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Old 10-26-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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New Owner of '78 Argosy Minuet

My wife Jane and I purchased a 1978 6 Meter Minuet recently, and now I'm trying to get it fixed up....as close to original as possible. I'm the fourth owner, and I purchased it from a good friend of mine in Tennessee. The trailer seems to be in good structural shape, but as he pointed out to me, it's a "project trailer", especially the "soft goods".

We are in the process of getting new gaucho covers and curtains made by Tin Can Interiors. Once those are in, and I figure out what to do about the floor, it'll be at least livable. My friend had removed all the floor covering down to the aluminum. There are sags in the floor where traffic was the heaviest, so that has to be fixed before I can put anything down. I've changed my mind several times about the flooring, but today I found a product called Rapid Clic at EarthWerks - Flooring Inspired by Nature. It's "floating luxury vinyl plank" and looks fantastic. I looked at samples at a local flooring company. It's not very thick, and clicks together to form a really durable floating floor.

To get the subfloor (aluminum) level and free of sags, I'm thinking about using Epoxy Resin, and then put a dense foam underlayment over that. Any thoughts about that approach?

My biggest frustration right now is locating some tambour doors to replace the overhead hinged cabinet doors that a previous owner installed. Rather than going with the wood tambour material, I'd prefer to find some original tambours if any are available anywhere....they seem to be in short supply.

Finally, I'd love to visit with any Argosy owners near Fort Worth and see what they've done to their trailers. If you live near Fort Worth and wouldn't mind a visit from a "newbie", just let me know....I look forward to exchanging ideas and information with all the Argosy owners here on the forum.

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Old 10-26-2012, 05:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and the owner of an Argosy.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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I have 8 or so of the spiral tambour guides you are welcome to them if you need them.
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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Hey inTransit....thank you for your generous offer. It looks like the guides are still in good shape. Whoever put the cabinet doors up there left the tracks installed. You wouldn't happen to have any of the roll-up rods, would you? Thank yiu so much for getting in touch.
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:21 PM   #5
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Greetings GLovedahl!

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Hey inTransit....thank you for your generous offer. It looks like the guides are still in good shape. Whoever put the cabinet doors up there left the tracks installed. You wouldn't happen to have any of the roll-up rods, would you? Thank yiu so much for getting in touch.
The original tambours on the '78 Minuets did not have rods to support the tambours . . . the support was an "interference" fit between the spiral guides and the edges of the tambour . . . silicone lubricant can be a help to keep the tambour operating freely . . . or some rub Ivory Soap on the runners.

Good luck with your Minuet!

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