floor. I am working on a modification now.
  6. I have already ordered and received a new 12v laptop power cord for my next trip (to avoid using an inverter).
  7. I ordered/received an AUX input cord for the Alpine stereo. It had an iPod cord that took control of the iPod which required changing songs from the stereo itself. The special AUX input cord goes into a Bluetooth module connection.
  8. The refer has a strange cover on the door that restricts air flow. I'll replace that with a screen before the next trip.
  9. The old shore power cords need new ends. They have an old 20amp twist style with adapters. I bought new ends at Camping World to bring the cords up to today's standards. I kept getting a reverse polarity light on the rear corner of the Argosy.
  10. Many other things that I could list!
My rear hitch bike rack worked great.
We used a PC USB TV tuner to watch TV on a laptop with mixed results (see #1 above).

Our prior experience with the 345 really helped us in planning for the trip.

One of the highlights was scoring those hubcaps! Those will last unit the tires wear out. I hope to find some Alcoa 16" rims by then!
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:46 PM   #5
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What kind of highway speeds were you running
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:09 PM   #6
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What kind of highway speeds were you running
I was driving 55-60 mph. I did use cruise control much of the time.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:44 PM   #7
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Are you running the 454 with a turbo 400? If so, what kind of rpm's are you turning? Just curious, we have a 24' rear bath and i am debating putting an electronic 4 speed or an overdrive unit in.
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I have the 454 with Turbo 400. My RPM's run 3000@60 and 2600@55.
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That's about what mine is too. I just wondered what the sustainability is of these motors running 60-65mph. Also if anyone has tried a 4speed behind one yet. Just curious about changing the trans before a complete engine/trans swap. I like the simplicity of this engine.
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I picked these up from Jim Bounds at the Cooperative Motorworks in Orlando. Please don't ask how I ended up there!

These are probably the most bang for the buck upgrade you can make to an Argosy!


What was the model # and price for all?
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:34 PM   #11
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What was the model # and price for all?
They were in his used parts inventory and he threw them in my total bill. They have a few marks but we washed them off and they look super.

The back side says "SOUN MIIN 8134 - 16 1/2".

These are the ones. They are plastic, not metal.
SOUN MIIN CO., LTD.-WHEEL COVER-WHEEL COVER
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