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Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-01-2016, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Eaglemate
Penguin Low Profile or Other? Help!

I think there was a thread on the battle of the best air conditioner for our 24 foot argosy.

Can someone point me in the right direction or offer your thoughts on the best choice for an air...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-01-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,112
Posted By Eaglemate
These pictures are incredibly helpful!

These pictures are incredibly helpful!
Forum: On The Road... 09-21-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,238
Posted By Eaglemate
Thanks everyone for your contributions! We are...

Thanks everyone for your contributions! We are here and staying in Santa Fe
Skies RV. Love it here so much we never went into other states further west. Done and see a lot of what you all...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-07-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Eaglemate
Putty is gone now, thanks, and Twinkie, thanks...

Putty is gone now, thanks, and Twinkie, thanks for the help. I understand what you are saying, and I do not have a rivet remover with me. :(
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-07-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Eaglemate
Mblue, I got through all the putty, and thanks. ...

Mblue, I got through all the putty, and thanks. Ugh! TG, OK, pretty basic stuff. Gotta track down a rivet remover. And yes, two kids who wham! about three hundred times a day. hahaha!
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-07-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Eaglemate
Montanablue, I did. There was just one, correct?

Montanablue, I did. There was just one, correct?
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-07-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Eaglemate
OK, this unit is stuck like a strawberry up the...

OK, this unit is stuck like a strawberry up the nose of a kindergartner. Shall I pull hard?

The latch is depressed and recessed as far as I can get it and it's almost out, but something seems to...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-07-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Eaglemate
Excellent diagram and thanks for posting it. ...

Excellent diagram and thanks for posting it. Helps me visualize what I am looking for and I appreciate it more than you know.
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-07-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Eaglemate
OK, great idea. Screws are out and half the...

OK, great idea. Screws are out and half the unit, but that sucker is stuck in there. I'll keep working it. Thanks!
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-07-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Eaglemate
Well, new at this, but to get to the mechanism...

Well, new at this, but to get to the mechanism should I cut into the unit with a box cutter or remove the rivet and screws on the entire door?
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-07-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Eaglemate
Doggonit. OK. Thanks for the referral.

Doggonit. OK. Thanks for the referral.
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-07-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Eaglemate
Help Please! I'm in a pickle.

Morning ya'll. Parked here in Huntsville Alabama for the kids to go to robotics camp, and the door handle on my '74 Argosy broke this morning and would not open from the inside (picture two kids...
Forum: On The Road... 07-25-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,238
Posted By Eaglemate
Thanks ya'll! Do any of you have a favorite RV...

Thanks ya'll! Do any of you have a favorite RV park? I see a lot on RV park reviews and can choose from some basics, but have you tried any of the off-the path parks like the one at Angel Fire?
Forum: On The Road... 07-24-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,238
Posted By Eaglemate
New Mexico Camping

We are taking our 24 foot airstream and two kids to New Mexico in September.

We plan to home base around Albuquerque, but are really interested in some sights around Santa Fe and northwestward.
...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-11-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By Eaglemate
Thanks. I figure if we are spending four months...

Thanks. I figure if we are spending four months out of the year traveling in it, ought to be comfortable....and pull without yanking out the back end or wrecking the transmission.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-11-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By Eaglemate
Nutty Question...Would a Conversion Van Pull 24 ft?

Hi ya'll! OK, the problem I need to solve is my children need to be doing school work when we are on the road. My Expedition just doesn't get it, even with lap tables.

I am thinking a sitting...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-22-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,568
Posted By Eaglemate
Will a 31 footer fit in my driveway?

We are moving up from 24 to 31 feet. We live in a suburb and I have been backing our 24 foot in. Should I anticipate problems with the extra 7 feet?
Forum: Doors & Locks 03-20-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 26,747
Posted By Eaglemate
can you purchase new doors from airstream or buy...

can you purchase new doors from airstream or buy it from a used parts airstream
dealer?
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 03-18-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,103
Posted By Eaglemate
Mirror Finish v. Satin Finish?????

Ya'll,

We are looking at a 74 31 footer. First, I can't tell if it is clearcoat coming off, or corrosion. How do you tell the difference?

Also, the owner says it's a "satin" finish v. a...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-15-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,497
Posted By Eaglemate
Is it possible to build a bunk in the 31' double Sovereign?

How about it folks?

Can it be done and if so, how?

We are problem solving - have a great deal on a Sovereign but need separate living spaces for our 6 and 7 year olds.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-14-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,112
Posted By Eaglemate
Skatiero, that sounds promising! We did the camp...

Skatiero, that sounds promising! We did the camp last year without air and it was.....rough! Local shops want $1,500.00 for the unit and install, and maybe we will go ahead and give it a shot.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-14-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,112
Posted By Eaglemate
Best Info to Self-Install Air Conditioner

Morning ya'll. I have two very capable folks to install our penguin air conditioner on our '74 Argosy.

Wonder if you can point me to the right thread with the best description of the install,...
Forum: On The Road... 10-16-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,251
Posted By Eaglemate
Rag Beach - someone take this reservation!

I have the coveted, much sought after private beach RV site in St. Joe Florida Oct. 20-27. Can't go!!! Devastated but will free up the week if someone wants it. It is one single beach front, secluded...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-14-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By Eaglemate
Air Conditioner for '74 Argosy? Cut the ceiling?

Cringe. A local company wants to cut the roof on my 74 Argosy to install a 14x14 air conditioner.

Proud Pup that I am my argosy doesn't leak a drop, this worries me.

Any thoughts or...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-27-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By Eaglemate
SOS! First tooth dropped in drain!

