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Old 01-12-2013, 07:01 AM   #29
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Forgot the picture....

You will notice that I am also missing the letters so if anyone has them I would be more than happy to take them off your hands!
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:04 AM   #30
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Forgot the picture....

You will notice that I am also missing the letters so if anyone has them I would be more than happy to take them off your hands!
I think you got incredibly lucky with your find! I think you're right, the bases and lenses should be a lot easier to find than the main housing. I'll let you know if I find anything.

My worry isn't the housing similar to what you found, its the lenses that seem to be non-existent. You can see the difference between mine and yours. If you ever see any like that snatch them for me!

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:12 PM   #31
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So a nice little surprise came in the mail for me today, my new mirror mounts. Brad, thank you for making them for me, they look great. I wasn't planning on doing any work today but I was way too excited. I have a long and narrow drive way so backing up while trying not to hit a tree is not the easiest task. They look great!
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:36 PM   #32
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Not sure why the photos never show up right from my phone but here they are.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:36 PM   #33
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Great! Glad they worked out

It's always nice to see a plan come together

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Old 01-27-2013, 09:20 AM   #34
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I think you got incredibly lucky with your find! I think you're right, the bases and lenses should be a lot easier to find than the main housing. I'll let you know if I find anything.

My worry isn't the housing similar to what you found, its the lenses that seem to be non-existent. You can see the difference between mine and yours. If you ever see any like that snatch them for me!

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The lenses for my 1977 were:
Monarch 9074 (Grote 90742) turn, brake
Monarch 9075 (Grote 90752) reverse

Both were available from my local NAPA store. Brad's look different than my 1977 light bar.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:11 AM   #35
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Both were available from my local NAPA store. Brad's look different than my 1977 light bar.
Fred, from everything I've been able to research on your website the 74 Argosy Motorhomes were different than all the other Argosy Motorhomes. Although further research on your website indicates that the 72 & 73 Argosy trailers may have used the same tail light assembly.

All I know is they are as rear as hens teeth

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Old 02-17-2013, 02:04 PM   #36
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A quick update as to what I have been up to. Last week I did not get much done because I took my wife to Toronto for a little getaway. This weekend I got a bunch of small things taken care of. First, I got my water heater installed with new PEX plumbing. I was going to run PEX all the way up to the sink but I found it too difficult to get under the bathroom to run the lines. I got one line run up form but cannot find the room to run the other line. For now it will stay the way it is.

Lately I have been having some issues with the engine running well. Its had a lot of trouble starting and running smooth. The past 2 weeks I have not been able to get it started unless I toss some extra gas into the carb. So I pulled both fuel filters and the fuel pump. Tomorrow I will run out and pick up a new pump and filters, hopefully it will help!

I also pulled the furnace out today and this is where I am going to need some advice. When I looked into the duct work I notice mouse poop and remains. There are two hoses that run to the back. One of the goes into the bathroom and I think I can pull the whole thing out easily and replace it. The other one runs under the floor and to the back room. I am not too sure how I can pull it out to replace it. Any ideas? My dad mentioned just using a vacuum to suck out the garbage and use a sanitizing spray as a last resort but I really just want to replace everything. As far as the furnace goes I could not get it to light. The fan would turn on but I could not hear the ignitor so I am going to buy another. Does anyone know if there are any other parts I should replace? It all appears to be in decent shape.
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Lately I have been having some issues with the engine running well. Its had a lot of trouble starting and running smooth. The past 2 weeks I have not been able to get it started unless I toss some extra gas into the carb. So I pulled both fuel filters and the fuel pump. Tomorrow I will run out and pick up a new pump and filters, hopefully it will help!
If that doesn't help, consider a carb rebuild. I would have never thought it myself until I had issues with mine totally not starting and I researched here and found a lot of people suggesting a carb rebuild. I had it done and man, what a difference.

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I also pulled the furnace out today and this is where I am going to need some advice. When I looked into the duct work I notice mouse poop and remains. There are two hoses that run to the back. One of the goes into the bathroom and I think I can pull the whole thing out easily and replace it. The other one runs under the floor and to the back room. I am not too sure how I can pull it out to replace it. Any ideas? My dad mentioned just using a vacuum to suck out the garbage and use a sanitizing spray as a last resort but I really just want to replace everything. As far as the furnace goes I could not get it to light. The fan would turn on but I could not hear the ignitor so I am going to buy another. Does anyone know if there are any other parts I should replace? It all appears to be in decent shape.
Not sure what the two hoses are that run out of the back of the furnace. I would expect propane lines to be run separate to the water heater and fridge. I'd consult my service manual, but it's in the moho out in the barn right now. If this is still an open issue for you next weekend, I'll make a note to get the manual and see what it shows for propane routing. I assume based on your description that you have the rear bedroom floor plan?

Regarding the blower and no ignitor, I was in the same situation when I bought mine. I thought the furnace wasn't working because the ignitor never hit. When I set out to fix it, I turned the furnace on and let it run a bit to verify the issue. I then marched through the troubleshooting guide and when I got a bit inside, I noticed things were warm. So, with the front cover off and the heating chamber exposed, I turned it on again. Whadda ya know...it worked just fine! Turns out, the ignitor was just soooo quiet that I couldn't hear it. The ignitor on the (replacement) furnace in my Airstream trailer is so loud you can hear it anywhere in the trailer. Not so with my original furnace in the moho. There's a flame sight glass on the front of the furnace (at least there is on mine). Make sure it's rather dark, turn the furnace on, and then lay down on the floor and make sure you're getting a good look at the sight glass and verify no flame before you tear it all out.
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What brand of furnace is it? If it is a Sol-Aire, you are probably out of luck.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:28 PM   #39
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To answer a few questions, its a Suburban furnace and the two hoses that I am talking about are 4or 6inch wide ( I can't remember) and are used for the ducts. The other thing that could be going on with the ignition is that there is air trapped in the line. Right now I want to get the ducts cleaned out because I do not want to make myself or my wife sick by running the furnace with that stuff laying in the ducts.

As far the engine goes, the carb is fairly new (was replaced just before the beast was parked). I still have the original quadra-junk sitting on the floor in a box. If nothing helps (fuel filters, fuel pump, distributor) then I will rebuild the carb. I am hoping that I can get all the engine stuff done this week if my work schedule isn't too bad. We have some deadlines approaching so I may be stuck late a few nights.

Ill keep you posted.
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You can clean the ducts with a dryer vent brush and a leaf blower. I'd put a nylon stocking on one end to catch the junk. Try the leaf blower on the ends and blow the dirt back towards your furnace (the open hose with the stocking!).
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That's a great idea! Now if I can get the darn leaf blower fired up I'll give it a shot.
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As far the engine goes, the carb is fairly new (was replaced just before the beast was parked).
How long has it been since you parked it?

With the ethanol in the gas now it doesn't take very long to mess up a carburetor, 3 months without problems is wishful thinking (can be worse with high humidity).
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