Originally Posted by 59toaster
I ran across a ad for a 26ft Argosy trailer and waiting on pictures. The Vintage airstream thing is a little traditional Airstream biased. I'm looking for some average prices these are going for. Guy is asking $2200 but is flexible and needs it gone.
If it's in fair shape I may pic it up and use it till our 59 is good to go put a little elbow greese in it and sell it next spring.
The larger tandem axle Argosy coaches tend to bring from 10% to 20% less that similar model/condition Airstream coaches. The price on the Argosy 26 that you are considering is just slightly higher than what I paid for my '78 Minuet 6.0 Metre two + years ago - - the Minuet needed an axle as well as a new water heater, tires and brake repairs -- all other components were in good condition - - the upholstery and other "soft-goods" needed replacement. The Minuet also required adding an air conditioner as the original owner had just ordered the "air conditioner prep-package" and had never had an air conditioner installed.
If the coach turns out to be a decent in condition with a decent paint job and most if not all systems fully function I would consider the asking price well within the "ballpark". The normal percautions regarding leaks and floor condition would apply as I don't think that the aluminum composite floors appeared outside of the Minuet 6.0 Metre series.
Good luck with your inspection!