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Old 02-28-2006, 09:01 PM   #29
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I just can't do that winter camping stuff. We're strictly 3-season campers. How do you keep things from freezing when you winter camp? And how do you re-winterize zippity-quick, before things freeze up again, when you get home? It's TOO COLD out there!!!!
Hey Balrgn, if you and Don don't want to de-winterize your rigs I'm sure there are open campground restrooms. Or, you folks can use our cabin to "fresh'n" up in. We can post a schedule....
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:46 PM   #30
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Balrgn,

I'm impressed how quickly your MoHo received a makeover, it looks like your ready to hit the road!


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Old 03-01-2006, 08:07 AM   #31
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Balrgn, I've been lurking and drooling over your mini coach since you got it. Have you figured out yet the rear end ratio? As soon as I saw that it was a 454 not a 350 I figured it should be a hotrod! As soon as the manifold gaskets start leaking, and they will, I'd go the header / exhaust route. If the rearend is not too tall you should be able to get great fuel economy out of Peanut. Check out the easy conversion project I did under "More intake air" to get ride of the old air cleaner canister.
Looks like a fun project already.
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Old 03-01-2006, 04:51 PM   #32
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Balrgn, I've been lurking and drooling over your mini coach since you got it. Have you figured out yet the rear end ratio? As soon as I saw that it was a 454 not a 350 I figured it should be a hotrod! As soon as the manifold gaskets start leaking, and they will, I'd go the header / exhaust route. If the rearend is not too tall you should be able to get great fuel economy out of Peanut. Check out the easy conversion project I did under "More intake air" to get ride of the old air cleaner canister.
Looks like a fun project already.
Having a ball working on the interior! Kinda takes the chill out of winter. I'll be sure to check out your mods too! Need to find a new entry door latch or install a dead bolt. Lock works but not well.
From the way it drives, I'd suspect it has 411 gears. Cruses @ 62 real nice, but I have not driven it much on teh hiway yet to check the speed to RPM ratio.
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Old 03-16-2006, 04:20 PM   #33
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Got a Chiltonís tech manual and checked the gear, it is 411.
Just installed new front shocks, what a huge difference it made in the ride! Hope to have the rear shock installed by Saturday.

http://www.balrgn.com/Argosy/20/Argosy_20.htm
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Old 03-17-2006, 06:23 PM   #34
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w ow w wooow wooooooooooo

What a beauty!! Congratulations!!

Now your 'alluminum herd' is complete!
...one of every breed...what's next, the Airstream boat?...

We're thinking MH too. Good choice.

Keep the pics coming you guys are doing an awesome job and real fast.

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Old 03-17-2006, 11:46 PM   #35
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Balgrn, a great looking coach and such immediate improvments. I appreciate all the help you have given me on my restoration. Now that you've joined the motorhomers, I expect to see some more help in the motorhead area. Congrats on your neat new acquisition. joe
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Old 03-19-2006, 05:34 PM   #36
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Had some free time on my hands this weekend. Forgot how much I missed playing with drive train stuff!

Original Steering damper removed, who'd a thought the replacement was different from the original Have to modify the mounting bolt, no biggie. Original was a taper fit. Front rims painted, Air cleaner removed, blasted, painted and installed.
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Old 03-19-2006, 07:58 PM   #37
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Good luck on your motorhome. I'm a little disappointed in AS in phasing out the large fiberglass motorhomes as I just recently purchased a 396XL.
Hopefully they will hold their value, but I doubt it.
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Old 06-30-2006, 11:47 AM   #38
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Sun is out!

Today is a rare occasion! The sun came out. Got looking at the Stripe on the Motor coach, brown just does not cut it. BLack looks good!
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Old 06-30-2006, 12:10 PM   #39
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Today is a rare occasion! The sun came out. Got looking at the Stripe on the Motor coach, brown just does not cut it. BLack looks good!
Black looks nice but what a heat-sink, I hope your A/C is better than mine! Last month at a campout in North Texas, I saw an Argosy painted a custom silver w/striping, it looked nice.

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Old 06-30-2006, 12:28 PM   #40
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Black looks nice but what a heat-sink, I hope your A/C is better than mine! Last month at a campout in North Texas, I saw an Argosy painted a custom silver w/striping, it looked nice.

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Just the stripe and the lower portion will be black. The rest will be original cream color. Your right, I can not imagine how hot a totaly black one would be!
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Old 07-06-2006, 12:18 PM   #42
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Hey Andre, looking good! I like that it will match your black and white tiled floor. I wonder if I'd be able to spill wine on the stripe too.....
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