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Forum: Awnings 04-03-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
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Lower awning mouning points

We have a Carefree awning on our '73 Safari. Both arms are slightly twisted back and are pulling the lower mounting points and the trailer's trim away from the body. The aft one has screws added by a...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-13-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 32,298
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I also have one off our '73 Safari available,...

I also have one off our '73 Safari available, free to a good home. It's in working condition and blows cold, no exterior shroud. We're in central Florida near the east coast. Going to the curb...
Forum: Tires 05-04-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
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Thank you all for your responses. The smaller...

Thank you all for your responses. The smaller tires I looked at are ST205/75R15 and measure 7.7"w x 27.4" dia., compared to the ST225/75R15 at 8.4"w x 28.1 dia. I used the drive up ramp (can't...
Forum: Tires 05-03-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
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Sorry, the 227 was a typo, they are 225's. Also...

Sorry, the 227 was a typo, they are 225's. Also the trailer has tandem axles so the weight is divided up by 4. The 225's I looked up are rated for 2540# and the 205s' are rated for 1820. The...
Forum: Tires 05-01-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By projector
'73 Safari smaller tires

Good afternoon. We had to change a tire on the side of the road yesterday and found it almost impossible to squeeze the spare up between the fender opening and wheel hub. My wife had to pull the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-19-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By projector
If your going to extend it you can also stiffen...

If your going to extend it you can also stiffen it.
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-18-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,126
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I took the risk in doing a receiver mount rack,...

I took the risk in doing a receiver mount rack, very similar to gpt's. The rack is made by Swagman, it also screws to the receiver and doesn't move. Our axles are back more that usual on the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-15-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,556
Posted By projector
I love those things.

I love those things.
Forum: The Pet Forum 12-13-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 125,976
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Old photo, previous camper, but still one of my...

Old photo, previous camper, but still one of my favorites. The lab (Butter) was a foster and is with a new family now.

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Happy girls!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-05-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 65,343
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'73 Ford F100, wife's truck. 3 on the tree and no...

'73 Ford F100, wife's truck. 3 on the tree and no receiver so it's not set up for towing (Good thing, I'd be divorced if I tried it). But it's within a year of our safari and the same color scheme....
Forum: Our Community 12-04-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6,173
Views: 984,092
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Stainless steel baby moons from ebay and trim...

Stainless steel baby moons from ebay and trim rings from Hubcap Mikes.

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Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 12-04-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 30,763
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If the battery terminals are on top (3/4" dia....

If the battery terminals are on top (3/4" dia. lugs) you can tap the side of the terminal away from the lug with a hammer to loosen it. The area between the lug and the end where the cable goes in.
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 12-02-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
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Light travels through acrylic like glass, in one...

Light travels through acrylic like glass, in one direction, so the edges glow but not the face. If you scratch(etch) or sand it, it releases the light out the surface.

It worked out really...
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 12-02-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
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It's fully adaptable.

It's fully adaptable.
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 12-02-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
Posted By projector
Beverage center

The space above our refrigerator/counter had a poorly made plywood shelf when we got her, and it was a very dark space.

The answer?... a lighted shelf.

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It's a piece of 3/8" acrylic...
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 12-02-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
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Exterior storage

From what I understand our '72 Safari at 3500 pounds dry has a tongue weight of 500-600 pounds, well over the 7-10 percent rule. The axles are pretty far back almost like a boat trailer. To carry a...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-17-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
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I just had one made for the back of our '73...

I just had one made for the back of our '73 Safari. It's welded together and bolts to the side of the frame just forward of the rear bumper on the curb side. I also had a cross piece and receiver...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 11-14-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By projector
I'll look at it during lunch. thanks

I'll look at it during lunch. thanks
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 11-14-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By projector
I don't have a picture, but let me add that it...

I don't have a picture, but let me add that it looks like a small keg in Styrofoam insulation. Is it original? thanks again
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 11-14-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By projector
water heaters 101

I don't know anything about these things. Anyone know where I can get a manual for the water heater in our '72 Safari? It has what looks like a retrofitted electrical cord running from the rear...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-13-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,074
Posted By projector
Having uneven ground, I use 4WD every time I move...

Having uneven ground, I use 4WD every time I move our AS or boat around the yard.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-13-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,074
Posted By projector
I'd be more worried about the life of the...

I'd be more worried about the life of the transmission than speed.
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 10-13-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 705
Posted By projector
1972 Safari roof vent

One of the 3 roof vents needs a rebuild or replace. The cross bar is bent, one spring is broken, the vertical shaft from the handle is separated from the roof etc. The others angle open in the back...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-25-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By projector
I haven't been up on the roof yet, but there is...

I haven't been up on the roof yet, but there is no visible antenna. Where do the wires go?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-25-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By projector
yellow wires

The camper is a 1972 Safari with full bed. Above the refrigerator is a 12 V outlet with 2 screws in the cover plate. What are the 2 yellow wires for on the back of these screws? thanks.
Forum: Awnings 09-05-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,217
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Looks more like the one in the "complete carefree...

