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Old 11-07-2018, 06:05 PM   #1
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New owner of a 1977 26' Argosy!

Hi! New owners of 1977 26’ Argosy. We’ve named her Lucky Lady as she was the 1111 trailer from Versailles Ohio that year, and we feel lucky to be her new owners. Coming back from seeing (and buying) her we stayed in a hotel room #111 before seeing a great outdoor music festival!



Bought her knowing that although mostly complete and having been used to camp recently, she needs a bunch of work – there are dents, floor rot, rusty outriggers, and she appears to have rear separation, but we have time, space and tools to take this on. Our current camper is a 16 foot 1974 Amerigo fiberglass camper (we appreciate construction that can last decades, and the Argosy is our “younger” camper) so we can take our time, goal is to have her in good shape over the next two years, and to have many years of enjoyment after that. Retirement is coming….



Since we are in Wisconsin and this is not a great season for outdoor projects we just cleaned her up a bit and are going to wait until spring to really dive in. For now, we want to develop a plan for what comes next, and to look to all the knowledge on this forum to help us. Looking forward to sharing the journey, planning for a bit and then the nuts and bolts of the project to follow.
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:39 PM   #2
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Congratulations


You have an adventure ahead that will surely reap many rewards!!!!


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Old 11-07-2018, 06:45 PM   #3
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Hello from Colorado: Welcome to the vintage Airstream hobby. It sounds like you are well prepared for the adventures ahead. I come from Iowa and Minnesota. Wisconsin is a very pretty state, especially where you live. I know the upper Midwest well.

Last year I bought a 75 Overlander 27'. It is similar to your Argosy, but there are major differences of course. The steel end caps come to mind right away. My trailer had a mild case of rear floor rot and resulting in rear end separation. I also have shot axles and worn out appliances. I'm in the midst of a renovation to the trailer with the goal of it becoming a solid family Airstream for Colorado camping adventures and vintage rallys. My trailer won't be fancy, but systems will work as they should or I'll fix them so they will.

You can read all about your new Argosy on these forums. And you might like to follow along on my project thread, link below, where you may learn a bit about repairing the rear end separation. Many of these vintage 70s trailers have it.

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