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Old 02-28-2013, 06:40 PM   #897
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I told you it would take off if you gave it a little time

Unfortunately I'm now watching that thread as well and getting even MORE ideas

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Lucky you, if that's all you have to worry about. I have been catching myself looking at Airstream Motorhome ads...now that's scary
After all, I still have a partial interior for a 1979 28' or 24' that I used to furnish my little cabin in the backyard.
Maybe I need to start another thread: What did you get for your Airstream Cabin today ...
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:35 PM   #898
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I think you need to get a Trailer too Brad...
Nice job on the Post Peter... watch that thread fly higher than this one!

Got this little "Job Lot" today...

Sewer support, and some furnace vent covers... the mesh ones I will use, the others are weird... But $10 for the lot seemed fair!
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:42 PM   #899
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I think you need to get a Trailer too Brad...
You mean like this one that's sitting beside my shop?

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Old 03-01-2013, 06:48 PM   #900
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I think you need to get a Trailer too Brad...
Nice job on the Post Peter... watch that thread fly higher than this one!

Got this little "Job Lot" today...

Sewer support, and some furnace vent covers... the mesh ones I will use, the others are weird... But $10 for the lot seemed fair!
Don't you have round furnace vents?
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Lucky you, if that's all you have to worry about. I have been catching myself looking at Airstream Motorhome ads...now that's scary
Maybe you should get a 20' Argosy motorhome to pull your 34' trailer

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After all, I still have a partial interior for a 1979 28' or 24' that I used to furnish my little cabin in the backyard.
Maybe I need to start another thread: What did you get for your Airstream Cabin today ...
Not to sure how many people could play along with that one. Fortunately I couldn't

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Brad... I have satellite as home receiving so I don't have to purchase any extra service.. and you may remember I took the sat off the golf cart so lucky I have that all ready , couple years ago I bought a travel sat that was only 12 inches and you just set up outdoors on the ground and away you go instant sat.. I know nothing to do about the roof hole.... I gotta do something about mine too

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Don't you have round furnace vents?

The packaging says the mesh ones will fit...

But I have this "Furnace conversion" mess to deal with too...


I am planning a patch that runs off the storage door to the fwd line of rivets, and maybe putting a external shower in that area... and a doggie D ring for leashes.. We have dogs and kids that will need rinsing off after beach days. The fact that the hot and cold water pipes run right behind there makes it a wash... lol!
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:49 PM   #904
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The packaging says the mesh ones will fit...

But I have this "Furnace conversion" mess to deal with too...

Oh, I see, the square one will cover both round openings. I only have seen the round individual ones.
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The packaging says the mesh ones will fit...

But I have this "Furnace conversion" mess to deal with too...
So...what's the problem?

That's got to be the ugliest hack jog I've seen on one these rigs.

Do you need a section of skin?
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So...what's the problem?

That's got to be the ugliest hack jog I've seen on one these rigs.

Do you need a section of skin?
Really?
As they say around here Brad... Give me some skin!

Well, good news is they did better on the front one... NOT!

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Fact is stranger than fiction they say...
My GF asks me what I want for the motorhome...
Ask and ye shall receive...



One used but good 4L80E for future rebuild and installation...
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:10 PM   #908
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Really?
As they say around here Brad... Give me some skin!

Well, good news is they did better on the front one... NOT!
Actually the front does look a little better in a sick sort of way

Give me some measurements of the areas you need to patch and I'll see what I've got.
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Brad... I have satellite as home receiving so I don't have to purchase any extra service.. and you may remember I took the sat off the golf cart so lucky I have that all ready , couple years ago I bought a travel sat that was only 12 inches and you just set up outdoors on the ground and away you go instant sat.. I know nothing to do about the roof hole.... I gotta do something about mine too

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If your old antenna mount is like the others that I've seen it will probably need about an 8" square section of skin to patch. I'll try and remember to bring a piece along when I meet Richard in the near future (along with those 7' pieces of cabinet trim!).

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Lately I've been putting the finishing touches on the engine build and was looking at the heads thinking it was about time to install the temperature sensor. I'm pretty sure the earliest Argosy motorhomes had the temperature sensor in the thermostat housing which meant the head ports would have been plugged. This got me to thinking which location would actually be the best for reading engine temps. Well one thing led to another I decided to install a sensor in all three locations

It took me a while but I finally found a 3-position toggle switch that gives me a separate contact closure in each of the three positions. Every 3-position toggle switch that I could find previously only had contact closures on the right or left positions and not the center position. With three sensors I needed a contact closure in the center position. My plan is to have the toggle switch mounted so you flip it left, center or right. The left position will read the temperature of the left cylinder head, the center position will read the thermostat housing and the right position will read the right cylinder head temperature.

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I'm sure Keyair will appreciate this next part. Of all things the switch is made by Lucas

I think it will be interesting to see just how much the temperatures vary from each sensor. I realize there will be some inaccuracies due to the sensors themselves. What I hope is that I will be able to get a feel for each of the readings so if something does happen I'll have some data to work from.

This might turn out to be a worthless modification but to me it will be interesting.

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