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Old 05-02-2018, 12:32 PM   #1
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Smile Recently new owners 1977 24ft. Arogsy

any tips would be appreciated, it is getting new brakes and tires as we speak, and new floors and paint after that.
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:10 PM   #2
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Sbell333, welcome to Airforums!

That's a nice looking Argosy. You'll have to post more pictures and tell us about the coach.

By the way, did I say we like pictures?!

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Old 05-02-2018, 01:23 PM   #3
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i can get more, but i do not have the argosy right now, still in shop, it was sitting for about 6 years, but everything works from generator to ac, just can not get furnace to kick on, but may need to let gas run through longer. Pretty new 454 engine, hopefully changing all the brakes to stop, because pedal was going to the floor.
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:13 PM   #5
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i can get more, but i do not have the argosy right now, still in shop, it was sitting for about 6 years, but everything works from generator to ac, just can not get furnace to kick on, but may need to let gas run through longer. Pretty new 454 engine, hopefully changing all the brakes to stop, because pedal was going to the floor.
It would appear someone took real good care of it over the years and after sitting for 6 years it's not unexpected for the brakes to need work.

Looks like you got a good one

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Old 05-03-2018, 10:33 AM   #6
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Sounds like you have the automotive covered. The RV part probably just needs to be checklisted. My family's 69 Airstream trailer sat for over 25 years (most years it was covered storage) and it had been cared for and it visually looked great inside and out but pretty much everything behind the walls had to be replaced (none were repairable) - water heater, battery, converter, water pump, water lines, A/C (not easy), furnace, black tank valve (no grey tank on the 69), LP Gas lines and tanks, and now it is getting a new refrigerator (not trivial because there is no 1:1 replacement and the new ones are larger) + new formica and flooring (Infinity woven vinyl). My Mom had already recovered the cushions and put in new curtains several years back but then it went back into storage. I'm sure the prior owner has already done the key system repairs or replacements but you should at least checklist them to be sure they work and are safe.
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I think I have an owners manual for that some were
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first place we are going, we have to fill up our own water tank, just wondering any tips i should be looking for, i know that you need to start water pump before you fill, just looking for any other tips, first camping trip out
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first place we are going, we have to fill up our own water tank, just wondering any tips i should be looking for, i know that you need to start water pump before you fill, just looking for any other tips, first camping trip out
No need to run your pump while your filling the fresh water tank. The pump is for pressurizing the lines when you want water out of the faucets.

Have you checked the condition of the fresh water tank? There are a lot of tips and tricks out there to ensure the tank is clean before use.
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no i have not, what are some of these tricks
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:17 PM   #11
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Here's a link Airforums fresh water tank sub forum.

Here's one of the threads on how to clean your fresh water tank.
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we have a radio and have the brown box speakers that look original and a CB, but none of the speakers work. One other thing, the furnace blower kicks on but i dont think the pilot ever lights. The stove top will light up.
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Gotta luv the 70's earth tones -- long live brown, beige, orange, mustard yellow, and if you're lucky, avocado green! I think they're poised for a comeback -- seen the new Star Wars films?
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we have a radio and have the brown box speakers that look original and a CB, but none of the speakers work. One other thing, the furnace blower kicks on but i dont think the pilot ever lights. The stove top will light up.
Unfortunately on the radio and speaker wiring you're just going to have to dive in and start tracing the wires. There have probably been enough previous owners who each added their own hacks that will have made a mess of the original wiring.

The 77 motorhome service manual is a pretty decent manual and should be able to help some with the speaker wiring. There should also be a section that covers the furnace as well. On the furnace you need to make sure you have propane pressure when trying to light it off but I'm not a furnace expert so hopefully someone else will chime in with some suggestions.

I believe the 77 service manual is available in the Classic's sticky thread. If you can't find it I'm sure we can find a link for you.

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