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Forum: All Argosy Trailers 12-23-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,920
Posted By OregonArgy
Actually, curnes, your particular model of Argosy...

Actually, curnes, your particular model of Argosy does NOT have aluminum floors. There was a short period in 1978 that used an aluminum sandwich-type material, but yours definitely has marine-grade...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 09-12-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,606
Posted By OregonArgy
Goodbye, Friend...

Today we say goodbye to our faithful friend of 3 years, "Argy." Our 1978 Argosy Six-Metre Minuet is going to a new home. Though we adored it and treated it well, we started to value our empty...
Forum: Our Community 06-21-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,095
Posted By OregonArgy
We bought it!

I almost forgot to update everybody about this. We saw the eBay auction and bought the whole set of trim for $50. When it arrived, it was in pretty good shape. I know our trim was cracked after...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 06-14-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,977
Posted By OregonArgy
Hijacking aside... I just checked out this...

Hijacking aside...

I just checked out this thread because I just discovered the same problem ( 12 hours before our FIRST trip in "Argy"). Camping World had a Thetford adapter that at least...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 05-05-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,169
Posted By OregonArgy
In going through the supply side plumbing, now...

In going through the supply side plumbing, now I've tried Sharkbite AND SeaTech. The SeaTech is at Lowe's and I VERY MUCH dislike Lowe's (for many reasons, all to do with problematic customer...
Forum: Community Polls 04-29-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,452
Posted By OregonArgy
We just bought our Argosy at the end of summer,...

We just bought our Argosy at the end of summer, 2007. It has taken me until now just to get everything checked out and make all the little repairs every "as found" needs. Now I'll be reinstalling...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-27-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,756
Posted By OregonArgy
own vs. rent

The questions you ask are twofold. I won't give any opinions about the actual pros and cons of full-time RV life. I've only camped in mine. Though I have read that AS just aren't made for cold...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-27-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By OregonArgy
I'm no expert, but it sure looks like an added...

I'm no expert, but it sure looks like an added fixture. My guess would be that it comes off the city water supply line a little farther up inside and provides an extra water outlet. Most people...
Forum: Trailer Values 04-27-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,339
Posted By OregonArgy
Easy...

All one has to do is keep bidding it up until one sees the "Reserve Not Met" sign goes away. Then pray like you've never prayed before that Bill Gates is looking for the heaviest piece of aluminum...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 04-26-2008, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,460
Posted By OregonArgy
That's LOL, utah, but look, now you're at 57...

That's LOL, utah, but look, now you're at 57 posts and still no rivets.
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 04-26-2008, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,460
Posted By OregonArgy
I received one rivet when I got to 10 posts and 2...

I received one rivet when I got to 10 posts and 2 rivets when I got to 20 posts. Now, I see you have 56 posts but are not well-riveted. It could have something to do with the timing such as density...
Forum: Tires 04-21-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,477
Posted By OregonArgy
Thanks, 63. Did you have any thoughts about...

Thanks, 63. Did you have any thoughts about repacking bearings or if the trailer brakes will get in the way. I'm guessing that every trailer my sizr or bigger has brakes. They wouldn't be...
Forum: Tires 04-21-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,477
Posted By OregonArgy
This kind of stuff just makes my eyes bleed. It...

This kind of stuff just makes my eyes bleed. It is funny how I can figure out so many things on this "vintage" trailer from plumbing to appliances to rotten floors, but the simple rubber round...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-21-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By OregonArgy
I definitely have the tank filled. I didn't want...

I definitely have the tank filled. I didn't want to even touch the WH until I knew the whole plumbing system was A-ok and the WH full. As far as pressure relief valve, I didn't know you ever had to...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-21-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By OregonArgy
I had no idea one could over-tighten. I am sure...

I had no idea one could over-tighten. I am sure that I tightened and then tightened some more. I'll be going back in there because I will be soaking the pilot tube. Should I loosen that back up...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-20-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By OregonArgy
I will try lacquer thinner since I can get it at...

I will try lacquer thinner since I can get it at Home Depot.

And, Tom, check out this thread for a small description of many places around the country and my quick description of Oregon:
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-20-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,761
Posted By OregonArgy
Thumbs up Great question, RI

We live in the Willamette Valley of Oregon (Portland). There are definitely 4 distinct seasons. Coolest thing is that even in the height of summer, it is still lush and green and only over 100 for...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-20-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By OregonArgy
Stupid question: Is paint thinner a solvent? Is...

Stupid question: Is paint thinner a solvent? Is it suitable for soaking the pilot tube?

I doubt we have mud daubers in the northwest. Thanks for that thought, though. :-)

I might just...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-19-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By OregonArgy
No, I haven't, but all of the other LP appliances...

No, I haven't, but all of the other LP appliances work fine and I have one of those pressure sensors that tells you when your tank is getting low and it is on full green. I suppose there could be a...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-19-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By OregonArgy
Well, I just turned the pilot juice up as much as...

Well, I just turned the pilot juice up as much as possible (by opening that little screw cover and turning the littler screw as far CCW as it would go). I already did blow through the tube.

Now,...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-19-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By OregonArgy
WH pilot, yes; burner, no ... HELP

After reading the many threads on the pilot not lighting I got to work because I had the same problem. I've got the original Bowen from my 1978 Argosy 6-Metre TT.

Just today I replaced the...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 04-18-2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By OregonArgy
Something I've noticed... You might see in...

