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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 01-17-2017, 03:00 PM
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Views: 329
Posted By apltrez
1979 Airstream Safari 23 - New Mexico

Title: 1979 Airstream Safari 23 - New Mexico
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

This is a 1979 Airstream Safari 23, that has lived most of its life in central and southern New...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 08-01-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 619
Posted By apltrez
Are all panels equal

I am starting the stripping project on my '79 Safari 23. There is a marked difference after the first time over between the "molded" upper corner panels and the straight side panels. The side panels...
Forum: Awnings 06-10-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,555
Posted By apltrez
ZIP DEE cost

FWIW I recently got an estimate for a 13ft awniong...it goes on a 23' safari

Cost of the awning and hardware is $1728 labor @ $300, 3 hrs including travel and $325 to crate and ship.

I sure...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-17-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 600
Posted By apltrez
swapping out RM 66E and in RM 2510

This is the 3rd and toughest swap out I have done and I swear that AS built the trailer around the original RM66. But that is a tale for another time if someone needs to remove theirs.
The new 2510...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 03-24-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,351
Posted By apltrez
lug bolts

Currently and for the forseeable future it has steel wheels and lug bolts.

Thanks for your response.

Greg
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-24-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By apltrez
AC location for '79 Safari

I have a '79 Safari that I recently acquired. It has 2 light roof vents and no AC. I plan on installing AC and I am assuming the proper location is after removing the vent and light nearest the...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 03-24-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,351
Posted By apltrez
Lug Bolt Torque setting

I have a '79, 23' Safari. Is anyone aware of a preferred torque setting for torquing the lug bolts?

Thanks

Greg
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 03-05-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,245
Posted By apltrez
Good advice. Although there are some differences,...

Good advice. Although there are some differences, it looks like the barb at the molded plastic fill parts has to come out tp the inside. So I spliced a new piece of hose in and that psrtially solved...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 03-03-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,245
Posted By apltrez
Fresh water tank hose replacement. Help!

I am asking those smarter about things AS(most everybody here) than myself to see if I am right. Hairline cracks in the fill hose on my '79 Safari 23 have cause it to leak like a seive when filling...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 02-06-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By apltrez
Thanks David Also thanks for the torque...

Thanks David

Also thanks for the torque advice. I had thought if it didn't come easily I would drill it, at the center and progressively larger until I can break the old fitting out repace it and...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 02-05-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By apltrez
'79 Safari H2O tank drain help

I am working on a , new to me, 79 Safari 23. After 2 Argosies and a couple of Casitas, I think I know what I am seeing but need some more experienced eyes on it. On the underside of the tank,...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 09-23-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,475
Posted By apltrez
Atwood on-demand (tankless)

I'm planning on replacing a non-functioning water heater in the next month or two and had been feeling warm and fuzzy about the Girard. But, today I noticed Atwood has theirs on the market. More...
Forum: Windows & Screens 07-28-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By apltrez
Streetside

Sorry, that already went into my Minuet...had to buy both to get the one I wanted.

Good Luck.

Greg
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-20-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,104
Posted By apltrez
For now, a tote and the existing tank on whatever...

For now, a tote and the existing tank on whatever I find will work but I like the idea of a second tank and a pump..definitely makes some send rather than major reconstruction since you can benefit...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-20-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,104
Posted By apltrez
OK, '74 is the year which is good to kmow. I knew...

OK, '74 is the year which is good to kmow. I knew the tanks would be small but I am accustom,ed to using a tote so that really isn't an issue.

Thanks so much for the info, now the search starts.
...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-20-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,104
Posted By apltrez
Grey Tanks, first year

Now that I have sold my two completed Argosys I am considering what I want in an Airstream. My current criteria lead me to 23 ft Safaris,Globe trotters and Carvelles or similar or shorter lengths ...
Forum: Windows & Screens 07-19-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By apltrez
Argosy wrap window

I have a front, wrap window for an Argosy that I will sell...please check the classified ads. This is for the curb-side window. If you are looking at this ad, you already know that these are almost...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-19-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 43,155
Posted By apltrez
Thanks Serg, Good to see what it might look...

