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Forum: Boondocking 05-11-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,087
Posted By cdufault
That's funny you bought it to car camp as I also...

That's funny you bought it to car camp as I also purchased a 12v Crock-Pot for car camping. I have a plug-in hybrid which allows me to use air conditioning full time when parked and has plenty of...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-26-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By cdufault
Fuse location? 77 Argosy 28 MH jet air suspension

Air suspension compressor just stopped working on my 77 Argosy 28 motorhome. I can see lighted toggle on the manual / auto switch. But compressor indicator no longer lights regardless of whether in...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-29-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,297
Posted By cdufault
The US MFGR relearn process would cause inferior products for a few years.

Manufacturing of many big and little RV components were long ago transferred offshore because Americans chose to not pay higher prices for US manufacturing, AND US manufacturers found more...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 09-11-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,064
Posted By cdufault
Twin bridge in Argosy 28 MH

While my solution is in a vintage Argosy 28 MH, the twin configuration may be similar. My twins are just ahead of the rear bathroom. Under each twin are three roll up doors. Over these doors is a...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 06-27-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By cdufault
Nice - need mechanical attachment too?

I like this idea a lot. Any concerns about material losing adhesion due to heat, grease, vibration etc? Wondering if a mechanical attachment might work as back up. Thanks for posting!
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 03-04-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By cdufault
Air dam for 77 Argosy 28

Has anyone installed an air dam on their Argosy or classic Airstream motorhome? I'm thinking of installing one to help protect the vulnerable transmission filter and other components in harm's way...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-08-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 45,405
Posted By cdufault
My 77 Argosy MH is ancient and resembles a 1930's...

My 77 Argosy MH is ancient and resembles a 1930's storybook space ship, so i call it 'Time Traveler'. The name is printed just under the windshield and written in reverse ambulance style.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-08-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By cdufault
ONE smart charge controller for solar, shore, alternator and gen

I have a 77 Argosy MH with 300 watt solar panels, solar controller and 4 deep cycle batteries. I believe my shore converter is original and I'm interested in upgrading to a multistage charger. With...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-03-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,555
Posted By cdufault
We were in the totality Zone just Inland from the...

We were in the totality Zone just Inland from the coast of Oregon. Watched the eclipse with solar glasses. At full eclipse I could see a planet but my eyes could not adjust quickly enough to see...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-10-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By cdufault
Front mounted receiver 77 Argosy 28 MH?

Does anyone have a recommendation about installing a front 2" receiver on an Argosy 28 MH? I'd like to carry bikes up front. I don't travel far or generally after dark so am not worried about bugs...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 03-12-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By cdufault
Bought mine on eBay sight unseen a few years ago...

Bought mine on eBay sight unseen a few years ago from a seller in Burbank. Got a great deal as he thought it might need a new differential due to a 'clunk' on some turns. Had it towed to my place. ...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 03-12-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By cdufault
Got that right! Glutton for pain, but satisfying...

Got that right! Glutton for pain, but satisfying during those few moments when everything is running right. If I could only find a rebuilt carb for the bike...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 03-12-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By cdufault
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Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 03-12-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By cdufault
Ha! That was me on the way to El Toro RV for...

Ha! That was me on the way to El Toro RV for service work. It is a 77 28'. I just added Brown compass rose graphics and will upload pics. Im in Mission Viejo in one of the few OC neighborhoods...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-10-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,731
Posted By cdufault
Wardrobe steamer trunk - Funky added portable closet and drawer space

There are four hanging closets in my 1977 Argosy 28' MH, but no drawers. I have an old wardrobe steamer trunk that fits in the place of one of my side chairs. It can be tied down for traveling. ...
Forum: Full-Timing 12-25-2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,047
Posted By cdufault
Am not sure what to post, but I have a 1 acre...

Am not sure what to post, but I have a 1 acre treed lot in the Alturas, CA area. Two adjacent 2-acre lots near Seligman in Northern AZ, a 2.5 acre developed lot (w cottage) in the Adirondacks, 2...
Forum: Full-Timing 12-24-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,047
Posted By cdufault
On a related note, there are a number of ways to...

