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Forum: Vintage RV's 01-24-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,059
Posted By ArgoPilot
VEEEEry SHINY! Wahoo!:dance: Congrats on...

VEEEEry SHINY! Wahoo!:dance:

Congrats on the 'upgrade!' That's a sweet-looking house on wheels ya got there.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-04-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,868
Posted By ArgoPilot
Although it might seem a bit low rent,...

Although it might seem a bit low rent, considering your budget, you might consider some of the 90s year model units. The build quality on a lot of them was excellent, and even if they're not shiny,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-04-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,179
Posted By ArgoPilot
I guess as the poor kid here, I spent less than...

I guess as the poor kid here, I spent less than $10k on my motorhome, so price IS a consideration. The 4 12v batteries in my house system have been going well for over a year, and I make sure they...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-14-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By ArgoPilot
I still have what HR put in their Navigators and...

I still have what HR put in their Navigators and Endeavors...Sharp, I think...

Still running great and toasty-ing up on the road leftovers!:thumb:

(No, we DO actually cook. THOSE...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-14-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 17,148
Posted By ArgoPilot
NO!! You're WRONG! Meat Lover's Supreme Deep...

NO!! You're WRONG! Meat Lover's Supreme Deep Dish IS the BEST!

:blink:

Oh, sorry...what were we talking about?:D

Paid cash for a 24 year old Navigator diesel pusher, gained back...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-14-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 140,892
Posted By ArgoPilot
Replaced the left side windscreen, as well as 6...

Replaced the left side windscreen, as well as 6 of the underbay hatch struts. Plan on new front privacy curtains.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-21-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By ArgoPilot
Handling not really an issue between the two;...

Handling not really an issue between the two; might be some tighter quarters getting into spaces, but once you get used to the longer swing out and how to use the tag/drag/sag axle to your advantage,...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-07-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By ArgoPilot
I know with ours, even with the chassis power cut...

I know with ours, even with the chassis power cut off (the twin batteries for starting the main/genset engines and headlights), the 12V kitchen, dining area, bathroom, and overhead lighting will stay...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-07-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,134
Posted By ArgoPilot
Since I drive school buses, and our brakes start...

Since I drive school buses, and our brakes start dragging if the air pressure is too low (BEFORE the emergency brake pops on), I'm gonna say you're probably right. Conceivably the government...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-06-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,134
Posted By ArgoPilot
Don't be. Think of your land yacht like an...

Don't be. Think of your land yacht like an oversized Great Mastiff. It looks huge and scary, but is really a sweetheart and will do what you ask it to do. Just relax and learn...you'll end up...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-06-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,134
Posted By ArgoPilot
What V3 means is that as soon as your air...

What V3 means is that as soon as your air pressure gets below a certain level, your parking/emergency brake plunger pops out and your brakes come on. The air pressure allows the brakes to RELEASE;...
Forum: iRV2.com International Rally 06-05-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,538
Posted By ArgoPilot
Sounds to me like you might want to try something...

Sounds to me like you might want to try something in one of the smaller Oregon coastal towns...sea air, moderate temps with beautiful skies, fresh out o' the Pacific seafood...:cool:

Haven't...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-05-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,924
Posted By ArgoPilot
Diesel powertrain is usually considered far more...

Diesel powertrain is usually considered far more robust, especially when you're dealing with a Class A. Most either run Detroit Diesel, Cat, Volvo, or Cummins 8 liter engines tied to Allison...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-31-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,669
Posted By ArgoPilot
Picked up a 1994 HR Navigator for under $10K;...

Picked up a 1994 HR Navigator for under $10K; replaced tires and batteries (house and chassis), new front leveling jack feet and springs, radiator and the water system was fixed. Still ended up...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-31-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 140,892
Posted By ArgoPilot
Replaced the tensioner for my serpentine belt,...

Replaced the tensioner for my serpentine belt, pulled out old hydro from the steering/fan and leveler jacks reservoir & replaced with spawkly new fluid, and blew out a bunch of crud from my pre turbo...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-31-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,965
Posted By ArgoPilot
Stick to around 100-110kph and you should be fine.

