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1978 Argosy crank up vent problem.

One of my Argosy minuet crank up roof vents is missing the nylon bushings on the crank screw. Is their a source for parts for these vents or a sorce for a new (used) vent? Is their a new vent that will fit in the same opening?


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Old 05-20-2007, 02:17 AM   #2
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1978 Argosy crank up vent problem.

Greetings UJ!

Originally Posted by Uncle Jack
One of my Argosy minuet crank up roof vents is missing the nylon bushings on the crank screw. Is their a source for parts for these vents or a sorce for a new (used) vent? Is their a new vent that will fit in the same opening?

I am guessing that you must have a 7.3 Metre Minuet as it was quite uncommon to have more than one vent on the 6.0 Metre or 6.7 Metre models. Often if there are two vents on a 6.0 Metre, it is an indication that an air conditioner once resided in the rear opening as that is where the factory/dealer would cut the hole for the air conditioner.

The main reason that I mention the possible issue of one vent replacing an air conditioner is that the option that I will mention would require extreme care to be sure that a vent installed in that opening were attached to 12-volt rather than the 120-volt wiring from the air conditioning circuit. In my Minuet, I had the original vent replaced with a Fantasitc Fan at one of the WBCCI International Rallys. It is a near direct fit in the factory opening with only the corners of the opening requiring a bit of trimming to match the square shape of the fan (the original Argosy vents have radiused corners and fit in a radiused opening). In the days before 30-AMP optional electric service at the International Rallys, the Fantastic Vents were one of the best upgrades that I made to both my Argosy and Airstream. I can't help much with availability of repair parts, as I have replaced all of my standard roof vents with Fantastic Fans.

Good luck with your Minuet!

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