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Old 07-19-2015, 02:47 PM   #239
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If the wind blows you as far as Texas, consider yourself a welcome guest at my place in Austin. I do have hookup with 30 amp, sewer and water in a private spot on my property (away from where all the work on my Airstreams is happening )
Be careful what you offer Peter, one day you may wake up to a family of strays sitting on your doorstep. Seriously though, many tanks for the offer.
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:09 PM   #240
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Be careful what you offer Peter, one day you may wake up to a family of strays sitting on your doorstep. Seriously though, many tanks for the offer.
You are welcome and bring it on.
I am known Pit stop for those that dare to cross the Llano Estacado.
For that matter any Airstream/Argosy Motorhome is always welcome at my place.
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Old 07-20-2015, 08:34 PM   #241
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I live 10 minutes from the crossroads of America (I-70 and I-75). I would be happy to to put you up for a night or two if your journey takes you that way. Would love to see your rig and share stories about restoring 35 year old motorhomes.-
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:28 AM   #242
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Nearly certain it will be Willow Green (Ditzler PPG 43391) as used on the mid to late sixties GM models. However before we jump in, the paint shop is doing some checking (they are a PPG shop) as the same color code seems to result in quite a range of finishes, dependent on how it is applied



Either way we will keep the center-line the original Argosy main body (off white) color.
Another color to consider is called Mosport Green that was 1966 Corvettes.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:47 AM   #243
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I will check it out Gunner, thank you
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Old 07-25-2015, 09:01 AM   #244
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Well it has been 10 months 'in the making', but Bella is back in her natural habitat!



All systems working fine, even down to the PC based media/AV systems.



Only issue so far is the campground has 20amp power (which is enough to run everything on-board - including AC), but doesn't have city water, and our hose doesn't reach the shared spigot, so we are literally dry camping!
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Old 07-25-2015, 09:06 AM   #245
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Awesome!!

And since we're spending your money now 😃 you'll love one of these:

http://m.campingworld.com/shopping/i...i-hose-50/1646

Can't wait to see you guys in your Argosy!!! Congrats!!!
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Old 07-25-2015, 09:48 AM   #246
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Good on ya Martin!
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:10 PM   #247
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Great News ! Thanks for sharing. You give me hope. I am 18 months into my restoration and sometimes it seems that first camping trip may never happen.
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First trip over (just a couple of nights camping), and the drive back was uneventful. There are a few teething issues, for example the engine access panel isn't shutting properly and 'clunking' over every bump, and the drivers wiper arm is obviously installed one tooth out as it only covers half the screen and hits the base of the screen on each 'wipe'.....small things really.

Parked up temporarily in front of the house



Now the cascade beings of:-

- Bella is now usable so we can get rid of the toy hauler/trailer
- With the trailer gone, I don't need my truck
- We can also trade my DW runaround for something that is tow-able

All which will free up space to get Bella parked down the side of the house and close to the services.

Over the next week or so I plan to post some posts on specific elements of the rebuild (new dash AC, seats, air conditioning, electrical, water system, wet room etc) but will do one at a time looking for some comments and discussion around performance and improvements as I look to get everything as locked down as possible before it goes to body and paint. However there maybe a 'fly in the ointment' on that topic; for the first time DW has shown some interest in colors for the outside, and wants to keep the Argosy signature cream plus a color.....maybe the (a slightly darker) sage green has just become the color of the accent stripe and lower body!
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Glad to hear things are coming together to the point you can enjoy using it.

I've been wondering if you're going to do anything about the outside mirrors. After putting up with the crappy mirrors on the 310 for way to long I eventually upgraded the 310 mirrors to a pair of large Velvac mirrors.

For my Argosy mirror upgrade I opted for some smaller electric Ramsey mirrors.

I don't know if they will vibrate but I've done all that I can do to make sure that doesn't happen!

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'.....small things really.
I call that the ACSL (after camping shi t list) I never goes away, only the content changes.
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Glad to hear things are coming together to the point you can enjoy using it.

I've been wondering if you're going to do anything about the outside mirrors. After putting up with the crappy mirrors on the 310 for way to long I eventually upgraded the 310 mirrors to a pair of large Velvac mirrors.

For my Argosy mirror upgrade I opted for some smaller electric Ramsey mirrors.

I don't know if they will vibrate but I've done all that I can do to make sure that doesn't happen!

Brad
Hi Brad, the standard type mirrors seem pretty stable on our little Argosy, with no vibration so to speak.

I would live more coverage, there is a huge blind spot area to the passenger side; not that I am going to be overtaking much but when looking out for traffic merging in to the lane you are occupying.

That said I have already come to the conclusion that driving one of these units is a two person operation - I definitely need a co-pilot. For example even waiting to turn left into traffic there is zero view of the road/on coming traffic unless you actually position the nose pointing slightly right.
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I call that the ACSL (after camping shi t list) I never goes away, only the content changes.
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