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Old 04-01-2011, 09:44 PM   #1
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I have been an owner of a 1974 Argosy for three days now and I am a bit overwhelmed as to where to start. I have ordered my 30 dollar manual and am awaiting its arrival eagerly. Does the manual have part numbers to order by? How do I run the ID number? The surface of the trailer is dull and rough I had planed to pressure wash it and possibly use a Scotch bright pad to clean the oxidization off. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.
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If you pressure wash it, I would think you will certainly find out where it leaks. I have a '74 Argosy 26'. I have become very familiar with all aspects of the rig.
If the paint is just oxidized; I would try using a good cleaner that you would use on a car or truck, then use a good quality polishing compound designed for oxidized paint. Then wax it, once it is clean.
If there is anything I can help you with. Plumbing, electrical, mechanical etc. I'll be glad to help.
Maybe you could post some pics.
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Thank you for responding. I have ordered the Manual for my Argosy. Would you know if it will have part numbers that will help in locating parts? I have a broken hinge on the door and would like to replace the hinges ASAP. Are replacement parts readily available for the 1974 Argosy? I will limit my questions so as not to wear out my welcome. Thank you.

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Thank you for responding. I have ordered the Manual for my Argosy. Would you know if it will have part numbers that will help in locating parts? I have a broken hinge on the door and would like to replace the hinges ASAP. Are replacement parts readily available for the 1974 Argosy? I will limit my questions so as not to wear out my welcome. Thank you.

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Your Argosy owner's manual won't have any part numbers listed. There are illustrations of some assemblies, but it is not a technical repair manual. The manual's purpose was to help new owners understand how the various systems operated.

So far as I have been able to determine, there wasn't a specific Service Manual for Argosy coaches, but the similar year Airstream Service Manual would be a good substitute as both coaches are structurally similar with primary differences in levels of standard equipment and the painted or natural Aluminum.

A good number of parts are still available for our Argosys through Airstream. Airstream dealers or service centers can order parts for you; and there are several sources for reproduction parts including, among others; Vintage Trailer Service, and Inland RV.

Good luck with your Argosy!

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