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Forum: General Interior Topics 02-20-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By rvb
Argosy 26' dinette

Attached is a picture of the dinette in our 28' Argosy. I rescued this from a 1975 26' Argosy that was being gutted and modernized, I also acquired some wall panels, used those to replace...
Forum: Photography 02-03-2021, 01:56 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 34,183
Posted By rvb
Fall in Texas at the house.

I just found this discussion. Here is a shot of my Argosy in the driveway from a couple of years ago when the trees were in fall color which isn't a long time here in Texas.
Forum: Refrigerators 06-30-2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 38,018
Posted By rvb
Refrigerator not cooling on propane

Does is cool on propane when you are not driving? If not, you may need to clean the jet. Mine quits cooling and I have to clean the jet about once a year. Turn off the gas, remove the sheet metal...
Forum: Awnings 06-18-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,013
Posted By rvb
Those are Vintage Carefree parts.

Yes, those are Vintage Carefree awning parts.

Top and center: the 3 pieces with the rectangular holes are sliding locks that fit inside the main arms. One has a post and ther other 2 have posts...
Forum: Awnings 05-24-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,013
Posted By rvb
Top tabs and locking hardware

The "H bracket on the roof does two things. It screws over the awning rail and the screw locks the fabric in place so it is aligned properly and it provides something for awning tube to stop against....
Forum: Awnings 05-21-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,013
Posted By rvb
Carefree awning picture and horizontal bracket

Here are pictures of:
5. Picture of another trailer showing horizontal brace location.
6. Drawing of the 2 part horizontal arm bracket that attaches to the body mid way up the trailer. I don't...
Forum: Awnings 05-21-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,013
Posted By rvb
Carefree awning pictures and descriptions.

Here are pictures of:
1. the stowage clip which is an angle on the roof at the front and rear of the awning that the tabs on the end of the roller fit over when stowed.
2 & 3 Pictures of the awning...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 04-22-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,745
Posted By rvb
Someone posted this on my neighborhood blog.

Someone posted this on my neighborhood blog.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 04-15-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,745
Posted By rvb
TP hoarding

The reason everyone is hoarding toilet paper is that they are eating their own cooking for the first time.
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-10-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,787
Posted By rvb
Our Minuet had the axle replaced with a 32 degree...

Our Minuet had the axle replaced with a 32 degree one that lifted it several inches. The only negative I found was the stabilizer jacks would only reach the ground when it was level. If we were on...
Forum: Steps 01-26-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,895
Posted By rvb
Step support and LED step light.

I went a slightly different route making a step support. I had already installed a led light in center of the step well that lights both the top and bottom steps and also the ground under them, so,...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 08-10-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By rvb
Airstream used the Argosy line to test new plan...

Airstream used the Argosy line to test new plan layouts and yours is probably one of those. Possibly the only one made. I have a 1977 center bath and my kitchen and bath are on the driver’s side. ...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 06-19-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By rvb
Here is info showing the original layouts. Your...

Here is info showing the original layouts. Your should be similar, rear bath, beds in the middle. This will give you an idea of what used to be there. It looks like you have a blank slate.

If the...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 06-19-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By rvb
When I bought my Minuet 2 Ĺ years ago the small...

When I bought my Minuet 2 Ĺ years ago the small orange vinyl insert was original, dull and a little dark and the lower large insert was a fairly recent replacement. 2 years later, the small vinyl...
Forum: VAC | Vintage Airstream Club 06-19-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,444
Posted By rvb
Here is a link to the Rally information: ...

Here is a link to the Rally information:



https://www.airforums.com/forums/f289/vac-rendezvous-july-17-20-2019-a-195696.html
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 02-10-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 43,910
Posted By rvb
I did some searching online after your original...

I did some searching online after your original post on a 27' and found a couple of 27' Argosy's. All were 1979's and at least one had Minuet badges which makes a fourth size Minuet. Your data...
Forum: On The Road... 12-17-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,878
Posted By rvb
My late 1970's Argosy trailer can't pass for a...