On a related note, there are a number of ways to buy raw, or even partially developed lots around the country for less than $1000 each. I've purchase 15 or so and think of them as islands of...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-09-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,141
Posted By cdufault
Hmmm... I have this exact model and absolutely...

Hmmm... I have this exact model and absolutely love it.A hundred mile tow was about $350 from a guy found on Craigslist with a pick up truck and a flatbed fifth wheel trailer. Another time I had an...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 09-01-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,514
Posted By cdufault
How about painting the roof white? This would...

How about painting the roof white? This would help cool the rig, it is a fairly common practice with AS, would help reduce damage from future hail storms, helps seal leaks and allows use of...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-30-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,249
Posted By cdufault
Vintage versus reliability and thoughts about Jeep fueling

Grins, the only time it pays to be in California for a gas fill up is in our Jeep Wrangler. Thanks to California's vapor recovery bellows, the Jeep doesn't regurgitate that last pint of fuel.
...
Forum: On The Road... 08-21-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,521
Posted By cdufault
Salt Point State Park

We stayed at Salt Point State Park during a hellacious rainstorm in roof top tent, and still had great fun. Deer on the beach and very scenic... Just guard your food from the raccoons! Maximum...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-15-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By cdufault
Source for non-keyed pop-out T-handle for propane access door?

Does anyone know a source for a non-locking handle that might work (and possibly match?) for our under body access doors?

A while ago there was a comment incidental to a subject in thread about...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 08-15-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,637
Posted By cdufault
That's a very clever approach. Looks similar to...

That's a very clever approach. Looks similar to a method of lifting a boat off a trailer without a crane. Lift boat on jacks. Roll trailer forward until jack meets trailer cross-member. Set...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 08-02-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,817
Posted By cdufault
I'm not sure if your gaucho is the same as my 77...

I'm not sure if your gaucho is the same as my 77 Argosy 28 motorhome, but you can read about my easy conversion to a comfortable gaucho/full size bed here: 1977 Argosy 28 MH front gaucho now converts...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-30-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,525
Posted By cdufault
Supposedly we can get up to 800 reliable...

Supposedly we can get up to 800 reliable horsepower and gobs of torque out of a big block. Hmmm. Eventual engine demise suddenly not feeling terminal.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-26-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,113
Views: 191,047
Posted By cdufault
I'm very interested in and will be closely...

I'm very interested in and will be closely following your GV installation. Will there be any impact on the parking brake?
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-23-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,525
Posted By cdufault
What trip interruption problems have you encountered with your vintage MoHo?

OK I already admitted I WAS too chicken to drive my good condition 77 Argosy 28 more than hundred miles from home. I'm feeling a little more confident now thanks to the many AF responses. However...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-23-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,498
Posted By cdufault
Favorite sentence... With five kids...

Favorite sentence...



With five kids (now grown) I couldn't identify more. Thanks all! Incrementally longer trips it shall be.

I agree, another post of the most common problem areas in a...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 07-23-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,119
Posted By cdufault
The nice thing about limited sq footage is you...

The nice thing about limited sq footage is you can afford luxury flooring that would be unaffordable for a house. The PO of my rig installed distressed oak flooring. Looks great, easy to clean,...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-23-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,364
Posted By cdufault
Wow, great looking rig. Did you paint the roof...

Wow, great looking rig. Did you paint the roof with Bus Kote? W sprayer? Am wondering if I should paint top and whit portion of sidewalls with it.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-21-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,498
Posted By cdufault
How far would you drive in a vintage MoHo?

My 1977 28 foot Argosy motorhome starts, runs and stops well. It keeps its cool on the hills, the tires are new and all of the coach camping features work fine. The chassis has less than 50,000...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-21-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,364
Posted By cdufault
Wouldn't it be great if there were someway simply...

