OK, we pick up our 'new' 1975 26' Argosy MH this weekend, and needless to say, we're pretty pumped.
There's a fair bit of work that needs to be done, though nothing terribly urgent, though the final inspection this weekend may reveal otherwise. There are some areas I know are in need of attention, and it is these which I could really benefit from you guys' experience. These areas include:
1. Wind screen leaks badly and has been badly 'gunked' in several areas, specifically at the top, should I consider replacing the gasket or is there another good, long term fix?
2. Onan 4.0BF 4KW generator has no output. Apparently it runs fine, but has no voltage output. I am new to the world of RV electrics, but quite content to pull the unit out and work on it if it is worth the effort, or are the advantage of newer (Honda seems a popular, if expensive, option) units so great I would be wasting my time?
3. Retrimming the interior: At the risk of being branded a heretic, we're not that bothered with sticking with the original wood veneer and fabric front on the lockers. Has anyone tried replacing the veneer with something a little easier on the eye such as the aluminum they use on the latest AS trailers? As you can see below, the previous owner has done a nice job with the upholstery, so we want to keep the 70's feel but replace the trim with something a little less tatty.
4. The bedroom in our unit is a twin setup and the Missus keeps telling me we need a double! I understand Argosy did make a double but I unsure how it would accommodate the generator as the genny fills the large cabinet between the twin beds (see image below), when you open the cupboard door, all you see is a wall of sheet aluminum. If I build up a sofa to the same height as the current unit, it will come to the bottom of the windows and the back board would cover part of the window, or is there some way I can reduce the height of the genny box (a new unit perhaps?) and remove the drawer on top of the cupboard as well to gain enough room to make a comfortable sofa/bed with backboard without blocking too much of the window.
This image shows a 26' rear double bedroom:
OK, I have many more weird and wacky questions, but that's enough for now. As ever, I really appreciate any help, guidance or sanity checks you can provide.