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Old 01-09-2010, 07:27 PM   #1
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Dang this part of the thread seems dead

If I don't post my mistakes or re-do's on my Argosy this place seems to loose it's luster.

IMO, Any post is interesting. I have read every post in the Argosy trailer section since becoming a member here.
To me NOTHING can not be interesting.

Post up. Please.


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Old 01-09-2010, 07:33 PM   #2
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It's winter. Many, myself included, don't work too much on their trailers. Keep up the work.

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Old 01-09-2010, 08:07 PM   #3
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Well, Howdy Arlington!!!!!!!!!!!!! Half-time of the game, so I thought I'd upload some pics now that I'm home. Go COWBOYS!! Sorry, but I've been accidentally posting on the Argosy Motorhome thread instead of this one. So, here goes. You can follow my threads over there. Looking for advice on a proposed purchase price for this trailer.
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Now I'm in a pickle. I've found another Craigslist Argosy and it looks to be solid and in great shape. 1972 26' Argosy. No leaks, no weak spots, no dings, the only flaws are the underskirt on the outside is all dented and it is completely stripped on the exterior- ready for paint. I'm also told the awning is intact and in fair condition. The interior has been re-floored, upholstery recovered, new curtains, everything else original. Now, the owner doesn't have any of the exterior lights which were removed by previous owner to paint; and, the current owner has never had at a campsite, so is unsure if holding tanks, gas (heat,stove, water heater, etc) work. They do have all the exterior emblems/nameplates and new tires(although not original rims). I'm trying to find a time to drive 1 1/2 hours to see this in person, but the pictures look great. What would you give for this? They're asking $3,000- which I won't give them, but what should I hit them back with? I'm willing to pay $2,000 but that's just because I really want it. What is reasonable with the need to get out the dings, paint, and light it up?
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:17 PM   #4
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Oh look, decals on the inside of the door! I love that, gives it provenance. Something to add your own history to as you travel! Looks like a pretty decent trailer, pretty clean. If everything works, giving them an offer might be in order. The worst that can happen is they say no, and then you have a bargaining point.
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:08 PM   #5
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Nice pics. Time to ditch the 'Currently looking....' label in your profile
Looks like you found a great trailer.
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:26 PM   #6
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Looks really good!

I had planned work this winter but ended up staying in mine while i'm out of town!

Look forward to more pics!

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:23 AM   #7
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Ashbongo - love the trailer! Good luck; we can't imagine life without ours. We didn't know much about trailers of any kind when we bought it - boy, did we get lucky. I wish we had known about this forum before we got it, though. We would have felt a lot more confident in our decision. We felt we had to decide quickly - another couple was coming to look at it an hour later. We had it hooked up & ready to move out when they arrived! We ended up getting it for $2800, then put another $1000 into it to get it ready to camp. We had to buy foam & cut cushions for all the beds, plus upholster them, and make all new curtains. Since we did it ourselves, the fabric work has 'character'. But we think it looks good, and it's served us well over the last 3 years! We've probably put in another $1000 or more since then - new toilet, new door lock assembly, hot water heater, etc. This year, we'll be putting on new tires. It never seems to end, but we wouldn't trade it for the world!

Shane, we would love to be doing more to the trailer this time of year (and therefore post more entries), but at the moment my father in law is here for an extended visit, so our 17 year old son has been booted out of his room to the trailer. Now it smells like a locker room & looks like a Goodwill store exploded inside. I can't get anything done until he moves back to his bedroom!

We plan to install a new shower curtain rod from Camping World that will give us some more elbow room in there. I have a feeling we'll have to modify the rod to make it work, so we'll definitely take pictures. We just got a new camera & have to try it out. I've also been inspired by reading other threads, and plan to clean the oven & check to see how well it works. I can't wait to go camping & make biscuits and meatloaf and cookies and, and...!

We do enjoy reading all the posts here, so don't stop now!

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Old 01-10-2010, 03:21 PM   #8
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Busy Working on the 78 Argosy Today in Western WA


I can not say enough how much the forum has helped!! We are "Calking" with the correct compound for leaks today. Yesterday we read lots of posts on the subject.

I am resting. My hubby is still doing it. We brought it to the house to lift the rug. We found some leaking. Decided we needed to stop the leaks before we finished the floor. The weather has been good for 3 days. So we have been racing against the rain. Hope to finish before dark! We store it at the WA Harbor just minutes from the house. Our Home Owners Association has strick rules about RVs, etc.

Thanks for all the tips! It helps us continue on our journey.

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