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Old 07-19-2011, 09:42 AM   #141
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Well the generator has finally been removed. It had a nasty oil leak for some time but ran just fine so I decided to have it removed and fixed. Unfortunately the generator was WELDED in place! After they removed it the guys at EC company advised not to invest any more money in it because the small regulator pictured below is unavailable after it fails. They told me they had one of these generators in a year ago with that problem and they searched hi and low for that part with no luck. So now the Moho is generatorless, anyone replaced there's with something else????
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:05 AM   #142
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So much for a $120 moho. Ours came with a Generac Impact 36, an older unit but doesn't look nearly as old as yours so I doubt it's original. It also looks more compact.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:14 PM   #143
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Hi Gmehal
Did you ever get a new generator ?
If so, what did you get ?
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:03 PM   #144
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There is no reason that regulator could not be replace with modern components if it fails. You need a good electronics geek to help with that.

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Old 10-10-2011, 09:50 PM   #145
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The shop I took the Moho to had nothing to sell me, I tend to believe them seeing as they specialize in generators. I also decided that I did not want the generator to be welded in place like the original so I'm currently deciding what to do. I currently have a harbor freight unit the works fine for the moment but I think I will start the hunt this year for a better solution.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:05 PM   #146
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Had our Moho to burning man again this year along with our airstream. Check out the mini argosy 10
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:01 PM   #147
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...Installed new Ramco mirrors, now I can actually see whats next to me, imagine that.
gmehal, I was browsing through some of the old Argosy posts and ran across this comment and picture that you posted.

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I'm really interested in how you fastened the Ramco mirrors to your 75 Argosy. I'd like to know if they are stable and if you're happy with the location. It appears that you mounted them in the same location as the original mirrors were mounted.

Inquiring minds want to know!

Thanks!

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Old 03-10-2013, 06:56 PM   #148
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Sorry it's been a while, the Armco mirrors went on pretty easy. Used a couple of the existing holes on driver side and had to move passenger mirror back a bit seeing as it was blocked by the window frame. Basically I had to drill some new holes. If I ever take the interior side panels off I will change the screws to a nut/bolt combo so the mirrors will be vibration free. All in All a significant upgrade and well worth it
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:00 PM   #149
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Hi Gmehal
Did you ever get a new generator ?
If so, what did you get ?
Never did get a new generator. Seeing as the old one was welded in I would have had to make a new tray or sling for a new generator. I have decided to get a battery tray that fits the old generator dimensions and make myself a "battery generator" charged by solar panels. I found a company that makes the trays so now all I have to do is gather up the funds. I will detail the build once I start the project
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:25 PM   #150
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Some have asked about my window molding adventure. I'll post what I can remember when I replaced all the moldings on the argosy.


This image is the molding that is by far the hardest to replace. It's nearly impossible to insert the molding into the groove.

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Unsing a dremel tool and a small ball grinding bit you need to grind out a notch like the picture below. This will be used to get the molding into the groove.


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Next you are going to blow out the aluminum shavings so the track is clean. Then spray silicone lube down the track
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Next cut a piece of molding to length and cut one end as shown. This helps get the molding started in the track.


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After that start inserting the molding starting where you made the opening with the dremel tool. The molding will go in and slide up easily for a few inches but the farther you go the harder it gets. As you pull and push the molding up the track you will be inch worming it through the track. Eventually you will push the molding up the track until the end of the molding reaches the hole you made. When at that point pull the molding back down and you should be complete. Remember silicone spray is your friend


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This also works for the drivers and passengers windows. All other moldings were fairly easy so those shouldn't give you to much grief. All molding was purchased at inland rv
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:43 PM   #151
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We purchase all of those materials from Airstream, and we must abide by their rules.

Please call or write Airstream regarding the color fade. They purchase the material from "we don't know who".

You can also blame Pate Raywak for the 50 foot rolls of insert materials. He was the former Airstream "National Sales Manager" years ago, that made that decision, not us.

We don't like that either, but that's how we must by it. It's that, or nothing. Please let Airstream know that you don't like that either.

Selling it by the foot would leave many feet of scrap pieces that no one would want. That would then cause the price to increase. Based on history, we would have several thousands of feet to throw away each year, if we sold it by the foot. Who would pay for that, or, who should that waste be charged to?

Since we sell perhaps 50 to 60,000 feet of that material in various colors each year, we don't understand why your having the problems you have. As of today, your the only one that has had any problems with the materials, that has made any written or verbal negative comments about them, this year.

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Ok so my orange molding faded yet again but I found the solution and its a kooky one. Another argosy owner actually turned me onto this and I was skeptical but a year or so later his advise has made the molding look perfect even to this date. Here's what you do. Go to Home Depot and but a few rolls of their orange electrical tape! Yes that's right orange Home Depot electrical tape. It's just about the same dimension as the existing stripe. Put it of a clean surface new or old and you'll be very pleased. The color is just about an exact match. I'm thrilled and its so simple. Just trim with new utility knife blade
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:45 PM   #152
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Sorry it's been a while, the Armco mirrors went on pretty easy. Used a couple of the existing holes on driver side and had to move passenger mirror back a bit seeing as it was blocked by the window frame. Basically I had to drill some new holes. If I ever take the interior side panels off I will change the screws to a nut/bolt combo so the mirrors will be vibration free. All in All a significant upgrade and well worth it
gmehal,

I think you'll find that unless something more rigid is installed to provide support for the mirror base there will still be vibration. Here is a link to what I've attempting to do for my Argosy.

Ramco mirror support blocks

By the way, I enjoyed reading the posts about your $120 Argosy!

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Old 03-13-2013, 09:23 AM   #153
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Yes the mirrors do wiggle a bit but they are still way more useful and safe than what was there previously especially the convex portion. I'll look at your post today, thx
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I hope to have both mirrors mounted by sometime tomorrow. I'll post more info when I'm done.

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