Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-02-2012, 09:13 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
Wingnut1269's Avatar
 
1972 Argosy 22
Kitty Hawk , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 14
Newbie needs help....what do you guys think of this?

Hey guys....I'm going to look at this camper today, and I wanted to get an expert's opinion. While it looks like an awesome deal to me, a novice, it may look like a total disaster to you guys. A few things I noticed were the repairs on the back around the taillights and rounded part on the top rear....and the tv mount? Is that homemade, or did he just reinforce what was there?

....and the obvious question.....what do you think it's worth?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_3628.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	288.2 KB
ID:	159864   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_3630.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	308.6 KB
ID:	159865  

Click image for larger version

Name:	100_3632.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	279.7 KB
ID:	159866   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_3636.jpg
Views:	99
Size:	305.1 KB
ID:	159867  

Click image for larger version

Name:	100_3638.jpg
Views:	97
Size:	282.9 KB
ID:	159868   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_3639.jpg
Views:	96
Size:	296.6 KB
ID:	159869  

Click image for larger version

Name:	100_3642.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	338.4 KB
ID:	159870   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_3646.jpg
Views:	119
Size:	325.5 KB
ID:	159871  

Click image for larger version

Name:	100_3651.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	321.3 KB
ID:	159872   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_3655.jpg
Views:	105
Size:	316.4 KB
ID:	159873  

__________________

__________________
Wingnut1269 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 09:15 AM   #2
1 Rivet Member
 
Wingnut1269's Avatar
 
1972 Argosy 22
Kitty Hawk , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 14
Here's the ad with the juicy stuff.....(I also noticed that I can't really see where Argosy made a 21.)
__________________

__________________
Wingnut1269 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 09:39 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
SteveH's Avatar
 
2005 39' Land Yacht 390 XL 396
Common Sense , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 5,311
It's pretty hard to go wrong, it looks pretty messy inside, but probably easily cleaned up. The TV mount was improvised. You might have to get some heavy duty sunglasses to tolerate the paint color.

The tail light housing plastic thing is a common failure item on those old Argosys....they just fall to pieces in the sun.
__________________
SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 09:43 AM   #4
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
1975 25' Tradewind
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,125
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
I agree and at that price it will sell quickly.
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 10:34 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
rogerdodger's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Fresno/Clovis , California
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 685
Good price. I do think it needs axles, but what '72 doesn't?
__________________
Roger
Air# 29488
rogerdodger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 11:25 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
1974 Argosy 20
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Kooskia , Idaho
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,591
For that money, and from what I can see in the photos, looks like a good deal to me. Now, the blue bottom and the Harvest Gold interior... but you can fix or live with that. Check for floor rot for sure, then still buy it.
__________________
idroba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 11:37 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
TouringDan's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
1995 34' Excella
Lynchburg , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,470
Buy it!

Dan
__________________
TouringDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 11:47 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
TG Twinkie's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 26
Morrill , Nebraska
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,139
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 5
I agree. Good deal. The old tail light assemblies cracked in about the same area where the PO cut them off. If they were painted blue, most people wouldn't notice the mod.
The VIN plate should ID the length. I would say it's a 22' or maybe 24'.
__________________
Knowledge: "A gift to be shared. A treasure to receive."
TG Twinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 03:01 PM   #9
1 Rivet Member
 
Wingnut1269's Avatar
 
1972 Argosy 22
Kitty Hawk , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 14
Ok, so I drove for almost 2 hours to see it and I LOVE it. The inside brand new hardwood flooring in it. The gaucho's are rebuilt.....and built in...with a TON of storage underneath. LOTS of attention to detail on the inside. The cabinets and all woodgrain is original and SUPER nice. The original fixtures ie. sink, stove, AC, and fridge all work and are in great shape. The walls still look new....and are original. The plumbing, LP, and electric are all updated. It looks like a furnace doesn't exist. The underside is covered by an aluminum sheeting. The exterior paint was done by a roller? ....and not so well. The step looks like it doesn't function...and there's a metal issue there. The axles look great, although, I'm not real sure what I'd be looking for. Tires, wheels, and centers are brand new. I'm attaching some pics that I took....it's cleaner now.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4919.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	278.3 KB
ID:	159898   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4920.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	277.4 KB
ID:	159899  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4921.jpg
Views:	93
Size:	228.9 KB
ID:	159900   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4922.jpg
Views:	92
Size:	149.0 KB
ID:	159901  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4923.jpg
Views:	96
Size:	310.9 KB
ID:	159902   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4927.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	224.0 KB
ID:	159903  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4931.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	188.4 KB
ID:	159904   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4930.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	221.8 KB
ID:	159905  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4929.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	316.1 KB
ID:	159906   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4916.jpg
Views:	96
Size:	323.1 KB
ID:	159907  

__________________
Wingnut1269 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 03:06 PM   #10
Rivet Monster
 
wahoonc's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1980 31' Excella II
Sprung Leak , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 7,174
Images: 40
That is a good price, I hope you brought it home!

The trailer body sits low over the wheels, which is why we think the axles are going to need to be replaced. Also axles from that era are suspect just as a general rule. Typically the furnace is in the cabinet under the stove/galley area. Airstreams have ducted heat.


Aaron
__________________
....so many Airstreams....so little time...
WBCCI #XXXX AIR #2495
Why are we in this basket...and where are we going
wahoonc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 09:04 PM   #11
Cecelia
 
1976 Argosy 22
New London , Connecticut
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 55
There's obviously some work to be done, but at that price how can you go wrong?
Did you bring it home?
__________________
ccbrand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 09:46 PM   #12
Rivet Master
 
TouringDan's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
1995 34' Excella
Lynchburg , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,470
With all the positive reponses encouraging you to buy it, I get the impression that you passed up the opportunity. I am surprised. If this is the case, I believe that you will regret it.

Dan
__________________
TouringDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 08:14 AM   #13
1 Rivet Member
 
Wingnut1269's Avatar
 
1972 Argosy 22
Kitty Hawk , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
The trailer body sits low over the wheels, which is why we think the axles are going to need to be replaced. Also axles from that era are suspect just as a general rule. Typically the furnace is in the cabinet under the stove/galley area. Airstreams have ducted heat.


Aaron
Is this a major safety issue that I need to be concerned with? Like, what do they do when they are bad? This is my first ever camper and I almost blew a gasket when I lost that tire last night. LoL Are the axles supposed to be straight across, or do they have a slight arch up? And, finally, where would I get replacements?
__________________
Wingnut1269 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 08:46 AM   #14
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
1975 25' Tradewind
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,125
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Congratulations and welcome to the world of Airstream ownership!

There are plenty of threads about axles, but this is my take on them.

The tube should have a bend in it. This is how they were adjusted when built.
When you jack the trailer by placing a jack on the axle mounting plate, the wheel should drop a couple of inches before it lifts off the ground. If the wheels do not drop, they have frozen which will cause the trailer to ride very stiff and cause damage to the trailer.
__________________

__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.