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Old 11-10-2010, 09:59 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm new to the forum and have to say I'm so glad I found it. I am not a trailer owner yet, but have been looking for an airstream for some time. I found a 19.5ft 1977 Argosy that I will be taking a look at this weekend and wonder if there is anything else anyone would like to add on what things I should look for to make sure that it is worth while. Any issues I should be concerned about regarding this model year Argosy? Any information you can provide would be appreciated. Thank you!

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Old 11-11-2010, 06:07 AM   #2
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:44 AM   #3
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Hello there and welcome!
Sorry, I saw your post too late to offer information before you took a look at the unit this past weekend.
However, when I looked at ours I did not notice rot in the rear floor and believed the seller when he told me there was none. It might have been an honest omission of a detail he was unaware of, who knows?
Its pretty much a given that you will need to replace window gaskets/seals.
Check for leaks around all the pipe joints.
Mold in the carpet.
Has carpet been replaced and what with? If so, can you find out what the floor was like? Does it give a little/lot when you walk on it?
Ensure all the systems work. Again, I was told everything was good on ours but found that the Town supply intake was not connected and neither was the power. I didn't pick those two things up when I inspected because I really didn't know what I was looking at (if that makes sense) This was our first ever trailer.
When I find another one I will be much better prepared.
Check the torsion bars on the axles, you will want to replace them regardless of what you are told. Do a search on the site for more info.
Best of luck


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