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Old 08-01-2018, 07:51 PM   #29
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Rosie..the 20' 1977 "Airstream" Makeover..(Ruby)

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Old 08-01-2018, 10:20 PM   #30
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:10 PM   #31
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It’s been A LONG TIME!! I dedicated my summer to Rosie- Polishing and working on the gauge panel at our summer cottage. We took out the gauges and I designed and etched new faceplates to spec on aluminum.. A pure Love hate Relationship with this! Here’s the panel..Click image for larger version

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Old 11-06-2018, 08:18 AM   #32
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I should add that Martin300662 had helped me in making my decision to buy “Ruby”.. he had replied on a fb post where someone had uploaded the video of her when she was up for sale.
The interested party had asked if she was worth the $$$, as he knew prices of bigger MH he was unsure of the 20’ “worth”.. (I’ll see if I can find his answer at another time.).
I sent him a message and we have been corresponding ever since.
One more important fact, I have other interests for the tough girl, I love the retro look and needed something I could drive.. this began my 2 year search....
I'm late to the game, but what was the FB group called?

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Old 11-06-2018, 08:56 AM   #33
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I'm late to the game, but what was the FB group called?

Congrats!
Its the Airstream Argosy Owners FB group, quite a few motorhome owners on it, but still 95% trailers.

The emphasis being Argosy, and the Airstream part being added because there is a continual/repetitive discussion where Argosy owners think they own an Airstream, because the little badge on the side says Argosy by Airstream.
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:21 AM   #34
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Its the Airstream Argosy Owners FB group, quite a few motorhome owners on it, but still 95% trailers.



The emphasis being Argosy, and the Airstream part being added because there is a continual/repetitive discussion where Argosy owners think they own an Airstream, because the little badge on the side says Argosy by Airstream.


Martin-my title says “Airstream”
Yours?
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:28 AM   #35
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It’s been A LONG TIME!!I designed and etched new faceplates to spec on aluminum.. A pure Love hate Relationship with this! Here’s the panel..

Better look at the new aluminum faceplates for the gauges. For the bezel, we used the rivets from Vintage Airstream Supply. Click image for larger version

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Martin-my title says “Airstream”
Yours?
Argosy, as does the RVIA plate....no mention of the word Airstream apart from the little round badge near the door. That says Argosy by Airstream not Airstream Argosy.

The words Airstream never appeared on the RVIA plate until 1979.

The various RMV/DMV will list anything the owner claims so what is on a title doesn't matter much.

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Old 12-28-2018, 01:30 PM   #37
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Rosie’s been on break for a while, since winter began, spent my summer polishing the gal. Not nearly finished, but decided, last minute, to surprise my mom, who just had surgery, in Boynton Beach for Christmas ! Click image for larger version

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Old 12-28-2018, 01:33 PM   #38
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3 hrs into the trip and we lost our alternator belt! Good thing we had a spare..Click image for larger version

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Old 12-28-2018, 01:42 PM   #39
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By midnight, still driving, we were losing power..After some testing hub figured out, the alternator we had put on in April, when we picked Rosie up, was the problem. Thankfully, we found a Auto Zone that was open 24 hrs along route 95. We parked in a truck stop for the night, closed the curtains and closed our eyes for a few waiting for daylight. Hub installed, we got a jump and off we went. (notice where I couldn’t reach when polishing?!) Click image for larger version

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Glad you made it ok. Any problems with the batteries after you swapped out the alternator?
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Old 12-28-2018, 07:08 PM   #41
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Glad you made it ok. Any problems with the batteries after you swapped out the alternator?


We had with us, the old alternator from Napa that we changed on our April trip, as well as a “just in case” purchase.
We ended up swapping out the Napa one. To buy a bigger one, it had to be ordered-we didn’t have the time to wait.
He installed the Napa exchange today and believes that’s the problem, as the older one only registered at 12v and the newer one is registering at 14v.
Before we leave tomorrow I want to get the batteries checked.
What size batteries do most have anyway?
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:21 PM   #42
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I ask about the batteries because I’m learning about how this coach runs on power, as Brad knows. I’m clueless and now learning the hard way
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