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Barry Smythe

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Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 10:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I want to share my exerience with winter use of the
Argo. I have an 8 wheel Magnum with windshield and
nylon camouflage top.

I replaced my battery with a sealed Sears model which
fits the same mounting. At the same time I wrapped an
electric plug-in battery warmer around the battery. This
makes a huge difference in cold weather starting. In
addition, I mounted a metal-body ,110V car warmer
inside the cooling air duct, blowing down toward the
engine. I also made an engine cover which snaps
externally over the whole engine area to help keep the
heat in and the snow or rain out. I only use this heater
when it is below zero but it must work well because the
engine will start easily and run with no choke when I
have had this heater on for 2 or 3 hours.

Over 10 years ago I installed a rear window defroster kit
(for cars) to the inside of the windshield with a new fuse
and switch. This has worked well to combat the frost on
the inside from breathing close to the windshield.
Because it takes some time to warm up the windshield,
(and the frost forms very fast, especially with 4 or 5
people inside the vehicle), this year I also installed a
12V Koolatron defroster fan at the extreme upper right
corner of the windshield. I mounted it wiith velcro so it
is easy to remove in the spring. It works well and

My SuperTracks are over 10 years old now and are
quite worn but intact. It was quite scary after any ice
storm when I needed to descend a hill to go out on my
lake. A scary out-of -control slide resulted from the
plastic Supertracks having no grip whatsoever on the
icy surface. Two years ago I installed the Argo Ice
Cleats which greatly improved the grip. These cleats
also help in another situation that I'm sure others have
found as well.
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