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Old 07-24-2006, 12:32 AM   #1
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Rear Door Argosy 24 - new project!

Yippee!

Thanks to forum members who've been keeping their eyes peeled for us - we finally found an Argosy 24 - rear door pretty close to home.


Here's a link to the e-bay auction - just ended.

It's project time!
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:36 AM   #2
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are you kidding?
under 300$ for that!
man what a buy!
the shell looks fabulous
the interior useable.......

i don't believe it....

cool

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Old 07-24-2006, 12:51 AM   #3
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Awesome!

Can't wait to see it! I think the layout is great - Gary has a new project - and those axles look good too. What's first?

P.S. - we'll be in the Omak / Grand Coulee area soon - PM me and let me know if we'll be close by. (I know, I could look at a map, but sometimes I'm directionally challenged!)
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:56 AM   #4
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The first thing to do will be drive BACK to Spokane tomorrow, do title, tags and new tires - maybe bearings too and tow home. We saw this on ebay this afternoon and hit the road right then!

Second on the list is removing 3 BIG trees form the side yard and moving the fence and reconfiguring the gate so we can park it. Then we'll figure out what/how to fix. It is all original, no one has messed up stuff - but it's missing the mirror over the potty and needs a boatload of work. Oh.... and paint.

Like I said... project.
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:59 AM   #5
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Can't wait to see it! I think the layout is great - Gary has a new project - and those axles look good too. What's first?

P.S. - we'll be in the Omak / Grand Coulee area soon - PM me and let me know if we'll be close by. (I know, I could look at a map, but sometimes I'm directionally challenged!)
Great buy!
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I think the first thing to do is to get a very large bottle of aspirin.
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:16 AM   #6
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Better hit Costco and get the king size bottle

Well looks like you got a pretty good buy on a virtually unmolested Argosy !

Even if it does need some TLC and personalization.

Sounds like fitting it into the yard may be more work than the trailer itself !
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Yippee!

Thanks to forum members who've been keeping their eyes peeled for us - we finally found an Argosy 24 - rear door pretty close to home.


Here's a link to the e-bay auction - just ended.

It's project time!
Congrats guys! Looks like a nice project. We looked at one out this way a while back, too much was torn out for me to go after for the $ they wanted.
Good Luck!
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I think the first thing to do is to get a very large bottle of aspirin.
gary,

will this be your trailer or janet's?

looks like a very nice unmolested original unit! axles look to be riding nice and high.

try burbon, it works faster than asprin!

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It looks like it has the original beige painted spoke wheels painted flat black. I bought one of those for the spare for my '75. I see lots of promise for little investment in this one. Good luck with it!

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Janet and Gary, this looks incredible! Lucky, observant you Congratulations on your project. ~G
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Janet ~ The ebay ad says that the reserve was not met, did you come to terms with the seller? I think the trailer looks great and the price is a steal. Best of luck to the two you you with your new trailer.
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Congratulations! Have a safe trip to go pick up your new project. Looks like it's in great shape.
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:34 AM   #13
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Janet ~ The ebay ad says that the reserve was not met, did you come to terms with the seller?
We called, did a speed run to spokane - just under 3 hours from home, inspected and settled on a price.

We are pumped! We've been looking for one of these for several years and never found one that didn't look like a crushed can. Gary's on the road right now to pick it up (get tires, pack bearings in the sellars front yard, etc). Funny thing is - this trailer was located about a mile from the cool new Airstream dealer in spokane - he may wander in and say hi... although I'm not so sure they're gonna want this questionable looking rig parked in their lot....

It has the original bill of sale and manuals including the original owners card. it was made in CA and sold there to a Mr. Harold Dodd, sold by Murrays RV center in Enscondido.
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:36 PM   #14
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Love that rear door layout. Lots of living space. The only thing I think they could have done better would be reverse the stove and the refer location. Then you can pop into the trailer to use the head or grab a cold one from the fridge without tracking in mud or interfering with the chef. I would also let you put in a larger fridge and microwave station on top without ruining the open space of the living area.

It's nice that you have some counter space next to the stove. I'm surprised to see the tree burner stove instead of four. Can't quite tell from the pictures but if the front is a "large" burner that would be a much better set-up than our four burner. Any meal that requires four separate pots dosen't belong on the camping menu in my book

I wouldn't worry about the bathroom mirror. I'm 6' and it's pretty much useless for me. As is the shower for than matter. On our '78 24D the electircal fuses/breakers are in the bathroom closet but the battery is in the closet just forward of that. Wher e did they locate the battery in the rear door model? Also wondering where they put the fresh water tank as it's under the front gacho on ours with the filler on the front street side. Sort of wonder why it's street side but I guess thats the standard facet location in RV parks and if I could park with the streeside against the house I would so that the awning could be pulled out (aired out) at home.

Hope to see lots of pictures while the restoration is underway.

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