My late 1970's Argosy trailer can't pass for a new Airstream. I have stayed in parks with 10 year rules with no questions asked, in parks with the rule and been told that's for monthly renters,...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 09-30-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 43,910
Posted By rvb
Argosy trailer lengths were normally even numbers...

Argosy trailer lengths were normally even numbers in 2' increments measured from ball to back of bumper. Many are listed wrong based on body length not including the tongue and bumper. Check the...
Forum: Awnings 09-22-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,123
Posted By rvb
New Carefree crank arm end caps on vintage arms

I am a happy camper! I finally decided to attempt adapting Carefree Pioneer crank out end caps to my vintage Carefree awning arms.

When I bought the Minuet the seller said the awing was not...
Forum: VAC | Vintage Airstream Club 08-15-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,587
Posted By rvb
Owners of "Airstream" trailers or motor homes 25...

Owners of "Airstream" trailers or motor homes 25 years or older are regular members and any vintage Airstream can be an associate member. The only difference is associates can not vote or hold...
Forum: VAC | Vintage Airstream Club 08-15-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,383
Posted By rvb
Jim Polk appraised both of our trailers last year...

Jim Polk appraised both of our trailers last year and we were pleased with what we received and surprised by how high the valuations were. He specializes in Airstreams, Aircraft and Antique cars and...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 08-10-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 43,910
Posted By rvb
On a 20' the "D" should indicate a...

On a 20' the "D" should indicate a dinette.
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 08-10-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 43,910
Posted By rvb
California manufactured Argosy trailers

I have 2 Argosy trailers. A 1977 28' center bath and a 1978 6.0 meter (20') Minuet.

The 28' was manufactured 6/77 with s/n 28B7-S5426 and the VIN tag says MFD BY ARSTREAM, INC. with an "S" in...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-17-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,777
Posted By rvb
The rear door looks like a smaller screen door...

The rear door looks like a smaller screen door similar to the one on the front door. Not a personnel door.
Forum: On The Road... 05-17-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,000
Posted By rvb
Yes. Both of my trailers are under 7500# and I...

Yes. Both of my trailers are under 7500# and I don't have to have them inspected to renew the tags.

When I brought my Minuet in from out of state they originally wanted me to go have it weighed...
Forum: On The Road... 05-14-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,052
Posted By rvb
My 28' Argosy takes 5 minutes to drain the gray...

My 28' Argosy takes 5 minutes to drain the gray tank which is up under the center of the trailer. I have a clear fitting so I can watch it's progress. I originally thought it may be full of years...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-11-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,935
Posted By rvb
On my Minuet, if the tongue has full weight on...

On my Minuet, if the tongue has full weight on the ball the lever will not move period. If I raise the tongue enough to take some weight off the ball the lever lifts fairly easily.

On my 28' the...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 05-02-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,578
Posted By rvb
Drain plug

Our drain plug is just a simple old fashioned white rubber plug with a loop to hook a chain on in the center. We have them in both trailers and they came with the trailers so could be 30 years old....
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 04-18-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,704
Posted By rvb
This looks like a good product for working on the...

This looks like a good product for working on the trailer. For on the road use, my only question would be will it go low enough to fit under the frame if you have a flat tire?
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 04-17-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,578
Posted By rvb
In some small vintage Airstreams the shower is...

In some small vintage Airstreams the shower is plumbed straight to the sewer hose connection and not into the gray tank. My 20' Minuet made in '77 is this way. I believe this is because either the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-03-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,783
Posted By rvb
In the big picture, a new hitch assembly is not...

In the big picture, a new hitch assembly is not that expensive. It will probably be heavier duty than what you have, will work better and will have all new parts.
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 03-22-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,622
Posted By rvb
check on salvage title in your state.

You need to do some research into the status of salvage title trailers in your state. Check with your state insurance board or your insurance agent as a starting point. Each state is different. In...
Forum: VAC | Vintage Airstream Club 03-13-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,235
Posted By rvb
Check out the Events page on the Vintage...

Check out the Events page on the Vintage Airstream Club website.

VAC Midwest is having a rally in he NW corner of Missouri May 17-20. A big event in Colorado is the Rocky Mountain VAC Rally Aug...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 03-10-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By rvb
I did some research a while back looking for...

