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Old 07-03-2010, 07:12 PM   #1
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We bought a 1978 Argosy 24 a couple of years ago. We got it so that our teenager could stay in it her last year of high school. Now we are going to remodel it and use it to live in next summer while we build a new home. We only paid $300 for it. Not a bad deal but we never got the title to it. The original owner has passed away and I doubt we'll ever get the title to it now.

It needs a good cleaning on the outside. I've read that other forum posters used water with bleach? Is that ok? No soap?

I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions, and am looking forward to this project!

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Old 07-03-2010, 10:18 PM   #2
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I started with a garden sprayer with bleach/water when I first got Christine. She had so much growth on her I couldn't tell how bad the paint was, let alone see through a window.

When I wash her now, I use soap and bleach the top every 3 to 4 months. It's really humid here, hard to keep the growth off that white top.

Good luck and would love to see some pics. Keep us posted on your progress!

I had a similar problem with the title here. It took some time, but I finally got it done.

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Old 07-04-2010, 06:59 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice! I will get one of those garden hose attachments and try that. It's not to dirty but it could use a good cleaning. Eventually we will want to have all the window seals replaced and get her painted.

It's in great condition. After looking at how expensive replacement parts are, I'm thankful that it was well taken care of!

I have a bunch of questions but will wait till I search for the answers on the forum before I start asking more. Looks like there is a lot of great information here!
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:25 PM   #4
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If there is nothing on the trailer that needs to be killed or disinfected then I would tend to go with a detergent. Bleach has no cleaning power.
I would suggest you find a local janitorial supplier and buy product from them, much cheaper and more effective products than buying from the supermarket or big box store. Don't check price for these products, check the dilution ratio, against price. I use a product called Virox that is $28.00 per gallon (its a disinfectant cleaner) and dilutes as a broad spectrum cleaner/disinfectant at 256 :1 for hard surface cleaning. It's accelerated Hydrogen peroxide and might be called something different where you are. Another (the same product different supplier) is Butchers Viper. also make a broad range or products that can be utilised for cleaning our trailers. I am looking into these right now.
Hope this helps


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