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Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 11-06-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
newer airstreams use .040 gauge aluminum do to...

newer airstreams use .040 gauge aluminum do to the extra width. You will want to use an etching primer to adhere to the aluminum and you shouldn't have any problems.
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 10-27-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,371
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
David did you try Out of Doors Mart?

David did you try Out of Doors Mart?
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 10-21-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,782
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
I used RevolutionPly 5mm poplar plywood from...

I used RevolutionPly 5mm poplar plywood from Lowes. It seems flimsy but use with the factory aluminum edges and the retainer clips it ends up being stronger than factory. I believe factory used what...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 10-20-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,523
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Start by looking for any soft spots in the floor....

Start by looking for any soft spots in the floor. From there you will start to pick at the floor removing interior items until you get to this point.
...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 10-04-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,782
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
I keep hitting on the punch list and the last two...

I keep hitting on the punch list and the last two night were on the screens. I originally planed to polish the frames and they were already strip of the old paint. I started sanding on the galley...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 10-03-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Not sure about the Airstream factory install but...

Not sure about the Airstream factory install but I put a Furrion FGH4ZSASS three burner drop in my Argosy with a convection/microwave oven underneath. They both boil water and that's about all I can...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 09-29-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,782
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Another weekend spent in the Love Shack, woohoo....

Another weekend spent in the Love Shack, woohoo. My last post was towards the end of a week off from work and got quite a bit finished. By the end of the vacation, the floor was done, and a lot of...
Forum: Winter Living 09-29-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
You could use Aircraft insulation but you...

You could use Aircraft insulation but you Airstream will never hold up at that altitude or speed.

Really the commercial aircraft have thicker bulkheads almost 4 time that of and Airstream so...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 09-27-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Stay away from box store cabinets made with...

Stay away from box store cabinets made with particle board. They won't last and they are heavy. If you can find a place that makes cabinets with plywood sides that would be your best option if you...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 09-21-2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,782
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Well summer is winding down and I'm still working...

Well summer is winding down and I'm still working on the Love Shack. Before I update you on what I have done I want to take a moment and bitch about how hot it has been this year. It is September...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 09-21-2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
I haven't seen any to scale drawings around and...

I haven't seen any to scale drawings around and doubt you will see any unless you break into the factory. When they build them the workers start at the back or front depending on the door location...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 09-21-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
It is do-able, they where offered in that layout...

It is do-able, they where offered in that layout from the factory. The biggest hurdle is getting a shower pan to fit. You will of course have to completely redo all the plumbing layout as well. ...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 09-13-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,495
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
+1 on Wavelength's post. The dealer has to move...

+1 on Wavelength's post. The dealer has to move your old trailer and that won't happen with out a clear title. They will probably cut a check to your lender out of their account before they even...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 09-04-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Nice. I’m jealous.

Nice. I’m jealous.
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 09-03-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,782
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Funny you should mention the labor hours Peter. ...

Funny you should mention the labor hours Peter. This summer I have been referring to the Love Shack as my second job. I have kept some rough estimates of my time and I think I am at around 800...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 09-02-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,782
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Well today was eventful. By the end of the day I...

Well today was eventful. By the end of the day I had all the interior panels installed, even a couple of trim pieces riveted in place. AC was installed and hooked up. The Coleman Mach 15 was...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 09-01-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,782
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
So the new AC unit finally arrived.:clap: Last...

So the new AC unit finally arrived.:clap: Last week the temperatures finally broke and dropped in to the high 70's / low 80's so I was pretty excited to work on the Love Shack. I built a...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 08-21-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,782
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
I have been working on little things waiting on a...

I have been working on little things waiting on a new AC unit before I install the ceiling panels. Over the last week I have cut and painted all new divider walls. as well as rebuilt and re...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 08-18-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Congrats on the new job. I feel ya on the lost...

Congrats on the new job. I feel ya on the lost time. I have to travel for my job so every week traveling seem like a lost week. Then I spend the entire weekend working on the "Love Shack". On the...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 08-18-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Looks like the vin plate is riveted to the tongue...

Looks like the vin plate is riveted to the tongue in the top photo. With a fare amount of certainty I will say that it is a 26' double bed.
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 08-15-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
suction cup all the rivets on the rear cap. If...

suction cup all the rivets on the rear cap. If the suction cup will not seal you have a loose rivet. From there you have the options of trying to seal the rivet with something like Captain...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 08-11-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
The door position tells quite a bit. I would say...

The door position tells quite a bit. I would say that it is probably a custom order. I would love to have one like that. The possibilities are endless for a custom remodel.
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 08-08-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,154
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-07-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Vintage Trailer Supply has 5/32 rivets with...

Vintage Trailer Supply has 5/32 rivets with modified heads to deal with the over-sized hole issue. I bought all three lengths and used some of each in replacing different panels....
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 08-06-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,154
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Bracing is like a cow bell. What you need. ...

Bracing is like a cow bell. What you need.


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Forum: All Argosy Trailers 08-06-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
I just put in a MAXXAir and so far I like it. ...

