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Old 05-30-2016, 10:11 AM   #29
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I would expect a shell off restoration for that price. You can get a pristine vintage trailer for that price... think completely shiny totally restored Airstream. All the bells and whistles. Yes, I have done tons of work on my own Argosy, and I'm still not finished Best of luck to you.
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:21 PM   #30
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I paid $4,000 Cdn ($3,000 US) for my '77 Argosy 24', 3 years ago and it was in great shape. Everything worked. First thing I did was replace the tires ($1,200) and then the next year the frig didn't work, but I just replace the coils in the back for $800. I repainted the whole trailer (2 tone) last year for $4,000. I might replace the carpet this year, but other than that, it is an almost new trailer for $10,000 Cdn. So $20,000 is way too much.
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:45 PM   #31
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I paid $4,000 Cdn ($3,000 US) for my '77 Argosy 24', 3 years ago and it was in great shape. Everything worked. First thing I did was replace the tires ($1,200) and then the next year the frig didn't work, but I just replace the coils in the back for $800. I repainted the whole trailer (2 tone) last year for $4,000. I might replace the carpet this year, but other than that, it is an almost new trailer for $10,000 Cdn. So $20,000 is way too much.
So you paid $14,000 (not including labor) for things that this camper (other than a power wash) doesn't need. I've been very happy with my purchase and have only made minor cosmetic repairs.
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:44 PM   #32
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We bought our 73 24' 15 years ago for 2000.00 and all of the original systems were in working order other than the water heater, it needed tires and a paint job. We replaced the water heater, painted ourselves and had the cheapest set of bias plys put on that we could find. The more we camped the more we fell in love with our Argosy. As a system failed we have replaced/upgraded it. When we made up to 5000.00 invested we decided it was time to restore the interior to match the exterior and mechanicals. Currently we estimate that we have around 10,000 invested and we did all of the labor ourselves.

With all of that stated, times would have to be real hard for me take 21,000 for it.
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:53 PM   #34
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76 Argosy valuation

First I am a newbie, and would not post here except the berating is unnecessary and intimidating so I want to remind all there are nice ways to respond with constructive info and avoid measuring contests.

But when reviewing I noted low 70s Argosy cost at $3000-$4000; needing $7k-$10k thrown at issues. So, regardless if going back to original question $18,500 was in ballpark. And if enjoying for the season, then great times.

But what do we expect when buying a 40 year old vintage trailer. Expect nothing to work. And be thankful for what does.

Main thing is roadworthiness. So certain systems allow peace of mind and add premium, so I paid $5000 but got included new gas double regulator and two new steel 20# tanks, new wheel bearings, new marathon tires, new electric brakes, new electric hookups with emergency safety brake and all running and brake lights working, rolled perfect over 200 miles to new home.

So now in process of getting 76 into hopefully comparable shape as all your favorites.

Yes, mine needs paint of course, and yes as all older project trailers need attention to window seals and gaskets and roof vents. But she is an all original 1 owner with original owner manuals for everything.

All exterior panels and roof undamaged. All window with good glass and screens. All tambour doors roll nicely, vinyl wallpaper detaching but walls all solid. RM76D Domestic Refrigerator was complete, clean and works as wanted on 4 setting from shoreline power, and clean, will bench test on gas but expect to work too. Furnace clean and expect good. Coleman a/c works, Magic Chief 4 burner stove with glass front oven ok fine but need rear chrome trim replaced, and found yesterday. Galley original Avocado green was intact, stainless sink perfect with original covers in place. Even original cabinet tub.

So, you get the picture. And no I am not a contractor or real handy, for that matter, so many posters do overwhelm to the point of petrifying me with indecision. But I do have patience, believe there is no stupid question, unless it went unasked, and I respect old things wishing care and attention had been more painstakingly made to keep shining and like new.

Now the my valuation ugly - water heater is trash but that was expected, and floor has rot spot. Yes, carpet original green shag is pulled finding rot at front door along interior wall to sink floor. Pulled front gaucho to find front floor panel had dry rot. I have since got inspected by respected vintage guy, who opines worth renovating and for economical money considering my purpose. Says bathroom floor feels remarkably good but as learned is customary to expect rot or water damage probably under tub, but will work in that direction in future.


My vintage expert guy will replace now needed floor areas for $1000 but expect another $500 too but hope not; so will get fixed nicely by this professional. Axles inspected good but may need attention in future if tire wear unusual. But old tires had normal wear.

NEW pleated curtains with new track hangers, and front and rear gaucho new upholstery costing $1800; nice but not overdone. New Formica countertop $400; new sink and bathroom faucets $200; new water heater $600 with gas/electric; running new pix waterline $200. I'm still pondering sealing floor and type covering but carpet or vinyl add another $500.

So my lip stick on vintage original pig (wife calls the "white whale" adds another $5k. "Whale" has Carefree patio awning with roll out hardware/arms and rear and street side window awnings. I got new vinyl patio awning fabric and all new window awnings installed. Hefty price $2000. But it will really add to looks, comfort, maybe value.

Did I mention this was my newest project? All ready 3 weeks in and over 50 hours of thinking and doing. does that make this a hobby or labor of love at some point?

Yes still will caulk and seal, chase any possible leak and hopefully enjoy and experience the boondocking life to see what torments to fix and then paint next year. Yes, I know may be putting cart in front of horse, on some things, but got to recognize difference between needs and wants, and go smell the roses.

So, back to the question of value, yes, as a newbie wanna be, your purchase was great. Beauty is in eye of the beholder, and sometimes having is better than wanting. Go enjoy, live the experience. Like my other projects 85 Sea Ray 210 Cuddy, 99 911 or 62 Fordson tractor, vintage, old, all original they are always projects, always got something to work on, but that is why we have them, makes them yours, and so to all be satisfied, be happy and love life.
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