Thanks Serg,
Good to see what it might look like. I had given that some thought as a last resort. Unfortunately I had someone offer me so much for my Minuet 6.3 that I was going to install the split...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 06-28-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By apltrez
Welding plastic.

I have some fairly tight cracks in the shower surround in my Argosy 20 that I would like to repair and stop them from getting any worse. I alsi have discovered a small tight crack in the shower pan....
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 06-20-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By apltrez
Thanks

Thanks to all and particularly like that special. I have also been looking at the later twin bed configuration as well although the would then be a rear bath configuration.

Greg
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-20-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 901
Posted By apltrez
Argosy shower pan and liner

I have a small crack in a plastic shower pan in my Argosy 20 and some longer, fairly tight cracks in the upper side and head liner in my Minuet. I am going to take a stab at plastic welding but I...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 06-20-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By apltrez
Globetrotter Side Bathroom

In 69 and 70 and perhaps other years on the 21 ft? globetrotter there was a floorplan with a side, rear bath and shower and the opposite side appeared to be a single couch bed? OR was it a pull out...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-12-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 43,155
Posted By apltrez
Minuet Split System

For those of you that have actually installed a split system, what other brands have you used other than the LG used by Smokeless Joe. Taking the advice given so far on this thread, I would still...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-04-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 43,155
Posted By apltrez
Good Points

Good observations, both. I was concerned as well about the capacity since the roof top units start @ 13,500. Also I had concerns about using the rear bumper. Smokeless Joe mounted his...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-03-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 43,155
Posted By apltrez
Climate Right

I like the idea of a Climate Right, as a failrly easy, minimalist unit and installation . The model 5000 unit, AC & Heat, is rated for 1200 CF. My 6.7 Argosy Minuet measures, generously at 819 CF...
Forum: Windows & Screens 05-29-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,725
Posted By apltrez
Argosy window gaskets

The short answer is no, I haven't found a correct gasket. I found something close from vintaghe trailer supply but the samples they sent weren't the same, although they might have worked.
The final...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-06-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 43,155
Posted By apltrez
Split for an Argosy Minuet

Thanks to all that have contributed. I have a '78, 6.7 Argosy Minuet. The interesting thing is that it has never had AC in it. Cam that way from the factory and lived most of its life in Maine. In...
Forum: Windows & Screens 03-06-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By apltrez
Nik, I know that the windows for the trailer...

Nik,
I know that the windows for the trailer are the same size but I don't know if the motorhome and trailer windows are interchangeable.

Greg
Forum: Windows & Screens 03-05-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,725
Posted By apltrez
Argosy window seal/gasket source

I am getting ready for a glass/Lexan replacement/exchange/installation project on 2 Argosy's. Based on what I am seeing, the existing glass is now seated in a gasket type material that appears "U"...
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-16-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 602
Posted By apltrez
AS and Argosy shower walls

Help or experience Please. I have a 22 Minuet with some cracks in the shower surround walls. It looks to me like they could be plastic welded to stabilize and seal the walls and then coated with...
Forum: Floor Finishes 01-23-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,547
Posted By apltrez
I am in the midst of restoring a 6.7. You have a...

I am in the midst of restoring a 6.7. You have a great little trailer. I would check your axle out. Mine was sitting about the same way and was in need of a new axle which I recently picked up from...
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-12-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 723
Posted By apltrez
Glazing for Argosy

I am going to use Lexan in the panorama wrap window in my Minuet as a temporary fix until I can find an original glass window from a salvaged Argosy. It looks to me that the other windows have the...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 10-04-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,246
Posted By apltrez
pocket pex

No recommendations or expertise here, but I also got along fine with the pocket tool and used vise grip pliers....no leaks or disasters.

