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Old 11-16-2017, 08:26 PM   #1
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Long road ahead for me. Picked up this 1975 Argosy 20í MH the other day

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Old 11-16-2017, 08:48 PM   #2
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Oh, I don't think you'll be hitting the road anytime soon; especially a long one.

Change your fuel lines in the engine bay first before you go anywhere, or even start it or you may have a Argosy flambť on your hands.

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Old 11-17-2017, 03:37 AM   #4
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Donít worry, in the process of doing just that. Kinda curious, does anyone know if the fuel tank fill was on the nose of the vehicle originally? I thought they were on the drivers side.
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I like it, it's got an "anti-theft" vibe going on. Looks like a cool project and a great size.
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:55 AM   #6
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Donít worry, in the process of doing just that. Kinda curious, does anyone know if the fuel tank fill was on the nose of the vehicle originally? I thought they were on the drivers side.
The OEM filler is never more than a few feet from the tank.
I had two 77's and on the 24 footer it was curb side in front of the entry door. On the 20 footer it was on the road side behind the drivers seat.
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Don’t worry, in the process of doing just that. Kinda curious, does anyone know if the fuel tank fill was on the nose of the vehicle originally? I thought they were on the drivers side.
The 1975 rear bath was kind of a unique beast, but typically had the gas tank on the drivers side, with a single opening compartment and the tank/filler in front of the rear wheels. Yours has two opening compartments with the filler on the drivers side fender, so I am guessing the gas tank is behind the front compartment door.

But no two of these early Argosy were the same and the rear baths particularly so (they also had a very small 2kw generator and reduced footprint generator enclosure, and the door moved towards the rear).

Basically the factory had a collection of parts and it was down to the guys putting them together to decide where they went.
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:23 AM   #8
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The 1975 rear bath was kind of a unique beast, but typically had the gas tank on the drivers side, with a single opening compartment and the tank/filler in front of the rear wheels. Yours has two opening compartments with the filler on the drivers side fender, so I am guessing the gas tank is behind the front compartment door.

But no two of these early Argosy were the same and the rear baths particularly so (they also had a very small 2kw generator and reduced footprint generator enclosure, and the door moved towards the rear).

Basically the factory had a collection of parts and it was down to the guys putting them together to decide where they went.


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ID:	299302 I guess they decided to put the filler on the nose of this one LOL. Canít find any evidence of a filler anywhere else. I just thought it was strange.
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That is weird.
Mine is shown in this photo in the front below the battery door and the water fill in the rear
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Attachment 299299Attachment 299300Attachment 299301Attachment 299302 I guess they decided to put the filler on the nose of this one LOL. Canít find any evidence of a filler anywhere else. I just thought it was strange.
Things become standardized by 1977, before then every one was different!
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Here are a few examples that I've found with the fuel filler cap at the left front corner. I believe they are all 75 year models but I can't say that for certain.

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Thatís what mine is, a 1975. Whew, was wondering if some jackleg had rigged mine that way. Makes me feel better knowing that it was like that from the get go.
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I also know of 75 rear bath 20' models that don't have that fuel fill arrangement. Airstream was definitely tinkering with the floor plan arrangements in the early years. How big is your gas tank?
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:54 PM   #14
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Not sure yet. I have to pull it out and clean it out and re-line it.
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