I just put in a MAXXAir and so far I like it. The ability to use it with the cover closed was part of my decision to go with the MAXXAir. I also think it looks sleeker and it is super quiet in the...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 08-04-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,415
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Not to start an argument but I pretty sure that...

Not to start an argument but I pretty sure that frame-less glass wasn't available in the 70's. More likely someone updated your camper with later model glass. Which is cool as well. That leads me...
Forum: 1966 - 1969 Ambassador 08-01-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,739
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
https://media.giphy.com/media/Vccpm1O9gV1g4/giphy....

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Just saying.
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 08-01-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,623
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
You concept is doable but you layout may not be...

You concept is doable but you layout may not be realistic. I would suggest looking at floor plans of newer Airstreams especially the front bed room layouts to get some ideas. Keep in mind the newer...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 08-01-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Original to your Argosy would be metal covers on...

Original to your Argosy would be metal covers on all three vents. They crank straight up about an inch with the center one being the only one with a fan. Based on mine and the ones I have seen.
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 08-01-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,415
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Nice find. In fact I would even say it is Sweet!...

Nice find. In fact I would even say it is Sweet! Keep posting photos to keep us inspired.
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 07-31-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,154
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
While it is still attached to the frame take a...

While it is still attached to the frame take a bunch of measurements. They will be needed when you go to attach the shell back to the frame.
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 07-29-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,154
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
I'm calling fowl! That's cheating:bb:

I'm calling fowl! That's cheating:bb:
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 07-28-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,154
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Hey congrats on the purchase. I'm in Knoxville...

Hey congrats on the purchase. I'm in Knoxville so if you need some advice shoot me a PM. Some quick advice. Keep in mind that you have entered a marathon so pace yourself. I refer to my Argosy as...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 07-28-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,782
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
And now for an update.:D Since my last posting I...

And now for an update.:D Since my last posting I have finished the electrical or at least until I decide to change something again. I did order and receive a 6 cubic foot Volt/Ray 12 volt...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 07-24-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,547
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Here is a photo of mine. It's a little fuzzy on...

Here is a photo of mine. It's a little fuzzy on the edges from age. Sure would like to replace it.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48363943846_2e3d255ac0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gFKRwN)A...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-24-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,392
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Try this site. It has a pretty good break down...

Try this site. It has a pretty good break down of the RAM line capacity. http://www.rambodybuilder.com/2010/docs/ram/rammlup2500.pdf
The only thing you left out was the rear axle ratio in your...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 07-08-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,547
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
My 77 Argosy has one. I assumed it was and...

My 77 Argosy has one. I assumed it was and Argosy badge to affirm the Airstream lineage.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-20-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Asbestos fibers are usually mixed in with other...

Asbestos fibers are usually mixed in with other materials and sprayed on. It looks like blown insulation with a binder to hold it together. I was often use in tile and some vinyl flooring's as well...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 06-12-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Yep. I found another post that confirmed the...

Yep. I found another post that confirmed the shower drain is not connected to the grey tank.
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 06-10-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Bethie - I would question why you think the...

Bethie - I would question why you think the shower doesn't go to the gray water tank unless you know that it has been disconnected. Argosy's all have the same standard bath layout with the shower...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 06-01-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,782
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Holly cow another month has passed. Here are...

Holly cow another month has passed. Here are some highlights. To start with non Argosy related I broke down and bought a Flicker account so now I can upload pictures again. :D I looked for another...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-01-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,665
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Stephie34 don't let them talk you out of your...

Stephie34 don't let them talk you out of your dream. Between this site and some of the FB communitees you can get all kinds of advice and directions. You aren't the first I have heard with that...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-23-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,693
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Bob is correct in his description of the function...

Bob is correct in his description of the function of GFCI breaker. If you have a wet outlet you can potentially get current leak across the water surface to an alternate ground but it would really...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-17-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,729
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Couple of suggestion and pointers. Get an...

Couple of suggestion and pointers. Get an electric 4 1/2 inch angle grinder and use the twisted wire cup or the flap disk wheels (my preference). Once you have knocked all the rust off you will want...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 04-28-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,782
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Thanks Peter - Fortunately the Love Shack was in...

Thanks Peter - Fortunately the Love Shack was in no danger of flooding. But between traveling for work and the insane number of days of rain progress has been slow. The up side is I see where most...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-28-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,751
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Great tow vehicle for that size camper. You...

Great tow vehicle for that size camper. You shouldn't have any problems with the upgrades you are talking about. I think the one thing that you will want to spend more time on is the cooling...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-22-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,782
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
I meant figuratively we have had so much rain and...

I meant figuratively we have had so much rain and flooding in this part of the country. The Argosy was never in any danger but my shop had a little flooding no damage fortunately. I do feel for...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-21-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,782
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Hey Peter, I didn't realize it has been so long...

Hey Peter, I didn't realize it has been so long since I posted any updates on the site. I will try to get some updates with photos posted tonight but in short now that the rains have subsided at...
Forum: Windows & Screens 02-23-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 830
Posted By Eric 26 Argo
Someone had to add it. Lucky you.

Someone had to add it. Lucky you.
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