Greg
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-02-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,273
Posted By apltrez
Lexan for an Argosy

I just got back from my local glass shop after checking on availability of Lexan. My '78 Minuet has a Pano wrap window vacancy that needs to be filled and short of finding a salvaged original I have...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 10-02-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,246
Posted By apltrez
Pex

I have never done a complete replacement. All 3 of mine had some replacement done....some with PEX and some with another oddball material. PEX is not hard to work with at all. Home Depot has it as...
Forum: General Appliance Topics 09-17-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By apltrez
Got my last refrig and water heater from...

Got my last refrig and water heater from PPL...about $30 less than American for the refrig.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-15-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,136
Posted By apltrez
goshawk, I have considered that option too....

goshawk,

I have considered that option too. In my case, if I remove the heater/furnace, under the sink, there would be space to make a recessed cabinet. I know others have used similar...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-14-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,136
Posted By apltrez
Split for a Minuet

I have been watching the conversation on the split systems and think they may be an answer for my situation. I just brought home a, new to me, '78 Minuet 6.7. Interestingly it came from the 2nd...
Forum: Axles 09-13-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By apltrez
Thanks

Thanks Perry,
Since the exterior shell and paint are 9 - 10 on a scale of 1 to 10, and the interior for the most part is a 7 or 8 for condition and dated for fabric etc, there isn't much chance it...
Forum: Axles 09-13-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By apltrez
Minuet 6.7 lowrider advice and help

I just picked up my, new to me, '78 Minuet 6.7 and brought it back from the East Coast to NM. So, I have started to make my list of projects for the restoration and I imagine axle is near the top. I...
Forum: Windows & Screens 08-30-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By apltrez
argosy windows

Thanks to Janet and DKB. I have emailed Janet to double check measurements and see if her windows and price will work for me.

Greg
Forum: Windows & Screens 08-28-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By apltrez
Argosy Wrap windows the same?

I am wondering if all years of Argosy front, panorama, wrap windows are the same dimensions, regardless of trailer length or year? Actually that includes Minuets as well. I am guessing they are,...
Forum: Windows & Screens 07-30-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By apltrez
Thanks to all for the great info Greg

Thanks to all for the great info

Greg
Forum: Windows & Screens 07-29-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By apltrez
Corning Years

I am told by a friend to stay away from any year that used Corning Glass. He said he thought it was 66 to 69. Does anyone know what years these windows were used in the Globetrotter, Caravelle and...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 07-28-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 650
Posted By apltrez
'81 Excella and Int'l 20 tanks

I am close to finishing my current Argosy 20 project and will use it until it sells. In looking for my next airstream "adventure". I am looking toward the 20 footers ref. in the topic line. However,...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-22-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By apltrez
Argosy Sleeper HELP

I am just about to finish my current restoration project on an ARGSOY 20. I will then move on to a search for a Minuet 20 or 22. After sleeping on a gaucho, even with memory foam, something better...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 04-13-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 732
Posted By apltrez
Tank & Toilet for an Argosy 20

I am on to the next part of my project. The current black tank appears to be an "upflush" toilet and a separate tank to the side , under the sink for a black tank.

I have decided to start over...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 01-25-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,414
Posted By apltrez
Painting rub rail trim

There are several aerosal can paints in several colors that say they adhere to plastic, vinyl, etc. Has anyone tried painting these trim bands prior to installing?

Greg
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-20-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,480
Posted By apltrez
Arrow Aluminum rivets at Lowes

Are these pop rivets Aluminum shank and adequate for interior, belly pan etc uses where Buck Rivets aren't required?

Greg
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 01-20-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 677
Posted By apltrez
'73 Argosy 20 with a Groco toilet, HELP

Help once again.

Although I haven't torn into this yet, I am trying to brace myself for what is ahead when I complete the two projects I am on now. This toilet sits at the same level as the...
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