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Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 06-27-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 156,775
Posted By martin300662
I don't think it is luck Brad. You did such...

I don't think it is luck Brad.

You did such a good job of the previous AC install that it's replacement fits perfectly.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 06-25-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 156,775
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Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 06-17-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 156,775
Posted By martin300662
What do you do if you are travelling for work and...

What do you do if you are travelling for work and have a day off?

Well in my case I show up (like a bad penny) at Brad's place with the intention to make a plan so to what still needs doing to...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-14-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By martin300662
or they even have 2 of the original darker red...

or they even have 2 of the original darker red ones
...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-14-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By martin300662
$2.49 a pop on Amazon.... ...

$2.49 a pop on Amazon....

https://www.amazon.com/Grote-92792-Replacement-Lenses-Front/dp/B000CMH3BK
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-13-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By martin300662
Aren't the 9074's just the all red lens that were...

Aren't the 9074's just the all red lens that were replaced by Grote 92792?
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-08-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By martin300662
Why don't you just fit a Victron inverter...

Why don't you just fit a Victron inverter charger? They are hybrids and so take the power coming from the campground/transformer and supplement from the batteries. So you can easily have only 240v...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-05-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By martin300662
.....and totally unnecessary in Europe (where we...

.....and totally unnecessary in Europe (where we don't even have AC at home). Far easier to ditch the AC and fit a couple of roof vents, one blowing in one sucking out which creates a nice breeze...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-05-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By martin300662
Biggest issue is the AC. Typically 240v roof top...

Biggest issue is the AC. Typically 240v roof top AC cost over double the 110v equivalent.

And of course the fridge.....
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-05-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By martin300662
Yes, I have a 240v/16amp waterproof inlet the...

Yes, I have a 240v/16amp waterproof inlet the connect to the the campsite/home power and a RV 120v/30amp outlet to allow me to use my standard Furion 30amp cord set.

There is noting stopping you...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-05-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By martin300662
I forgot to add the site transformers aren't...

I forgot to add the site transformers aren't designed for constant load and so will burn out if you use them to give a constant 120v supply....

I had one, it died after a few weeks.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-05-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By martin300662
I highly recommend these Niek They simply...

I highly recommend these Niek

They simply plug into a regular 220v supply and outlet can be wired to a Nema standard plug...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-29-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 292,891
Posted By martin300662
Coach Glass supply Airstream so you can get the...

Coach Glass supply Airstream so you can get the screens and gaskets via any Airstream dealer (I had been supplied installed by my local dealer)

That said, Coach Glass supply to a sister company RV...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-20-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By martin300662
Maybe DM user boomsounds, as he (Nick) has...

Maybe DM user boomsounds, as he (Nick) has reported he has successfully used one of the VIN decoding services. Just remember that VIN (even if using the correct GMC/Chevy VIN not the Airstream VIN)...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-16-2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 216,355
Posted By martin300662
Could this me an embryonic 'gathering', taking...

Could this me an embryonic 'gathering', taking shape????
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-03-2022, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 216,355
Posted By martin300662
D'oh! I was forgetting the only slightly shorter...

D'oh! I was forgetting the only slightly shorter Argosy sitting next to your workshop Brad.

If anyone could bring the Mountain Argosy back to life it would be Peter.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-02-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 216,355
Posted By martin300662
You needed to have added your spare 'rib' and 5ft...

You needed to have added your spare 'rib' and 5ft of body length to pull that trick Brad!
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-28-2022, 01:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By martin300662
Can you share a little more info? Does it have...

Can you share a little more info? Does it have the original carb (if so check the fuel filters - there is probably one inline and in the inlet of the carb). Does it have the original mechanical fuel...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-15-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By martin300662
The Apollo era crew transport was indeed a step...

The Apollo era crew transport was indeed a step van, but the Shuttle era crew transport was a 24ft Excella known as the Astrovan.

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Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-15-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By martin300662
I had to check this wasn't posted on 1st April,...

I had to check this wasn't posted on 1st April, as it is no more than a rendering of the motorhome that was mounted on a MAN chassis in Germany a few years ago.

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Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-04-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,349
Posted By martin300662
Why not just ordder the part from Rockauto, they...

Why not just ordder the part from Rockauto, they ship to Europe now so you can order directly?

Summit however don't!
Forum: Shipping & Export/Import 04-03-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,547
Posted By martin300662
Currently only the 16x is sold in Europe. ...

Currently only the 16x is sold in Europe.

I'm not sure if that is because the 20x cannot be homologated, but if that is the case you can expect to have to make extensive modifications to get it...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 04-02-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By martin300662
Looks good. What additional wiring/pickups do you...

Looks good. What additional wiring/pickups do you need for the rev counter?
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 03-27-2022, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By martin300662
Its an Argosy 24, and yes the screens will fit...

Its an Argosy 24, and yes the screens will fit your 325. However it is highly likely that those 24 screens will be delaminating (going milky around the edges), simply because they all seem to at...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-26-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 216,355
Posted By martin300662
They are nice units Peter, but I'm not sure where...

They are nice units Peter, but I'm not sure where some of the weight comes from.

This is my 6.5kWh battery pack waiting to go into Peanut, and it weighs around 90lb with the 3kW inverter.

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Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 03-23-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,497
Posted By martin300662
Unfortunately, reviving a near 20 year thread,...

Unfortunately, reviving a near 20 year thread, means you are looking at 20 year old comments.

