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Old 01-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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I have completely gutted and replaced the floor on my 1976 26' rear bath Argosy and could not have done it without this forum! Now I am putting it back together and need to start asking some questions that I cannot find answers on my own. This will be the first and easiest of probably many.

In the process of removing the floor I destroyed the battery box and for the life of me cannot find a replacement. Can anyone assist me on this?

Thanks, Gary.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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Hello,

I have completely gutted and replaced the floor on my 1976 26' rear bath Argosy and could not have done it without this forum! Now I am putting it back together and need to start asking some questions that I cannot find answers on my own. This will be the first and easiest of probably many.

In the process of removing the floor I destroyed the battery box and for the life of me cannot find a replacement. Can anyone assist me on this?

Thanks, Gary.
Gary,
You can get them from "Out of Doors Mart"..the link below...and I think that Inland RV has them too.
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Thanks Air,

I looked at those but the ones at ODMRV and Inland have solid bottoms and the box on my 76' has an open bottom with a flange that screws it to the wood floor. There is a metal plate you put in the box that the battery sits on.

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Gary,
My Argosy was a 1977, 26 with center twins...and the battery box was a little different. It rested on to blocks of wood, about 1 1/2 inches off of the floor.
It may be possible to convert to the newer type box….But I am not 100%sure. Maybe Andy from Inland RV can help.
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I would replace that old univolt as soon as you can, if it is anything like the one we had, it makes a very loud humming noise. I replaced my univolt with an intelipower 9260.
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Thanks Air for the info!

Right now there is nothing in the camper at all and every bit of info helps. This spring I hope to start assembling the interior and the converter would have been another question.

Thanks again, Gary.
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I think I have the battery box you are looking for which I took out of my 74, 20' Argosy and you are welcome to have it. The problem is that I am at my winter home and will not be back where it is until April. Even then, I am not positive I can locate it, but would look at that time.

Let me know if that might help.
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Idroba,

That would be great! When you get to your summer house in April check it out and let me know. I'm not doing anything to the Argosy until then anyway. It's to cold in Connecticut!

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