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Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-05-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By gvanman
Glad that you are all enjoying it! I was at a...

Glad that you are all enjoying it!
I was at a gig in Ann Arbor (Leopolds - a brew pub - magic!) to celebrate another groups CD release (The New Green - Easily Made, Easily Broken - can be found on...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-03-2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By gvanman
Airstream Christmas Song

Here is an early Xmas present - an Airstream Christmas song by Timothy Monger from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
If you click on the link it should take you to Timothys MySpace profile and the Airstream song...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-07-2004, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By gvanman
Stan, I pulled out my 1976 Owners Manual...

Stan,
I pulled out my 1976 Owners Manual to scan the missing pages for you - unfortunately, I only have up to page 70!!!
If anybody has pages 70 onwards, I would appreciate copies....
Forum: Doors & Locks 08-06-2004, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,570
Posted By gvanman
I have a 1977 20' Minuet and also a 1974 31'...

I have a 1977 20' Minuet and also a 1974 31' Sovereign.
When I got the Sovereign, the door was sprung due to the PO fitting a dead bolt and drilling in to the door for the bolt.
I took the door off...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 07-03-2004, 07:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 848
Posted By gvanman
Lansing Visit Report

Lansing visit Report

Managed to get to Lansing for the flea market - I only live 39 miles away!
Met Rich from Airstream Life and the New kid, who gave me a forums pin!

Picked up a couple of...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 07-01-2004, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,096
Posted By gvanman
Lansing Schedule for 7/3 and 7/4?

Steve,
This request has dropped off the board, so I'm replying to you to get it back on the front page!
Like you, I am fairly local and would like to go over to Lansing and see...
Forum: General Interior Topics 06-02-2004, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,638
Posted By gvanman
Has anybody looked into using aluminum flashing...

Has anybody looked into using aluminum flashing for this?
It is thin and comes in various widths - available at Lowes, HD. etc.
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 06-02-2004, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,623
Posted By gvanman
The group 26 battery is:- 8 5/8 (L) x 6 3/4 (W)...

The group 26 battery is:-
8 5/8 (L) x 6 3/4 (W) x 7 15/16" (H)
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 06-02-2004, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,623
Posted By gvanman
Go to ...

Go to
https://www.exide.com/pdf/Exide_2002_catalog.PDF[/URL]
and you can download the Battery Application Guide - if you are on dial up, then this file is 6.8mb!!
The closest to your 6 x 13 size...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 03-26-2004, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,282
Posted By gvanman
Rog, I did a search on this before...

Rog,
I did a search on this before posting and came up empty (must have used irrelevant words), so thanks for the link. My documentation mentions nothing about a choice - they just want $200...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 03-26-2004, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,282
Posted By gvanman
Michigan Registration Fees

I have not seen this mentioned by any other Michigan members.
I have just received my renewal notice for my AS registration - last year the fee was $37.00. Michigan has now changed the fee structure...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 03-19-2004, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,442
Posted By gvanman
When I bought my Argosy Minuet, the PO had...

When I bought my Argosy Minuet, the PO had already removed the paint. It is all aluminum except for the 2 endcaps which are painted to match. My intention was to polish the skin, but I got...
Forum: Doors & Locks 02-02-2004, 09:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 21,090
Posted By gvanman
1970-1977 Main Door Lock

I have just had to remove and rebuild the entrance door locks on both my Argosy Minuet and AS Sovereign. I am appalled that these things cost $600+ to replace as they are an absolute POS!
The basic...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-13-2004, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,635
Posted By gvanman
I had a similar problem last summer - try this...

I had a similar problem last summer - try this before doing anything more drastic!
Push in on the door and at the same time, pull the flap. The door has to be unlocked for this to work, so do it a...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 11-02-2003, 08:25 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 62,971
Posted By gvanman
Updated report~ gvanman As Safari...

Updated report~

gvanman

As Safari Tim would say,
quote:
Hey Vern
.
I'm saying...
quote:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-10-2003, 06:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,130
Posted By gvanman
On my desktop I am dual booting between Win XP...

On my desktop I am dual booting between Win XP and SUSE Linux 8.2.
When you are used to using XP, it is quite a task to switch to Linux as you have to dig a bit deeper into the OS.
Finally settled...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 10-09-2003, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,255
Posted By gvanman
See my post under the thread 'Maintaining Your...

See my post under the thread 'Maintaining Your Batteries'
Cheers,
Dave Harris
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-09-2003, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,760
Posted By gvanman
Batteries 101 Let's start at the beginning... ...

Batteries 101
Let's start at the beginning...
Everybody seems to think that a battery is a battery is a battery.
In reality, batteries are manufactured for 3 types of application:
1) Automotive...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-06-2003, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,506
Posted By gvanman
A quick solution to the sparking problem is to...

A quick solution to the sparking problem is to use batteries with side terminals, instead of the traditional top-post terminals. Most batteries give you this option.
I have been in the battery...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 09-26-2003, 01:40 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 62,971
Posted By gvanman
Another view!

Another view!
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 09-26-2003, 01:37 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 62,971
Posted By gvanman
Got about 3 more hours in on the polishing today....

Got about 3 more hours in on the polishing today.
I didn't feel comfortable working on a ladder to do the top of the trailer so I pulled my pickup truck alongside and this worked out to be the...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 09-25-2003, 06:58 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 62,971
Posted By gvanman
Here's a picture of the lower panel after using...

Here's a picture of the lower panel after using the Polisher and only the No.7 Rubbing Compound.
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 09-25-2003, 06:56 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 62,971
Posted By gvanman
Here's the first panel that took a long time!

Here's the first panel that took a long time!
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 09-25-2003, 06:54 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 62,971
Posted By gvanman
Well, after watching this thread for a while, I...

