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Old 11-11-2014, 08:37 PM   #43
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I'm sure you saw this one, correct?

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Old 11-11-2014, 08:49 PM   #44
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Yep, it's strange though; comes up as 'French' listing on Google but a regular listing using Search Tempest or any of the blanket Craigslist search engines (which use Google Ads)....either way, so far two emails to the seller, no reply. I'm not surprised though my experience is about 50% of emails to listing addresses, doesn't make it, plus it has been listed for over 3 weeks now.

At the moment I would even take a non-functioning unit as I wont need the A/C or heat until April, but it would allow the guys to complete the install (all the hoses and connectors are in stock at the supplier); it is an easy swap later.
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Old 11-15-2014, 08:29 AM   #45
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Just to close out this 'side-bar'.....

After several attempts to contact the seller via my 'Hotmail' email addy, and getting no response, I tried using my 'Gmail' account. Got a response from the seller, those instance on anonymity continued into, not willing to provide a name, not willing to provide a contact number, only willing to complete the deal in a Walgreens car park (anyone would think they were trying to sell Government secrets not a used AC!). I went along with it because I need the unit (even if it stops working immediately as it would let that part of the build continue).......only to find it wasn't a CR-5000, but a two year old CR-7000 - maybe the seller could have spent a little time looking at the label instead of playing 'clock and dagger'.

On paper the CR-7000 would be a better unit (20% more AC, 30% more heat than the CR-5000), and would have been a better choice (if still available) the problem is, the extra performance comes with a size increase, and I don't think we have that extra space.

Bottom line is I bought the unit anyway, even if it can only be used for testing and mock up, it maybe usual.

Onwards and upwards.
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:41 AM   #46
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Had to drop by the Airstream workshop today to drop off some parts, so took the used A/C heat pump with me. The guys at the shop will have the final say, but it looks like I have struck incredibly lucky and the CR-7000 appears to fit, through the new access panel and still leave room for the EU2000i generator, that will slide out when in use.



Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket, the way my luck is at the moment!
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:11 AM   #48
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Martin,

Just want to let you know I look forward to seeing your posts on this thread, and lament when there are no pictures. :-P Seriously enjoying your rehabilitation of this beautiful motor home!
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Maybe a little Karma payback today when the guys went to install the last VistaView (sourced from Silver Trailer Supply (AKA Intermountain Airstream) as we have used all the ones from the donor), only to find I have bought the wrong type - I need a curved window and bought a couple of flat ones. Hopefully quickly remedied by purchasing another; I will worry about if they will take the others back another time....
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The latest update is a little brief as the guys had to waiting for the last window to arrive, but also the interior work has been paused whilst the sink/burner combo shipped form Europe.

Means the guys have been working on other customers trailers, apart from doing a lot of detail work on the screen door. Gives an idea of their attention to detail; one of the previous owners had installed a stainless dead-lock below the original lock, and had cut a hole on the screen door to access the internal lever. The guys had dismantled the screen from the donor and welded in slider from that door, so we now have two sliders for the original and new deadlock. Trouble is the door looks so nice now I couldn't help asking if we could find a window for the door.....especially if it was a Winick style porthole.

Today I dropped off the new sink/matching waste bin, TV and PC so cabinetry can be built, but also talked through laying in the prep work for a future flexible solar install.

I think I just added somewhere like $5K to the budget.....
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Took a quick trip over to the Airstream shop today to drop of the alternate counter-top material (after the warning from Curavii, and the spate of 'my Corian counter-top has cracked' posts on the forum, we have changed to a Formica laminate) - the place is packed. Two Argosy trailers now in for work, plus approx eight modern Airstream trailers and a couple of big A Class coaches. The guys have still found time to install all new seals in the transplanted sliders....looks like the window part of the saga is nearing completion.



New aluminium interior panels have started arriving from Airstream and the interior work is 'moving along'....biggest worry at the moment is the pile of new parts to go into the Argosy is bigger than the MH itself.
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New aluminium interior panels have started arriving from Airstream and the interior work is 'moving along'....biggest worry at the moment is the pile of new parts to go into the Argosy is bigger than the MH itself.
It is truly amazing how much can fit into a 20' Argosy MH!
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Oh man Martin.....looooooking gooooood
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Wow... this makes me want one now... too bad they didn't start this way.
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