I did some research a while back looking for steel 16" wheels and found an online comparison chart for 6"x 6.5" bolt pattern wheels

Wheel offset is measured from wheel mounting surface to wheel...
Forum: Tires 03-08-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By rvb
Yes Argosy's came with lug bolts not studs and...

Yes Argosy's came with lug bolts not studs and nuts and you can use them with alloy wheels. I have the same wheel you show in the picture and the nuts are recessed. You will have to use a thin thin...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 03-06-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,792
Posted By rvb
When we bought our TST it would drop one or more...

When we bought our TST it would drop one or more tires right at about 50 miles into the drive but not in a pattern and it did it on both trailers. I sent it back to be checked out and they replaced...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 02-26-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,709
Posted By rvb
Do not trust a tire shop to jack up an Airstream....

Do not trust a tire shop to jack up an Airstream. I bought my Michelins at Discount Tire and told them specifically "DO NOT JACK IT UP UNDER THE AXLE". Then went to the rest room and came out to...
Forum: Tires 02-26-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,693
Posted By rvb
I have had Michelin 235/75 15" on my 28' for 4...

I have had Michelin 235/75 15" on my 28' for 4 years with 15 - 20,000 miles on them and they are great, but, I am well under their load rating.

Definitely check the offset on the wheels. The...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 02-16-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,720
Posted By rvb
You are better off attempting to prevent sway...

You are better off attempting to prevent sway than trying to stop it after it has started! The friction control is proactive, acting to prevent it before it starts. The truck sway control is...
Forum: Awnings 01-25-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,123
Posted By rvb
Carefree Awning instructions

The springs should be pre-tensionsed before being instaled on the arms. Clamp a vice-grip on for leverage and be very careful as they are very strong. The number of turns varies with the length of...
Forum: Awnings 01-25-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,123
Posted By rvb
I just went out and compared the new caps to the...

I just went out and compared the new caps to the existing. Without disassembling the ends, they appear the same except for the holes and raised areas for the screws. On the back there are actually...
Forum: Awnings 01-25-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,123
Posted By rvb
I am still trying to fix the original tube ends,...

I am still trying to fix the original tube ends, but, the later crank end caps are still an option. I havn't worked on it over the winter. I have determined that my arms are for the standard size...
Forum: Awnings 01-24-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,123
Posted By rvb
I just received them but won't have time to...

I just received them but won't have time to disassemble the arm springs for a few weeks. I figured for $10 it was a cheap gamble. Another ebay listing has the arm top plugs for about the same price...
Forum: Awnings 01-22-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,123
Posted By rvb
Carefree replacement end caps are currently for...

Carefree replacement end caps are currently for sale in an ad on Ebay
...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 01-13-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,910
Posted By rvb
Water Pump: We always turn it off when we are...

Water Pump: We always turn it off when we are driving. The water heater is turned off as well. While camped we usually turn the pump off at night. When boondocking we leave it off and turn it on...
Forum: Photography 01-06-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,394
Posted By rvb
Last year at the Balloon Fiesta.

Last year at the Balloon Fiesta.
Forum: Photography 01-03-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,394
Posted By rvb
Our 28' Argosy in the vintage area at the...

Our 28' Argosy in the vintage area at the Lewisberg WVA International Rally.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-15-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,381
Posted By rvb
Are the solar panels clean? Mine get covered...

Are the solar panels clean? Mine get covered with dirt and tree sap and my output drops noticeably. Wash them with soap and water or Windex. Also, the sun is at a lower angle this time of year, so,...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 11-18-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,858
Posted By rvb
You will also need an Application for Texas Title...

You will also need an Application for Texas Title form 130-U signed by the seller! when you go to transfer the title. These can be downloaded online. I had to mail one back to Tennessee to be...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 11-17-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,858
Posted By rvb
It may be 7000# instead of 8000#. Both mine are...

It may be 7000# instead of 8000#. Both mine are under so I don't keep track. The nearest Campingworlds are in Denton 25 miles North and Burleson 30 miles South of Euless.
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