Haha I remember you told me that you planned to heat your swimming pool with it!
I've got a new car now! (That doesn't mean I didn't have to pay for it though)
Did you ever figure out what was wrong with it? Was it the controller? Or an optical failure in the head? Did you ask SteveR about it? He has been around a lot of argons..
I recommend making the 6 hour trip. Iowa is a beautiful place to drive through anyways, plus you might see some new wavelengths you've never seen before! You know, the six hour trip from here to the KS City area isn't too bad.
I never heated my pool with it. It always stopped with a "system" fail light. I replaced a burned out lamp but to no avail. POOP.
I'm too old to drag this around anymore. Heating the pool would have been a bonus!