Looks more like the one in the "complete carefree awning for parts" thread. thanks.
Forum: Awnings 09-05-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,217
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No pics yet but the "remains" of the awning that...

No pics yet but the "remains" of the awning that used to be on the back window say Carefree.
Forum: Awnings 09-05-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,217
Posted By projector
Original awning

Does anyone know who made the awnings for AS in the early 70's? The one on our 1972 Safari doesn't say Zip Dee on the end caps. The frame is in good condition but it needs new canvas. Thanks.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-04-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 782
Posted By projector
1972 Safari electrical panel

The panel in our new baby is in poor shape and unreadable. Does anyone have a photo so I know what I'm looking at? Also, is there anywhere I can get an owner's manual? thanks.
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-03-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By projector
grey water bypass?

We're the proud new owners of a 1972 Safari which doesn't have a grey water tank. I'm thinking about putting a PVC saddle tee on the bottom of the drain pipe under the sink and running a hose...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-17-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By projector
I could use the window and screen from above the...

I could use the window and screen from above the kitchen counter.
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-04-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,100
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I would have to say "less" because I haven't done...

I would have to say "less" because I haven't done either yet. It's location is easy enought to get to. It's also mounted high and forward enought that water isn't really an issue. It also is...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-31-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By projector
looking for a window

I'd like to replace the non-opening narrow window over the galley with a wider opening one. One like the smaller ones here.

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I don't know if the height is the same but I think I can...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-26-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By projector
Thanks. It's a vinyl floor, bamboo pattern. It...

Thanks. It's a vinyl floor, bamboo pattern. It had bare plywood when we got it so we needed something quick and durable.

In this case camping isn't the same unless 'man's best friend' gives you...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-24-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By projector
Thanks Derek. It did turn out nice. Here's some...

Thanks Derek. It did turn out nice. Here's some pics of it with cushions and a corian counter.

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I wish the foam was a little softer but it should relax with use. I may narrow the...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-20-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By projector
Here's what I posted before on the build. I...

Here's what I posted before on the build. I opted not to make it convert into a sleeper. We're 2 people and 2 dogs and don't see the need. Having a dedicated trash bin made all the difference.
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Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 10-18-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,391
Posted By projector
1975 Argosy...9.9 mpg on flat ground (Florida)...

1975 Argosy...9.9 mpg on flat ground (Florida) after a carb rebuild and a new remote air cleaner set-up.
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-17-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By projector
I'll try again. The glass behind it limits how...

I'll try again. The glass behind it limits how much it will flex, on the forward edge anyway.

thanks.
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-17-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By projector
What size hammer should I use?

What size hammer should I use?
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-17-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By projector
Here's a pic. 142970 Here's a detail...

Here's a pic.

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Here's a detail of another window with a screen.

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The window slides in the outer track, the screen slides in the inner track.
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-17-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By projector
I'll have to check it at lunch but I don't...

I'll have to check it at lunch but I don't remember seeing what you're describing. The frame/track it slides in it continuous, the full peremiter of the window. thanks.
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-17-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By projector
Sliding window screen install

I'm sure this has been covered but I don't have time to search for it. Our '75 Argosy MH came with a loose framed screen for the curb side dinette windows. What is the trick to install it without...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-13-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By projector
I can't remember exactly what it looks like but...

I can't remember exactly what it looks like but there is a bracket that holds the radiator to the truck frame. It's easier to remove it with the radiator then separate the 2.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-13-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,129
Posted By projector
I just replied to your other post, didn't see...

I just replied to your other post, didn't see this one.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-13-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By projector
We have a '75 with that layout. It works well...

We have a '75 with that layout. It works well for our 2 people and 2 dogs. I doubt it would be suited for a family. The back room is perfect for lounging. You're typically backed into a camp...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-11-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 97,812
Posted By projector
Beautiful! Nice Job! I like the blacked out air...

Beautiful! Nice Job! I like the blacked out air conditioners.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-20-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 931
Posted By projector
Generac and AC issues

The Generac in our '75 Argosy MH is running fine and can power outlets, microwave and the fan side of the AC but I lose power when I turn on the cool side of the AC. It stays off for a short period...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 08-22-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,100
Posted By projector
On mine there was barely enough room for one...

On mine there was barely enough room for one duct. The 4" duct is about the size of the carb inlet itself so I don't think a dual inlet would do much for you. I looks cool though.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-20-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 27,138
Posted By projector
So much for a $120 moho. Ours came with a...

So much for a $120 moho. Ours came with a Generac Impact 36, an older unit but doesn't look nearly as old as yours so I doubt it's original. It also looks more compact.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 02-22-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,420
Posted By projector
I've never used alias...Too expensive for a small...

I've never used alias...Too expensive for a small boat company. Rhino does everything we need.
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