Stick to around 100-110kph and you should be fine.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-31-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By ArgoPilot
Charlseton Marina RV Park, Oregon

Shout out to Victoria and the folks at Charleston RV Park near/in Coos Bay, OR. CLEAN latrines/showers...ALL THE TIME. Security during the day and drive around at night. Good location near the...
Forum: Cummins Engines 05-31-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By ArgoPilot
Gotcha. Looks like the ISX isn't too far off the...

Gotcha. Looks like the ISX isn't too far off the 6CTA, so I guess I can calm down and just exercise the usual level of anal retentive oil checking instead of the manic/phobic one.:blush:

My...
Forum: Cummins Engines 05-31-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By ArgoPilot
Just Checking

There is what appears to be a vent tube sticking out of the bottom of the engine case, just before the engine/tyranny interface. When I run the engine, about 1/4 pint drips slowly out over 5...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-23-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By ArgoPilot
We were able to get a reservation with the...

We were able to get a reservation with the Charleston RV Park...right next to the docks I used to crab off of as a youngster. They get some good reviews as far as quality of the place and the fact...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-18-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By ArgoPilot
By the way, saddlesore, just saw your bottom...

By the way, saddlesore, just saw your bottom tagline...:rofl::D:bow::laugh::2funny:
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-18-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By ArgoPilot
Any idea if they're one of the '10 years or less'...

Any idea if they're one of the '10 years or less' places? Apparently they're sold out right now, so I wasn't able to find out pricing or the like. Apparently they also have a minimum stay length.
...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-18-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By ArgoPilot
Info RE: Coos Bay OR RV Parks

We want to take a week-ender to Coos Bay (haven't been there since the early 70s; my wife and kids have never been)...thinking about using the Lucky Logger RV Park (I BELIEVE that's the name of the...
Forum: Cummins Engines 05-10-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By ArgoPilot
One thing to remember is that those newer...

One thing to remember is that those newer coolants are engineered around newer seals and materials inside your coolant system. Like older engines and synthetic oils, sometimes the newer stuff ISN'T...
Forum: Cummins Engines 05-10-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,062
Posted By ArgoPilot
Sounds almost as bad as my alternator failing,...

Sounds almost as bad as my alternator failing, snapping my serpentine, and having the engine run hot with no water pump. Thankfully, like my situation, you had a great team to get you on the road...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-24-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,413
Posted By ArgoPilot
Put a brand spankers set on our land yacht last...

Put a brand spankers set on our land yacht last October; not as 'mushy' as the Michelins that were on before, but good road feel and slightly taller. They seem to be wearing quite well, and we use...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-12-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By ArgoPilot
I'm seeing a lot of wireless going on here. Who...

I'm seeing a lot of wireless going on here. Who has done this via hard-wire ethernet? Speed and simplicity would seem to be the advantages here...won't mention the whole 'if something drops in the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-12-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By ArgoPilot
Kewl. The track running around between...

Kewl.

The track running around between the windscreen and the front (tv/stereo) facia still has the hooks for the left side curtains running around. I did check out Gary manufacturing, but it...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-12-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By ArgoPilot
Mobile Media Server

Alright, you wiseguys and media mavens out there...

I would like to update my A/V set up on board, and would like to eschew the satellite/tv/cable thing in favor of a mobile media server system...
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-12-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By ArgoPilot
Cockpit Privacy Curtains

I was looking at the remaining (right side) privacy curtains that deploy around the cockpit area. Although of good quality, sun and time have done their deed, and the curtains need replacement.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-11-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,574
Posted By ArgoPilot
If the thing runs smoothly and does what it's...

If the thing runs smoothly and does what it's supposed to, then don't worry. Service it once you buy, and maintain it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-09-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,289
Posted By ArgoPilot
My $.02 worth...started with a...

My $.02 worth...started with a brass/copper/solder radiator, developed a leak/blockage in one of the cross tubes. Radiator came out, and bottom (which was already split but held together by the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-30-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By ArgoPilot
You folks are the friggin' best...I don't care...

You folks are the friggin' best...I don't care what ANYONE says...:bow:
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-30-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By ArgoPilot
First of all, good on y'all for getting that...