Something I've noticed...

You might see in my signature that I wasn't too happy at first with our new project trailer. I'm very handy around the house, but didn't know what to expect out of a...
Forum: Floor Finishes 04-18-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,600
Posted By OregonArgy
I never thought of this problem with laying...

I never thought of this problem with laying lengthways. I guess this issue is the decider. It does make absolute sense that there would be more possibility of end to end separation than side to...
Forum: Floor Finishes 04-17-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,600
Posted By OregonArgy
I've done a lot of floating laminate around the...

I've done a lot of floating laminate around the house. On the scale of difficulty, I think this will be the easiest job this "vintage" trailer has tossed at me, from wiring issues, to rotted...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-17-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,326
Posted By OregonArgy
My converter is right next to my battery...

My converter is right next to my battery compartment, under the front gaucho on the roadside. It is plugged into 110 and powers the DC stuff in the trailer when hooked to 110, as well as charges my...
Forum: Tires 04-15-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,198
Posted By OregonArgy
I've heard of people installing it vertically...

I've heard of people installing it vertically between the LP tanks and the body of the trailer.
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 04-13-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,169
Posted By OregonArgy
One quick warning. When I went to Lowe's,...

One quick warning. When I went to Lowe's, SeaTech isn't sold under the name SeaTech. Their products were sold in packages under the name Watts WaterPEX, but clearly have SeaTech on the fittings...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-13-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,366
Posted By OregonArgy
I removed mine by simply drillig out the 10 or so...

I removed mine by simply drillig out the 10 or so rivets from the outside and the entire housing comes off through the inside. I did have to remove some rivet from the interior skin to be able to...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-13-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,366
Posted By OregonArgy
Item fixed update

I just finished installing and painting my new water inlet door. If I was more patient like some of you I would have either fiberglassed the original one back to glory or searched around for one...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 04-12-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,212
Posted By OregonArgy
worked!

I did just as the two of you suggested and voila. The deluge of soapy water came streaming out of, first, the grey tank, then the blck tank. That worked. Thanks.

New problem. The plumbing for...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 04-12-2008, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,212
Posted By OregonArgy
How does this valve even operate?

I am new to this game. After repairing my water supply plumbing, I'm now into the tank and outlet plumbing. I can't seem to make these valves work. I don't know whether they should be able to pull...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 04-12-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,169
Posted By OregonArgy
All fixed!!

I just finished the repair to this leak. I went down to Lowe's and used SeaTech push-in fittings. They are a bit expensive, but worth twice the cost in their ease of use. I can't believe how...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-12-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By OregonArgy
Well, my battery is at the front, roadside. ...

Well, my battery is at the front, roadside. There is a jewel-looking light at the rear, roadside. I always wondered what that was. It is not currently lit, but I have changed the source power and...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-12-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By OregonArgy
Interesting results

I've got a plug-in circuit tester. Some interesting findings...

The plug at the house I've got it plugged into isn't grounded. That I can fix. First I'll plug it into a grounded plug around the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-12-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By OregonArgy
Unhappy Frame electrified ... BAD?

I was installing a new city water inlet (with SeaTech PEX fittings on my copper, which work great!) at the back of my Argosy. It was one of those 90-degree deals that you can screw to the frame. ...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 04-08-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,762
Posted By OregonArgy
That worked

Thanks, utee94!
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 04-08-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,762
Posted By OregonArgy
Just trying to create link

That's funny. Just yesterday I was trying to make a link and I wasn't sure. Let me try it now, linking back to this same page:
...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 04-07-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,805
Posted By OregonArgy
Picture of Airstream part

This is a picture of the part made by AS. I supposed it could plastic, but then it might be aluminum. I wish I'd written down the AS part number.
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 04-07-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,805
Posted By OregonArgy
I just replaced mine

When I bought mine, the PO had just thrown a whole bunch of silicone over the cracks of my Thetford inlet. When I was doing some plumbing work around the water tank/pump area, I noticed that the...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 04-06-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,169
Posted By OregonArgy
Good ideas

I just went to the Sharkbite site and the SeaTech site. I think I'll be running by Lowe's and Home Depot next week. I'll grab a straight-line connector of each style and see if they attach to my...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 04-06-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,169
Posted By OregonArgy
How to transition to PEX?

I just noticed a leak in a very inconvenient place. I had removed a shelf in the lav closet to get to it. The offending T is the first picture below. I'm thinking of using PEX as a replacement. ...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-04-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By OregonArgy
A special Vulkem?

Thanks for reminding me of Vulkem. I've used that in applications around my house, especially weather sealing like around windows. Can't I just use the kind that you find at Home Depot?
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-04-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By OregonArgy
Finally found the leak!

I am in the process of replacing a piece of the floor near the door (there's always rot near the door, huh?). Yesterday, out of the blue, I had a flash as to where the leak was coming from. When I...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 03-27-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,366
Posted By OregonArgy
New idea

I've looking into just buying a brand new gravity water fill spout. I think I'll remove the Thetford one and just attach a new one to the aluminum face through the same opening.

I'm thinking 4...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 03-26-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,366
Posted By OregonArgy
Where find Thetford potable water inlet (lockable)

I just noticed that my potable water inlet is totally cracked, letting all sorts of water get behind the fresh water tank. This is a 1978 Argosy 6-Metre Minuet. This explains the loads of silicone...
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