Well, after watching this thread for a while, I decided that it was time for me to start the polishing process on my trailer.
I have had a really hard time finding the recommended supplies and ended...
Forum: Doors & Locks 09-17-2003, 08:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,271
Posted By gvanman
We just used our AS over the Labor Day weekend...

We just used our AS over the Labor Day weekend and had a similar problem. The lock cylinder has always been loose, but still worked. On the outbound journey, we had to stop as my wife needed to get...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 09-10-2003, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,780
Posted By gvanman
Whoops - wrong image. Try this one.

Whoops - wrong image. Try this one.
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 09-10-2003, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,780
Posted By gvanman
Bathroom

You're right, the bathroom is very small - I have never used it apart from having a quick wash!
Here is a view from the shower.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-10-2003, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By gvanman
9/11

9/11
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 09-10-2003, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,780
Posted By gvanman
Dining area

Dining area
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 09-10-2003, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,780
Posted By gvanman
View of the rear twins

View of the rear twins
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 09-10-2003, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,780
Posted By gvanman
Galley view

Galley view
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 09-10-2003, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,780
Posted By gvanman
Another view

Another view
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 09-10-2003, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,780
Posted By gvanman
My 1974 Sovereign with rear twins

Well, someone has to go first, so it might as well be me!
Here is a picture of the Sovereign when I took delivery.
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 09-09-2003, 11:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,020
Posted By gvanman
Here is the BIG reason.......WEIGHT. One...

Here is the BIG reason.......WEIGHT.

One of the main reasons.........COST!
Sure, you'll gain some weight by using real wood, but think how much nicer it will make your trailer.
Stability wise,...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 09-02-2003, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,174
Posted By gvanman
Battery Group

I have a 1974 Sovereign and used a Group 24 maintenance free battery. You could probably go a bit bigger if you needed to.
Other group sizes that are about the same size as a group 24:
(Group 24 =...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 08-28-2003, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,095
Posted By gvanman
Well, I've checked my profile and don't see...

Well, I've checked my profile and don't see anything there that looks like a referral number!
Is it anything to do with HTML? I see in my 'Forum Rules' that everything is on except for HTML code,...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 08-28-2003, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,095
Posted By gvanman
Referrals

Where do I find out how to do referrals to this site?
My profile does not have any info in regards to this.
I would like to put a referral link on my website so that people can find their way here...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 08-28-2003, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,667
Posted By gvanman
Minuet Door Handle

Here is a picture showing the door handle from all 4 sides.
Isn't this still available from AS?
While looking, I found a complete, but broken handle!
If you are going to make one, I could send you...
Forum: Doors & Locks 08-28-2003, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,991
Posted By gvanman
Help with door repair

Open the door and secure it to the side of the trailer with the latch. You will see that the inside of the door consists of 2 pieces that are riveted to the door frame. Drill out all of the rivets...
Forum: Doors & Locks 08-26-2003, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,991
Posted By gvanman
Warped Door

This is the 'official' procedure from the AS Service Manual.
It doesn't say to remove the screen door - it's just a bit of
trial and error until you get the door curvature correct.
Decide if it is...
Forum: Doors & Locks 08-25-2003, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,991
Posted By gvanman
Baja, Sorry about the block on emails -...

Baja,
Sorry about the block on emails - I have changed it.
I have just returned from a 'mini' vacation - been wandering aimlessly around the Upper Peninsula for the past 5 days!
As for the...
Forum: Doors & Locks 08-21-2003, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,991
Posted By gvanman
Re: Warped Door

Here's the picture of the door with the inner skin removed, showing the location of the door attachment.
Cheers.
Forum: Doors & Locks 08-21-2003, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,991
Posted By gvanman
Re:Warped Door

Baja,
I did the same as you to try and fix the 'warped' door. As they say, you live and learn - I undid the 4 screws as well and found that they kept on turning. I then read up on the subject...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-22-2003, 08:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,481
Posted By gvanman
Subject: FW: Bad day at Work Next time you...

Subject: FW: Bad day at Work

Next time you have a bad day at work...think of this guy. He is a Commercial Saturation Diver for Global Divers in Louisiana. He performs underwater repairs on...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-22-2003, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,481
Posted By gvanman
THE TRAGIC RESULT OF A MAN NOT LISTENING TO A...

THE TRAGIC RESULT OF A MAN NOT LISTENING TO A WOMAN

A man traveling by plane was in urgent need of using the restroom. Each time he tried it was occupied. The flight attendant, aware of his...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-22-2003, 05:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,481
Posted By gvanman
Birthday Surprise Today is my 53rd birthday...

Birthday Surprise

Today is my 53rd birthday & I wasn't feeling too hot this morning.
I went to breakfast knowing my wife would be pleasant & say "happy birthday" & probably have a present for...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-17-2003, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By gvanman
Patrick, Shari & Chas, Thanks for your answers!...

Patrick, Shari & Chas,
Thanks for your answers!
The parts list for this is showing a frame with a spring bracket assembly and I thought that this was what was missing.
It is actually showing the...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-17-2003, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By gvanman
Front Travel lounge Assembly

Front Travel lounge Assembly
I am in the process of getting my 1974, 31ft, center bath Sovereign ready to hit the road.
I have attached a picture of the front couch with everything removed but the...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-12-2003, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,407
Posted By gvanman
Shari The end caps are painted - not sure with...

Shari
The end caps are painted - not sure with what as that's how it came from the PO. My intention has been to polish the aluminum and see what it looks like when it's done. So far, the only...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-11-2003, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,407
Posted By gvanman
Strip and polish Argosy. can it be done? can...

Strip and polish Argosy. can it be done?
can it be done? do the Argosy's have the right aluminum? anybody done it?

I bought an Argosy Minuet that had been stripped. There are 2 end caps that...
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