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Old 08-10-2015, 08:33 PM   #1
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My 1977 Argosy 24' - NC

Hey guys! I introduced myself a few weeks ago. I had sold mu Uhaul camper and was in search of an Argosy for my growing family. At the time I had stumbled across an Argosy 24 on Ebay. Looked real nice. I got in touch with the owner. He gave me tons of info and sent lots of pics. He agreed to take it off Ebay and let me come look without obligation to buy. Only problem was, he was in Michigan and I was in NC. I had to work the weekend we were talking but had the following weekend off. I slept on the idea and decided what the heck, a road trip would be fun. Worst I would be out would be gas money. The wife and kids had prior obligations, so I invited my father, a long time camper owner to ride along.

I ducked out of work early on Friday and we hit the road just after noon. Here we are pulling out.

We drove straight through to Michigan and got to the state line around 11:00 pm.
Stopped off at the Flying J plaza in Detroit and bought a few hours of sleep in the truck. Upon daylight we got breakfast and knocked off the last hour or so of the drive. 679 miles door - door.
Here is the Argosy!









I spent about three hours talking and going over the camper and all the problem areas I have read on here. He had it two years and had done a lot of work. Paint obviously, New tires, brakes, wheels, all roof vents, ahd repaired a rotten front floor section - Well I might add. Replaced front couch area, new seals all around... the list goes on and on. He did it for himself and did it right. Circumstances changed and he had to sell.
Obviously I liked what I saw and had come a long way, so we made the deal and hitched up (new hitch, sway bar and load bars included in sale) and headed back to NC.









Here we are stuck in Detroit traffic for an hour.


Stopped at this little airport along the way in Ohio for photos












Stopped at the Ohio/WV border Saturday night and camped. It was great!





Made it back home Sunday around 3:30.



Trip went great! Camper towed awesome! And I could not be happier. A few small things left to do but I Love my new Argosy!! Happy to be part of the group! I'll post inside shots later.
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:22 AM   #2
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congradulations... great looking camper
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:26 AM   #3
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Nice looking rig. Welcome to the ownership circle.
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:28 AM   #4
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Nice color combination....welcome!
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:33 AM   #5
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That is a beautiful trailer.
Enjoy it.
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:57 AM   #6
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That is a fine looking trailer....Congratulations and may you have many happy trips with it!
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:49 PM   #7
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Dude! If the inside is half as nice as the outside, you scored big!!

Actually, I just saw the interior pix on photobucket, and you did score big! You're gonna have a ton of fun with that! Your big vulnerability is the curved glass front windows. They're right where the tow vehicle can kick up rocks at 'em, and they're hella expensive plus a PITA to replace. Look into a protector first thing.

And what stove is that? Looks like a drop-in replacement for the original stove, which I need for mine as well....
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:44 PM   #8
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That's a very nice paint job! We've had great fun with our '75 Argosy 24, and hope to continue that when the '76 28' center-bath is on the road (SOMEDAY!) I use Sunbrella covers padded with high-density foam to afford a bit of protection to the hard-to-find clear wrap windows. I bought a whole Argosy for one clear curved window to replace a broken one in the 28' (it's got 4!)
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:11 PM   #9
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Looks awesome!! We bought a '76 Argosy 24 ft last year and we love it!!! Did some interior renos as well (posted here) and we couldn't be happier. ENJOY!
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:06 PM   #10
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Thanks guys! I will for sure look into rock guards. I may make some aluminum ones. I build airplanes for a living so riveting aluminum is kinda my thing.

Not sure what stove it is, but it has been replaced. I'll see if I can find a model.

How about those inside pics!












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Old 08-11-2015, 08:16 PM   #11
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Very nice unit. The prior owner clearly intended to keep it after all that work so his loss is your gain. Maybe we'll see you at Alumalina in October if you can stand a lot of compliments.
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That's a very nice paint job! We've had great fun with our '75 Argosy 24, and hope to continue that when the '76 28' center-bath is on the road (SOMEDAY!) I use Sunbrella covers padded with high-density foam to afford a bit of protection to the hard-to-find clear wrap windows. I bought a whole Argosy for one clear curved window to replace a broken one in the 28' (it's got 4!)
I'd love to see a photo of your window protection
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I'd love to see a photo of your window protection
You can see a thread about mine here:

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I was using my previous mobile phone's camera at the time and the color rendition is a bit on the "warm" side... you basically have a choice of any Sunbrella fabric, though picking something the company doesn't regularly stock will probably cost more.
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:53 PM   #14
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Welcome to the club. I love the colours of your trailer. We bought our '77 Argosy 24 two years ago and just love it. I wish we could use it more, maybe next summer. I want to change out all the water lines and put in a new floor. It is carpet right now and gets very dirty. Our front end is like yours, with a table and bench seats on either side. I like that set up.

So, get out and enjoy your rig. Your family will have fun.

BTW, we usually stay over night in Winston Salem on our way down from Ontario to Myrtle Beach or Charleston or Hilton Head.
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