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Old 06-14-2007, 08:46 PM   #1
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Just aquired a 1978 28' Argosy with 53,000 mi. great shape but not perfect, yet! A total rookie to MO's and Airstream. could use some input on a few matters as i have no books or other info on this MO. thought there were two holding tanks on most MO's grey and black water, this Argosy has only the black tank is the grey missing or did Airstream turn some out that way ? My generator starts and runs good but no generator power in the coach, is there a breaker switch change or other steps to switch from land power to generator ? exterior left rear quater "small ( 1/2 inch ) glass EYE " visual indication of land power connection ? if so mine not operative. Air bags on all four corners leak rapidly, are they primarily for leveling at rest and/or adjustable ride suspension underway ? any or all answers to this rookies questions will be appreciated.
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:05 PM   #2
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Hi Roy, welcome to the forums! There is a wealth of information here for you (check out the search feature at the top of the screen) and I'm sure some moho owners will chime in with some great advice for you. Good luck and please post some pictures of your new acquisition when you get a chance!
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:31 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. There are members here who can answer all your questions. Congratulations on your new baby.
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:57 AM   #4
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Welcome Roy, It's always great to have new members to add to the common Airstream knowledge and conversation.
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:22 PM   #5
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Roy:Ours is an '85 so there may be some differences. Our generator provides power as soon as it is fired up. No switch. The airbags are for use while on the road. Our fronts, we fill manually via valves (much like tire valvs stems) that are above the front bumper. The fronts run at a constant pressure. The rears are handled by an onboard compressor that kicks on automatically.
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:46 AM   #6
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Welcome Roy! Your front air bags need 55 lbs. of presure.... no more.

The rear bags do degrade after some time in use so you'll be looking for new ones likely. The later coaches used standard air ride bags found in the trucking industry. Search rear air bags and you'll find the proper name...I think it's ASC or ACS.

The genset has a main breaker. Look in the gen. compartment for a switch box / breaker. Then look at the main breaker box for a main switch.

Now it's your turn... post some photos, we're a very visual group here and would love to see your new rig.

Let us know what you find as you get into it.
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