Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-27-2007, 10:38 AM   #15
2 Rivet Member
1974 Argosy 20
Burlington , Ontario
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 25
I too had the battey comp. door open and the battery hung out on the cables, fortunately the door was saved by the door cables.
I took a piece or angle aluminum and cut it a bit longer than the opening and pop riveted it to the frame and the door hinge to it. I also repaired the floor area of the opening. (ROT) I then coated the floor with water proofing (roofing compound)
I bought a new lock (locally) and checked for fitting to allow for trailer body flexing so it would not open . I then made a piece of that same angle aluminum to fit inside the compartment so that if the door opened the angle aliminum would block ther battery fro coming.
Not the battey can move from side to side when travelling and that is why the door is pushed out.

If you would like a pix of my fix please E-Mail me


ve3czn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2007, 08:14 PM   #16
Rivet Master
bkahler's Avatar

1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,738
Originally Posted by SteveH

They are in Bastrop, TX, and here's the phone number: 512-718-1930

Good luck.
Steve, I forgot to thank you for providing the phone number. I called a while back and they didn't have what I was looking for. Oh well....

Thanks again!


Air forums # 1674
1974 20' Argosy Motor Home
1974 31' Excella trailer (parting out, as of 4/1/2015 I have wheels, brake drums, windows & holding tanks left to sell)
bkahler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 03:29 AM   #17
2 Rivet Member
1992 34' Excella
Punta Gorda, , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 51
Images: 3
There is an Airstream boneyard in Carthidge Mo. They have all types of wrecked and salvaged RVs but many A/S to boot. It starts with a C. Something like Colhals. Too early. Sorry. I know it's there.I've been there. Good Luck

FlaAirstream is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Battery compartment lock. crazylev Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 7 02-29-2008 05:02 PM
Ha! What Battery Compartment??? (Pics) sierrajb All Argosy Trailers 14 01-01-2008 10:15 PM
Battery Compartment Sundance Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10 07-14-2007 11:56 AM
Battery compartment...How to? Rog0525 Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 4 06-17-2003 10:58 PM
Battery Box Compartment AccessMaster Airstream Motorhome Forums 11 05-03-2003 09:00 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.