Argosy newbie with questions
Can't tell you how nice it is to find a resource like this one when you're trying to make an informed purchase.
New to TT's in general, so naturally we know nothing of AS's/Argosies either.
Been in the market for a nice durable TT to reside in while constructing our home in a remote area of east KY. After doing a little research, looks like AS's are the way to go.
Long story short, we have been browing AS's for sale in the region for the past couple weeks and have found a reasonably priced Argosy '79, 28ft. Went to see it today. Looks fairly well kept up, paint mostly intact, couple small dents, tires definately need replaced before hauling (about 2 hours away from us). As far as the axles go...have seen much discussion on the board about axle replacement...there is about a 4-finger wide space bewteen the tops of the rims and the edge of the wheel wells. Enough space to let me haul it 2 hours over mostly good roads? Current owner has had it for about 6 years and says he's mostly used the electrical appliances (for heat and refrigeration) What should I look at to insure that the gas heat and gas refrigeration is functional (or at least repairable)? Owner was not able to be present for these questions when we viewed it. Anyone still using the original gas heater in their AS, or is this something that you pretty much have to replace? Are the tires for this model commonly available at tire garages, or will I have to order them in? One more question and I will let the board rest a while: We would like to replace the current toilet with a composting model. If anybody has removed the existing toilet in their Argosy, are you left with a space flush with the floor?
Sorry so long...we're full of questions (sure we will think of more) and anxious to get started.
John in KY