Wouldn't it be great if there were someway simply fly a shade panel light breeze over the RV? Use that same breeze that knocks down tarps and awnings to facilitate install and removal of the shade...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-21-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By cdufault
Both situations would be dire with or without the...

Both situations would be dire with or without the light loose chairs. I think in a front ender the chairs would be stopped by front chair platform, the doghouse and the captain chair backs. In a...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-18-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By cdufault
I have both slide controls in the dash (is this...

I have both slide controls in the dash (is this the Mustang control?) I also have two knobs in another area on the dash. I'm not in the rig now, but I think this one knob was marked 'city/highway'...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-14-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,364
Posted By cdufault
RV roof shade / rain protection?

It sometimes seems the roof is the most vulnerable part of an RV. It can leak, be damaged by the sun or hail, and is probably the most significant heat sink on the rig.

Since my vintage A/C was...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-12-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 23,392
Posted By cdufault
Attention getter...

Before I purchased my vintage Airstream Argosy MH, I camped in a cartop tent. That's right, a tent that is mounted to the roof rack of an SUV. I had several models, but the one that attracted the...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-12-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,598
Posted By cdufault
One additional point that might be helpful to the...

One additional point that might be helpful to the sewing impaired like me. I used a simple sewing awl to hand sew the corner edges of my cushions. I then of course stapled the long bottom edges to...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-12-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,598
Posted By cdufault
My gal Joe has the slides. I was able to use the...

My gal Joe has the slides. I was able to use the existing double leg sat for support. I simply hinged the double leg to the base cushion plywood. The so far now converts to a bed in about 30...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-11-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,598
Posted By cdufault
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Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-11-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,598
Posted By cdufault
1977 Argosy 28 MH front gaucho now converts to comfy double bed

This weekend I replaced the skimpy 4" original foam cushions on my front gaucho sofa with very comfortable 6" cushions with a memory foam top layer. The original sofa made into a 48"x75" bed that...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-11-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,021
Posted By cdufault
How old is your roof top air conditioner?

What the maximum life expectancy is for a roof top air conditioner? The A/C in my 1977 Argosy 28 MH blows about 20 degrees cooler than outside temp. My local Camping World said a new A/C wouldn't...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-07-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,599
Posted By cdufault
Wow, I completely misinterpreted the title. ...

Wow, I completely misinterpreted the title. Thought you'd found a park that ONLY allowed vintage RVs. What a hoot that'd be. Kind of a 'bring yer own' Shady Dell.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-06-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By cdufault
266147266148 My loose lightweight steel...

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My loose lightweight steel framed wicker chairs with pull out Ottomans. Home depot special under 100 bucks
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 06-28-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By cdufault
Crazy place for a fuse panel!

Found it, thanks all! Makes me wonder if airstream was in cahoots with the chiropractic Association.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 06-28-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,997
Posted By cdufault
Old 2" blind slats hold new mini blinds to curved window contour

I like Mike's idea a lot, but lack Mrs. Mike's design skills. So I used some slats from an old set of 2" wooden blinds to hold my new blinds in place, I cut the slats slightly shorter than the mini...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 06-28-2016, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1,113
Views: 191,047
Posted By cdufault
Wow, wow, wow. Am very impressed and motivated...

Wow, wow, wow. Am very impressed and motivated by your effort. But when complete you may not park next to me (JK!) Am following your progress closely. -cd
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 06-28-2016, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By cdufault
Where is the fuse panel on 77 28' MH?

I found AC circuit breakers in th back bathroom and a primary circuit fuse panel behind the passenger seat. But where is the fuse panel for dash HVAC fans and other chassis electrical goodies? Dash...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 06-26-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By cdufault
May have figured it out...

Perfect storage for Tiki mugs. Piña coladas anyone?
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 06-26-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By cdufault
Mystery holders in Argosy 28 MH...

I give up. What is the purpose of this mystery molded cavity so prominently located in the entryway of my motorhome? Each of the four pockets has a 3" round well molded into the bottom. Is this...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 06-24-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,482
Posted By cdufault
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