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Old 12-19-2006, 05:44 PM   #15
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Decorating

ROyce,

Use my technique. Just get your wife talking about decorating the INTERIOR while you work on the EXTERIOR (and inside if it needs it).

Mine was feeling a little "buyer's remorse" but got over it when we began planning decorating, getting new curtains, dishware, etc AND after we camped a couple of time.

CONGRATULATIONS! I cannot wait to see the "after" pictures.
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:11 PM   #16
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Congratulations on the new purchase. Sorry to hear about the '55. I've got a '55 210 2-door that I've had for 21 years. That and the AS are the only things that aren't for sale. Have fun with your restoration and keep us posted with pictures. Ron
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Old 12-20-2006, 04:01 AM   #17
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Driveway Clear for a "NEW" arrival

The last A/S trailer that I brought in arrived under the cover of darkness. It had been sitting under a tree for more than 15 years without a cleaning. It truly is black and ugly. But showing on the inside, what a jewel in the rough it will be. Mom told me that this is the ugliest trailer she had ever seen. It's amazing what a bit of elbow grease and time can achieve. Best of luck to you convincing the wife to allow it to stay.
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:37 AM   #18
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What a girl! Karen said I can keep her. Good thing too as there is no way I could do all that will be needed done with our her help.
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:59 AM   #19
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Great! Good luck to both of you with your new project!
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:14 AM   #20
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COOL! Another minuet! We love ours. CHeck out my photo gallery for some before and after picturs of rehab.

Tell your wife they are desirable, collectable, rare and only the coolest folks have 'em. Fill her full of merlot before viewing the orange or lime green interior and suggest that she can do it up any way she likes.

Have her join the forum.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:06 AM   #21
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Janet,

Orange or lime green would be welcome. The second owner (we are the fourth) fancied herself an artist. The interor end cap is bright blue, the walls bright yellow, some orange, and other desicration with gray swirl paint on the counter tops. Oh well, it is ours, and we can feel like we rescued the minuet.

The unit did come with a lot of the orginal documentation and I have the owners manual for '77' Argosy. But there is some confusion. The manual doesn't list the minuet but does list a 20'. Can I depend on the 20' to be the correct description of the Minuet?

I have visited your photo gallery severl times in the last year. Kept me looking and hopeing. Now it will serve to help keep me working for perfection.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:29 AM   #22
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Yeah and with your skills and a little time, I'm sure the transformation will be fabulous!

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Old 12-20-2006, 12:25 PM   #23
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Change of Thread Name

I think now a mod can change - with your permission of course - the name of this thread from "Mini" to "MAJOR". Post some pictures soon.

Merry Christmas,

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Old 12-20-2006, 12:32 PM   #24
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I think now a mod can change - with your permission of course - the name of this thread from "Mini" to "MAJOR". Post some pictures soon.

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Mike, you're a smart guy - I had the same thought.
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:08 PM   #25
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Janet,

The unit did come with a lot of the orginal documentation and I have the owners manual for '77' Argosy. But there is some confusion. The manual doesn't list the minuet but does list a 20'. Can I depend on the 20' to be the correct description of the Minuet?

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The Minuets are narrow - about 8 inches - and many have aluminum wafer/composit floors under the carpet. The systems were about the same and the tank sizes. Sounds like you have a unique interior......

Go pictures?
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Old 12-21-2006, 08:31 AM   #26
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Janet,

Thanks for the clairfication. It does have the Aluminum wafer floor. The 6 meter is not yet in my drive way but will be delivered as soon as weather permits. Here are the only photos that I have of her. All were taken by the PO. I will post photos of the interior after she comes home. The only major difference is the door has been badly bent out of shape when the lock stuck. :-(

As suggested this really has changed from a Mini to a Major. The wind is blowing and snow sideways but the neighbors can all hear my joy.
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Old 12-21-2006, 10:23 AM   #27
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It looks very good Royce. "Couple" projects that, when complete can be mutually enjoyed, are a lot of fun. What a great Christmas present and now everyone will know what to get you for special events like Christmas, birthdays etc - stuff for the trailer.

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Old 12-21-2006, 11:07 AM   #28
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.... My bride doesn't know I bought it yet so you may read about me in the paper.

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