In the last 20 years TBI has replaced carburation and if you look at any of the recent 'carb swaps' it...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-22-2022, 04:46 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 46,491
Posted By martin300662
1988 345... The adventure begins!

In 2 days you could drive to Austin and ask Peter to do it in 2 hours!
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 03-13-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By martin300662
Fellow members of the New England unit spotted it...

Fellow members of the New England unit spotted it and I thought I would ask.

Was curious about the MA plates as that state still requires annual state inspection so they must be touring.
Forum: On The Road... 03-11-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3,842
Views: 336,805
Posted By martin300662
I open this thread occasionally just for...

I open this thread occasionally just for giggles.....regular gas is currently $2.80 A LITRE here in UK. So over $12 per (imperial) gallon.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 03-10-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By martin300662
Anyone from the forum

Spotted camped at the Dixie Caverns campground in Salem VA

MA plates.

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Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-09-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 345,029
Posted By martin300662
Well, a week later and prices have gone through...

Well, a week later and prices have gone through £2 a litre - $2.60 so now approaching $12 for an imperial gallon and the expectation is for prices to go up by at least 30% over the coming months.
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 03-08-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,709
Posted By martin300662
Welcome to the forum but did you notice this...

Welcome to the forum but did you notice this thread is nearly 20 years old?

Any parts that were available at that time have probably long since disappeared.

That said there are much more recent...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 03-03-2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,845
Posted By martin300662
Why are you considering downgrading from a TH475...

Why are you considering downgrading from a TH475 to a TH400?

If your TH475 has gone bad, take it to a transmission shop and have it rebuilt.

A crate, rebuilt, TH400 is going to be a grenade...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-28-2022, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 345,029
Posted By martin300662
I feel your pain Dean...regular gas is running a...

I feel your pain Dean...regular gas is running a $2 a litre is the UK, so pushing $10 for an imperial gallon.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-26-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By martin300662
Just checking, you are looking for the two piece...

Just checking, you are looking for the two piece wheel well trim?

Unfortunately they have been NLA for many years, and to make things more challenging the 16" wheel, wheel well is smaller than the...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-26-2022, 04:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,845
Posted By martin300662
Not always. The TH475 is a TH400 with...

Not always.

The TH475 is a TH400 with straight cut gears. On the earlier Argosy the emergency brake is on the rear wheels.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 02-25-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 406,284
Posted By martin300662
Donít speak too soon Peter!

Donít speak too soon Peter!
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-25-2022, 05:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,845
Posted By martin300662
In a 24ft your would have a TH475 (only a few...

In a 24ft your would have a TH475 (only a few early 20fts had TH400), so straight cut teeth. Make sure your mechanic knows the difference.
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-25-2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,845
Posted By martin300662
Don't remember anyone talking about 'pulling'....

Don't remember anyone talking about 'pulling'. The OP as a 24ft Argosy motorhome!
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 02-24-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 406,284
Posted By martin300662
We all need to move to Austin during the winter...

We all need to move to Austin during the winter months to get that Brad!
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-24-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,845
Posted By martin300662
It depends on the weight you are dragging around,...

It depends on the weight you are dragging around, and the type of roads you travel. We use Bella (a 20ft, weighed at 7000lbs) mainly on Interstates/motorways, and travel at around 70mph, so get 25%...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-23-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,368
Posted By martin300662
We seem to have lost sight of the fact that the...

We seem to have lost sight of the fact that the OP is posting in the motorhome not trailer forum.

A long motorhome is even less fun than a trailer because it does not articulate in the middle.
...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-23-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By martin300662
Yep, thats the same layout as Joseph's To me...

Yep, thats the same layout as Joseph's

To me it is 'horses for courses' so we have a single person camper (Nissan NV200), 2 person camper (VW T6 LWB), and a 2 person motorhome (Argosy 20ft). But...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 02-23-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 406,284
Posted By martin300662
Hey Brad, there is something very symbolic with...

Hey Brad, there is something very symbolic with being able to literally see the 'forest for the trees'.

Step back and enjoy what must be get cracking sunsets from your workshop!

PS I love the...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-21-2022, 01:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By martin300662
Looking to learn about classic RVs

Where abouts in NJ are you? If you are in the north of the state, member JM2 lives there and has a little 20ft Argosy and a good local mechanic.

The 20ft is still about 50% longer, wider, higher...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 02-13-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,451
Posted By martin300662
They are pretty big to email, but you can...

They are pretty big to email, but you can download copies of the Owners and Light Truck manuals from my Goggle drive.
...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-04-2022, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3,170
Views: 570,185
Posted By martin300662
As an owner of these short buses, I would say...

As an owner of these short buses, I would say that as long as it starts and runs, rennovation of the actual drive train is very low on the risk list. They are doing half the work of a longer unit,...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-03-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3,170
Views: 570,185
Posted By martin300662
The drive train is mentioned, it has the standard...

The drive train is mentioned, it has the standard 350 small block (well standard in the 20ft for the first two years) and 3 speed trans. In the little units the engine is more than capable but...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-26-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By martin300662
Not in the UK, we typically have to wait 2-3weeks...

Not in the UK, we typically have to wait 2-3weeks and pay shipping and duty to even get something as simple as an oil filter or spark plugs!
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 01-16-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By martin300662
Have you tried contacting Armin at Airstream...

Have you tried contacting Armin at Airstream Europe and asking? He is a member here and posts occasionally.

The models built for the European market are narrower than US but all the standard...
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