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Old 07-24-2007, 09:04 AM   #1
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Steering Stabilizer Replacement Help

I have a 1975 Argosy 20 Chevrolet P30 Chassis. Scratching my head when I look at the original steering stabilizer shock and how it comes off from the bumper/frame area? Please don't tell me the entire bumper assembly has to come off to get access.
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:13 PM   #2
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Hi there!

Brad just did this on our 310, and he says it is difficult, but the bumper assembly does not have to come off. There is little clearance, but it can be done - if it is the same as the 310, there is an access hole to get a socket into on one end and a wrench goes into the side in the open tube. I hope this makes sense, since I am only the messenger on this one. Please feel free to PM me or Brad (user name bkahler) and he can call you if you still need help.

Cool deal on your 20' Argosy! We just got one ourselves. Would you mind sending pictures of yours (inside & out)?

Thanks, and good luck!

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Old 07-27-2007, 07:43 AM   #3
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Thanks Susan I will check it out this weekend. They are cool. Will forward pictures. Matt
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Susan, there are photo's under Photo's Argosy Motorhome and a couple on under my profile. I need to update a few with a new carrier roof top ac unit. Stripping the peeled contact paper on bathroom vanity and closet door. Still looking for seat for dinette area. Zeroing in on a couple of airline seats to fit.
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Old 07-31-2007, 06:56 PM   #5
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Aww, Matt, it's cute! (We've been out of town picking up our baby Argosy, so sorry no reply earlier.) We both like the rear bath for its room, but like ours (rear gaucho) for the vista-view windows.

Your flooring is great! The RV looks nice. Ours is very rough, but has potential! Plus a freshly rebuilt engine and tranny are nice. Airline seats are a neat idea! Please let me know how that works out.

Thanks for the pics!

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Susan,

I agree the Vista Window and rear gaucho configuration is the best. Good to here others out there that appreciate these Argosy 20's.

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Old 08-07-2007, 02:40 PM   #7
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Removed mine with a socket wrench tucked up in there on the front nut and a pair of vise grips locked onto the inner rod to keep it from spinning. Lots and lots of WD40 or rust penetrant beforehand. Replaced with a Bilstein.
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Old 08-07-2007, 04:23 PM   #8
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Removed mine with a socket wrench tucked up in there on the front nut and a pair of vise grips locked onto the inner rod to keep it from spinning. Lots and lots of WD40 or rust penetrant beforehand. Replaced with a Bilstein.
Our 74 20' doesn't have a steering stabilizer. The bell crank arm doesn't have an attachment point but the correct holes are in the front of the frame. Not sure if someone swapped out a bad arm and bought one that didn't have provisions for a stabilizer or whether Airstream didn't use them on the first year of manufacture.

Bottom line is I'm going to put one on, one way or the other

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Thanks Steven and Brad. I appreciate the info. I also have a new Bilstein to install.
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