First of all, good on y'all for getting that squared away. Second of all, I think you'll probably find that the Bilsteins are a bit better at handling the land yacht than Monroes. I drive school...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-30-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By ArgoPilot
Underbay House AC Control

I wasn't sure which board was best, but since this is a factory installation for the old HRs, figgered I'd start here.

Have what I believe to be a Coleman main AC system residing in an underbay...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-30-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By ArgoPilot
Hmmm...I'll have to check and see if there IS a...

Hmmm...I'll have to check and see if there IS a fusible link somewhere on the chain...I assume it takes the power if it goes, but stranger things have happened.

I also see what you were asking,...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-29-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By ArgoPilot
Wow...that REALLY is different from where all my...

Wow...that REALLY is different from where all my stuff is located!

Like I was saying...connectors, fuses, chassis power cutoff switch, and HWH system brainbox are all located in the front...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-29-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6,159
Views: 953,970
Posted By ArgoPilot
Got an oil change and chassis inspection/lube. ...

Got an oil change and chassis inspection/lube. Found some leaking around the right front inner hub seal; replacing both sides' seals (and bearings, if needs be). Have some long distance family time...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-28-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By ArgoPilot
Don't you also have wet towel hangers in your...

Don't you also have wet towel hangers in your shower/bath sink area? With those and the aforementioned rod over the shower, you should have enough hanging space for 4 wet coats over flooring...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-27-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,196
Posted By ArgoPilot
Of course, an older unit with less complicated...

Of course, an older unit with less complicated electronics around the engine, NO slides, and good Cummins engines (main and genset) are invaluable, as they're easier for you or shops to work on,...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-27-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By ArgoPilot
Try this link for a 1985 Southwind Owner's Manual...

Try this link for a 1985 Southwind Owner's Manual in PDF:

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1029853/Fleetwood-1985-Southwind.html#manual

From what I can gather, you should have your house...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-27-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By ArgoPilot
Alternator is single-phase, I believe I heard...

Alternator is single-phase, I believe I heard 160A or some such. The instrument cluster has an ampmeter that centers on 50A and (I think) is for the house system. There is also a voltmeter AND the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-26-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,466
Posted By ArgoPilot
The sad thing was, I paid someone else to do a...

The sad thing was, I paid someone else to do a straight alternator and belt swap. What a wuss...well, since I don't walk so well anymore, I guess it was that or have the missus and kids with me...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-26-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By ArgoPilot
Question: is your leveling system brainbox in...

Question: is your leveling system brainbox in that compartment as well? (I'm again assuming you have an auto-level system from HWH or the like.) If ever you need to figure out a system brain fart,...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-26-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By ArgoPilot
Good work. Glad to know I didn't send you on a...

Good work. Glad to know I didn't send you on a wild goose chase. Hope everything's coming back online as you work through. Bon chance (good luck) and we'll hopefully seeya out there someday!...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-26-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By ArgoPilot
Hmmm...I WISH ye olde Cherokee was still big...

Hmmm...I WISH ye olde Cherokee was still big enough for the five of us, but between my 6'8" and my wife's 5'11" genetics...well, let's just say we stacked 'em pretty tall. Too bad, too. Both...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-25-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By ArgoPilot
The only other two places I could think of, would...

The only other two places I could think of, would be either under the main dash, or possibly under a panel either on the driver's side of your rig, or in one of the basement compartments, again under...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-25-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By ArgoPilot
I've been told this by more than a few tow...

I've been told this by more than a few tow companies over the years.

Why You Should Be Careful When Towing A Vehicle With An Automatic Transmission...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-25-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By ArgoPilot
This was a field service, not in a shop. I'm...

This was a field service, not in a shop. I'm going to have a chassis service/oil and lube on Monday, and check with them about that issue. Again, though, this light has been on the whole time I've...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-25-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By ArgoPilot
I hear ya...since we only have a 5k tow...

I hear ya...since we only have a 5k tow capability, I'm trying to figure on some relatively useful fwd I can put on a tow dolly. I don't like the thought of possibly ruining a drivetrain running all...
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