Thanks to the airforums.com classifieds, Liz and I have found the perfect trailer for our needs, a 1972 Argosy 20'. We'll be going to Bat Cave around the end of the month to pick her up and tow her home. While we haven't seen the trailer up close and personal yet, we have seen enough photos and read sufficient history (Thanks Terry!) to know that she's exactlly the rig we've wanted. We came up with a name for her this morning - Elsa's Pride, in honor of my wife's late mother. It's fitting really, Argosy meaning a flotilla of merchant ships (and this will be the second trailer in the driveway) and pride as in "pride of lions" goes well with our 11 cats!
We're now in the planning phase for the final fix ups - replace the carpet with Pergo, and Liz has been shopping for fabric for new curtains and the gaucho cushions. My job is to research paint for the exterior. We plan on having the upper half shot in a medium cream and the lower half shot in a dark burgandy. I no longer have access to a spray booth (and I really don't want to paint it myself anyway), so in the spring, we'll be farming out the job to a local shop that regularly handles box truck sized vehicles.
I wish we could get away sooner to pick up the trailer, the suspense is killing me...