Y'all I have tried all morning to get my Ellie Dots first tooth out of the bathroom sink drain. She lost it, went to wash it and dropped it. I tried to unscrew the plumbing joint but it appears to be...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-17-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By Eaglemate
Perry, thank-you.

Perry, thank-you.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-17-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By Eaglemate
Diesel Suburban Lasted 2 Weeks...Sigh

I had it nailed, ya'll, found a diesel Suburban with 150,000 miles on it. Took me 8 weeks of hard searching.

Great two vehicle.

It got hit by a garbage truck last week, and she's a goner. ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-27-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,913
Posted By Eaglemate
I did it anyway. For $4,200 couldn't pass it up....

I did it anyway. For $4,200 couldn't pass it up. It has been maintained by a Chevy mechanic family, and was the luxury model in 1996. We'll give it a shot and post updates.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-23-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,913
Posted By Eaglemate
Thoughts on 15 yr. old diesel Suburban?

Yes, worrisome human I am, still looking for just the right tow truck.

How do we feel about a 15 year old diesel suburban with 153,000 miles on it?
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-09-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,362
Posted By Eaglemate
The Great Problem in Buying a Tow Vehicle...

It has taken a month, folks. This was the blueprint.

Diesel was the best way to go for longevity and fuel mileage. Also, for my intended upgrade to 10,000 pounds tow in two years, I didn't want...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-25-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By Eaglemate
Dually out of the question?

Yes, still on the hunt.

How about Ford 350 dually 7.3 diesel? Excellent price and right by my house.

Aside from the extra width, anyone have experience with gas mileage?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-23-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,710
Posted By Eaglemate
Well, there isn't anything "Damn Manly" about me,...

Well, there isn't anything "Damn Manly" about me, and you'd probably find an engine porn mag next to my AOPA magazine, but I am buying a 2005 Dodge 5.9 l diesel as well after a lot of input more...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-18-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,388
Posted By Eaglemate
DPE, good to hear it, and G'town is still the...

DPE, good to hear it, and G'town is still the same. You and I probably went to G'town high together :) I am hunting for that Dodge......
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 04-17-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By Eaglemate
Air Conditioning? Anyone tried portables?

Yes, I want off cheap, but has anyone tried one of those cheap portable units or anyone know where I can get a good used one for my 24 ft. Argosy?
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-17-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,388
Posted By Eaglemate
DPE, thank goodness this forum has saved me from...

DPE, thank goodness this forum has saved me from myself. I had two dealers trying to practically give me those trucks....still calling. I took the advice and am on the road to being a cummins...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-17-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,388
Posted By Eaglemate
Is DPE designated pilot examiner? Thanks for...

Is DPE designated pilot examiner? Thanks for the info, and I booted the Ford. Have my eye on a 5.9 l. cummins in the Dodge.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-16-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,388
Posted By Eaglemate
Rednax, I don't do a lot of hopping around, but...

Rednax, I don't do a lot of hopping around, but as the kids get older, I expect that will change between baseball and fishing.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-16-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,388
Posted By Eaglemate
It's an automatic, but looks good to me. And it's...

It's an automatic, but looks good to me. And it's 7 miles from my house.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-16-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,388
Posted By Eaglemate
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT, $10,995 - Cars.com...

2002 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT, $10,995 - Cars.com...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-16-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,388
Posted By Eaglemate
Rednax, that sure is a beauty. You are right,...

Rednax, that sure is a beauty. You are right, we don't have any good looking trucks 'round here. I will admit the manual might be a buzz-buster. It's not that I am lazy. Anyone willing to fly a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-16-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,388
Posted By Eaglemate
Ok Rednax, just making sure I got your blood...

Ok Rednax, just making sure I got your blood pressure up a bit. This one is probably better...:)

2002 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT, $10,995 - Cars.com...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-16-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,388
Posted By Eaglemate
Well, Rednax, you'll be disappointed because I...

Well, Rednax, you'll be disappointed because I got off track. What I did find is in the link I just posted, at $16,000.00. It's the 350, single axle, automatic. It's an 06, and I am concerned...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-16-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,388
Posted By Eaglemate
2005 Ford F350 King Ranch, $16,850 - Cars.com...

2005 Ford F350 King Ranch, $16,850 - Cars.com...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-16-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,445
Posted By Eaglemate
That's beautiful, and I started checking out the...

That's beautiful, and I started checking out the 2500's today, though muttering, "I don't want another Suburban", having just driven one 200,000 miles and humming "a change is gonna do ya good". Now...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-16-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,843
Posted By Eaglemate
Hahaha! See what I mean? Hoo doo.

Hahaha! See what I mean? Hoo doo.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-15-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,388
Posted By Eaglemate
What would be the max mileage you'd consider in...

What would be the max mileage you'd consider in buying one? I have a budget of about $17,000.00 and anything I find is in the 150,000 mile range.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-15-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,843
Posted By Eaglemate
I happen to love the Hummers. As an analyst, I...

I happen to love the Hummers. As an analyst, I wondered why they even sell in the US in cities, nonetheless. You never need to go offroad for the most part. Everyone you see driving them live in...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-13-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 77,901
Posted By Eaglemate
Brilliant minds? hahaha.

Brilliant minds? hahaha.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-13-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 77,901
Posted By Eaglemate
Legality gets really interesting once a jury is...

Legality gets really interesting once a jury is thrown into the mix (trust me on this one). It's hard to look past personal preferences and get to "what is this going to do to me if I ever have a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-13-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 77,901
Posted By Eaglemate
DZN, coming from the aviation industry it's...

DZN, coming from the aviation industry it's pretty simple. We have specs and we follow them. If we don't, things break (like wings), and lawyers get really happy in trial. (Unless of course they...
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