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Old 03-24-2008, 10:45 PM   #1
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Will the 3-piece rock guard from an 83 Excella Fit My 76 Arogsy?

Have a chance to buy a second-hand set and would like to put it on my Argosy. Thanks in advance for your input.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:20 PM   #2
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:33 PM   #3
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Will the 3-piece rock guard from an 83 Excella Fit My 76 Arogsy?

I have the chance to buy a second-hand set. Can any Argosy expert confirm this set will fit my full-width (not a Minuet) 1976 24 footer?

Thanks in advance for your help!!!
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:40 AM   #5
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The front and wing windows are the same size, and the trailer is the same width. The limiting factor is the scare light, if it clears the rock guard, it will fit. Janet on the forums installed one on her Argosy with no problems, though hers is a Minuet, so the center piece had to be slimmed down. You would not have to do this on yours.
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Okay -- from a member's photo gallery here is a photo of an '83 Excella. That's a full wide wing window and looks to be exactly the same as an Argosy.

Janet's thread is at http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...uet-18243.html. I followed their thread and installed a new one on my Argosy. Take note that their Minuet is 6" narrower than an Argosy, so there are steps about taking the middle window apart and narrowing it -- ignore those. A word of advice -- don't install the first wing window rockguard and expect the middle guard section to fit just right. Get a helper and position both before you drill holes for the first.
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:46 PM   #7
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The Airstream Dealer just (really, I just took the photo with my phone) finished installing the guards/shades on my 74 Argosy. It was a standard guard to my knowledge. Here's a pic:



I should mention that I have the old guard that only protected the middle window. It is still in good shape. I have no idea what it's worth. I do not have the measurements right now but if you want it pm me an offer. Shipping will be REALLY high I bet, so local might be best. I live in CT.

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The Airstream Dealer just (really, I just took the photo with my phone) finished installing the guards/shades on my 74 Argosy. It was a standard guard to my knowledge. Here's a pic:



I should mention that I have the old guard that only protected the middle window. It is still in good shape. I have no idea what it's worth. I do not have the measurements right now but if you want it pm me an offer. Shipping will be REALLY high I bet, so local might be best. I live in CT.

Heres: a pic
Which dealer did the install? If you don't mind my asking, what did the whole job set you back?
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I don't have the final bill yet. Parts - approx. $800. Valenti RV Legends in Waterbury, CT. They are performing a couple of other jobs for me, general go over and replacing the patio awning fabric. When I get it home I'll be doing something about the refrigerator.

Bob, these would look so so sweet on you newly painted Argosy.
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I don't have the final bill yet. Parts - approx. $800. Valenti RV Legends in Waterbury, CT. They are performing a couple of other jobs for me, general go over and replacing the patio awning fabric. When I get it home I'll be doing something about the refrigerator.

Bob, these would look so so sweet on you newly painted Argosy.
I was thinking the same thing...

$800 for the parts isn't bad considering what replacement glass costs (and it isn't available clear anymore). The owners of a local RV shop have a '76 28 foot Arg with the wrap arounds front and back. They are located across the street from a golf course. Yep, you guessed what's comin' - they took a golf ball through the RS rear curved window... OUCH!
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Bob, if you get back this way with Old Rivets, I can help you with the install, you just have to buy the adult beverages upon completion. It'll probably take all of a couple hours.
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Bob, if you get back this way with Old Rivets, I can help you with the install, you just have to buy the adult beverages upon completion. It'll probably take all of a couple hours.
I just might take you up on that!
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