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Old 07-09-2008, 09:50 PM   #1
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New Member: 1977 24ft. Argosy Rear-door

hi all,
recently have done research on Argy trailers here prior to a purchase & aquired a 77` 24ft. Argosy w/rear door which needs alot of tlc but is in pretty solid shape otherwise. I liked the way their built as opposed to standar-rv`s(TT`s), I too have many questions like others but will limit this thread to one: I replaced the original the kitchen faucet with a new one but after inspection of the old one which appears that it has no leaks plus is made of brass & copper(not cheap plastic like new one) I am considering re-installing the old one but it has a cracked plastic base that I need to remove & hopefully find a replacement...but can`t figure out how to removed the main-faucet stem?(is it threaded on?)
any help is greatly appreciated!

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Old 07-10-2008, 05:29 AM   #2
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Great. The 22' and 24' rear door Argosy's have a great open concept layout. One of the ones we prefer.

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Old 07-10-2008, 07:01 AM   #3
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Can you post a photo? You might also shop around for a metal faucet by looking at some of the online RV parts places. Inland, Oasis, maybe even ebay.... I notice that Phoenix puts out a 2 handle 4" center kitchen faucet with a brass underbody for about $48. If you are on 8" centers a regular kitchen faucet works.
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:56 AM   #4
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You need to post a photo. Sometimes AS used different faucets on the same models. Also, since the Argosy is over 30 years old, the faucet that you are referring to may be a replacement.

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Old 07-10-2008, 08:45 AM   #5
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Hello and welcome. We also have a rear door 24 - same year, in a 'project' state. You can use any standard faucet in this application. They do still make all brass, if your willing to cough up the cash at the hardware store.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:51 AM   #6
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Thank`s everyone for the warm welcome!
My wife & I are very excited about this trailer...we`ve had a few other standard travel-trailers before(some newer, some older) but we love the look & design of these Argosy`s when 1st seeing & researching them & I feel their built & designed better than most tt`s.
They do feel "roomy" inside with all the windows & 2 beds running lengthwise upfront.
We mainly use our rv for occassional family-camping at Big Sur.
The interior is presently torn apart as I`m cleaning it, checking all functions & getting the floor ready for vinyl but will add pics as soon as it is somewhat put together.
The faucet I have appears to be good but the chrome plastic base-cover is cracked & broken & I can`t seem to remove it until the faucet-stem(stamped Airstream Prod.) is removed the stem removeable to swap out the chrome trim base?
upfront on the interior it has speaker cut-outs in the this standard? & are the chrome-speaker grilles original?
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:24 AM   #7
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I seen your pics of your 77`...ours is the same thing(only orange cushions & counters) including the speaker covers I asked about earlier.
Ours was missing the small table/cabinet upfront over the tank as previous owner had a spare tire attached to underside of floor & the stem came thru in this area(needless to say that the floor warped somewhat from the weight of tire) so I removed the tire & covered the warped plywood with new plywood & may or may not build new cabinet, the fridge did not cool after checking it & doing research on troubleshooting it(it`s plugged & needs new cooling section) so I`m just going to put a small electric in there, the front cushions were missing so we have to find replacements or alternatives, all curtains were missing & the Mrs. will be working on that.
The exterior paint was faded but I used some wax which brought out the shine again.
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:03 PM   #8
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faucet repoacement

We have a '76 front door... we replaced our kitchen faucet with a service sink unit that has a pull out head and a hose attachment on the faucet head. It is also a bit longer which helps keep the water in the sink. We got it a Lowes.
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:35 PM   #9
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We replaced our kitchen faucet with a bar sink faucet, but still get a little over-splash of water. Never have been able to access the bathroom faucet, so it's original. Welcome to the world of Argosy owners. I hope you have as much pleasure with yours as we have with both our airstreams. Don't they make life mor exciting? Good luck on your plumbing. I don't suppose I've been much help, but I'm not entirely sure what the problem is. Can you just remove the new plastic one even if you tear up some of it and replace it with a good metal faucet?
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:39 PM   #10
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I doubt you can get that faucet apart or find a replacement housing if you do get it apart. As an aside, think about putting a rock guard on the front. Relatively cheap insurance against one of those expensive, rare, beautiful front wrap windows being broken by a wayward rock.

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